• Read 2 a Dog

    January 7 & February 4 @ 6:00 PM


    Prepare for a 'tail wagging' reading extravaganza as Rein the Dog and her dad help us 'paw' our way to becoming better readers. It's not 'ruff!' All you have to do is sign up for one of the 15 minute sessions, grab a book, cuddle up and read! Reading to Rein can help your child gain more confidence in his or her reading ability and change reading from a chore to a delight!

    Call 810-724-8043 to register.   
  • Yack and Yarn Group

    Selected Wednesdays

    The Knit and Crochet group has a new name: it is now the Yack & Yarn Group. Bring projects you are working on or projects you are having trouble with: we can help! Mark your calendars for the following dates: December 12, January 2, 16, 30, February 13 & 27. We start around 5:45 pm and end at 7:45 pm.

    Don't be a Granny Square, come and share!

  • Adult Winter Craft Night

    January 28 @ 6:30 pm


    It's the end of January and winter is in full swing.  If you're feeling cabin fever, come out to the library and enjoy an evening of crafting for adults.  We'll be making a surprise project with a wintry theme.  All supplies are provided, but space is limited so please register at the library or by calling 810-724-8043.

     
     
  • Passports 101

    January 12 @ 1:00 pm


    Are you planning to travel abroad?  Do you have questions about the passport process? Wilma from the Imlay City Post Office will be at the library to give you the answers!  She'll have all the forms you'll need, and will even show you how to fill them out.

     
     
  • Letter to Santa Night with the Imlay City Post Office

    December 17 @ 6:00 pm

    It’s not too late to get those letters to Santa, especially with the help of Imlay City’s very own Post Office! Join the fun on this special night as we write our letters to Santa, create an envelope, and send them on their way to the North Pole.
  • Tree House Travels

    January 14, February 11 @ 6:00 pm


    Fans of the Magic Tree House Series will remember all the fun that Jack and Annie had as they traveled to different places and times. Well, buckle up because now it’s our turn! Join the fun as we explore some of the same places Jack and Annie went to through crafts, games, and activities. We’ll visit Medieval Times on January 14 and China on February 11.


     
  • T(w)een Crafternoon: Cocoa Mix Masters

    December 13 @ 3:00 pm

    Let’s celebrate National Hot Cocoa Day! Teens and tweens can mix their own signature blend of hot cocoa from an assortment of different ingredients. Give it as a gift, or keep it for yourself! Chocolaty bliss is waiting, sign up today to reserve your spot by stopping in or calling 810-724-8043.

  • Apprenticeships in Michigan

    December 19, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

     

    Do you like to work with your hands? Do you think that a traditional college is not for you? Would you be interested in a well-paying job that doesn’t require a college degree? If you answered yes to any of these questions, perhaps a skilled trade is the path for you! For the second time Ann Konarski of LCAN, the Lapeer College Access Network, will be speaking at the library, sharing tips, tricks, and instructions for getting started in journey work and licensing for such fields as masonry, welding, outside line work, plumbing, millwork and more. Everyone from teens leaving high school to adults looking to reinvent themselves is welcome to sit in on this informative talk.
  • Fines Forgiveness Day

    Thursday, January 24th 2019

    Start fresh this year with our fines forgiveness day! Call or stop in anytime during regular library hours at either branch to clear overdue fines from your account.

    Please note: items must be returned first, and fines forgiveness does not cover fees for lost or damaged items, nor does it cover the $10 non-refundable collection agency fee. 


Holiday Closings

December 24, 25, 26, 31 and January 1

Both branches of the library will be closed for Christmas on December 24, 25, and 26, and for New Year's on December 31 and January 1. We wish all of our library friends and families a very happy holiday season!
 

Don Davenport Memorial Travel Book Collection


The library recently lost its long time board president, mentor, and friend, Don Davenport. Among his many interests, Don loved to travel, and we were very sorry that his time came to a close before he was able to see all the places he had hoped to visit. 
We are grateful to his many friends who were so generous with memorial donations. We used some of those funds to purchase a wide range of new travel books, all of which have special bookplates for Don inside.
We encourage anyone who checks out one of these books and uses them on their travels to take a photo of themselves and "Don's book" on their trip, and share it with the library. It's our way of keeping him travelling!

 

Coat Drive

December - February

We are hosting another coat drive this winter, in order to spread a little warmth through the neighborhood. If you would like to donate, we ask that you bring in washed, gently used coats and/or jackets; and if you are looking to find a coat, they will be free of charge. Thank you for supporting your community and making this a great place to live!

Love Your Library Fundraising Auction

February 6 - 13

Our annual Silent Auction fundraiser will take place February 6 - 13. It's a great opportunity to find a perfect gift for someone special while also sharing your love of the library. We are currently accepting donations of new items, antiques, themed baskets, gift certificates, or services.  
Please consider a donation to help support the library, and stop by often to bid. The auction ends at 7:00 pm on February 13, and winners will be notified the following day.
 

Book Sale

February 25 - March 2

We have the perfect cure for the winter blues: books! Stop in to our book sale Monday - Saturday and grab some new reads. If you're going to be snowed in, at least you'll have a few books on hand!
 

Seasonal Newsletters


The winter newsletter is now available online, or you can pick up a copy at the front desk. Be sure to take a look at all the season's activities!