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Closed Memorial Day weekend

man spreading sealcoating with a squeegee

The Lodi Public Library will be CLOSED throughout the entire Memorial Day weekend to allow for new sealcoating in the parking lot.

The library will be open regular hours of 9 am to 5 pm on Friday, May 26. We will reopen at 9 am on Tuesday, May 30.

The libary will be closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Have a great weekend!

Summer library program starts June 1!

Build a Better World

June 1 is the official start date for this year's Summer Library Program - and the librarians have been hard at work filling the schedule with programs, crafts, and inspiration to help you Build a Better World! You can register now, but you can't start logging your reading or completing challenges until June 1. 

Does your school rule? Again this year readers will be grouped into teams to compete for the most time read throughout the summer (more info coming soon for the adult teams). 

ADULTS: we again are forming adult teams to record summer reading! More info here on adult teams - round up your civic organization or your coworkers!

book discussion: Evicted

Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Our next book for discussion will be the book that won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction, Evicted by Matthew Desmond. Join us for a pair of conversations on Monday, June 5:

• at NOON where you're invited to bring along a sack lunch for a daytime conversation,
• and again at 7 pm for those who prefer an after-work or post-dinner evening conversation.

In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge.  

Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing. In vivid, intimate prose, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today.  

We brought in books for IMMEDIATE CHECKOUT - stop in to check one out and take it home today!

Form a team for the run walk!

Endangered resources: bees, water, LIBRARIES

This annual fundraiser by the Friends of the Lodi Public Library and Activate Lodi begins at 8 am Saturday, August 12 at the Lodi Elementary School. Registration coming soon on the Friends of the Lodi Library website or pick up a brochure at the library.

NEW THIS YEAR: gather your friends, coworkers, community organization, and family and FORM A TEAM! Let's make this a fun way to spend time with friends and make a difference in our community. Special prizes for largest team, best show of spirit, and more.

This run walk is not only a long-standing Lodi tradition, it's also a much-needed fundraiser for our Lodi Public Library. The truth is, libraries need your help more than ever. (Please see the run walk brochure for more information)

new "book finder" app for teens

smartphone showing the homepage of YALSA teen book finder app

There's a new FREE smartphone app for young adult literature lovers!

The Teen Book Finder app links into an online database created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).  It's a fun, on-the-go tool for anyone who loves teen literature, providing access to nearly 4,000 titles that have been recognized with YALSA awards or on their title lists. The app is available for both Android and iOS.

App features include:

  • homepage features three titles, refreshed daily
  • search by author, title, award/list year, genre, by award, and by book list
  • the Find It! button helps locate a title in a nearby library
  • a Favorites button to create your own booklist
  • share to Twitter and Facebook

FREE audiobook downloads for TEENS

Have you tried an audiobook? Because it's a fun way to do some required read while you're also exercising, crafting, cleaning, and more. Give it a try and enhance your summer by participating in SYNC - a teen audiobook campaign that features title pairs of high-interest books based on a weekly theme.

Aimed at teens age 13 and older, SYNC 2017 is giving away 32 titles — two paired audiobook downloads each week, ending August 16th. Check out the calendar of releases and the complete list of exciting audiobook titles from award-winning authors such as Daniel José Older, M.T. Anderson, Franz Kafka, Ruta Sepetys, and Nikki Grimes. There's no wait list - titles are available for immediate download and the files never expire. 

To get notice each time new titles are available, sign up for email or text alerts by visiting www.audiobooksync.com. The SYNC program is a project of AudioFile Magazine in partnership with OverDrive and audiobook publishers.

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Welcome to Lodi sign

Please help the City of Lodi plan priorities for the coming years by participating in the 2017 Citizen Satisfaction Survey.

The survey can be found online or we've got paper copies at the library. The survey is open to everyone who would like to respond (even those under 18 years of age) - including those who live outside the city limits. 

The deadline to complete or return the survey is Wednesday, May 31.

Friends fundraiser: mystery dinner event

Totally 80s murder mystery fundraising event, Saturday June 17

Get out your 80's attire and join the fun as the Friends of the Lodi Public Library host a Totally 80's Murder Mystery event at 5:30 pm Saturday, June 17 at Manke's Barn.

Don't be a wannabe and miss out - it's going to be righteous! Dinner, drinks, mystery, music and dancing for all. Tickets are $60 each (there's a $10 discount code for FOLPL members) and are available online, at the library, or in the Lodi American Family Insurance office. This is an adult event for those age 21 and over, only.

This fundraising event is coordinated by the dudes and dudettes of the Friends of the Lodi Public Library

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