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Celebrate National Library Week by Sharing Your Story @ Your Library

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Library photoLibraries throughout the United States will celebrate National Library Week from April 14-20, 2013. Help us celebrate @ the Troy Public Library by sharing your story. What does the library mean to you?  How has it impacted your life?

National Library Week was first sponsored by the American Library Association in 1958. This year’s theme is "Communities Matter @ Your Library." Our doors are open to our community throughout the year, and we provide programs and services for all age groups.

Our community DOES matter to the Troy Public Library and its staff! Visit the library during National Library Week to see what’s new, participate in a program, or find a great read. Share your library story or experience by adding a comment to this story below.

Fight Hunger in Southeast Michigan

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Gleaners Food Bank LogoThe Troy Public Library has teamed up with Gleaners Community Food Bank to bring the Food for Thought Campaign to the Library. From April 1 through April 25, bring in your canned food items to donate and help fight hunger in southeast Michigan. Donation boxes are located in the Adult Information area, Youth Services, and in the lobby near the Circulation desk.

We appreciate your support of Gleaners and the Food for Thought campaign.

Library Wins $65,000 Smart Investing Grant

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Cathy RussI am pleased to announce that the Troy Public Library has been awarded a $65,175 grant from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association as part of the nationwide Smart investing@your library Program.

Troy was one of 14 public libraries from across the United States chosen through a competitive process to win this prestigious grant.

The program, “Financial Planning for Your College Future,” begins in September 2013 and runs through June 2014. It will help high school students and their parents to establish a financial plan for college and beyond. The project addresses saving and investing to cover college expenses, as well as the skills and knowledge students need to manage their finances while in college and after they graduate. Sessions will cover banking; budgeting and saving; paying for college; navigating the financial aid process; appropriate use of credit; investment considerations; and managing debt.

We have partnered with Oakland University, Walsh College, and GreenPath Debt solutions to provide instructional support for the project. We are also working with our valued partner, the Friends of the Troy Public Library, to offer scholarships for outstanding students who participate in this program.

While the program is primarily directed at high school students and their parents, we will create a website where session content will be posted, and make the information available to the entire community.

This program demonstrates in a visible way how the Troy Library changes lives. It broadens the definition of what a public library is and what a public library can do. I appreciate the opportunity to make this possible for the benefit of the Troy Community.

Watch this space in coming months for complete program details and how you can sign up for it.

Library Bookfair at Barnes and Noble: November 26- December 2

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barnes and nobleDo your holiday shopping at Barnes & Noble and support the Troy Public Library.

Beginning Cyber Monday, November 26, and ending on Sunday, December 2, if you shop at any Barnes & Noble store nationwide, present the cashier with this voucher. (If you shop online, enter the bookfair ID 10798981 at checkout.) A percentage of the sale will be donated by Barnes & Noble to the Library.

And, as vouchers will be honored nationwide in stores and online, feel free to share this opportunity with friends and family. This is a great way to support the Library, while supporting a community partner.

woman holding gifts

In celebration of this fantastic week-long fundraiser, on Saturday, December 1, from 9 am to 9 pm, the Library will be hosting a Holiday Bookfair at the Barnes & Noble Troy location on John R and 14 Mile Road. Stop by to participate in a children's craft, get your face painted, listen to live music by Troy high school bands, and stock up on your holiday gifts. And best of all, your purchases will support the Library.

Register to Vote Today at the Library

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September 25 is National Voter Registration Day, a day designed to remind people to vote and to register to vote.

Tonight, the League of Women Voters of Troy Area and the Troy City Clerk’s office will have a voter registration table in the lobby of the Library from 6 – 8 pm. If you are not registered to vote, drop by the Library. And, whether you are already registered or a first-timer, if you plan on being away from your polling place on Election Day, November 6, you can pick up an absent voter ballot application as well.

To vote in November in Michigan, you must register by October 9. (If you were registered to vote in the last election, you do not have to re-register unless you changed your name or address since then.)

(Photo: League of Women Voters of California)

Show Your Troy Card and Save in September, During National Library Card Month

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Troy Library has partnered with local businesses to celebrate National Library Card Month all September long. We encourage all Troy residents to have a library card, and to use the materials and services provided by the Library.

If you have a Troy Library card, you benefit in other ways. This month, you are entitled to discounts at several Troy-area merchants. Just show your card and save at the following:

Goodyear (1973 Livernois)
10% off of all parts purchases

Maggiano's Little Italy
15% off all food and non-alcoholic beverages

Oakland Hills Veterinary Hospital
10% off all professional services (September through November)

Papa Romano’s Pizza (5399 Crooks)
Free order of bread with any medium, large or extra large pizza purchase

Ridley’s Bakery Café
10% off on any purchase over $5

TCBY (2848 West. Maple)
$1 off any purchase over $3

Troy Sports Center
Free open skate

One more reason why a Troy Public Library card is a great investment.

Thanks to all the wonderful participating vendors who are making this special month possible.

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