Sad News

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” – Will Rogers
Sadly, our beloved reading dog Zeb passed away earlier this month.  Zeb was only five years old, but suffered a bout a GVD where a dog's stomach dilates and twists.  He was a happy guy who loved his four years of interacting in the library with kids and adults alike.  Reading mornings were his absolute favorite of days. Our hearts go out to Zeb's family, Candy and Lee Gardner and dog Coco.  Coco, who had been easing into her role part time, will move into full time reading dog here at PCL. Zeb, wherever you are, we hope there are many stories to listen to and people to snuggle with.  We LOVE you!

Consumer Education   The State of Michigan’s Attorney General offers a program on phone, mail and e-scams here at PCL at 7 PM, February 19. This is a very informative program with local speaker Dawn Petrowski.  We will be closed that day for an in service, but will reopen at 6 PM for the program! 

Art for Grownups   Adults create a wall-worthy masterpiece of modern art with painter’s tape and acrylics February 22 at 6:30 PM.  No fee, but call by 2/17 to RSVP!  This is sure to be a fun evening for both the artistic and the not-so-artistically inclined!  

Regular programming includes Pageturners on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM.   Gentle Yoga happens Wednesdays at 9:30 AM for $7.  The Great Start Collaborative offers their 5 to One playgroup on the 1st and 3rdThursdays at 9:30 AM. Story Stew for kids is offered the 2nd, 4th & any 5th Thursdays at 9:30 AM.  Our Reading Therapy Dog Coco loves to listen to kids read – call for times. Notary service & help with mobile tech devices is available too – call.  Kids enjoy crafts & play in our Imagination Station. Bring your project to THREADS at PCL Mondays at 10 AM & work among friends!  Chapter Chicks Mother Daughter Book Club  meets next 3/17 at 9:30 AM. We have Large Print materials, audio-books and DVDs!  

Please note that PCL will be closed Monday, February 19 until 6 PM so that staff may attend a development day at the Traverse Area District Library. We will be open that evening from 6-8 for the Consumer's Education program at 7 p.m.  There will be no Threads that morning. 

A heads up - on February 20 at 7:30 AM, be sure to tune your radio into the Ron Jolly show on WTCM NewsTalk 580 when I will be on the air to talk about the expanded role our new library will have in the community, the status of the capital campaign and the push into the homestretch for donations.  

Our school family needs your help!  A  school carnival is planned for Friday, February 23 from 5:30-8 PM.  They need help with set-up and knockdown as well as baked goods for the cake walk. Brownies and bags of cookies count too!  You can sign up to help at Baked goodies may be dropped off in the library the day before or morning of.  

Guns and Hoses, the annual benefit hockey game at Centre Ice, will honor a special member of our Old Mission family this year, OMPS teacher Erin Banton.  PTO will be selling tickets and tee shirts on Friday Feb 23rd at 3 PM in the school lobby.  The actual event is Feb 24th at Centre Ice Arena.  For more info go to

Need an extra copy of Old Mission Living?  Look in our free magazine rack outside the library.  Have one you no longer need?  Drop it off in the same rack for others to enjoy!   

A HUGE thank you to all of you for your end of year gifts to Peninsula Community Library's building fund.  In all, about $90,000 was given to the fund through the letter sent out in November.  Our fund now stands at over 1.8 million in gifts and pledges as we mount a push toward our goal of 2.5 million.  Please please please give whatever you can.  This is a community project for all residents, young and old, summer and year round, tall and short and in between.  You are gonna LOVE the new library!!!

"Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen." ~ Author Orhan Pamuk.  Zeb both spoke and listened.  We miss you, Zeb!  

Vicki (2/13/18)

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