[Michlib-l] Jackson District Library Meijer Branch Dedication and Family Fun Day

Smith, Donna smithdm at myjdl.com
Tue Aug 5 09:31:35 EDT 2014

Jackson District Library (JDL) is happy to announce the completion of the Meijer Branch Library's 8,500 sq. ft. addition and the renovation of the original building! JDL will host a dedication of the library and celebration for the Jackson County residents on Saturday, August 9 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Join us at 10:00 am for a formal dedication of the library and ribbon cutting. At 11:30 am, Cranbrook Institute of Science staff will present fun and exciting activities for the whole family. Enjoy some great refreshments, too!

        [Dinosaurs - Learn about fossils and casts of different dinosaurs and become a paleontologist by digging for bones.  Electricity - See how electricity can be generated, create a circuit to power a light or motor and harness electricity to make a simple device.  Bug Out - Observe live and specimen bugs using magnifying glasses and microscopes to learn their unique characteristics.  Simple Machines -  See how gears, pulleys and wedges each act to give us an advantage when performing work.  Things that Fling - Compare catapults, try a model trebuchet and build a simple catapult to take home.]

The library's new addition features a space for teens, quiet study and tutoring rooms, a digital media studio, more computers, a fireplace and a book store operated by the library's Friends group.  A drive-thru has also been included for after-hours pickup and drop off of materials. New features to the renovated space include a community room, complete with kitchenette, which can accommodate large groups for events as well as new spaces and activity areas for young children and families.


Donna Smith
Marketing Officer

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244 W. Michigan Avenue
Jackson, MI 49201
517-788-4099, ext. 1314
Fax: 517-788-6024

Inspiring our community to discover, learn and succeed!

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