Library Closed On Memorial Day

All locations of the Ann Arbor District Library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday May 25.

Regular Library hours will resume on Tuesday, May 26.

More about the new air handlers

Air handler at bottom of the pit: These workers are at the bottom of the pit as a crane lowers a new air handler to basement level. The photographer is inside the basement. Photo by Ken Raynor.Air handler at bottom of the pit: These workers are at the bottom of the pit as a crane lowers a new air handler to basement level. The photographer is inside the basement. Photo by Ken Raynor.

Delivery of the library's new air handlers raised passing interest and even mild titillation among the characteristically blase citizens of this teeming sub-metropolis. For the first time in half a century, patrons on the west side of the downtown branch quaffed un-handled air. Ken Raynor snapped a series of photographs to record the event for posterity.

Teen Volunteers Needed at AADL


AADL needs teen volunteers to help sign up summer reading participants June 12-26. Interested? You need to:

-be in grades 6-12 in the fall,
-attend training Friday, June 12, 2:00-3:00 p.m.,
-work both weeks (June 12-June 26).

Stop by the branch (West, Malletts Creek, Pittsfield, or Traverwood) at which you are interested in helping. Go to the reference desk, sign up, and take forms to complete. Return completed forms by Friday, June 5.

Traverwood Branch Reopened

The Traverwood Branch is again open today, Sunday 4/26, after a brief power outage. Thanks for your patience!

Family Time at the Film Festival

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Looking for some family fun at the upcoming Ann Arbor Film Festival? We have a discount code set up for the AADL community to receive $2 off advance online tickets for the For Kids of All Ages program on Saturday, 3/28 at 1pm at the Michigan Theater. Order advance tickets on the Festival website by entering the discount code AADL2009. For Kids of All Ages will feature a colorful mix of shorts that will engage even the youngest film-goer with high-caliber indie films.

Inauguration Day 2009

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The 2009 Presidential Inauguration will take place Tuesday, January 20 in Washington, D.C. All are invited to view the televised live broadcast of the events of the day from 10 am – 5 pm in the 4th Floor Meeting Room of the Downtown Library.

As specified by the 20th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, presidential terms of office begin and end at 12:00 noon on January 20. President-Elect Barack Obama will take the oath of office at 12:00 noon and then give his inaugural address as the 44th President of the United States.

Remember, wireless Internet access is available throughout AADL. Use your laptop while you watch Inauguration Day festivities!

Annual Report Video Now Online

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What are people saying about AADL?

Watch the 2007-2008 annual report video now available online. See for yourself!

Holiday Hours

All Locations of the Ann Arbor District Library will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, December 24 & 25. Regular hours will resume on Friday, December 26.

On Wednesday, December 31, all Library locations will close at 6 pm. Locations will also be closed on Thursday, January 1. Regular hours will resume on Friday, January 2.

Library Board Votes To Suspend Downtown Library Project

This morning the Board of the Ann Arbor District Library voted unanimously to suspend work on the project to renovate, or tear down and rebuild, the Downtown Library at 5th and Division.

The Library's 2004-2010 Strategic Plan called for this project, but with more bad economic news expected for Michigan, Board members agreed that continuing this project now would be inappropriate. The AADL will instead focus its attention on maintaining the Downtown Library.

We will embark on the maintenance, repairs, and renovations necessary to continue to provide outstanding library service to our community at our Downtown location, as well as from our four branch locations.

Huge idle equipment and furniture sale


Come to the Downtown Library on Sunday, November 9, 2008, from noon - 6 p.m. for this huge sale. We've got tons (literally) of idle equipment and furniture we'd like to move from our basement to yours. Some of it is obsolete, some is surplus, and some has been salvaged from various library projects. Among the items for sale are chairs, tables, lots of steel bookshelves, computers, networking equipment, cubicle and office system walls and desks and much more. Everything is cash and carry and sold as-is at very low prices.

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