Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Federal Officer

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of United States Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry, who was killed in the line of duty on December 14.

Agent Terry, of Flat Rock, Michigan, was working with a squad attempting to intercept drug smugglers on the Arizona-Mexico border when he was killed in a resulting gun battle.

Brian Terry was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Ecorse Police Department, and Lincoln Park Police Department.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It's Never Too Late to Return a Library Book!

Last week, the library received an amazing letter from long-time patron Mark T. McKee, who is currently wintering in Arizona. Mr. McKee wrote the library director to ask his pardon for a book in his possession, overdue from Mount Clemens Public Library for the past 76 years! It seems that Mr. McKee had checked out the book, entitled A Dog of Flanders, from the library in 1934, when he was a grade-schooler. He never returned it, and has kept it among his treasured possessions all these years. Finding it once again among his belongings, his conscience pricked him and he decided it was time to return the book to its rightful place in the library, so he mailed it back to us with a heartfelt letter of apology.

Mr. McKee also threw himself upon the mercy of the library director, as the accumulated fines on this overdue book amount to more than $2,700.00! Click here to read a story about the return of Mark McKee's overdue library book in the Macomb Daily, or watch the TV news feature on Fox2 Detroit.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Library Holiday Hours

The library will be CLOSED from Friday, December 24 through Monday, December 27 for the Christmas holiday weekend. While we are closed, library materials may be returned in the outside drop boxes located near the north (parking lot) entrance to the building. These drop boxes will be emptied by library staff during the holiday weekend.

As always, our electronic library services will remain available 24/7 via our web site, including our online library catalog, digital media archive, media download center, and library events catalog.

Regular library hours will resume at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 28.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Flags Lowered in Honor of Pearl Harbor Day

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of those who lost their lives or were wounded at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

On the morning of December 7, 1941, the Armed Forces of the United State of America stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, were attacked by the air and naval forces of Imperial Japan. The attack claimed the lives of 2,334 servicemen and servicewomen and wounded another 1,143.