The library's hours over Thanksgiving will be:
- Wednesday, November 25th 10am - 5:30 pm
- Thursday, November 26th CLOSED
- Friday, November 27th 10 am- 2 pm
- Saturday, November 28th 10 am - 2 pm
***There will be no Story Hour on Wednesday, November 25th.***
The library wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Book Sale Success!
A big thank you to everyone who contributed to making our Fall Book Sale such a great success; our volunteers, the people who donated items and also the people who came to the sale and bought materials all played a big part in its success. Be on the lookout for information regarding our spring book sale. At this time due to the overwhelming response the library has had in regards to donations, please hold off on any donations of books, magazines or videos until further notice. If you need to donate items in the mean time, please consider donating to other local non-profit organizations. Thank you for your continued generosity the library has greatly appreciated these donations and we hope to be able to accept them again in the future.
The Coloma Library Book Club is meeting for a book discussion on Thursday, December 3rd @ 5:30 pm. The title to read before the discussion is The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Copies are available at the front desk for check out.
The Book club regularly meets every other Thursday and is always looking for new members. If you are interested in more information please click here or stop in the library.
Ancestry.com Library Edition
The library has a new resource that uses technology to make tracing family trees easier. Ancestry® Library Edition, a Web-based reference tool distributed by ProQuest, will allow you to start exploring your roots by searching a surname. Anyone can come into the library to dig into Ancestry Library Edition's millions of records – as far back as the 1400s.
Once connected to Ancestry Library Edition, you'll find a friendly opening screen that asks for the name of the person to be searched. Key in the name, click on "Search" and Ancestry Library Edition scans its vast selection of U.S. federal and state census data, birth, marriage, and death records, military records, Social Security death records, and immigration lists. It also includes an extensive collection of information from the U.K., including images census records and civil registrations. Additionally, probate records dating back to the 1500s are included from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. The information you find are pieces of a puzzle that you'll assemble. These records have "clues" to the past – places where ancestors lived, names of relatives, birth or death dates, etc – that lead to more information. Names can be added to form the "tree" or searched to find more clues.
Ancestry.com Library Edition can be used on any of the computer workstations at the library. To get on the library computers you do need to have a library card. Please call (269) 468-3431 with any questions.
Past issues of the Coloma Courier (November 1899-1969), Watervliet Record (1890-October 1984) and Tri-City Record (1984-2010) are available for searching and browsing on this website. A special thank you to Karl Bayer at the Tri-City Record for allowing the library to make these papers available to the public. Also a special thank you to the Watervliet District Library for their support with this project.
The library's catalog is availabe for you to search from home! Simply click "Catalog" from the menu bar on any page to visit the library's website. When you arrive at that site click "Coloma Public Library" and begin your search.
There you will find further instructions on how to search for books, renew items you have checked out and place holds. If you have any questions, please call the library at (269) 468-3431.
The library is glad to offer ebooks to patrons living within the library's service area. If you need assistance adding ebooks to your device, click here!
*Not all authors/publishers participate in ebook lending to libraries.
**Thank you to the Coloma Lioness Club, their generous donation has made many titles available for everyone to read!