Mango Languages

How it works:

Mango Languages provides a self-paced learning program that teaches languages through relevant and topical dialogue using the four key components — vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture — for improving proficiency in another language. Our unique methodology features content and exercises crafted by expert linguists and language teachers that empower learners to comprehend, construct, and create conversations in the real world.

Hoopla is now available at Colon Township Library!

Colon Township Library is excited to announce the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital – all you need is a valid library card!

Colon Township Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.

hoopla digital has a simple sign-up and attractive, easy-to-use interface, so it’s easy to get to your listening and viewing experience. There’s also no waiting to borrow popular movies, TV shows, albums or audiobooks. And hoopla digital’s automatic return feature eliminates late fees.

To access the system on your mobile device, you will need to visit or download the FREE hoopla digital app from the App Store on your Android or IOS device. Simply ‘Sign Up’ to get started. There is no need to download an app or extension for your internet browser.

We hope you enjoy this new service and encourage you to share your experience on our Facebook Colon Township Library page!


Julie Censke
Library Director

Yoga with Mindfulness for Kids

Feb YogaThis is a four week block of “Yoga with Mindfulness” for kids and teens. Yoga is an opportunity to counter the pressures of daily life and embrace challenges with more ease. Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem & body awareness, as well as physical activity that is non-competitive and lots of fun! Many benefits can be derived from yoga, such as flexibility, strength, coordination, breathing techniques, relaxation, and increased confidence.
Classes will be held on April 23rd, April 30th, May 7th, and May 14th.
To participate, you must call and register with the library. Space is limited, so register now. (269) 432-3958
Preschool-2nd Grade: 9:30am-10am
3rd Grade-6th Grade: 10:15am-10:45am
7th Grade-12th Grade: 11am-11:45am

This class requires a four week commitment, and a parent/guardian to sign a release of liability.

Face Reading Program on April 21st @ 7pm.

faceLin Klaassen is acknowledged as one of the world’s top experts in the field of Face Reading. She will teach us 10 facial traits that you can use to read faces immediately. Lin will read be reading the faces of volunteers at this program. Bring a mirror for personal observations if you would like. Books will be available to purchase.

2016 Ladies of Literature Selections

A long standing tradition at the Colon Township Library, the Ladies of Literature (or LoL for short) are always reading something great!

This years list includes:

2016 Ladies of Literature                       Colon Township Library        

January                       Go Set a Watchman               Harper Lee

February                      A Prayer for Owen Meany               John Irving

March                          Last Bus to Wisdom                 Ivan Doig

April                             Rosemary: the Hidden Kennedy Daughter         Kate Clifford Larson

May                               Nightingale                 Kristin Hannah

June                              Girl of the Limberlost              Gene Stratton-Porter

July                               Light Between Oceans                  M.L. Stedman

August                          Boy in the Suitcase                    Lene Kaaberbol, Agnete Friis

September                   OBOC Selection-to be announced

October                        Sci-Fi/Fantasy Selection-to be announced

November                    Listen to the Moon               Michael Morpurgo

December                     Short book-to be announced

Linda Hundt, Michigan Notable Book author of ‘Sweetie-licious’ is coming to CTL on November 10th!

Sweetie-licious PiesLinda Hundt, author of Sweetie-licious Pies: Eat Pie, Love Life,  will share her journey of how she went from tweaking beloved old family recipes in her kitchen to becoming a nineteen-time national pie-baking champion. She’ll give a behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to create her first cookbook, which features recipes from her award-winning retro pie shops, including the Sweetie-licious Bakery Café in DeWitt, Michigan, at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market and at Gaslight Village in East Grand Rapids.  Linda, who has been featured on the Food Network and other television stations, as well as in newspaper and magazine articles throughout the country,  is also a sought-after keynote speaker who focuses on entrepreneurism, inspiration and pie baking.