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GLADWIN COUNTY – The Gladwin location is 402 James Robertson Drive, Gladwin, MI 48624 989-426-8221. Hours are: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Sunday Closed. The Beaverton location is 106 Tonkin Street, Beaverton, MI 48612. 989-435-3981. Hours are: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Closed.

Both locations have computers with Microsoft products and internet for card holders and guests. Please call or stop by and ask about our Book Discussion Groups, Lunch and speaker programs, story times, Kids Club, and reading activities. The library offers many books in regular and large print, audiobooks, DVD Movies, Music games, Wii Games, downloadable books magazines. But that’s not all, many online databases are all accessible via your home computer using your library card. 

The email address of the Library Director is jclexton@gcdl.org

We have regular story times, crafts, movies, and other special visitors. Always feel free to reach us online at gcdl.org or phone Beaverton at 989-435-3981 or Gladwin 989- 426-8221 for the most up to date information.

The Gladwin location also has a large meeting room and a small conference room available for use on the second floor of the Library. There is no charge for the rooms for NON-PROFIT use. Please contact us for more information. 

Gladwin District Library January Events 

Both Branches will be closed Jan. 1, 2020 for New Year’s Day. 

 Gladwin Location:

n Jan. 6, 2020, noon, Booked for Lunch presents Bob Frei with a lecture on Local History.

Beaverton Location:

n Watch this space next week for news about special Beaverton activities.

Friends of the Gladwin County District Libraries (FOGCDL)

 Beginning in January, The Library Friends will meet in the small meeting room of the Gladwin Library on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. The next meeting of the Friends of the Gladwin County Libraries will be on Monday, Jan. 13. The FOGCDL Used Book Store on the second floor of the Gladwin Branch was closed most of this week due to illness among the staff, but it will be open whenever the ‘Book-Store-Open’ sign is displayed. On Jan. 3 and 4, the used Book Store will be open from 1-4:30 p.m. Beginning Jan. 6, the regular hours for the Used Book Store will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Used Book Store is closed whenever the District Library is closed. Adult books are fifty cents each, paperback or hardcover. Books for children and young adults are three for a quarter. Beautiful, inexpensive hand-made greeting cards are on sale at both branches of the Gladwin District Library. Custom-made cards can also be created for special occasions. Contact Elaine Lovitt at 989-246-1537. The Library Friends’ email address is gladwinlibraryfriends@gmail.com.

Genealogy:

 The Gladwin County Genealogical Society Inc. was established with the goals of working with people interested in the search for their ancestry. Members come and go but the society continues to grow and collect resources for others to use in finding their families. We have good volunteers who can assist you in one way or another. If you are coming to our genealogy rooms with whatever your search is for, we can help you or point you in the right direction to do your search. If we have the time, we may give you some help by looking up one source while you are doing another. 

Help is free, use of the room is free. The only charges are for the copies you make. If someone wants US to do their research for them or break down a brick wall you just can’t do, we do have a research fee of $10/hour with a minimum of two hours. We depend on copy charges, membership fees and research grants along with donations to keep our funds in good order. 

We contribute financially to for the Library as a cooperative effort, assisting in purchases of expensive items, for example. Membership is $10 individual; $15 Couple; Life membership under age 65 is $100, for 65 and older is $50. We welcome everyone. 

The Genealogy Department is planning a fundraiser to defray the cost of replacing the six computers in the lab. Please bring in your empty printer ink cartridges and toners which will then be sold to companies who refill and resell them. Collection receptacles will soon be placed throughout the area. Our meetings are held in the Bruce Guy Veteran’s Memorial meeting room on the second floor of the Gladwin District Library on the first Saturday of the month at 10 am, except July and August. Address mail to ‘The Gladwin County Genealogical Society, Inc. 402 James Robertson Drive, Gladwin, MI 48624. Our phone number is (989)426-8221. Our email address is gladwincountygenealogy@gmail.com. Our monthly meetings (open to the public) are held in the ‘Bruce E. Guy Veteran’s Memorial Meeting Room’ on the second floor of the Gladwin County District Library, 402 James Robertson Drive, Gladwin, MI 48624 at 10 am on the first Saturday of the month, except in July and August, when there are no meetings. The next meeting will be on January 04, 2020. 

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