Public is welcome to attend. Please consider becoming a Friend of the Ecorse Public Library by donating your time, financial,
or in-kind support. Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated.
The Commission meets the 3rd Monday of each month. The meetings are held in the library common space from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Please mark your calendars! The EPL Commission will meet on the following dates:
February 18, 2019
March 18, 2019
April 15, 2019
May 20, 2019
June 17, 2019
July 15, 2019
August 19, 2019
September 16, 2019
October 21, 2019
November 18, 2019
December – No meeting
All meetings are held at the EPL and are open to the public. Please consider volunteering for programs/events at the EPL!
Envision the New EPL! – The Membership Drive Is On! Become a friend TODAY! – Help us reach our goal!
The Friends of Ecorse Public Library kicks off their 2019 “Envision the New EPL Membership Drive” on February 1 – October 31, 2019 in conjunction with National Friends the Library Week and beyond! Put us on your Christmas List! To reach our goal of 50 new members, the Friends will be asking the community to show some library love.
Ecorse residents are known for enthusiastically supporting their community. This membership drive is a great opportunity for community members to go one step further and either become a member for the first time or renew a membership that was forgotten in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
An annual Friends membership is a great value considering the perks members receive in return. The Friends use those membership dollars to support the library by funding the purchase of books, media, and supplies and by sponsoring popular library programs, including youth and adult reading challenges and other events.
Maybe in your mind the library is an eerily quiet place with lots of shushing. But today’s youngest library patrons engage — with books and magazines, with librarians, and with other kids. Most libraries offer regular children’s programs that make stories come to life. (Think puppets, costumes, and animated storytellers.) And often this magic happens in cozy corners where kids flop down on big pillows and bean-bag chairs.
Click the pic and take a look at some of the engaging children’s programs that are current taking place in libraries across the country. Currently, the EPL has several children’s programs that’s endanger of falling by the wayside due to a lack of participation. The community in partnership with the EPL must correct this. How? Do your part to be informed through EPL, this website and school! Perhaps new programs would help, but in order to do this we need children and parents to participate! Take a look at the ALSC Programs and make suggestions for new program ideas, then volunteer! We’re anxious to hear what you think! Please respond by submitting your thoughts and ideas via our “Contact Us” page or call us at (313) 389-2030 or visit us at: 4184 W. Jefferson Ave., Ecorse, MI 48229.
Serving All Families in a Queer and Genderqueer Way by Kathleen Hughes on July 24, 2017
In this episode we discuss providing the best library service for your LGBTQ community with our guest Joel A. Nichols. Joel is the author of the winner in this year’s “Public Libraries” magazine feature article contest, for the article “Serving All Families in a Queer and Genderqueer Way.” He is an administrator for data strategy and evaluation in the Strategic Initiatives Department at the Free Library of Philadelphia, where he previously worked as a children’s librarian and branch manager and the author of “Teaching Internet Basics – The Can-Do Guide” and “I-Pads in the Library” both published by Libraries Unlimited.