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Children's Programs:  The following are offered:  story hours, summer reading program, tours, class visits, dial-a-story, books, and other materials.

Young Adult Programs & Area :  Check our our new teen program! Plus, a special materials collection geared to the young adult reader.

Adult Programs: Currently we offer computer classes on Computer Basics, Microsoft Word, and Internet & E-mail.  We also have a book discussion group, Booklovers, that meets every other Tuesday at 10am.

Reference:  Questions are answered in person and over the telephone using a variety of resources including the Internet.

Every attempt is now being made to make the library accessible to our patrons on a 24 hour, 7 day a week basis.  The following two services are our initial steps to make 24/7 a reality for users of the Chesaning Public Library.  

Cyber--Reference:  Library users with computer access now have the option of asking reference questions via the computer by submitting their questions to the Library's E-mail address.  Users of this service are cautioned that questions should be those which do not have a very urgent timeline to receive a reply.  Turn around time may be as long as two to three days although every attempt will be made to answer questions within a 24-hour period.  Please post all questions to the following E-mail address:

info@chesaninglibrary.org

Users of this service should leave their preferred method of response  whether it be by E-mail,  telephone, or some other means.

Voice Mail Reference:  Library users who do not have computer access may also submit reference questions on our voice mail system.  After the beep, please leave your information request.  Again, we caution users that there may be as much as two to three days before a question can be answered although every attempt will be made to answer questions within a 24-hour period.  To access our voice mail dial

1-989-845-3211. 

Wait for the telephone message with our hours to play through and then leave your message and telephone number after the beep.  Our voice mail reference service should only be accessed during the times when our Library is closed.

Internet:  Five public access computers are available free of charge.  You only need to sign up at the circulation desk.  Copies from the Internet are 10 cents per page for Black & White, and 15 cents per page for color.

Interlibrary Loan:  Materials can be interloaned from other libraries for FREE.

Horizon:  The Library is a member of the Valley Library Consortium which coordinates the Dynix Horizon automated system in our area.

Reserve:  Materials presently in circulation can be held for a patron upon request.

Photocopying:  Copies (Including enlargements, reductions, and two-sided) are available for 15 cents per page.  A color copier is available; copies are 50 cents per page.

Laminating: This service is available for a fee.  Total charge depends on the size of the original item.

Public Use Computers:  These are available for word processing and other office functions.  Cost to make copies is 10 cents per page for Black & White and 15 cents per page for color.

Typewriter:  Available for public use free of charge.

Local  History/Genealogy Collection:  Includes local family history data sheets, a local history subject file, back issues of local newspapers from 1877-- (In print and/or microfilm formats, U.S. Census microfilm, and a genealogical book collection.

Microfilm Reader Printer:
Available to read, burn to a CD, or print, microformed copies are 10 cents per page.

Fax Machine:  Available for public use for a fee. Outgoing faxes are $2.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each page thereafter.  Incoming faxes are $1.00 per page.

Circulation Policy:  Most materials circulate for three weeks.  Materials not reserved may be renewed for three additional weeks either in person, over the telephone or in the Internet .  Overdue materials are assessed a 10 cents per day fine; exceptions, videocassettes and reference materials are assessed a higher fine per loan period.  A book return drop is available to return materials when the library is closed.

Memorials:  The Library accepts donations for the purchase of books and other materials in memory or honor of a person or for special occasions.