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Just A Friendly Reminder - Winter hours are now in effect.  The library is now closing an hour earlier during the week. 
Christmas Bird Count - December 14th - January 5th

The 115th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count will take place Dec 14, 2013 to January 5, 2014.  The longest running Citizen Science survey in the world, Christmas Bird Count provides critical data on population trends.  Data from the over 2,300 circles are entered after the count and become available to query under the Data & Research link. 

History of the Christmas Bird count -- Conservation was in its beginning stages around the turn of the 20th century, and many observers and scientists were becoming concerned about declining bird populations. Beginning on Christmas Day 1900, ornithologist Frank Chapman, an early officer in the then budding Audubon Society, proposed a new holiday tradition-a "Christmas Bird Census"-that would count birds in the holidays rather than hunt them. To learn more about this annual tradition follow: Christmas Birds

The library has many bird guide books to help the amature bird watcher successfully identify birds -- stop by and check them out!

Library Roof Fundraiser Update

$15,430.19 raised to date, we still need $4,569.81 to meet our goal for the new library roof.   The Glennie Centennial Cookbook reprint is one of our fundraising efforts. These cookbooks are a blast from the past and, at $10 a copy, are also a great bargain for early Christmas shoppers! Copies are available at Roger’s Food Pride in Glennie and at the Library.


Curtis Township Cookbook

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$2000 Grant Award - August

Curtis Community Bingo -- Our Kids has given the library $2,000 for our re-roofing project.  We are very fortunate to have such strong support in the community from this fabulous organization.  Thank you! 

$5000 Grant Award -June

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation has awarded our library $5,000 to be used to assist with the library re-roofing project. The library will be upgrading the roof from asphalt shingles to a metal roof. “Our trustees were pleased to join the people of Glennie in supporting the Curtis Township Library,” said Macauley (Mike) Whiting, Jr., president and treasurer for the foundation. “Our Foundation’s founder, Grace A. Dow, was a strong supporter of libraries, as demonstrated by her fifty years of volunteer board service to our local library in Midland. We know the important role libraries play in providing opportunities for residents to meet, learn, and prepare for the opportunities of tomorrow.”


If Curtis Township community members wish to make a contribution to this project it can be sent to: Roofing Fund, Curtis Township Library, 4884 Bamfield Road, Glennie, MI 48737




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