Libraries are often overlooked as places that can provide free or low-cost entertainment in the community. Here are 5 things you may, or may not, know about the Cromaine District Library.
1. Did you know you can check out free one-day passes to any state park, state forest campground or pathway at the library? These passes are valid for seven days from checkout and can be used all over the state.
2. Parks and campgrounds not your thing? You can use your library card to print a pass, at your home or at the library, to one of 60 participating museums across the state. The passes will give you either complimentary or reduced admission. Popular museums include Cranbrook Art Museum, the Holocaust Memorial Center and the Detroit Institute of Arts. These passes are available at both the White Lake and Highland libraries.
3. Don't want to spend $10 going to a movie or a few dollars renting from Redbox? Check out the movie selection at the Cromaine Library. You might be surprised to see many new releases and classic favorites.
4. Did you know that you can now rent e-books for your Kindle, Nook, iPad or tablet through the library? The Cromaine District Library has an extensive e-book catalogs. You can search book titles and more on their websites.
5. Whether you want to join a book club, build Lego fortresses or learn to make bleach or Tye-dye shirts - the library has a class for you. Both locations of Cromaine have calendars full of events for all ages. Check out what they have to offer and join in the fun.
The Cromaine District Library is open Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m; and Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays, Sept. through May, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The calendar of events can be found here.