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...]

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...]