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Check out our February newsletter for upcoming events and our latest additions.

Middle Grades Movie Book Club

Middle Grades Movie Book Club

Those who call, email or stop by the library by Sat. Jan 30 to register for the book club will receive a free copy of the novel.

Newbery Honor book, The Great Gilly Hopkins, is coming to the big screen on Feb. 19! 

Gilly has been in the foster care system for many years, and prides herself on being a troublemaker. Will she be able to settle into a new, somewhat quirky, foster family, or will she finally be reunited with her birth mother? How will the movie version compare to the book? 

Join us to find out!

Participants will be able to read the book and see the movie on their own timetable. We will meet on Mon. Mar. 14 at 4:30 pm for refreshments and to discuss both versions. Recommended for ages 11+. Includes mild profanity. Lexile: 800L


Monday, February 1, 9:30-10:00 a.m. & Saturday, February 6, 10:45-11:15 a.m. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Designed for children from birth to age 4

No advanced registration is necessary.

Little ones and their caregivers are invited to join us for our interactive lap sit program.  MGOL is a research-based, award-winning program to help babies and toddlers develop pre-literacy skills using stories, music, nursery rhymes and more. This 30-minute session is packed with fun! There will be some new material each week, but we'll also have lots of repetition of favorite songs and rhymes.

Reading ABCs

Tuesday, February 2, 10:30-11:00 a.m.


Reading ABCs

Geared towards preschool-aged children. 

No pre-registration is necessary.

 This active program is filled with poems, stories, songs and finger plays featuring a different letter of the alphabet each week. Today's special letter is M!

Tales with Tails: Rambo

Wednesday, February 3, 5:30- 7:30 p.m. 


Tales with Tails

 Elementary and middle school children are invited to sign-up ahead of time for a 15-minute session to read to a certified therapy dog. This program encourages fluency practice by providing a furry friend to listen in a judgement-free zone. On Wednesday, February 3 we are featuring Rambo for her first Tales with Tails session. Come help us welcome her!

 To reserve a time, please stop by the library, call 586 329-1261, or email 

Rockin' Readers: Football Frenzy

Saturday, February 6, 11:30 a.m.

Rockin' Readers

Children’s story time. No advanced registration is necessary.

Saturday sessions will highlight a different high-interest theme or genre each week, with stories and activities to match.

This week's theme:
Football Frenzy!

After our story we will be making these cozy pillows, perfect for lounging on during the big game!

Valentine Craft

Valentine Craft

Make something special for someone special.

Valentine frame picture
Join Rachel for our Valentine photo frame.

Saturday, February 6th at 1:00 p.m.

One free craft per person

Registration Required
Call, email or stop in the library to sign up

Crochet Classes

Crochet classes, 6-7:30pm, 2/10, 2/17, 3/16, 3/30

Crochet hooks and yarn will be provided by donation for classroom demonstration and participation.
Bring your own yarn to continue class projects at home!
Open to all skill and age levels.

Registration required.
Call, email, or stop in the library to sign up.

Adult Coloring Night

Anti-Stress Coloring Night forAdults
The Latest Way to Relax
Adult coloring book
Coloring is not art therapy, but it can help you relax, reduce stress and boost mental clarity.

Join us
Wednesday, February 17th @ 7:00pm

Registration Required. Call, email, or stop in the library to sign up.

Teacher Sale: Used Children's Books

Need to build your classroom book collection? 
We have a special sale just for you!

We have excess inventory of children's books in our ongoing used book sale, so we are offering them to teachers for only $.10 each until we clear some of them out. They normally sell for $.25 - $.50. Just bring proof of school employment (ID badge, paycheck stub, etc.) and come stock up! You do not need to be a resident of Harrison Township.


MILibraryCard logo
HTPL Joins MILibraryCard Program

HTPL members who travel now have more options.  You can now borrow books from libraries located at many of your travel destinations across Michigan.  
MILibraryCard allows Harrison Township Public Library card holders in good standing to borrow items at an additional 93 libraries (and growing) across the state of Michigan.  Click this link for a full list of participating libraries.

*See a staff member for more details before you travel*

Zinio e-magazines

Click for Zinio e-magazines
Now you can check out e-magazines
through Zinio!

HTPL is pleased to announce our newest service...e-magazines!  You can read online or download to your favorite e-device.  Search Zinio for your favorite magazines, or click here to learn how to use Zinio. You must download the Zinio app for your e-device.  Links to app downloads are at the bottom of the Zinio home page.

Shop Amazon, help the Friends

Support the library when you shop at Amazon
Simply enter Amazon shopping through the Smile Program at and select Friends of Harrison Township Public Library as your preferred organization. Amazon will give a portion of your purchase to the Friends, while you simply shopped as usual. 
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. Learn more about the AmazonSmile Program.
Click here to start shopping now!

Book donations

Got Textbooks? We'll take them!
We're currently taking donations. And now you can bring us your textbooks too! Donating is a great way to help the library.  Please keep us in mind as you spruce up.    

Library Events

Support Your Library - Kroger Community Rewards

 Support Your Library Every Time You Shop at Kroger

Link Your Kroger Plus Savings Card
to the Kroger Community Rewards Program
to learn more and register!

Book Sale

Come visit our book sale!  It's open every day that we are.
Monday and Thursday 10am-6pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 12pm-8pm
Friday 2pm-6pm
Saturday 12pm-4pm

All items 25¢ to $1.00. Open to everyone.

Melissa Goins,
Feb 1, 2016, 5:37 AM
Melissa Goins,
Aug 19, 2012, 7:55 PM
Thomas Sycko,
May 26, 2011, 11:58 AM
Thomas Sycko,
May 26, 2011, 11:58 AM
Melissa Goins,
Dec 2, 2014, 10:10 AM