RHPL reopens for Sunday business

With the start of school and the closing of Art and Apples the Rochester Hills Public Library is once again open for Sunday service between 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. “Sundays during the school year are some of our busiest service hours,” said Library Director Christine Lind Hage. “It is the one day of the week when families like to relax together at Library.” The Library also offers six Sunday concerts each year. The concerts are designed to entertain people of all ages. The first concert will … [Read more...]

Take the Library on your vacation

Packing for vacations can be tough, but the Rochester Hills Public Library can make it easier for you by loaning you electronic materials. Load up your eReader with good summer reads. Refresh your digital music collection via the library and keep up with new magazines, all electronically. If you run out of reading or listening materials all you need is a Wi-Fi connection to restock your devices. The Library’s eBranch (www.ebranch.rhpl.org) provides thousands of books, songs and magazines and … [Read more...]

Library Store Seeking Volunteers

 The Friends’ Library Store, located in the lobby of the Rochester Hills Public Library, is looking for volunteers who might be willing to work from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays or during the school year from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. The store is run by volunteers who are responsible for the selection and display of merchandise and for staffing the store. “The Friends’ Library Store raises about $15,000 a year for the Library and we appreciate the effort of the 52 volunteers who … [Read more...]

Local librarians win national leadership elections

Clinton-Macomb Public Library Director Larry Neal and Rochester Hills Public Library Director Christine Lind Hage recently won election to prestigious positions within national library leadership. Neal has been elected the 2014-15 President of the Public Library Association (PLA). Hage has been elected 2014-15 President of United for Libraries. Both will bring the voice of Michigan libraries with them as they assume these leadership positions in these national professional … [Read more...]

Library Offers New Author Alerts! Service

The Rochester Hills Public Library is excited to announce its newest service, Author Alerts! This service sends an email or text message alert to patrons when RHPL orders a new book by their favorite authors. “We think our library customers will really appreciate receiving up-to-the minute alerts about new books that are added to our collection,” remarked Library Director, Christine Hage. “It’s also a great way to make sure that library users don’t miss new books by authors they love who … [Read more...]

Hot Reads for Cold Nights!

This winter, cozy up with a good book as part of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s newest reading program, “Hot Reads for Cold Nights.” The program, open to all ages, will run from January 2 to February 28. Youth Services Manager Jaclyn Miller said, “More than 1800 children, parents and caregivers participated in the ‘Youth’ and ‘Parents Read, Too’ Summer Reading programs, and we had one of the highest participation levels in our adult Summer Reading program.  Keeping in mind that reading … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Library Receives $15,250 Gift

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) recently received two hundred and fifty shares of Exxon Mobil stock valued at $61 per share from a local resident who wishes to remain anonymous.  The total value of the gift was $15,250.  The shares will be liquidated and used to cover general operations at the Library. “This gift was a wonderful surprise and came at a great time as the library is struggling with declining tax revenues”, said library director Christine Lind Hage.  Libraries and other … [Read more...]