• Summer Reading Program-- Imagine Your Story

    June 29 - August 15


    Fairy tale goodness abounds this year with the Imagine Your Story theme - from crafts and game boards to the grand prize; a goodie bag full to bursting with books, crafts, activities and tchotchkes!  Sign up over the phone and accept the challenge of reading for 20 minutes for 20 days, keep track on your game boards, and repeat! When you're finished call us or email us (see below) to have your name entered into the Grand Prize drawing! Raffle tickets will be given for every 20/20 game board finished; winners will be drawn and called prior to opening on August 17. Happy Reading!

    Listener Email: RHKsrp2020@gmail.com
    Click here for listener game board. 

    Reader Email: RHKsrp@gmail.com
    Click here for reader game board.

    Teen Email: RHTsrp2020@gmail.com
    Click here for teen game board. 
  • Kids Take Away Crafts Schedule

    Mondays beginning June 29

              
    Pick up craft bags every Monday during the Summer Reading Program that include instructions, parts, and some supplies to make fairy tale themed crafts, available while supplies last. Kits do not include supplies such as scissors, glue, crayons, tape etc. Post pictures of your finished product, we would love to see how they turned out! 
     
    Monday, June 29
    Jack Planter Cups

    Monday, July 6
    Rapunzel Hair Towers

    Monday, July 13
    Shark Sun Catchers for Library Shark Week!

    Monday, July 20
    Mushroom Houses

    Monday, July 27
    Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs Windsock

    Monday, August 3
    Excalibur

    Monday, August 10
    Unicorn Bookmarks 
     
  • Teens Take Away Crafts Schedule

    Mondays beginning June 29

    Craft bags will be available at Imlay City, while supplies last! Questions? Call 810-724-8043.

    June 29
    Mermaid Shell Necklaces

    July 13
    Enchanted Roses

    Monday, July 27 @ 6:30pm
    Virtual Performer: Teelightful Tees
    Call for login information.

    August 10
    Dragon Fire Canvas'


Holiday Closing

Friday July 3 & Saturday July 4

Both branches of the library will be closed for the Independence Day holiday on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. We wish everyone a safe and happy weekend!

 

July 2, 2020 Board Meeting

To Be Held By Teleconference

The July 2, 2020 regular Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for 6:30 pm will be held by conference call due to the occupancy limits currently in place by order of the Governor of Michigan. Instructions for joining the call are posted below, on the library website's board meetings page, and on the front door.
Instructions for Joining the Library Board Meeting by Conference Call on July 2 at 6:30 PM:
The library’s board meeting will be done by audio conference call. The public may hear and participate in the meeting by dialing in. Please follow these steps to participate:

Dial in to the number 978-990-5000.
Type in the access code 377655 followed by the # sign.
You will be placed into the conference call. Please keep your phone muted unless you are speaking during public comment time to maintain conference clarity. Participants wishing to submit a question or comment before the meeting may do so to the library’s email address: info@ruthhughes.org.

OPEN MEETINGS ACT 267 of 1976 AN ACT to require certain meetings of certain public bodies to be open to the public; to require notice and the keeping of minutes of meetings; to provide for enforcement; to provide for invalidation of governmental decisions under certain circumstances; to provide penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts.
If you desire to attend a meeting, and require reasonable accommodation, notice must be given by contacting the library within a reasonable period of time prior to the meeting.  Time for public comment is limited to reserved time only.


No-Contact Curbside Service Available Now


Our no-contact curbside service is now available at both branches! Click here for our informational sheet on how it works, or call for details (Imlay 810-724-8043 & Attica 810-724-2007.) You can request items for pickup online through your account, or call and have us place the holds for you. We can also give you suggestions for titles if you tell us what you like, and we will make up a bag full of possibilities for you: just ask us!

A few quick notes about what's happening at this stage of our reopening process: the buildings are not open to the public, and we do not yet have printing, copying, or faxing services available. We hope to be able to provide them again soon. We will have a simpler, modified Summer Reading Program beginning in early July, with fun take-home craft packages made by Ms. Mandy! Watch for more details to come on the SRP. Returns are currently welcome in our drop boxes, but please, no book or other material donations at this time.  And lastly, while there are no overdue charges for the next few months (and back to the date of the original shut down in March) we ask that you please bring your materials back in a timely fashion since there are lots of folks waiting for items. Thank you!

Graphic illustration of a car with the text reading curbside service.

NoveList


Want something new to read, but not sure how to find it when you can't browse our shelves during our curbside only stage? NoveList is here to help! This powerful reader's advisory database provided through the Library of Michigan can help you find books, authors, and series you might like. It can search by genre, reading level, theme, and more. Check out the "How Do I?" tab at the top of the page to get started.
 
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Reopening & COVID-19 Plans


The documents required for reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the library's COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan, the Reopening Plan, and the Reopening Policy are now available. Please click the links below to see the documents in their entirety. 

Reopening Policy
Reopening Plan
COVID-19 Preparedness & Response Plan