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
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD MEETINGS--5:00 PM
Sept. 20, 2016
Nov. 15, 2016
Jan. 17, 2017
Mar. 21, 2017
May 15, 2017
READ TO RIDE
"Would you like to win a mountain bike?" If you are between the ages fo 6 and 14 (by July 30, 2016) and a resident of Houghton/Keweenaw Counties, here's how. Beginning May 16th through August 3rd, keep track of the number of books you have read by filling out your completed entry forms. Forms can be picked up and returned to the library. A minimum of 20 bikes will be awarded. For more information call the library or stop by during open hours.
BOOK FAIR SUCCESS
Many thanks to all who helped with June's Used Book Sale whether as a worker or a buyer! The Friends of the Library will use these funds to help add books and other resources to the library collection. If you would like to make suggestions, please join us at our next Friends meeting on Tues., August 9th. (There will be no July meeting). We will be welcoming our new board members and would like to have you there as well. Many thanks to all who have renewed their Friends membership. If you have not already joined, membership cards can be found at the library - yearly dues are only $10/person!
Storytime will begin again Thurs., October 6th @ 10:15 a.m.
MICHIGAN ACTIVITY PASS
Discover Michigan using your library card, check out a pass for one of Michigan's cultural attractions, state parks and recreation areas. For more information visit: www.michiganactivitypass.info.
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., Juy 13th -- 6:30 PM
Henry Kisor, author presentation reading and book signing
Wed., July 20th -- 6:30 PM
"Copper Miners: Trials and Tribulations i n 1913 in Michigan's Copper Country," presentation and book signing by author Donna Simons
Wed., July 27th--6:30 PM
Find Your Park! Park Explorer Family Program with Ranger Val Martin
Wed., September 7th -- 6:30 PM
Red Jacket Readers book discussion of "What Should a Clever Moose Eat?: Natural history, ecology, and north woods" by John Pastor, PhD.
Wed., November 9th -- 6:30 PM
Red Jacket book discussion: Maisie Dobbs, by Jacqueline Winspear
Wed., January 11th -- 6:30 PM
Red Jacket Readers book discussion: "The Hare with the Amber Eyes", by Edmund de Waal