• Toddler Block Party

    April 25, 11:00 AM

    Did you know your preschooler "builds" important skills through block play? These vital abilities are ones they will use later in life, such as problem solving, mathematical reasoning, spatial senses, motor skills, and imagination. Come join the fun (and the secret learning) at our Block Party: we have plenty of blocks and fun to go around!

  • Computer Classes

    Spring 2017

    Spring into some new computer skills this season with a new set of computer classes at the Ruth Hughes Library! Beginning Microsoft Word, Email 101, and one-on-one 30 min. computer sessions with Tech Coordinator Jessica Bostian are on the docket. Click here to see the full list and information. Call 810-724-8043 or stop in today to sign up!

  • Garage Sale Mania Book Sale

    May 3 - 6

    Take a break from Imlay City's Garage Sale Mania and stop by the library to browse our big book sale! We'll have hundreds of titles and authors, with lots of audio and visual materials too. 

    On Wednesday and Thursday prices will be normal book sale prices; Friday and Saturday, you can fill a bag with books for just $5.00.

  • Free Comic Book Day

    Saturday May 6

    Look! Up in the sky: it's a bird, it's a plane ---- no, it's FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Fly in for your free comic book, create a magnet from your favorite comic, and come dressed as your favorite superhero (or villian) for a special gift: you'll also be entered into a drawing for a grand prize.  All ages welcome!

    And check this out: this year's Free Comic Book Day promotional art was drawn by Butch Hartman, Michigan native and creator of the hit show The Fairly Oddparents!


MeL Cat Upgrade

Wednesday, April 26th

The MeL Cat catalog and system will be down beginning at 7am on Wednesday, April 26th for several hours for a scheduled maintenance. From 7am into the afternoon patrons will not be able to order/renew items or access their MeL account. We apologize for this inconvenience. 

Hoopla Digital Library

Hoopla is a digital library of over 500,000 ebooks, audiobooks, comics, music albums, and movies. It has a simple sign-up and easy-to-use interface. There are no "hold list" waits to borrow popular movies, TV shows, albums or audiobooks. And hoopla digital’s automatic return feature eliminates late fees.

Ruth Hughes Library card holders from our district (Imlay City, Imlay Township, and Attica Township) can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to get startedFrom our web page, www.ruthhughes.org, click on the hoopla icon, or click here to learn more: hoopla help.

Currently, users can borrow up to 4 items per month. In order to stay within our budget for hoopla, this figure may change from time to time. When the library's daily budgeted amount has been used up, you may be unable to borrow even if you have borrows left on your account. The daily budget resets at the end of the day; simply try again, or browse and save items to your favorites list to check out later.