In order to fufill the mission of helping "community residents meet their personal, educational, and professional information needs", the Library offers a wide range of services for all ages and interests.
For the youngest patrons and their parents, there are regularly scheduled storytimes and lapsit programs as well as special holiday events and the annual Summer Reading Program. R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) is a new service for those in grades 1-6 who would like to spend 15 minutes reading to one of the special therapy dogs that visits the Library. Homeschoolers and their parents have events scheduled regularly to highlight features of the Youth Services Area. Youth collections include picture books, easy-readers, chapter books, nonfiction, youth graphic novels, DVDs, books on CD, music CDs, puppets, media kits, video games, computer games, and magazines.
Teens have a multitude of collections and programming for their personal and educational needs ranging from video gaming, craft programs, book discussion groups and volunteer opportunities to programs designed to prepare teens and their parents for the college admission process. Teens also take advantage of Summer Read events and have their own collection of graphic novels, books on CD and manga included in with the regular teen fiction and nonfiction books.
Adults are invited to attend a diverse assortment of programs offered at the Library. The Friends of the Library sponsor speakers from the Detroit Institute of Art on a regular basis. The ongoing Rhapsody; Music at the Library is another popular series backed by the Friends. Money Management Seminars and Medicare workshops take place several times each year. The Great Michigan Read Program takes place annually and both Library Book Discussion Groups take part as well as the general public. Other Library Groups focus on needlecrafts, gardening, film discussion, scrapbooking, poetry, e-readers, and support for those with low vision. Residents of Plymouth are encouraged to take computer classes in the Library's Lab. Topics covered include MS Office 2007 applications, computer basics, social networking on Facebook and many more. Special collections available at the Library. Adult collections include traditional fiction and nonfiction titles, DVDs and Blu-Rays, books on CD, downloadable e-books and e-audiobooks to play on personal devices, video games, magnifiers, music CDs, Cricut cartridges, large print books, magazines, and graphic novels. Outreach services and homebound services are available for local residents as well as exam proctoring.