REGULAR
BUSINESS HOURS

Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday,
& Friday
11am to 6pm

Saturday
10am to 2pm
Dowling Public
Library
Serving Baltimore & Johnstown Townships
Dowling Public Library
1765 E Dowling Road
Hastings, Michigan
49058

269-721-3743
Did you know that you can renew your books and manage your account
online? Just click on the link at the top of this page to visit our online
catalog. Click on "begin search"  and then "my account." This will bring
up a log-in window. Type in the bar-code number on the back of your
library card in the "account number" space and then your "PIN"
number. If you don't have a "PIN" number, you will need to call the
library to set one up.  Once you have logged in you will be able to see
what items you have checked out, and their due dates. If you need help
call the library. We will be happy to assist you.
RENEW ONLINE!
BOOK SALE ALWAYS OPEN
DURING LIBRARY BUSINESS HOURS
We receive new donations almost daily so the shelves get new
materials continually. There is something for everyone!
Dowling Public
Library
Serving Baltimore & Johnstown Townships
Need to renew an item or manage your account? Click on the "Visit Our
Online Catalog" in pink at the top of this page. Then click on "my
account." Enter your username (this is your barcode number from the
back of your library card) and password. If you haven't set up a
password yet, call the library and we will be happy to set that up for
you. When entering your barcode number include all numbers or
characters but do not include spaces. If you need help, give us a call we
will be happy to assist you.
CHECKING YOUR ACCOUNT STATUS
"The little library where big things happen"
Mission Statement:

"The Dowling Public
Library will provide
educational
opportunities and
serve as a resource
for the community."
START AN ADVENTURE!
Explore 1000 Books! A program for families with
children, birth through preschool. This free program
encourages you to read 1000 books with your child
before he or she enters school- a goal experts say
children need to help them learn to read for themselves.
Our kick off date is May 7, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m..
Bring your child/children to the library and register
them. They will receive a record book to keep track of
the books you read and you will receive a special gift for
joining us for our kick off. If you can't make the kick off
day, you may register at any time. Just stop by the
library.

TIMES & LOCATION:
Monday, May 23, 2016 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the library.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the library.
Monday, June 27, 2016 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the library.
Tuesday, J
une 28, 2016 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the library.
COST:$15.00
These classes fill up quickly. Each class is limited to 8. You must sign up
by the Friday before the class.
 Come join the fun!
Beginners welcome! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
CARD MAKING & MORE
CLASSES!
We will be opening up the basement for anyone wishing to browse the books
for sale. Anytime the library is open, just let the staff know that you would
like to go down to the sale and they will be happy to assist you.
WANTED
Volunteers for the Friends of the Library group. If
interested please call Shirley at 721-3931
Next Book Sale Date:
June 11, 2016 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
SUMMER READING PROGRAMS
ADULT AND CHILDREN
BEGIN JUNE 1st!
The theme for both programs will be "On Your
Mark, Get Set... READ." The grand prize for the
adult program is a Kindle Fire HD!  The Grand
Prize for the children is also a Kindle Fire but is
the kids edition with a kid-proof case. There will
also be other prizes for the children as they
advance through the program. Stop by the library
to find out more information. Kids be sure to pick
up your tracking chart on June 1st and start
earning points!