michigan (1)Decision by State of Michigan Court of Appeals

“We are pleased with the Court of Appeals decision to uphold Judge Caretti’s ruling in the Macomb County Circuit Court.  We would also like to thank the Michigan Library Association who aided us in both cases by filing of an Amicus Brief on our behalf.  We would also like to thank Lance Werner, director of Kent District Library, for his assistance in helping us in our efforts to prevent this lawsuit in the first place.  We are also grateful to our director, John McNaughton and his staff for keeping the operations of the library at the levels our patrons deserve and expect from both locations.  We hope to move on from this very time consuming and costly issue and focus on bringing our patrons and taxpayers nothing but the best. Our partnerships with Washington, Romeo and Bruce are paramount to a healthy, thriving library system.”
Elizabeth Miller
President, Romeo District Library Board

poohinhoneyjarJoin us on Thursday, June 2nd at 7pm at the Romeo Graubner District Library as local beekeeper Neil McMillan discusses the art and science to keeping bees and making delicious honey.Samples will be provided as well as for purchase.  No registration required.

dungeons-and-dragons-bannerWednesday, June 15th 6:30-8:30 pm. Come join us as we continue our exciting adventure in Dungeons & Dragons! We will finish character creation and move onto our first campaign. The fifth edition of the book will be used for gameplay. Pizza and snacks will be provided. Registration is not required. For Teens age 12-18.

totoroSaturday, June 18th 12:00-4:00 pm. To celebrate the teen summer reading kick off, join us for an afternoon of movies! June 18th we will be showing two movies by Hayao Miyazaki: Howl’s Moving Castle (Rated PG) and My Neighbor Totoro (Rated G). Pizza and popcorn will be provided. Registration is not necessary. For teens age 12-18.

mason jar craftWednesday, June 22nd, 6:00-7:30 p.m. To celebrate the summer reading theme of animals, we will be making dog (or cat or any other furry friend) treat jars for your favorite pet! Supplies will be provided, as well as snacks. Registration is not necessary. For teens age 12-18.

13043412_100694420340234_1971494492317755447_nHello Everyone,

Here is the latest news from your Director at the Romeo District Library.

Brief history of/ update on Lawsuit

The Romeo District Library (RDL) was established in 1969. The Village of Romeo and the townships of Bruce and Washington have been sharing controversy-free enjoyment of the library and its services until recently.

In July of 2014, Washington Township filed a lawsuit. You can read the facts of the case here: http://romeodistrictlibrary.org/?page_id=82  . To learn more about District Library law, watch this presentation by library law expert and Kent District Library Director Lance Werner: http://wbrw.pegcentral.com/player.php?video=13f84998acbdfd2424931cc77892ce1a

Judge Caretti ruled in favor of the Library in February of 2015. Five days later Washington Township voted to appeal that decision. The date to hear oral arguments in the appeal case is  Tuesday, May 3rd at 11:00 a.m. at the Michigan Court of Appeals in Detroit.

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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.