We will be closed in observance of the Easter holiday on Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20. We will re-open on Monday, April 21 at 10 AM.
On December 17, the Library's consultant Erin Gong and I presented the Troy Public Library’s Strategic Plan for 2013-2015 to the Troy City Council. The plan is the culmination of seven months of collaboration and discussion, to determine what the best course is for the Library over the next three years. The feedback from the community – through a survey and four focus groups – helped to inform the plan and provide direction on what the public wants to see from the Library. (The complete text of the plan is attached below.)
I am extremely pleased by the results of this process, and am proud of this plan. It is ambitious, but I believe it is manageable and that we can achieve the goals it sets forth. The Library’s three primary goals are to:
1) Excel at user experience
2) Increase awareness of library value and vibrancy
3) Build a robust infrastructure for community support and partnership
You will hear more about these goals in the coming months. However, please know that your feedback is always appreciated. Email me at C.Russ@troymi.gov or call 248.524.3544.
The Michigan Activity Pass [MAP] presented by The Library Network program is a partnership between Michigan’s nearly 400 public libraries and 70+ arts and cultural organizations. The program is designed to enhance the learning experience for people of all ages through books and other library materials, and to provide reduced cost or complimentary access to arts and cultural organizations across the state of Michigan, from St. Joseph to Saline to Saginaw to Sault Ste. Marie to South Range, and all points in between.
Beginning May 24, library patrons from any one of Michigan’s nearly 400 public libraries can print a pass, either from home or at the Library, to one of the 70+ participating cultural institutions at the Michigan Activity Pass website. Some cultural partners offer complimentary or reduced price admission; others, discounts in their gift shop or other exclusive offers for MAP pass holders only. Each Michigan Activity Pass expires one week from the date it is printed.
Each library will have five passes available per week for each of the participating organizations. This year we are excited to announce that the Troy Historic Village will be participating in the MAP program.
To see a list of participating organizations, click here.
Discover Michigan's premier cultural attractions using your Troy Library card!
Michigan Activity Pass is presented by The Library Network and supported in part by the Library of Michigan with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
We would like to introduce Troy Library’s newest employee, Nicole Bovee, Head of Circulation. Nicole comes to us from the Rochester Hills Public Library where she started as a library page 20 years ago before transitioning to circulation. She worked as the Assistant Circulation Department Head for the last 5 years. She also served as the Community Service Coordinator for the library. Nicole is married with 4 children ages 14 – 22. She loves all things Peanuts and has visited eight National Parks. Her favorite author is Jen Lancaster and she is a huge fan of the Harry Potter series.
Kathy McKinney, the former Head of the Circulation, has transitioned into a part-time position as the Library System Administrator and will be focusing on making improvements to the Library’s online catalog so we can better serve you.
When you are ready to check out books, CDs, and DVDs, you have the option of going to our staffed Check Out Desk or using one of our automated self-checkout stations. The self-checkout stations are fast, conveniently located, and easy to use. Whether you have one item or several, this option will greatly improve your experience at the Library.
Checking out materials yourself is simple. Just scan your Library card, scan the items you wish to borrow, open any locked cases on the DVD/CD unlocker, and print your receipt. You will be on your way in moments. There are two stations in the Lobby, one in the Adult area by the DVD displays, and two in the Youth area: one by the entrance, and one by the Youth Information Desk.
Questions about the process? Be sure to ask one of the Library staff members who will be more than happy to help.
Even though the Troy Library will be closed on February 15, Financing Your Future will still hold its Creating a Financial Plan: Part I session. The session will be held at Oakland University. In addition, teens will go on a 30 minute campus tour to learn about campus life. Click here for details.