Rochester Hills Public Library Board Cancels Proposed Millage Request

The Rochester Hills Public Library Board (RHPL) has unanimously tabled placing an operating millage request on the November 2019 ballot. Following a lengthy discussion about a ballot proposal at a special meeting on June 12, the RHPL Board decided to continue the discussion on the topic but to hold off placing a proposal on the November ballot. “Board members want more time to assess how changes in property values will affect the amount of a future millage proposal,” said RHPL Director … [Read more...]

Is Library Banner Political or Celebratory?

Library Banner An article by C&G Newspapers tells the story of how the Rochester City Council objects to a banner hanging inside the Rochester Hills Public Library. When Rochester Media visited the library for a photo of the controversial banner, the front desk attendant didn't know anything about the banner or where it was. According to the C&G article, it's been hanging in the staircase since November. Political or Celebratory? In the article, it is suggested that the … [Read more...]

Friends of the Library gives $125,000 to RHPL

At their annual meeting in October the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library presented a check for $125,000 to the library. “We were thrilled to receive this large check,” said library director Christine Lind Hage. “With the way the economy has been in the last few years, it is the generosity of the Friends that has allowed us to maintain the many educational and entertainment programs offered at the library.” The Friends group is a non-profit organization that supports the Rochester … [Read more...]

District library talks heating up

The library boards of Rochester Hills and Oakland Township are once again talking about forming a district library. Previous discussions foundered over the issue of governance. Now, with a new consultant and new information, there is new momentum. The library is currently owned and operated by an elected board of Rochester Hills residents. Oakland Township has its own elected library board and contracts with the Hills library for services. Rochester also contracts with the library for … [Read more...]