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Harper Woods Public Library

Library Millage Renewal Vote

November 8, 2016

On November 8, 2016, the library will have a millage renewal question on the ballot. This is a renewal of a millage previously approved by the voters, and not an increase or new levy.

The millage rate will continue to be 1.0 mill (equal to $1 per $1000 of taxable value of all taxable property in Harper Woods). This will generate approximately $197,000 for the library in 2017. This millage provides nearly 45% of the library’s operating budget.

Cost per household: 1 mill x Home’s Taxable Value (found on your city tax bill) divided by 1000

Example: 1 x $30,000 / 1000 = $30 per year – That’s 8 cents per day!

Example: 1 x $75,000 / 1000 = $75 per year – That’s 21 cents per day!

Our question will be on the back of the ballot. Please make sure to look for it.


The Friends of the Harper Woods Library have started a partnership with Kroger to boost fundraising efforts in the library.

To enroll, go to kroger.com/communityrewards or type in “Kroger Community Rewards Program” in your favorite search engine.

Our organization number is #56289, Friends of the Harper Woods Library.  Every time a member shops and swipes their card, we automatically earn a rebate.  Kroger will pay us on a quarterly basis based on their percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending of all participating Kroger Community Rewards organizations.

 Kroger Community Rewards ® makes it easy...all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

The Library now offers Ancestry Library Edition as part of its database collection. This tool provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s. This database can only be used inside of the library. Please click here to use.


Michigan Activity Pass

Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)
MAP is supported in part by the Library of Michigan with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 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 Michigan, from St. Joseph to Saline to Saginaw to Sault Ste. Marie to South Range, and all points in between.

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This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.