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  • Park and Read

    Need a break? Consider a mini-vacation spent outdoors amid the natural beauty of Michigan's state parks and recreation areas or exploring the stories and nostalgia of the museums and historic sites within the Michigan Historical Museum system - compliments of the Library of Michigan. The Department of Natural Resources and the Library of Michigan have teamed up once again to offer their popular Park & Read program at more than 400 participating libraries across the state. The program, now in its fourth year, offers library card-holders the option of checking out a one-day pass that waives the Recreation Passport entry fee into any of Michigan's 101 state parks and recreation areas. The one-day pass (a $10 savings) also provides free, one-time access to any of the more than 500 events scheduled to take place within the state parks throughout the summer. Passes are valid for seven days from checkout and are good for day use only. Park & Read runs now through Oct. 1, 2012. Many participating parks even offer hammocks for loan. Set up under a shady tree and read, snooze or watch the clouds drift by. "This year, even dark clouds won't spoil a Park & Read day," said Maia Stephens, DNR recreation programmer. "The Park & Read pass is also valid at any of the 11 museums or historic sites within the Michigan Historical Museum system," said Stephens. "These engaging places focus on themes in Michigan history, so why not learn about Michigan's fascinating history through your local library and then live it by visiting one of our great museums or historic sites?" For more information on the program and a complete list of participating libraries, hammock availability and park events taking place throughout the state, visit www.michigan.gov/stateparks. The Recreation Passport has replaced motor vehicle permits for entry into Michigan state parks, recreation areas and state-administered boating access fee sites, and is also required at designated state forest campgrounds and non-motorized pathway parking areas. This new way to fund Michigan's outdoor recreation opportunities also helps to preserve state forest campgrounds, trails, and historic and cultural sites in state parks, and provides park development grants to local communities. Michigan residents can purchase the Recreation Passport ($10 for motor vehicles; $5 for motorcycles) by checking "YES" on their license plate renewal forms, or at any state park or recreation area. Non-resident motor vehicles must still display a valid non-resident Recreation Passport ($29 annual; $8 daily) to enter a Michigan state park, recreation area, state-administered boating access fee site; state forest campground, and non-motorized pathway parking area, which can be purchased at any state park or recreation area, or through the Michigan e-Store at www.michigan.gov/estore. To learn more about the Recreation Passport, visit www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport or call 517-373-9900. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.

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  • GingerBread House Decorating Contest

    The Vernon Library will be holding a gingerbread house decorating contest.

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  • Santa's Workshop

    Adults Santa*s Workshop: It*s never too early to start thinking about Christmas gift ideas. We will be making craft items that you will be able to use as a simple little gift or that little extra something to add to a gift. Cost will be from $5 - $10 depending on the craft and will be posted as soon as possible. Tentative dates are the following Thursday*s, September 28, October 26, November 16, and December 14 at 6:30. Check our website, Facebook page or call us to find out craft information.

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  • Audrey's Attic Quilt Trunk Show

    Audrey*s Attic Quilt Trunk Show will be held Thursday, October 19th at 6:30 pm. $10.oo Entrance Fee. PLEASE Reserve tickets by calling or stopping in the library. Audrey is a Village of Vernon resident. Audrey began making quilts in 1972 and has never slowed down or lost sight of the quilts she has yet to make. She has agreed to do this special Trunk Show for the benefit of the Vernon District Public Library as a fundraiser. It will be an entertaining afternoon with a lot of interesting quilts to see, stories to hear and a question and answer period afterward.

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  • FREE Pumpkin Painting

    Free Pumpkin Painting for children ages 3-12 on Saturday, October 21st. Children will be able to stop in the library from noon to 2pm to paint pumpkins. All supplies are provided and are first come first served till we run out.

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  • Thanksgiving Craft

    Free Thankful craft for children ages 3 and up. Stop in the library Saturday, November 18th from noon to 2pm and make a Thanksgiving craft.

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  • Gingerbread Creation contest

    Gingerbread house Decorating Contest will be held on Saturday, December 2nd. Houses need to be dropped off by 2pm that day to qualify. For more info stop in the library.

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  • Graham Cracker House Decorating

    Free Graham Cracker Gingerbread House Decorating starting December 4th until we run out of supplies. Children ages 3 and up are welcome to stop in the library and decorate their own graham cracker gingerbread house. All supplies are provided and are on a first come first served basis.

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  • Winter Programs at the Library

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