Barrier-Free Ramp to Reopen Soon
If you have visited the Library recently, you've noticed that the parking lot entrance is available again. While part of the steps are open for your use, you can see that the other half of the stairs remains closed. We will be cleaning the new stairs in the coming week and are hopeful that our permanent handrails for the steps and barrier-free ramp will be soon installed. We will reopen the ramp once the new handrails are in place.
In preparation for the ramp opening, parking spots on the Penn Theatre side of the library are being marked for handicap access. However, if you need barrier-free access, please continue to park on the fire station/city hall side of the library and use the temporary barrier-free entrance until we open our permanent ramp.
Library staff and volunteers continue to be at that entrance to direct you into the library.
Announcing Our Local History Portal
Thanks to a generous grant from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, the Plymouth District Library has launched an online Local History Portal to provide access to the rich culture and heritage of our community.
Long before the days of television or Internet, local newspapers were the primary means of recording daily life, announcing important national or local news, and informing residents of upcoming events. In the Plymouth area, The Plymouth Mail filled this purpose. For the past twenty-five years, Library volunteers have viewed microfilmed copies of this weekly paper, first published in 1887, and have meticulously indexed personal names, events, businesses, organizations and even advertisements. This index covers the years 1887 through 1914 and is now fully searchable online through our Local History Portal.
No matter what season of the year, it's time to start discovering the museums and other activities around the state of Michigan. Just go online and print off free or discounted passes to over 230 arts and cultural organizations around the state participating in 2015, including Greenmead Historical Park in Livonia, Chippewa Nature Center in Midland , University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Waterford Historic Village and many others. For more information on the MAP program, and Tickets & More, please visit our Michigan Activity Passes page. For a quick listing of the places included in MAP for 2015, see the new brochure!
Need to brush up on your computer skills or prepare for college entrance exams? Are you curious about digital photography, planting a vegetable garden or starting your genealogy? Is real estate investing or book publishing a dream you've wanted to pursue? Then take two hours a week and try some Gale Courses (formerlyLearn4Life) classes in these and many other subject areas! The Library now offers over 325 different courses. Take each class entirely over the Internet whenever you want -whether from work, home, school, or elsewhere...24/7, 365 days a year! Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin monthly. Best of all, they are free to Plymouth residents!
All you need is a computer with Internet access and your valid Plymouth District Library card. Just select the Research tab at the top of this page and use the pull-down menu to see the Gale Courses option. Select that link and create a free account. Use this account to get your free passcode used when you register for a class.
When you use Plymouth District Library's wireless network you have agreed to accept our Internet Use Policy.
Wireless access is provided using a public, unsecured network.