Announcing our first annual (we hope!) Altered Book Contest. An altered book is any book that has been made into an art object. We will provide an old book for you to create with or use one of your own if you’d rather. One prize will be awarded in each of these categories: Adult (18+), Teen (13-17), Kids (12 & under with a parent’s help.) All entries are due by September 29. The library staff will select the winners, to be announced on October 2. All art will be on display in the library throughout October. Pick up a registration form and flyer with complete details from our Information Desk display or CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM
The Library’s parking lot is original to the current building which was constructed in 1991 and dedicated in March 1992. After 23 years and a couple of winters with severe freeze/thaw cycles, the parking lot is in serious need of repair.
Hey everyone! Summer Reading has begun and we know people are looking for good ideas for books! Check out our new Reader's Advisory blog, from the Youth Services Team here at CIDL!
Here, not only will you find booklists for several different age groups (built around our theme of Superheroes for the summer!) but we want you to participate too! Click on the blog tab at the top of the page and share some of your own suggestions for good reading this summer! We'd love to read some reviews of good books from our older Clarkston Kids, and maybe even see some art from our younger readers in the area!
Keep an eye out for our blog, since hopefully you can get some other suggestions from the Clarkston Community, and because we intend to update the site regularly with new material!
Best of all, access is free for Clarkston Independence District Library cardholders.
We are now offering free access to Zinio, a digital newsstand available through the library. Zinio allows you to download popular magazines to your computer, tablet or mobile device!
Learn a new language through your library! We are now offering Mango Languages, an online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for a variety of popular languages.
Lynda's online videos and tutorial training can help you pick up brand-new skills, switch careers, land promotions, and explore new hobbies.
The library received an extraordinary gift! Ron & Elizabeth Wagner donated a bronze statue of children playing around a tree. This piece reminds us of the wonderful story of The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. We're so excited to have it! Please stop by to take a look!!