CDL is now lending mobile hotspots! What are hotspots? They are small, battery powered devices that provide internet access to smartphones, tablets, computers and other wireless devices through a cellular network. Hot spots can be used in a car, home or anywhere else. Service is dependent on the availability of the TMobile network where the hotspot is being used. Up to 10 devices can connect to the hotspot at one time and will provide unlimited internet service.
To see a network map visit the coverage map HERE
Who can borrow a hotspot?
Cardholders age 18+ in good standing.
Where can I check out and return the hotspot to?
- The following branches will house hotpots for checkout: Bancroft, Corunna, Morrice and Perry. They are requestable and can be inter-library loaned to to any CDL branch. How long can I keep the hotspot?
- The hotspot can be checked out for 7 days and renewed if there are no holds pending.
- The hotspot will be deactivated 48 hours of the due date.
Can I reserve a hotspot?
- Yes, hotspots can be reserved online using your library card.
What is the cost?
- They are free to check out.
- A late fee of $2.00 per day is charged. If the hotspot is not returned within 30 day of the due date a the borrower is responsible for the full replacement cost of $110.00.
What happens if the hotspot is lost or damaged?
- The borrower will be charged for the hotspot and/or any accessory not returned or damaged.
- Hotspot Unit: $75.00
- Power Adapter: $10.00
- Power Cord: $10.00
- Case: $15.00
Can I connect multiple devices to the hotspot?
- Up to 10 devices can connect to a hotspot
Launching June 1st
The fun, colorful new Launchpad Learning Tablets are secure learning tablets designed specifically for young children. They are preloaded with ad-free STEM, language-learning, art, and music apps selected by experienced curriculum experts.
Subject areas on the Launchpads meet widely recognized learning objectives, ranging from math and science to critical thinking and creativity. Designed to capture the attention and imaginations of young children, the themed learning packs include popular kids’ characters, animals, vehicles, marine life, and more.
The tablets are built to last, with tough, plastic cases and a durable protective bumper. They do not have WiFi access or a camera, so parents can be assured that their children will have a safe, secure, and controlled experience while enjoying hours of interactive learning and play without the risk of exposure to unintended content.
Launchpads are available for check-out for a one-week period, on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Launchpads should be recharged before being returned . Overdue fines are $1 per day.
With 440+ participating destinations, MAP offers something for everyone. Get out and enjoy all that Michigan! Don't forget to print your MAP pass first!
This program, a partnership between Michigan’s public libraries and art, cultural and recreational organizations, is designed to enhance the learning and relaxation experiences for people of all ages by providing reduced cost or complimentary access to destinations across the state of Michigan. Some of the participating cultural partners include the Yankee Air Museum, the Michigan Science Center, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and many others.
Library users with a valid library card from any one of Michigan’s nearly 400 public libraries can print a pass, either from home or at the Library, to one of the participating locations at the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) web site. Some offer complimentary or reduced price admission; others, discounts in their gift shop or other exclusive offers for MAP pass holders only. Each Michigan Activity Pass expires one week from the date it is printed. Each Library will have five passes available per week for each of the participating organizations.
Lower Mitten MAP Brochure
Upper Mitten MAP Brochure
Upper Peninsula MAP Brochure
Go to the MAP web site and print your passes!
The Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories!" blasts off June 10th.
Galactic readers will earn tokens by recording their reading times on a Passport to Summer Reading logs. Tokens are awarded after each hour spent reading. After completing 5 hours they can spin a prize wheel for a chance to earn more tokens! Tokens may be redeemed at the Universe of Stories Prize Store set up at each branch through August 3rd.
Teens who sign up will receive a Summer Reading Diary to record their hours read. Awesome prizes await them as they complete their reading logs! After each 12 hours they will receive out-of-this-world treats including pizza, candy and Bigbee coupons!
The District's summer calendar is packed with special events and performances! Space is limited at most locations, so preregistration is required. Please stop in or phone the branch to reserve a spot.