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AADL & TheRide Offer Free Ride Saturdays With Your Library Card

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 2:51pm by TimG

AADL and the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) are partnering this summer to provide Free Ride Saturdays during the AADL Summer Game!

Every Saturday from June 17 - August 26, library cardholders can ride any of TheRide local fixed-route buses for free. All you need to do is show the driver your library card when boarding the bus!

While riding, look for the AADL Summer Game code sign inside the bus and win 1,000 points to trade in for awesome Summer Game Shop prizes. Each bus has the same code inside the bus, so it's easy to find! When you see it, text the code to 4AADL (42235) or visit play.aadl.org to enter the code and get 1,000 points.

TheRide and AADL have created fun ways to get even more Summer Game prizes:
• Find the code featured on the outside of several buses for 500 points.
• Find the code hidden on TheRide.org on the MyAlerts Service page (which you can get to by clicking on "All Alerts" directly from the homepage) for 500 points.

Find all the codes to earn the Ride Master Badge and a 500 point bonus!

The AADL Summer Game is a great way to enjoy your summer and to ride TheRide for free! For more information on TheRide's routes and schedules, pick up a Ride Guide or visit TheRide.org.

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All AADL Locations will Open at 10 AM Tuesday

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 6:51pm by eli

All AADL Locations will open one hour late Tuesday morning. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we thank you for your patience!

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Suggest a Title For Washtenaw Reads 2018

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 4:08pm by TimG

Read a good book lately? Suggest it for Washtenaw Reads 2018!

The Washtenaw Reads screening team is meeting throughout the summer to select finalist titles for the Read and they want your ideas!

The Washtenaw Reads program is a community initiative to promote reading and civic dialogue through the shared experience of reading and discussing a common book. Participating libraries and communities include Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Milan, Northfield Township, Saline, and Ypsilanti.

To suggest a title visit Washtenaw Reads or the Washtenaw Reads Facebook page. Washtenaw Reads 2018 will take place January - February 2018.

Thanks for your suggestions!

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Internet Down at Pittsfield Branch

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 1:50pm by eli

Due to a fiber problem, Pittsfield Branch is currently without Internet connection. This affects public computers, wifi, and catalog searching at Pittsfield Branch. Staff can still assist with checkouts that will be processed later once connectivity is restored. Thanks for your patience, and stay tuned!

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The 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival Begins Tonight!

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:29pm by TimG

AADL will once again be an official community partner for this year's Ann Arbor Film Fest, and will cosponsor Films in Competition 8: Almost All Ages on Saturday, March 25 at 11 am at the Michigan Theater. This special screening features 12 short, family-friendly films. Make sure to enter the code AAFF55_AADL for a discount on your advance ticket!

You can see the festival's entire schedule and buy tickets on the Ann Arbor Film Fest’s website.

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America. The 55th AAFF takes place March 21-26, 2017 and presents over 200 films from across the world with dozens of world premieres. For more information, please visit the Ann Arbor Film Festival’s website.

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All AADL locations will open at Noon today

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 6:03am by eli

Due to Inclement weather, all AADL Locations will delay opening until Noon today. Thanks for your patience and stay safe!

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Your 5 Star Library

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 1:19pm by TimG

The Ann Arbor District Library has again been awarded the highest ranking a library can achieve in Library Journal’s annual ratings systems of libraries nationwide, and was named a 5 Star library in LJ’s just-released Annual Index of Public Library Service.

AADL has been ranked a 5 Star library since the rating system began in 2008 and currently ranks fourth of ten 5 Star libraries within its operating expenditure category.

Four other Michigan libraries received star rankings this year. Richland Community Library was named a 5 Star library within its category, West Bloomfield Township Public Library received 4 stars, and Kalkaska County Library and Pentwater Township Library received 3 stars. Congratulations to our fellow Michigan libraries!

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AADL Closed On Labor Day

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 5:02pm by TimG

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 5.

Regular Library hours will resume on Tuesday, September 6.

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AADL & TheRide Summer Game Bonus: Free Ride Fridays In August With Your AADL Library Card

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 8:55am by TimG

AADL and the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) are partnering this summer for a fun, new addition to this year’s summer game!

Every Friday in August, AADL cardholders can ride any of TheRide’s local fixed-route buses for free. The only item you need to take out of your wallet is your AADL Library card.
Show the driver your card and ride for free!

While you ride, look for the summer game code sign inside the bus and win 1,000 points to trade in for great Summer Game Shop prizes. It’s easy – there’s only one code to find, repeated on every single bus. When you see it, text the code to 4AADL (42235) or visit play.aadl.org to enter the code and get 1,000 points.

TheRide and AADL have created even more ways to get summer game points:
• Find the code featured on the outside of several buses for 500 points.
• Find the codes at bus stops nearest to any AADL location for 500 points.
• Codes are also hidden on TheRide’s website - TheRide.org.

Find all the codes to earn the Ride Master Badge and a 500 point bonus!

It’s a great way to end the summer – ride TheRide for free, and get points to trade in for excellent prizes at the Summer Game Shop. For more information about TheRide’s buses and schedules, visit TheRide.org

New to the AADL summer game? Last year, there were 5,476 active summer game players who were awarded 85,850 badges and selected 7,227 prizes. Will you be a player this year?

Visit play.aadl.org or text NEW PLAYER to 4AADL (42235) to get started.

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Public Event

Public Conversation on the 2016 - 2019 Strategic Plan & Trustee Candidate Information Night

Thursday July 14, 2016: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Traverwood Branch: Program Room