Summer Reading with the Rochester Hills Public Library

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is hosting their annual summer reading event from June 12 to August 21, kids, parents, adults, and teens are encouraged to read and have fun with reading challenges and library activities. Readers can track their progress online for a chance to win great prizes. “Reading and lifelong learning are priorities at RHPL,” said library director Juliane Morian. “The library’s new strategic plan highlights and supports learners of all ages, along with … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Offers Free, Live Online Tutoring

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is the community’s partner in learning and offers premium services to help parents and students stay on track with their learning. In addition to important research and academic resources and databases, the library offers all RHPL cardholders free live online tutoring. Tutor.com connects students at their time of need to one of over 3,000 vetted expert tutors. With instant access to one-to-one homework help and tutoring, students (and parents) can … [Read more...]

New Strategic Plan to Empower Patrons at the Library

Juliane Morian, director of Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL), has announced the release of a new three-year strategic plan, which highlights the library’s core purpose, vision, and focus for continued growth and success in serving the community. It also focuses on ways to meet and exceed the expectations of today’s library patrons. Rochester Hills Public Library The RHPL Strategic Plan was the result of months-long planning among the library’s board of trustees, leadership team, and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Board of Trustees Names New Officers

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) Board of Trustees named new officers at its first meeting of the year. The board appointed Robert Bonam as president and Madge Lawson as vice-president. Anne Kucher was named secretary, and Gregg Christenson as treasurer. Chuck Stouffer and Suba Subbarao are board trustees.  Robert Bonam Bonam was first elected to the library board in 1984 and has since filled each position several times. During his tenure on the board, Bonam has managed the … [Read more...]

Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Mark 60th Anniversary with 60-40 Raffle

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is marking its 60th anniversary in 2021 with a new fundraiser, as a way to brighten what we all hope will be the post-pandemic Rochester area scene. The Friends, the volunteer support arm of the library which serves Rochester Hills, Rochester and Oakland Twp., has launched its first-ever high-stakes 60-40 raffle. Granted, the raffle proceeds will hopefully make up for the loss of, or limitations on, key Friends fund-raising … [Read more...]

Human Trafficking 101

Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Human Trafficking 101” September 24 Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will feature the talk “Human Trafficking 101” on Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. Presenter Dawn Ames, director of family ministry at Lake Orion United Methodist Church and a community group leader for the Lake Orion-Oxford chapter of the Michigan Abolitionist Project (MAP), will explain the definition of human trafficking, where it occurs, and who are the … [Read more...]

Shades: Detroit Love Stories with Author Esperanza Cintrón

Esperanza Cintrón Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will feature an author talk with award-winning local writer Esperanza Cintrón on Saturday, September 19 at 2:00 p.m. on Zoom. Cintrón will read selections from her book, Shades: Detroit Love Stories, and participate in a Q/A with Rochester Writer’s founder, Michael Dwyer. Shades: Detroit Love Stories is a collection of interconnected short stories that are distinctly Detroit. Each interconnected story examines the obstacles … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Awarded CARES Act Grant

Rochester Hills Public Library Awarded CARES Act Grant from the Library of Michigan The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a CARES Act Grant from the Library of Michigan. The grant will provide $500 for RHPL's main library and $300 for each RHPL bookmobile to acquire personal protective equipment or cleaning supplies. The library will receive an extra $5,000 for added technology that increases patrons' connectivity to the internet. “The … [Read more...]

Library Bookmobile Returns for Grab & Go Service

The Rochester Hills Public Library's Bookmobile returned to the road this week for Grab & Go Service under Phase Three of the library’s Reopening Plan. “We are excited to put the library’s Bookmobile back in service,” said library director Juliane Morian. “Health and safety remain our number one priority so we have implemented distancing measures for patrons to wait safely outside the Bookmobile. Additionally, only library staff will be allowed on the Bookmobile at this time. We know … [Read more...]

Teens Asked to Eradicate Dragons on Library Quest

Rochester Hills Public Library Hosts Online Summer Quest for Teens The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is one of ninety-one libraries in Michigan participating in MI Library Quest, a virtual program for teens sponsored by the Library of Michigan. The goal of the program is to encourage teens to explore library websites all over the state of Michigan to find MI Library Quest icons along with a code to help them eradicate dragons from King Thaddeus Brockwright III’s kingdom. Once teens … [Read more...]