Virginia DeMumbrum

The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today are all available in the reading lounge at the White Lake Community Library again.

Thanks to an anonymous donor, and with a little help from another library, print editions of these papers are arriving daily. Several subscriptions had been dropped recently because of rising subscription rates, and also because daily delivery was no longer available to our zip code. The generous donation we received helped cover the subscriptions, and the Muskegon Area District Library kindly offered to let us use their address in order to get daily delivery of the papers. The library’s papers are now being delivered to MADL headquarters in Muskegon every morning. From there, they are forwarded to us with our daily book delivery, usually arriving by early afternoon. What an amazingly connected and supportive community we live in!

Wi-Fi Available 24/7 in Library Parking Lot

Don’t have internet at home? Running out of data on your phone? The library is here to help! Desktop workstations and laptops are available during open hours, of course, and now the WiFi stays on even when we’re closed. If you have a big school project due in the morning, or want to download an audiobook on Sunday, just bring your device to the library and connect to the internet from your car, or from one of the benches near the entrance. There is no charge, and the data is unlimited. We are currently working to secure funding for Wi-Fi hotspots and laptops that can be checked out for a week at a time. If you or someone you know might be interested in helping to sponsor that, please let us know!

Big Used Book Sale Set for August

The next used book sale is coming up soon, with a little bit of a twist. Watch for more information about this “cream of the crop” sale, where all the books will be in excellent or like-new condition. The sale will start Thursday evening, Aug. 1, and end with a fill-a-bag clearance sale on Saturday, Aug. 3. Did you see us in the 4th of July parade? If so, hang on to that coupon for a free book, and bring it with you to the August sale!

The White Lake Community Library is located at 3900 White Lake Drive in Whitehall. For more information, call the library at 231-894-9531, or visit the library website at