2022 Library Spring Program Schedule

 

The Schultz-Holmes Memorial Library Presents Art at Your Feet

Event Marks 14th Year in Blissfield

BLISSFIELD, MI –- The free public street art event, Art at Your Feet, takes over South Lane Street in Blissfield on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 9 am.  Presented by the Schultz-Holmes Memorial Library and sponsored by Chris Mallow, DDS and Transcend Physical Therapy, Art at Your Feet brings together artists of all ages and abilities to fill 5’ x 5’ street canvas squares using a set of free chalk pastels.  Registration is required at the event to reserve a square and receive a set of pastels. 

 

The event will run until 5 pm on Saturday, with the first block of South Lane Street closed for the event from 5 pm the night before.  Anyone needing more information should call the Schultz-Holmes Memorial Library at 517-486-2858, email artatyourfeet@blissfieldlibrary.org, or find Art at Your Feet on Facebook.

 

In addition to the street artists, vendors will line the sidewalks selling a variety of art and artisan items, while local businesses will offer special promotions and activities.    Merchandise and gift certificates will be offered in prize drawings throughout the day.  All event-goers can enter prize drawings at the red registration tent near the downtown mini-park, but winners must be present to claim prizes from drawings. 

 

The event will include a special kid’s art area which requires no registration and face painting from the Blissfield High School Varsity Cheer Squad on a donation basis. A free souvenir photo booth will also be onsite. Art at Your Feet will conclude with cash prizes of $50, $30, and $20 awarded to three chalk artists chosen by event officials.  WLEN will broadcast from Art at Your Feet between 8:30 am and noon.  JTE Acoustic Band will provide live music from 1-3 pm.

 

The Schultz-Holmes Memorial Library currently holds over 30,000 volumes, subscribes to 60 circulating magazines, actively pursues local history materials, and provides free public-access computer and wireless internet.  The village library serves the townships of Blissfield, Ogden, Palmyra and Riga by contract.  In addition to Art at Your Feet, the library offers a busy summer reading program, the Taste the State program series, the Blissfield Unbound program series featuring the Manhattan Short Film Festival, StoryTimes and other programs.

 

The library also maintains a website, blissfieldlibrary.org, which offers free patron access to dozens of media and instructional opportunities, including the Blissfield High School yearbook from 1948-2018.  The library offers free inter-library loan and reference assistance, as well as copy and fax services for a small fee.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  The library makes non-profit banquet and meeting space available for rent.  Donations to the library are tax-deductible and help the library better serve the community. 

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Covid-19 Rapid Tests and KN95 Masks Available from the Library

The Lenawee County Health Department has given the library a supply of COVID-19 rapid tests and KN95 masks for distribution to the public. Because the supply is limited, the health department limits tests to one box of two tests per person and masks to one package of five masks. In order to pick up the tests or masks, call the library at 517-486-2858, so we can prepare them for pick up. We may not be able to provide tests or masks to those who have not reserved them ahead of time by calling the library. The tests and masks are available for reservation and pick up during the library's regular open hours. We continue to encourage everyone to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while in the library building. Please do not come into the building if you are sick. The library serves a population at high risk for COVID-19, the flu, and other infections. Let’s protect each other.

Outdoor wifi, increased online content, and contactless delivery available.

The library public wifi network, shmlquest, is available in and, thanks to a CARES grant from the Library of Michigan and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, around the building.  Just log onto the network, using the password which is also “shmlguest.”  Contactless delivery of circulating materials is a permanent option for those who wish to use it.  Just call the library at 517-486-2858.

The additional online content we acquired and the online library account application we created when the building was closed remain available at blissfieldlibrary.org.  Find under Media on Demand:

  • The Woodlands Downloadable Library through OverDrive and Libby, which now includes downloadable magazines, movies from IndieFlix, concerts from Qello, and instruction from Great Courses, in addition to downloadable books and audiobooks
  • Hoopla downloadable books, comic books, movies, TV and music
  • Freegal music, featuring five songs a week that are yours to keep
  • Access Video on Demand
  • World Cinema Collection
  • Just for Kids Videos
  • Kanopy Movies, including Kanopy Kids
  • Blissfield High School yearbooks from 1948-2018

Find under Reference and Instruction:

  • A digital image of today’s Adrian Daily Telegram and of many other Michigan newspapers
  • Access World News
  • The America’s Genealogy Bank
  • Mango Languages
  • Consumer Reports Online
  • Tutor.com
  • Infobase Learning Center

Patrons may also continue to request collection items via contactless delivery via the library's front vestibule.  Call the library at 517-486-2858 for more information.

Library Auditorium and Kitchen Available for Rental

The Library makes its auditorium availalble for rental.  You may view and download the rental agreement here.  Contact the library at 517-486-2858 with questions or to request a tour.

 

 

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