On August 2, 2016, voters will be asked whether they wish to renew the Wixom Public Library’s expiring operating millage at the current rate of 1.08 mills for another 10 years. The proposition is a renewal, not a tax increase. Your taxes for library services will not increase. The Wixom Public Library has operated under the same millage rate since 2007 and approximately 88% of library funding comes directly from our operating millage. The Library does not receive funding from the City of Wixom. By law, the existing Library funding and proposed renewal is for library services only – they cannot be used for other city operations. The millage funds operating, maintaining and equipping the Library. For additional information, click here.
Summer Reading starts June 1 and runs through August 6. This year's theme is On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! and we have special programs planned for all ages, from babies to adults! Kids and tweens will earn a ticket to the Finale Party at Pump It Up when they read 8 hours. Teens will earn a prize bag and a ticket to the Summer Wrap-Up Lock-In by reading 5 books, attending 5 programs and/or a combination of the two. Adults will get a $5 gift card to an area business for submitting 3 book reviews. Adults will also be entered into the weekly book bag drawing by submitting a new review for the week. All ages can register and log reading online or in-person by paper. Families can also register all family members online under one account. For families using the paper logs, you can print additional copies here.
The Summer 2016 edition of The Source is now available and program registration is on-going! Click here to view an online version of The Source or stop in at the Library to pick up a print copy. We have an exciting summer of programs planned for all ages and hope to see you at one or more programs. Summer reading for all ages will begin June 1. Adults are invited to get creative at a Coloring Night, explore Yoga and learn about the new dietary guidelines. Teens can join the fun at the Teen Summer Reading Kickoff at Total Sports Complex, create at Makerspace Mondays, and join the discussion at Special Book Alert. Kids can kickoff summer at the Library Olympics Kickoff, be wowed by animals at Exotic Zoo, get active at Yoga for Kids and play life-size games at Family Game Night. Tweens can party like the Greek gods at a Percy Jackson Party and learn the physics behind fun tricks at the Science of Magic. Visit the event calendar today to explore all of our summer activities and register for programs!
The Library is pleased to announce that we now offer mobile hotspots to check-out! The hotspots provide wireless Internet access at home or on-the-go wherever there is a Sprint signal and can connect up to 10 devices. The hotspots are available to Wixom Library cardholders who are over 18 and checkout for 4 days with no renewals or holds. For more details, click here.