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Welcome to our newly designed newsletter
full of articles, resources, programs, and
much more! Our mission at Chelsea District
Library is to Engage, Inspire, and Equip
through evolving services and resources.
We hope that as you turn the last page, you
will have found we've done just that!
I have always loved stories. Since I was a little kid I have gotten lost in them — stories
on the printed page, stories told in comic strips, movies, poems, television, conversations,
even songs. Stories are powerful things! They engage and beguile, entertain and amuse.
They even inspire us. They foster imagination and creativity. They can be crafty, instructive
things, revealing valuable lessons wrapped in enchanting packages — who would venture
into the dark woods alone after hearing the tale of Little Red Riding Hood? We sometimes
see ourselves reflected in a story, and there have been times that this recognition has been
salvation for me. Stories also help us look outward and can be remarkable tools for encour-
aging empathy and compassion.
As houses of stories, it's no wonder I was drawn to work in public libraries! I am so pleased
that this issue of the CDL Newsletter celebrates all that stories have to offer at the Chelsea
District Library. We are delighted to share these gifts of stories with you.
SPRING 2017 NEWSLETTER
M a r c h | A p r i l | M a y
Adult Services, Keegan Sulecki
Technology Services, Ron Andrews
Youth & Teen Services, Karen Persello
Head of Circulation, Terri Lancaster
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
City of Chelsea, Anne Merkel
Dexter Township, Charlie Taylor
Lima Township, Elizabeth Sensoli
Lyndon Township, Jerry Wilczynski
Sylvan Township, Jan Carr
At Large, Susan Lackey
At Large, Tryntje Helfferich
The CDL Board of Trustees meet the
third Tuesday of each month at 6:45pm
in the library's McKune Room.
Meetings are open to the public.
(Labor Day–Memorial Day)
Sunday Apr. 16 | Easter
Sunday, May 28 | Shared Sytems Unavailable
Monday, May 29 | Memorial Day
To learn about current volunteer
opportunities at the library visit
HOW TO REACH US
Questions or comments?
Call us at 734.475.8732 or email us at
"The world is not
made of atoms.
It is made of stories."
~ Muriel Ruykeser,
poet and political activist.
worth the walk
8th year of helping
the Power of Writing!
Everyone Has a Story –
find yours INSIDE!
– CDL style!
Get your bracket
ENGAGE | INSPIRE | EQUIP
On the Cover
(Photograph by Richard Stratman)
Through his travel and nature
photography, Rick enjoys sharing
the excitement he experienced
when the image was captured
Interested in having your photo or artwork featured on our
next cover? Visit chelseadistrictlibrary.org/newslettercover
for submission guidelines.
CDL is committed to encouraging,
collecting, and showcasing our com-
munity's cultural output. Beginning
with this edition, each quarterly cover
will showcase artwork or photography
submitted by local residents.