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...]

Grab & Go at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Rochester Hills Public Library Reopens July 6 for Grab & Go Service with Occupancy Limits and Additional Health and Safety Parameters The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will reopen on Monday, July 6 for Grab & Go service. This reopening to the public moves the library into Phase Three of its Reopening Plan. The plan is in place to allow the library to open to the public safely and responsibly and to pivot back to previous phases if COVID-19 cases should rise and new … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library to Online Summer Reading Program for Kids and Adults

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will kick-off its online summer reading program on Saturday, June 6. This annual event will be different this year due to the ongoing pandemic but will be as engaging as ever by bringing the thrill of reading directly to library patrons sheltering in place. “[email protected]: Summer Reading 2020” is part of RHPL's virtual public library model, in place since mid-March and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As summer reading begins, the library will … [Read more...]

The Kit & Kaboodle on Kit Homes

The Rochester Hills Public Library presents “The Kit & Kaboodle on Kit Homes” with Ron Campbell The Rochester Hills Public Library will host “The Kit & Kaboodle on Kit Homes” with Ron Campbell of Oakland County’s Economic and Community Affairs division on Tuesday, February 18, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. The early part of the twentieth century saw an American phenomenon in housing choices and ways to build houses. The automobile assembly line in … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Hosts Inaugural Author Fair for Shop Small Saturday

Meet Michigan Authors at the Library November 30 Rochester’s literary scene comes alive during Shop Small Saturday’s Author Fair hosted by the Rochester Hills Public Library, in partnership with Rochester Writers, on Saturday November 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This literary event offers the opportunity to discover Michigan authors from a variety of genres, including some from the Rochester Area. The inaugural program will feature a mix of traditionally published and self-published … [Read more...]

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...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Names Allison Sartwell as New Adult Services Manager

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) announced the appointment of Allison Sartwell, to Adult Services Manager. Sartwell was most recently the teen librarian for RHPL. As manager, Sartwell succeeds, Jessica Parij, who accepted a position at the Canton Public Library as Head of Information Services. “There are few librarians with both the experience and reputation that Allison brings to the table,” said Director Christine Lind Hage. “She’s already brought invaluable guidance to our … [Read more...]