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The Library of Michigan Introduces a Pilot Project with LocalHop

You've asked for more sophisticated calendaring and event registration functionality. We're here to deliver it in this pilot project.

I am excited to announce a year-long pilot project with LocalHop, a Michigan company specializing in community calendars, library calendars, and event registration software. This is an upgrade and alternative to the Ploud calendar you currently have. LocalHop has worked with Enfold Systems to develop a seamless interface with Ploud websites. It has many of the features that Ploud libraries have been asking for including:


  • An attractive and meaningful event display page
  • Easy event registration capability with waiting lists
  • The ability, if you choose, to display community events on your site (community calendar)
  • Age groups and color coding
  • Four types of calendars to choose from (mini calendar, mini list, events calendar, community calendar) use one or all if you choose
  • Paid ticketing (if needed)


The pilot year begins June 1, 2019 to coincide with the new Enfold Systems contract. We will provide an update about the program on this website, on the Ploud listserv, and at RLC 2020 in Traverse City April 13-15.