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The library is closed until further notice, due to the MI Executive Order and recommendation of the Michigan Library Association to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Any materials due during this time period will automatically be extended to be due after we reopen (when the Coloma schools reopen), and no late fees will be charged. Items may be returned during the closure to our outside book drop.


Questions? Email us at readcoloma@gmail.com or alicia@colomapubliclibrary.net


Access digital resources (eBooks, audiobooks, movies) with your library card through the Southwest Michigan Digital Library at http://smdl.overdrive.com. The Michigan eLibrary at http://www.mel.org is also accessible 24/7 with a Michigan ID.


Did you know the census directly impacts funding for the Coloma Public Library? Around the middle of March, your family will receive a census invite.

Please participate and Be Counted! Check out this link or stop in to the library for more information.

The library will be hosting Coloma Counts! census programming, a STEM Night, a Cinco de Mayo party, and bilingual storytimes in April and May, thanks to a grant from Berrien Community Foundation.



 

Storytimes for Toddlers and Preschoolers @ Your Library - 2020


Join us on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.!

Interactive stories, music, and hands-on crafts/activities are included. *No registration required.



Book Club

The Coloma Library Book Club is meeting for a book discussion on Thursday, March 19 @ 5:30 p.m. The title to read is Call Your Daughter Home by Deb Spera. Generally, depending on demand, there are titles available for check-out at the front desk.

The Book Club regularly meets every other Thursday and is always pleased to add new members. If you are interested participating in lively book discussions, please stop by the library.

 


Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)

LaunchPad Did you know that your library card can
be your best travel companion?

Discover hundreds of Michigan's cultural
destinations and natural attractions with
your Michigan library card! You can
"check out" FREE or discounted admission passes
(or other exclusive offers) to hundreds of Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, and more. Click on the balloon to find out more.

 


Playaway Launchpads - the kids-only learning tablet

LaunchPad Every Playaway Launchpad comes with free educational apps and games, providing hours of interactive learning. Kids will gain a solid understanding of the relationship between letters and sounds with games and learning tools featuring favorite characters, exciting stories, and more!

The "Land of Letters" Launchpad promotes development of basic reading skills through alphabet and letter recognition activities (recommended for 3-5 year olds). Improve reading accuracy with the "Sound It Out" Launchpad using rhyme and spelling patterns (recommended for 5-7 year olds).

Launchpads are available at Coloma Public Library for patrons living in the library's service area. Inquire about checking one out today!

 


Ancestry® Library Edition

Ancestry graphicTrace your family tree using Ancestry® Library Edition, an online database accessible at Coloma Public Library. Dig into genealogical records going back as far back as the 1400s.

On Ancestry® Library Edition, you can search:

Ancestry® Library Edition can be used on any of the computer workstations at the library using your library card.

 


Newspaper Archive

search our newspapers Past issues of the Coloma Courier (November 1899-1969), Watervliet Record (1890-October 1984) and Tri-City Record (1984-2010) are available for searching and browsing on this website.

A special thank you to Karl Bayer at the Tri-City Record for allowing the library to make these papers available to the public, and to Watervliet District Library for their support with this project.

 


Browse the Catalog

Card CatalogSearch the library's catalog from home! Click here, and
log in with your library card account number and phone number or password.

Once logged in, you may search the catalog for books and other
materials. You may view items checked out, renew items, and place holds.

 


Overdrive Now AvailableeBooks and Digital Audiobooks - OverDrive

The library offers eBooks and digital audiobooks through the Southwest Michigan Digital Library. To browse available titles, click here. All yLibby Appou need is your Coloma Public Library card.

Download e-content even faster directly to your device with the new Libby app!

 


Our Mission Statement


The mission of the Coloma Public Library is to provide access to informational, educational, cultural and recreational library materials and services in a variety of formats and technologies; to be responsive to the public library needs of the community; and to uphold the public's freedom of access to information.


Page Last Updated: March 23, 2020