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Hastings Public Library

Displays and Art

The library has several locations to display items for the enjoyment and enrichment of our patrons. Displays generally change monthly so stop in and see what's new.

Displays

Glass Case

We have a large glass enclosed display case just inside the north entrance from the parking lot. This is used for everything from art to  local history to library programs like summer reading. The public is free to suggest displays and if you have a collection you'd like to show, please contact us.

Past displays have included private artwork, Hastings history, animals, super heroes and pottery. A few examples are below:

Movie Memorabilia (2019) Movie Display 2019
Movie Memorabilia (2020) Movie Display 2020
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute (2019) Pierce Cedar Creek 2019
I SPY inspired display for March is Reading Month (2020) I Spy March is Reading

Display Boxes

Two flat display boxes are occasionally set around the library featuring small items often from private collections. In the past we have showcased matchbooks, postcards and other such collectibles.

Artwork

The main hallway upstairs across from the Community Room houses the Art Gallery

Normally featuring local artists, we try to rotate content every 1-2 months to keep it fresh.

2020 started off with a surreal bang. 13 Salvador Dali prints are on display, 6 of which can be viewed with Augmented Reality to enhance the experience. All Dali prints were loaned by Edward Englerth.

Dali Prints

In 2019 we displayed art from several local artists including:

Kathy Blough

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Elizabeth Schuurmans

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Artists wishing to display their art can contact us.

Display Guidelines

See the Display Space Policy for information on what/when/how the Hastings Public Library will display items.

See the Display Agreement required for all displays of private items.

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Location & Hours

Main Branch
Hastings Public Library
227 E. State St., Hastings, MI 49058

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Fax: 269-948-3874 (fax)

Library and Drive-thru Hours (effective July 6, 2020)

Monday - Friday:
10:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday:
10:00am - 2:00pm

In addition to phone and email, you can also

Message/Text TEXT US at 269-818-8590

eBooks and More

Go to our eBooks and More page for more information on eBooks, eAudiobooks and more or click the below links to jump directly to each service we offer.

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