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Register an individual or a familyFrom the ropl.beanstack.org page, follow the easy steps to register for Summer Reading. You can register an individual or a family. Adults can register and manage logs for their children on the Beanstack link or the Beanstack Tracker app. Older kids can track their reading independently!
How do I log my reading and activities?
Once you have logged some books or reading time, it will show on your Reading Log. Need help? Call (248) 246-3725 to speak to a librarian.
How do I register for library events that I want to attend?
All programs are online this summer and registration is required to receive the Zoom invitation link and any program supplies.
All registered youth and teen readers will be eligible for a free book of their choice between Monday, July 25 and Saturday, August 1 !
The Michigan Activity Pass program is designed to enhance the learning experience for people of all ages by providing reduced cost or complimentary access to arts and cultural organizations across the state of Michigan. Get Passes.
Where to go for a Helping Hand (PDF)
Oakland County Community Resources (PDF)
These are duplicate copies of popular titles located in the new book area. You cannot place a hold for any Express Reads books and they circulate for one week only. There is a $1.00 per day overdue fine.
The library has several resources for eBooks. With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more. MeL.org offers an eBook Collection with over 20,000 eBooks available on a variety of topics. Royal Oak Public Library cardholders will be able to use Hoopla. Hoopla is an online streaming service offering feature films, documentaries, music albums and audiobooks.
From Albanian to Vietnamese we have a foreign language book section for adults as well as for children plus an ESL collection in both print and non-print formats. Browser Catalog.
We offer programs for people of all ages. This Program Calendar link takes you to our calendar which lists all upcoming library events. Most programs are free, but may require registration. You can also download a copy of our current Summer 2021 | Leaflet-TWIGS (PDF) to review our activities and programs.
Activities are listed in the current copy of our Summer 2021 | Leaflet-TWIGS (PDF). All programs are open to the public and free of charge. Most programs require advance registration.
The 2021 Royal Oak Area Preschool and Child Care Directory provides information on over 50 area facilities which includes area preschools, child care programs, K-8, educational approaches, special needs programs and specialty programs.
2021 Royal Oak Area Preschool and Child Care Directory (PDF)
There is no registration required for Story Times. Please see our flyer of scheduled times posted HERE.
We have a Local History room with city documents, yearbooks and city directories. In addition we have old phone books and Bresser’s directories as well as the Ancestry Library Edition database (In library Only). Please call (248) 246-3727 for more information.
We have a nearly complete run of back issues for the Daily Tribune on microfilm with newer issues still in paper and also the Royal Oak Review. We have reader/printers for viewing microfilm.
The Library is pleased to announce the completion of a digitization project that offers thousands of pages of newspapers available to search, view, print and clip with a click of a mouse. Past issues of The Royal Oak Daily Tribune are now available through the Royal Oak Public Library Digital Archive. The digital archive spans over 138 years from 1877 to 2015 and can be accessed HERE.