School is out for the summer at Old Mission Peninsula School, but there’s a lot happening at Peninsula Community Library this summer!
Library hours are Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The library is closed on Saturdays during the summer.
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Peninsula Community Library – Summer Events:
June 15, 7 p.m. – Friends Annual Thank You Program: Amy Barritt of the Traverse Area District Library will talk about preserving your personal archives. Everyone is invited, and refreshments will be provided.
July 21 – Friends & Fine Editions Used Book Sale: Kicks off with an ice cream social from 4-7 p.m. for Friends members, and opens at 7 p.m. that evening to the general public. Full price continues until July 27, and $2 Bag Sale starts July 28, with the sale ending on August 3.
July 23, 9-4 p.m. – Local Artists Fair in the School Gym: You can still sign up for the Artists Fair if you’d like to sell your handcrafted wares. They’re also accepting donations of books, DVDs, CDs, games and puzzles for the book sale now. Bring those in to the library. If you’re interested in volunteering for the book sale, you can register online here.
June 16, 9:30 a.m. – Story Stew for kids: Stories, crafts and fun.
June 16, 7 p.m. – Pageturners Book Club for Adults: Newcomers are always welcome.
While you’re planning your summer, be sure to include time for Summer Reading Club at Peninsula Community Library, including a DIY game card for adults and programs galore for young people:
Summer Reading Club Programming for Kids:
- July 7, 10 a.m. Field Day Fun
- July 14, 7 p.m. Board Game Mania
- July 21, 7 p.m. Joel Tacey’s Page Racer Magic Show
- July 28, 10 a.m. Kevin Kammeraad and Puppet Friends, and Game Day Finale with lunch and prizes
For Teens and Preteens (both events include pizza and prizes; this program is for young people going into 6th grade and above, and they’re welcome to join the kids’ programs, as well):
- July 8, 6 p.m. Teen Game Activity Night
- July 22, 6 p.m. Outdoor Movie Night
Adults are invited to pick up a Game Day Punch Card to earn prizes in a do-it-yourself challenge of fun. The District Library also offers an online program for patrons of all ages. Details for everything are available at Peninsula Community Library.
If you have questions or need more info, feel free to call the library at (231) 223-7700 or visit their website.
A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers like the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, and magazines like Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So of course, I started my own newspaper. Because the Gazette is mainly reader-supported, I hope you'll consider tossing a few bucks my way if I mention your event, your business, your organization or your news item, or if you simply love reading about what's happening on the Old Mission Peninsula. Check out the donation page here. Thank you so much for your support. -jb