The 2013 Summer Game Shop is NOW OPEN!

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Are you playing the SUMMER GAME at your library? If so, the 2013 SUMMER GAME SHOP is now open for you to spend your points on great AADL stuff! If not, well, what are you waiting for? Players of ALL AGES can have fun earning points by reading, attending events, finding codes hidden in library buildings, and solving puzzles hidden in the AADL catalog, plus tagging, reviewing, and rating items ALL SUMMER LONG! GET STARTED today and see what all the fuss is about with Ann Arbor's most rewarding way to spend your summer! Any questions? Just Contact Us and we'll help you out! Find some codes, read some books, play some games, get some points and trade them in for great stuff like this, delivered to the branch of your choice! It's super fun all summer... DON'T MISS IT!

Planned Maintenance: Requests & Account Access Down Sunday Night

To complete fiscal year-end close procedures, AADL My Account pages and placing requests will be disabled Sunday night June 30th, starting after 6 PM. We'll get the updates done as soon as possible, and service will be restored by Monday morning. Thanks for your patience, and let us know if you have any questions!

Ann Arbor Commuter Challenge 2013 - Let's Make a Move!

Employees of the Ann Arbor District Library are signing up to participate in the 2013 Commuter Challenge. Have you signed up yet?? The Commuter Challenge is a fun, free commuting competition where you can win prizes for trying alternative commuting -- walking, biking, busing, carpooling, vanpooling, using the Park & Ride, telecommuting, or moped/motorcycling. For starters, every person who logs just one commute on the Commuter Challenge website during May will receive a coupon for free ice cream from Washtenaw Dairy! There are also lots of great ways for you to win additional prizes by logging commutes, submitting photos, and more. Interested? Get yourself to letsmakeamove.org and join in the fun.

AADL Board Candidate Information Event

The Library is hosting a Board Candidate Information event for those interested in running for election to the Board of Trustees of the AADL. The event will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 PM in the aadlfreespace at the Downtown Library on Wednesday, August 8, 2012.

Four 4-year terms will be elected in November. Terms begin January 1, 2013 and information about the duties and responsibilities of library trustees can be found at AADL Board. For information on filing to run for public office please contact Ed Golembiewski, Elections Director for Washtenaw County at golembiewskie@ewashtenaw.org or visit http://ewashtenaw.org/government/clerk_register/elections.

Final update; Malletts and Pittsfield Branches back to normal hours

After overlapping power outages, Malletts Creek branch reopened Friday morning 7/6, and Pittsfield branch will reopen for normal hours at 9 AM Saturday July 7. Thanks for your patience during these outages and welcome back!

Library Closed On Wednesday, July 4

All AADL Library locations will be closed on Wednesday, July 4.

Regular Library hours will resume on Thursday, July 5.

Looking Forward to SUMMER GAME 2012!

You've waited patiently all winter long. You've played the POINTS-O-MATIC CLICK-O-TRON and TREASURE QUEST to tide you over. Now, the plants are budding, the weather is nicer, and you feel it coming: Summer Game 2012!

But what will Summer Game 2012 be this year? Could there be codes hidden in the catalog and around the library? Could there still be badges to earn by hunting deep in the library website? Points for reading, listening, or watching media? Or for going to events, tagging and reviewing items in the catalog, or even just for checking out library items?

YOU BETTER BELIEVE THERE WILL BE!

This year's Summer Game will have all the great things about last year's game, with a healthy dose of new stuff thrown in: all new codes, all new badges, all new items in the Summer Game Shop, all new ways to earn points! AND this year there will be some new features, too: Teams! Tokens! What can those be?

You'll find out soon: Summer Game 2012 starts June 15! Be sure to get on the website the first day to start earning points, make your way to the top of the leaderboard, and try to stay king of the mountain until the game ends August 31! Earning enough points will get you ready to make purchases from the Summer Game Shop when it opens on July 2 (and for everybody who played last year, you still have all of your leftover points to spend, too). And if you missed last year's game, don't worry: you can still earn some of last year's badges and get some of last year's points when Summer Game 2012 starts.

Summer Game 2012! It's a whole new ball game! PLAY!

Got a new eReader? Get started with OverDrive at AADL!

Is there a new Kindle, Nook, or other eBook viewer at your house? If so, you're probably wondering "How exactly can I get library books on this thing?" AADL offers eBooks through a product called OverDrive, and while it can be a little tricky to get through the process the first time, after you've been through it once it gets a lot easier. You can take a guided tour of the service, or look through the Quick Start Guide. If you have something other than a Kindle or a Nook, you also can check to see if your device is supported.

A few things to know about this service: first, some publishers don't offer their most popular titles to this service, and some don't offer any titles at all. So, the titles you're looking for may unfortunately not be available to libraries in ebook form. Second, publishers want ebooks to be handled the same way as print books, so only one person can have a "copy" of an ebook checked out at a time, meaning that you may have to place a request and wait for your turn on popular titles. You'll get an email when it's your turn to download the eBooks you've requested.

If you run into any trouble or have any questions getting library books onto your new eReader, you might start with OverDrive's My Help, or as always, feel free to contact us with any other questions.

Enjoy your new eReader, and thanks for using your library!

Library Closed On Thursday, November 24

All AADL Library locations will be closed on Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 24.

Regular Library hours will resume on Friday, November 25.

Downtown Library Open Saturday morning 9 am

On Friday, November 4, the Downtown Library was closed all day due to water main work but opened Saturday, November 5, at 9 am.

Holds that would have expired at 9 pm on Friday will remain on the hold shelves until 6 pm on Sunday, November 6th. Overdue fines for the Friday closure will not be charged.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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