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Request for Proposal
Accepting Snow Removal Bids

The Otsego County is accepting proposals for snow removal service for the 2018/2019 winter season at the expanded main library located at 700 S Otsego Avenue, Gaylord, MI  49735, including parking lots and sidewalks.  Interested persons may send questions to Director, Maureen Derenzy, at or call (989)732-5841.  Sealed bids must be in writing and received by 5 pm on Friday, October 26.  Bid criteria and instructions are posted here.

New Hours
Please Call 989-732-5841 for more information.

2018 Fall Toddler Tales Schedule

September 19           Love my Library

September 26           Amazing Apples

October 3                  Froggy Fun
October 10                Harvest Days
October 17                Opposites
October 24                Merry Melodies
October 31                Bats and Cats (party)

November 7              Giraffes
November 14            Turkey Time
November 21            No Class (Thanksgiving)
November 28            Hibernating animals

December 5              Holiday shapes & colors
December 12            Wrap It Up (party)

Great American Read Book Club

Mystery Book Club

Fall Storywalk
There's a new story to share with your kids at the Otsego County Library Storywalk.
The Library Storywalk is located behind the Gaylord High School complex off of Livingston Blvd.
Take a right at the roundabout on 27 North and follow the signs to the Soil Conservation Community Garden.

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Prepare for any of a number of official school and career exams. You'll have unlimited free access to practice tests based on such official exams as ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB, Firefighter, Police Officer, Paramedic, EMT Basics, U.S. Citizenship, Postal Worker, Cosmetology, Real Estate Agent & Broker Exams. Maybe you just want to improve your reading, writing, math and grammar skills. We'll have a test for you too!

Freedom of Information Act Procedures & Guidelines

In order to make requests for information standard across county government, the Otsego County Library Board of Trustees will follow the Otsego County Freedom of Information Act Procedures and Guidelines adopted by the Otsego County Board of Commissioners on June 9, 2015 designates the Library Director as the Otsego County Library FOIA Coordinator.  He or she is authorized to designate other Library staff to act on his or her behalf to accept and process written requests for the Library's public records and approve denials.  Click here for procedures and guidelines.

Michigan Activity Pass

The Otsego County Library has partnered with over 400 other Michigan Libraries to participate in the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program.  Each participating library will have 5 passes available for free or discounted admission to various atractions throughout the State.  For more information you can read the press release and media coverage
here. To search for attractions and activities and print out passes, please click here.

Call 732-5841 or stop by the Library for more information.

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.  Click on the logo above, enter your library card number and start tumbling!

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