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GLADWIN COUNTY –  The Gladwin County District Library has two locations to serve the residents and guests of Gladwin County. Our main facility is in the Gladwin County Community Arena at 402 James Robertson Dr., Gladwin, MI 48624 and our Beaverton location is in the Beaverton Activity Center at 106 Tonkin St., Beaverton, MI.

Both branches of the Gladwin District Library 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, and downloadable books magazines. But that’s not all, many online databases are all accessible via your home computer using your library card. 

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 County District Library 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. 

October Events at Gladwin Location:

n Kid Time is every Wednesday at 4 pm. 

n Oct. 2 – Pumpkin Decorating 

n Oct. 7 – Laurel Breault Booked for Lunch “Haunted Lighthouses” (reservation required, call 426-8221 by Oct.4)

n Oct. 9 – Leaf Sun catchers

n Oct. 23 – Ghost Hangers

n Oct. 30 – Costume Party

n Story time every Wednesday at 10 a.m. 

October Events at Beaverton Location: 

n Reading Buddies every Thursday and 3:30 p.m. Come and practice your reading to a teen (high school volunteers help young readers brush up their reading skills)

n Oct. 10 Bac Book club “Loving Frank”

n Story time every Thursday and Friday at 10 a.m.

n Misfits music group every Monday from 10 a.m to 12 p.m. Come sing or play.

Friends of the Gladwin County Libraries

n Oct. 13 –  The next meeting of the Friends of the Gladwin County Libraries will take place at 2 p.m. in the Gladwin Branch of the District Library. All members and the general public are invited. We will decide how much to donate to The Imagination Library and draft a check for that amount at this meeting.  As Amy Pratt, from the Clare/Gladwin R.E.S.D. will speak about the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and our involvement in it, we will present the check at that time.  We will also address nominations for officers for next year, with the election taking place in November and the new officers commencing their duties in January of 2020.  Among other items on the agenda, we’ll discuss modifications to the bylaws and possible new meeting dates, times and locations. 

Gladwin County District Library hours are Beaverton: 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 and Gladwin: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. For more information, you can check the Library Web Site at www.gcdl.org or phone the Beaverton branch at 989-435-3981 or the Gladwin branch at 989-426-8221. The email address of the Library Director is jclexton@gcdl.org. 

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