Reasons to Love Your Library
What We Heard From You. . .
"We love the absolutely wonderful librarians in the children's section. They always help us find what we're looking for, they remember our names, and they always have a smile on their faces. They make the library a wonderful experience for us...along with the books, of course!"
"Love, love, love inter-library loan. And now I can download books on my iPod. Next up - getting a compatible book reader for *free* books. Also love being notified by email when books arrive or are due. The library is my favorite thing to pay taxes for. :-)"
"I have loved the Northville Library since I moved here in 1952 and it was in the Old Church on Wing St. It was the most wonderfu cozy place and Miss Lyons was so kind to me a 14 year old girl from a small mill town in N.H. We did not have a Library so I did not know how to use one but she opened a whole new world to me. I love the fact that the staff in the present Library are following in her footsteps. Thank you to you all!!"
"We LOVE storytime as well as your children's section. We truly appreciate all your staff do to make it a fun place to love learning."
"Being able to order and get books for free."
The top 20 reasons to love your Library. . .
(a new reason added every two weeks)
- Audiobooks in many formats. Browse our collection of playaways and books on CD. Download a fiction or non-fiction book to listen to on your MP3 player from Download Destination. Great for long car rides.
- FREE Wireless hotspot access. Come in and connect your laptop for free Internet service.
- Video game collection. Check out a game for Xbox 360 or Nintendo Wii for one week. Limit is two games per person.
- Study Rooms. Need to work on a group project? Want to study with a friend? Four study rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.
- Books for Book Groups Collection. Need a suggestion for your book group? Browse our collection of titles chosen by librarians specifically for book discussion groups. Selections were made based on professional book reviews, awards lists, and readers advisory resources.
- Online Research Resources. Great for assignments and general information seeking. This collection of subscription databases, ebooks and other online material comes from books and other resources, so they don't count as websites.
- Meeting Rooms for large groups. There is no charge for Northville residents to use the meeting rooms for non-profit purposes. Rooms are available for groups up to 25, 50 or 75 people and are available on a first come, first served basis. For profit groups can also reserve a meeting room for a small fee.
- Value Line & Morningstar Investment databases. These comprehensive tools for the investor offer information about stocks, mutual funds, options, ETFs and more, for in-depth research and smart portfolio construction.
- Practice tests online. Practice for ACT, SAT, grad school entrance exams, citizenship tests and more. Math, reading and writing skills tests are also available for elementary, middle and high school students. Access these tests and more on Learning Express Library under the Research tab above.
- Tumblebooks. Animated, talking picture book collection. Sounds, music and narration are added to existing picture books. Kids learn to read using a format they will love. Click on the Kids tab, Books & Reading/Tumblebooks.
- Computers with free Internet service. Check your email on one of our 17 computers on the lower level with Microsoft Office 2007 software - Word, Excel, PowerPoint . All have CD burners and DVD players
- Online computer skills courses and tutorials. Choose various levels for: Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Adobe PhotoShop and more.
- Latest bestsellers, popular titles, and classics collection. Save money by borrowing books, DVDs, audiobooks and CDs rather than buying them.
- Reliable medical information from our consumer health databases. Try a trustworthy source like Health & Wellness Resource Center.
- Genealogy databases. Use the library's subscription to Ancestry Library Edition or Heritage Quest to find out where the skeletons are hiding in your family!
- Quiet story time with your child. Curl up in a comfy chair and spend quality time together.
- Consumer Reports. Review print and online sources for information on consumer products before you buy. You can access full text articles from home from 1980 to approximately 10 months ago.
- Resume writing and job interview information, both in print and online. Prepare at your library to get the job you want.
- Language learning resources. Check out our language learning CDs or use Mango Languages online from home to become an expert.
- Connections with other libraries. Borrow books and more from neighboring libraries. Our Interlibrary LAN service can also get you the book you want from anywhere in Michigan, including university libraries.