Oct 022015


 The Romeo District Library is happy to announce Battle of the Books 2016. The Battle of the Books was started to get kids excited about reading. This year’s competition will be for any 5th grade student living in Romeo, Washington or Bruce or enrolled in Romeo Community Schools. Battle of the Books is energetic academic competition that builds comprehension and vocabulary skills, teaches teamwork and reinforces just how fun reading can be!

Teams of three to five students and one adult coach* each read the same 11 pre-assigned books over six months. These books have been selected by Romeo District Library staff, titles include a wide range of reading levels and subjects. Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Romeo District Library, all teams receive a set of books. In addition to reading the books, teams choose a team name then dress accordingly.

During the “battle” (a 100-question exam), a moderator asks questions that relate to one of the following: a direct quote from one of the book characters; a statement about something that happens in the book; a passage taken directly from the book; details about an illustration or picture. Winning teams receive prizes and the name of the team will be listed on the Romeo District Library Battle of the Books plaque located at both the Graubner and Kezar libraries.

Important Dates

  • Informational Meeting at the Kezar Library**– October 6, 6:00 pm or October 8, 6:00 pm
  • Final sign up date for teams – January 11, 2016
  • Battle of the Books contest at the Graubner Library – March 26, 11:00 am

*Teams must have 3 to 5 members of 5th grade students who are enrolled in the 5th grade at Romeo Community Schools or be 5th grade students who live in Romeo, Washington or Bruce. Coaches must be 18 years of age or older.

**At this time, teams and their coaches will fill out participation forms, be given the rules and procedures for the Battle and their Battle books.

 For more information, please contact Stacie Guzzo, Kezar Library 586-752-2583 or stacie@romeodistrictlibrary.org

SmartestCard_EngBlue998During the month of September the Romeo District Library is offering free replacement cards to residents who have lost their library card. After September we will be offering replacement cards for $1.00. So if you haven’t come to the library in awhile now is the time to come on in and check out what we have to offer.

300x186-logoThe Romeo District Library is happy to announce that we are now offering online tutoring to residents. All you need is your library card to get started. You can use the service on your desktop, tablet, or phone.
Subjects covered by the service include: Math, English (and ESL), Science, Writing, Social Studies, Spanish, Test Prep, Job Search, and Resume Help. Click here to start.

Mar 122015

rdl247anytimeThe Romeo District Library is always open wherever you may be. With our mobile catalog apps for iOS or Android device, you can be sure to have access anytime and anyplace. Read, watch or listen to ebooks, magazines, audiobooks, movies, and music with our download and streaming services such as Overdrive, Hoopla, Freegal and Zinio. To learn more or if you need assistance please contact the library, RDL247@romeodistrictlibrary.org or 586-752-0603, ext. 101 and we will be happy to help.

The Romeo District Library is happy to announce that we are now offering Freegal. Download up to 5 MP3s a week and stream 3 hours of music daily from an amazing library of music. Click here to get started.


map_2015The 2015 Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) is now available! The program kicked off Memorial Day weekend around the state. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM), Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Michigan Recreation and Park Association (MRPA), and the Library Network are all partners in the Michigan Activity Pass. MI Big Green Gym partnered up with the MAP program for 2015, which expands the former “Park and Read” program to include over 100 participating cultural and historical institutions, such as the Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing.


Library cardholders can print a pass from home or their library, valid for one-time entry into any Michigan state park or recreation area, as well as 100 historical and cultural institutions. Once printed, the passes are valid for one week.

Please go to www.michiganactivitypass.com for passes or for more information.

Jul 302015

rebacompositepicThursday September 24th Graubner 7:00 pm
Come join us and learn the art of portrait drawing with local artist Cindy Demkiw. Participants will be working with a charcoal medium and gaining confidence in drawing faces as Cindy teaches all the tricks and techniques of the masters. Guaranteed fun. Supplies are provided, but registration by phone is required as seating is limited to 30 people.

logoSaturday October 17th 2:00 pm Graubner
Just in time for Halloween, this is your chance to get your hands “bloody” and learn about creating terrifying zombie makeup effects!

Astute Artistry, Michigan’s only licensed trade school for film, fashion, and all kinds of makeup, will show you how.