Christine Lind Hage Youth Room

Rochester Hills Public Library Renames Youth Room for former Director, Christine Lind Hage Christine Lind Hage Youth Room In January 2020, Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) announced the renaming of its Youth Room in honor of retired library director Christine Hage. Last month, the library installed a new sign above the entrance to the Youth Room to mark the occasion. Hage retired in 2019 after a forty-eight-year career in public libraries, including thirty-one years with RHPL. … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Surpasses 2M Circulated Items

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is proud to announce that over 2 million items have been checked out by the patrons and community members of Rochester Hills and Oakland Township. Over the last few years, the Rochester Hills Public Library has dedicated a large portion of our energy towards increasing our collection size and adding unique items not found anywhere else. This includes e-materials like digital magazines and books, which have been checked-out over 100 thousand times by … [Read more...]

Library Construction Slightly Delayed, but Continues

The Rochester Hills Public Library’s construction project will run longer than initially anticipated due to extremely cold temperatures this winter. “Originally we had planned on starting masonry work in mid-January, which would require temporary heating on the exterior of the building,” said library director Christine Lind Hage. Low temperatures in January were under 10 degrees and below zero in February. “It seemed like a waste of money to heat the outdoors, so we waited a few weeks before we … [Read more...]

RHPL flooring facelift continues

The Rochester Hills Public Library is still in the midst of replacing carpeting and hard surface flooring throughout the building. The work is expected to continue through the end of June. “Most of the first floor is finished,” said Library Director Christine Lind Hage. “We still have to install walk off carpet at the two public entrances on June 27th and 28th though.” Although one public entrance will be closed each day, the Library will remain open for service. The carpeting that is … [Read more...]

Volunteers Are Essential to the Library

The Rochester Hills Public Library honored over 150 volunteers during National Library Week at a thank you luncheon held at the Great Oaks Country Club.  “About 100 of our volunteers were able to attend the lunch where their work was celebrated and our appreciation for their service was expressed”, said library director Christine Lind Hage. Although the Library has approximately 130 employees, the volunteers play a key role in accomplishing the work of the library.  “The Outreach Services … [Read more...]

Library Hosts Used Computer Sale

The Rochester Hills Public Library will be hosting a public sale for both electronic equipment and an assortment of other hardware from around the library on April 1 and 2 (next Monday and Tuesday) from 10:00 am till 8:00 pm located in the Library’s Multipurpose Room.  “As we update equipment to handle an ever growing computer demand we find we have equipment that will function well for home use, but can’t provide the heavier computing needed by the library,” said public library director … [Read more...]

Volunteer Gardners Needed at the RHPL

The Rochester Hills Public Library is looking for a few people to help maintain the Library’s perennial garden behind the library. “For the past few years Master Gardener Karen Sadovsky has maintained the garden,” said public library director Christine Lind Hage. “The garden is in excellent shape, but now we need to maintain it.” While under Mrs. Sadovsky care the garden won the Keep Michigan Beautiful Award in 2011. The Library hopes to find a master gardener to supervise a few people who … [Read more...]

District Library Study Committee Disbanded

On June 19th the Rochester Hills Public Library Board of Trustees held a special meeting to discuss the potential district library and decided to no longer pursue the change in status. “We determined there were too many ambiguities and omissions in the current district library law for us to be comfortable making this change in structure for our three communities,” said Library Board President Madge Lawson. “We appreciate the time and effort the representatives from Oakland Township Library … [Read more...]

Local librarian wins a national award

Karen Knox, Rochester resident and former Associate Director and IT Manager at Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL), has been awarded the prestigious "Mover and Shaker" award from the national magazine, Library Journal. In its March 15, 2012 issue, Library Journal named 53 outstanding professionals committed to providing excellent service to meet the needs of the people they serve. Karen is currently the director at the Orion Township Public Library, but her nomination and ultimate selection … [Read more...]

February/March Rotary Weekly Speaker Schedule

The Rochester Rotary Club is excited to announce its list of dynamic weekly speakers that have been secured for the year so far. The roster includes high-profile members of the community who may help attendees improve their business skills, learn more about the community or just pique their interest about a new topic. Weekly meetings are at noon on Tuesdays at River Crest Banquet Hall in Rochester Hills. Lunch is served buffet style and each week, a different speaker from the Rochester area … [Read more...]