2009 Newsworthy Events
|"Local library among those worrying about cuts" by April Lehmbeck, C & G Staff Writer, October 14, 2009 - While the state debates its financial crisis, libraries are forcing their voice into the mix because they are looking at a possible 40 percent cut in funding in that budget. There's no "shushing" going on in many libraries when it comes to making their voices heard now that libraries are placing links on their web sites to encourage people to contact their legislators and let their voices be heard.|
19, 2009 - The
library received a $1,500.00 grant from Target August 19 to provide
quality children's programming in 2010. The money will be used for storytimes and the Summer Reading Club.
"We're proud to partner with Harper Woods Library as part of our ongoing commitment to give back to the communities where our guests and team members live and work," said Laysha Ward, Target vice president of community relations. Target gives back 5% of its income to communities; visit www.target.com/community
Target owns and operates 1,300 United States locations, including the Eastland Center.
Harper Woods, April 28 - The library has been
awarded a grant for $2500 from the ALA and the NEH towards the Pride & Passion: The African American
Baseball Experience exhibit.
This exhibit details the history of African-Americans in baseball from the
Civil War through the Major League integration of players, managers, and
executives, including pioneers such as Fleet Walker, Rube Foster, Jackie
Robinson, Larry Doby, Buck O’Neil, and the Cuban Giants. The 1,000 sq. ft.
exhibit is arranged in six thematic sections.