About CLK Library

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

    Library Advisory Board
    Sept. 16 @ 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.

     

    Summer Reading:  "Fizz-Boom-Read" -- June 4 and 8

    Summer Reading is for pre-school through early elementary.

     

    Read to Ride

    If you like to READ, like to Ride bikes, and you are between the ages of 6 & 14 (by July 30, 2014), Read to Ride is for you.  Stop by the Library and pick up some Read to Ride forms -- each book read is a chance to win a bike (20 books + 20 chances).  Last day to turn in forms is August 1st - Drawing will be August 6th.

     

    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
     

    Wednesday, July 16
    Red Jacket Readers discussion of Annie's Ghosts:  A Journey into a Family Secret, by Steve Luxenberg.

     

    Wednesday, July 23

    So You Want to own an Oil Tanker, presentation and book signing by Captain Donald Kilpela.

     

    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 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.