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.
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.
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.
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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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
Sept. 16 @ 4:00 p.m.
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 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.
EFFICIENCY UNITED--JOIN US FOR A DAY OF ENERGY SAVINGS
Tuesday, September 9th: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 10th: 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Improving the comfort of your home can be achieved while reducing energy costs. Stop by to learn more about energy saving opportunities through Efficiency United and pick up any of the following items to help get you started on making your home more energy efficient:
Surge protector smart power strip: $8 (limit 2)
High-efficiency showerhead: $1
High-efficiency shower wand & hose: $4
LED night light: $1 (limit 4)
Water savings kit: $6 (limit 1)
LED bulbs: $5
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 1-877-367-3191 or visit efficiencyunited.com
UPCOMING EVENTS SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
Wednesday, August 20
"Walking with Bears", presented by author and outdoorsman Richard Smith.
Wednesday, August 27
"Navigating a Flightpath: My life with the Honeybees", presented by beekeeper and educator, Melissa Hronkin.
Wednesday, September 10
Kite Aerial Photography, presented by Nathan Miller. (More information coming)
Wednesday, September 17
Red Jacket Readers discussion of Those who Save Us, by Jenna Blum.
Wednesday, November 5
Red Jacket Readers discussion of The Long-Shining Waters, by Danielle Sosin.