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 If you haven't signed the kids up for the libraries' summer reading program, "Every Hero Has A Story", yet 
stop in to any branch of the Montmorency County Public Libraries and get signed up.
The 6 week program kicks off next week! (June 15th)
(This is one of the special projects you could sign up to do - Roy Lichtenstein Pop art style acrylic canvas.)  

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The program begins June 15th.  It is a 6 week program and is for all children ages 3 – 16 years old.  Participants will have 6 weeks to do fun reading, learning and civic activities to complete their “Hero Activity Log”. For each accomplishment a stamp is placed in your log.  When the log is completed and turned back into the library no later than July 31st at 5:pm, you are a winner.  You are eligible to attend The Super Hero Training Party on August 6th at 6pm at the Briley Twp. Park Pavilion in Atlanta.  The party / hero training night will feature: dinner, cotton candy, snow cones, giant blow up obstacles, create your own hero costume, face painting, incredible balloon art and few other great surprises.Each week your library will have a different program themed craft, activity or science project for you to drop in and do, along with occasional special events and activities.  There will also be a weekly prize for all participants.  All you have to do is stop in and show us your progress each week on your “Hero Activity Log” and you will get the prize of the week.  We have special prizes for our pre-teen / teen participants.  Be sure to participate! 

The program starts June 15th.  Be sure to stop in at your local Montmorency County Public Libraries branch,
turn in your registration form and pick up 
your program packet. 

Atlanta Public Library 785-3941, Hillman-Wright Public Library 742-4021, Lewiston Public Library 786-2985

If you have any questions call us.

Click on any of the following to read or print out information for the Summer Library Program

SRP 2015 info.doc

SRP 2015 Registration.doc

SRP 2015 - activities sheet.doc

SRP 2015 Weekly Prizes.doc

srp hero

(click on a 'SRP Title', see if that's the worksheet you want to complete, and send to the printer to run off / complete and turn in)

SRP1 How to be a Hero.pdf - SRP2 Nurse Maze.pdf - SRP3 Patriotic Memory Game.pdf - SRP4 Monuments and Memorials.pdf 

SRP5 Paper Plate Firehats.pdf - SRP6 Fill in the Blank.pdf - SRP7 Revolutionary War Spy.pdf - SRP9 Sled Dog Dot to Dot.pdf 

SRP10 Fire Rig Maze.pdf - SRP11 My Sidekick.pdf - SRP12 Paper Hellicopters.pdf - SRP13 Fill in the Blank Superhero Story.pdf 

SRP15 Superhero Profile.pdf - SRP16 Dog Hero Origami.pdf - SRP17 Honey Bird Maze.pdf

(remember -- limit 2 sheets per participant)

                                    atl crabs
                                   Look what's new at Atlanta Public Library... 2 hermit crabs. We are taking name suggestions.        


mi activ pass                                                                                                      

Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)

Are you going to be traveling or visiting cultural or recreational areas in Michigan? Would you like free passes or discounts? Try out -

If you enter your home library and library card number you can print out free passes and discount coupons for many Michigan sites.
If you don't have a library card just stop into Montmorency Libraries and we will help you out.



The Library hosted the 10th Annual Art and Poetry Show / Competition called "Voices and Visions". 
Children in Kindergarten through 12th Grade and Adults were invited to enter.
Participants were from Montmorency County or living within one of the three school districts in Montmorency County

V&V Art Show Reception was held on Thursday, May 14th at St. Francis Church Hall in Lewiston.

Many joined us for a wonderful evening of art and refreshments. 

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Picasso -- Cora Mullins
Mixed Media Landscape -- Marilyn Brown
T Rex -- Edward Hicks
Cardinal -- Evan Idalski

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Entertainment -- Gavin Weaver, Jack Perry, Ryne Bennett, Jessie Marlatt
Snowflakes -- Morgan Thompson
Still Life - Pumpkin -- Logan May
Shooting Star -- Jessica Portillo

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Leopard -- Trista Ellis
Sunflowers -- Brooklyn Connelly
Atlanta Drummer -- Haley Bickhardt
Pencil Sketch -- Gideon Mulka

Pictures from V&V Reception 2015



Each elementary school in the county is visited throughout the year and offered a fine arts program that meets their school needs. The students have had the opportunity to learn about different famous artists and techniques. They have studied the photography of Snowflake Bentley, symmetry and asymmetry, Cezanne still life, Monet, the pop art doodle-like drawings of James Rizzi and much more.  Each class period the students have created their own original artwork in the style of the artist.  Many of the projects that the students complete will be entered in the Library's annual art show called Voices and Visions. Look for more information about the Voices and Visions art show in May.

Artist, Paul Cézanne  cezanne art cezanne art
Paul Cézanne was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Wikipedia
  • BornJanuary 19, 1839, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • DiedOctober 22, 1906, Aix-en-Provence, France

  • Cezanne style acrylic still life fruit - Lewiston 5th grade

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    Paul Cezanne style still life acrylic fruit with.... You won't believe this .... Preschoolers from Atlanta. Great work!
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    Talented artists from Hillman Elementary painted these Cezanne style still life acrylics.

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    Cezanne still life studies from Atlanta Elementary School K-5

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    rodrigue art
    George Rodrigue (March 13, 1944 – December 14, 2013) was an American artist originally from New Iberia, Louisiana, who in the late 1960s began painting Louisiana landscapes, followed soon after by outdoor family gatherings and southwest Louisiana 19th century and early 20th century genre scenes. His paintings often include moss-clad oak trees, common to an area of French Louisiana known as Acadiana. In the mid-1990s Rodrigue's Blue Dog paintings, based on a Cajun legend called loup-garou, catapulted him to worldwide fame. His funeral mass was at Cathedral of St. John in Lafayette, Louisiana.

    George Rodrigue inspired colorful tigers by Hillman 4-6th graders.

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    keane art

    Margaret D. H. Keane (born Peggy Doris Hawkins; 1927) is an American artist, who mainly paints women, children, and animals with big eyes, in oil or mixed media.   Her ex-husband Walter Keane used to sell her paintings signed by his name; she allowed him to do so because he used to sell every piece. However, Margaret Keane sued Walter in the subsequent slander suit; the judge demanded that the litigants paint a painting in the courtroom, but Walter declined, citing a sore shoulder. Margaret then produced a painting in 53 minutes. The jury awarded her damages of $4 million.  (Wikipedia)

    Margaret Keane inspired "Big Eyes" oil pastel drawings by Hillman Elementary 4-6 students

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    James Rizzi James Rizzi studied Fine Arts at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

    He came up with the idea of 3D multiples now mostly associated with his name when, having taken classes in painting, printmaking and sculpturing, he had to hand in grade work for all three subjects, but only had time for doing one. So he created an etching, printed it twice, handcolored it, and mounted parts of the one print on top of the other, using wire as a means of adding depth. Having received good grades from all three teachers, he stuck with the idea and developed it further.[

    James Rizzi stay pencil drawings from Hillman 4th - 6th graders

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    Mark you calendars for Toddler Story Hours at your local branch.
    Children will enjoy a story, craft and light snack.

    Little ones must be accompanied by an adult.

    IN ATLANTA Starting in January 2015 Toddler Story Hour will be held the 2nd Wednesday of every month. (785-3941)

    IN HILLMAN  Toddler Time is going to be held on the Third Wednesday of every month at 11am.

    IN LEWISTON  Starting in January 2015, Toddler Story Hour will be on every
    3rd Friday of the month at noon with story, craft and snack. (786-2985)


    "Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." — Emilie Buchwald   



    SPINEBREAKERS BOOK CLUB is a local club that meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month 7:pm at the Elk Crossing Café on State Street in Atlanta. A casual and informal group that gets together monthly to discuss the book choice. We are encouraging new members to please join us for an evening of conversation and friendship centered around our mutual love of reading and books. 
    For more information call 989 370-3808.

    Good Reads - Book reviews, top sellers, author interviews, and news headlines





    Location & Hours

    Mon-Tue 10:am-6:pm
    Wed-Thur-Fri 10:am-5:pm
    Sat 9:am-12:noon
    Sun Closed


    Atlanta Branch

    Atlanta Branch - Headquarters
    11901 Haymeadow - PO Box 438
    Atlanta, MI  49709
    Phone & Fax (989) 785-3941

    Hillman Bldg

    Hillman-Wright Branch
    610 Caring Street
    Hillman, MI  49746
    Phone & Fax (989) 742-4021

    Lewiston Branch 

    Lewiston Branch
    2851 Kneeland St - PO Box 148
    Lewiston, MI  49756
    Phone & Fax (989) 786-2985

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