The Calumet Library is a combined library that serves as both a school library and as a library for the public. The library has a long history in Calumet. The public library, like so many other community services, was first provided by the Calumet Hecla Mining Company. It was combined with the school library in the 1940’s when the mining company was leaving the area.

NEW LIBRARY - - October 1997


The new Calumet Public-School Library was designed by the firm of Thomblinson Harburn Associates. It reflects the historical look of many of the turn-of-the-century buildings in the area with the use of soft curves and large mullioned windows. The combination of new oak furniture and refinished antiques from the old library emphasize this traditional design.

MISSION

It is the mission of the Calumet Public-School Library to make educational, informational and recreational materials accessible to the citizens of the public library service area and the students of the Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium and Keweenaw. This service will be provided in a friendly and businesslike manner.

INTERLIBRARY LOANS

If we do not have the book the you need we may be able to borrow it for you from another library in Michigan, or from a library in another state.

TECHNOLOGY

The Library has computers for student and public use that will allow you to type up and print out a resume, report, letter or business plan, as well as utilize database and spreadsheet software. The Internet is available too, providing access to current research databases, and other sites on the World Wide Web.

Health-O-Vision, a pilot project on consumer health information from the University of Michigan provides up-to-date information on health. It is very easy to use and a nice introduction to computer resources.

Other technology in the library include a closed circuit TV unit that enlarges images on a monitor (made possible through the Calumet Lions), a Kurtzweil Reader that scans text and reads it aloud, a microfilm reader/scanner a telefax machine, scanners and a copy machine.

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Library Events

  • UPCOMING MTGS.

     

    Friends of the Calumet Public Library
    Second Tuesday of every Month @ 5:30 p.m. in the Library

    Are you looking for a way to become involved in your community?  How about joining the Friends of the Calumet Public Library!  There are many ways to lend a hand at the library:  programming ideas, volunteer opportunities, the Red Jacket Readers Book Club, and more.  These are open meetings and we welcome new members and new ideas.  Come find out what's ahead at the Calumet Public Library.

     

    Library Advisory Board
    Nov. 18th @ 4:00 p.m.

     

     
  • Programs

    LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD POSITIONS AVAILABLE

    The Calumet Library is looking for patrons interested in a position on the Library Advisory Board.  Interested patrons can stop by the Library for more information.

     

    STORYTIME
    Storytime will begin again Thurs., Sept. 25th @ 10:15 a.m.

     

    Zinio - Online Magazines
    Free to Public Library Patrons. Go the LIBRARY CATALOG then click on Zinio - create an account and enjoy. Zinio apps are available for most mobile devices.

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
     

    Wed., October 29th--6:30-8:00 p.m. -- Uzbekistan Assigment with Tom Dumble

    Travel to Uzbekistan with Tom Dumble as he recounts his time there in 2012, teaching about greenhouse building and drip irrigation through USAID.  His talk will feature a video with a short history of Uzbekistan, his assignment, and his ordeal with the Uzbek Army.

     

    Tues., November 11th--5:30 p.m. -- Friends of the Calumet Public Library

    Are you looking for a way to become involved in your community?  How about joining the Friends of the Calumet Public Library?  There are many ways to lend a hand at the library:  programming ideas, volunteer opportunities, the Red Jacket Readers book club, and more!  Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., in the library - mark your calendar!  This is an open meeting, and we welcome new members and new ideas.  Come find out what's ahead at the Calumet Public Library.

     

    Wed., November 12th--6:30-8:00 p.m. -- Spinning a Yarn:  From Wool to Yarn Using a Spindle, presentation by Jennifer Szubielak

    Jennifer Szubielak invites one and all to try your hand at spinning -- introducing the craft in the most basic way by using a drip spindle.  Come to this hands-on workshop where she will have many spindles to try and plenty of fibers to spin!

     

    Wed., November 19th -- Red Jacket Readers Book Club--discussion The Long-Shining Waters, by Danielle Sosin