Big improvements are coming to the Children’s Room this year.  Due to the construction, the Children’s Department will be moving to a temporary location in the Westwood Mall of Marquette Township in May 2018.

  • Children’s Department will be closed for the move April 30-May 6, 2018. All children’s services will be unavailable at for the duration. Holds placed on materials will be filled after the branch opens. Teen services will continue as normal.
  • The Children’s Branch at the mall will reopen Monday May 7, 2018.
  • Children’s regular programming will be suspended April 30-June 8, 2018.
  • Programming will resume Saturday June 9, 2018 with the Summer Reading Kickoff Concert with Corinne Rockow at 11:00 am and will continue throughout the summer at the Children’s Branch. The occasional program will take place at the library or off-site and such location changes will all be noted on posters and online.
  • Teen programming will take place at the Peter White Library.
  • See our complete Summer Reading schedule of events
  • The Children’s Department plans to move back to the renovated and expanded space at PWPL in November 2018.

Services available at the Branch location will include a small play area, computers and tablets, access to part of the children’s collection, material checkout and return, material holds pickup, and library card sign up. Items from the children’s collection that remain at the library will still be available via holds.
Can’t make it to the mall?  Find us at Lower Harbor park for an all-ages interactive storytime Thursdays, starting June 14 at 9:30 am.
Starting May 7, 2018, the PWPL Children’s Branch at the Westwood Mall will have the following hours:

  • Monday-Thursday:  9:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday:  9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday:  9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Sunday:  Closed

The Westwood Mall is providing the space for the Children’s Branch and PWPL is covering the cost of utilities.  The Children’s Library will be located in the former Vanity Store, adjacent to Bath and Body Works.
We will continue to post information on our website as the project evolves.  Sign up for Library Insider or Events email updates.
Questions?  We want to help!  Call Youth Services at 906/226-4323 or find us on Facebook.

Updated Timeline and More on the Children's Department temporary move