• No-Fines Extension

    Through End of 2020

    We know it's strange times, and with our new item quarantine procedures, we want to make sure nobody is penalized for factors out of their control. So we are extending our 'no fine' policy through the end of 2020. Please be aware, lost/damaged fees still apply, and we ask that items are still returned in a timely fashion.

    Photograph of an open book whose pages are bent upward to form a heart shape.
     
  • Fines Forgiveness Day

    Thursday, November 5th

    We haven't been charging fines since we reopened in June, but in case you've got some old ones on your account still, now's your chance to get those wiped away! Call either branch or stop in (if applicable) to get your fines waived! 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. 

    Five stacks of silver coins.
     
  • Adult Online Book Club

    October 1 - 30

    Just in time for Halloween, we are thrilled to present our Adult Online Book Club and its inaugural title, The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, by Grady Hendrix.
    Hendrix is an award-winning horror author and screenwriter, with multiple titles recently optioned for film adaptations. This title is scheduled to be made into a television series in the near future; read it now so you can say you knew about it first!
    Horror buffs are invited to join us in our Facebook discussion group, where we’ll share our thoughts each week on this unique work, which follows a group of southern mothers as they discover a supernatural danger in their midst and fight to save their families and community from its sinister intent. As a special treat for Halloween, Mr. Hendrix has kindly agreed to give us an exclusive interview and answer our questions, so start making your list!
    Free copies of the book will be available while supplies last; call the library to request a copy and sign up for the group.


    Book cover with two peaches, one with visible puncture marks dripping blood, insinuating vampire theme. Text reads The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires.
  • Shabby Chic Pumpkins Take-Home Craft Kits

    Reservations open September 29 pick up begins October 5

    Tired of the same old orange pumpkins? Let's change it up and do white with some shabby chic effects. Since we can't have in-person events yet, we'll be doing our popular adult craft programs as take-home kits this fall. Call starting September 29 to reserve your kit.  Kits will be available for pick up starting October 5th. Open to adults 18 and older.  Complete instructions will be included.

    Illustrations of three cartoon pumpkins.
  • No-Sew Gnome Take Home

    Reservations open November 2 pickup November 9

    Let's get a jump on Christmas, yes, we said Christmas! Starting November 2, these adult take-home craft kits will be available to reserve by anyone over 18.  Kits come with instructions and supplies to make a no-sew gnome.  Kits are limited so call on November 2 to reserve yours!

    Cartoon gnome.
  • Mug Life Mondays

    Every other Monday beginning September 21

    Teens, do you ever feel peckish but know you’ll be in trouble if you dirty up the kitchen? Here to save the day are Mug Snacks, tasty favorites like brownies, mac-n-cheese, and cake in a convenient one portion size. The best part is you don’t have to be a Michelin Star Chef to make these, all you need is a microwave and very basic cooking skills! Every other week recipes will be posted on our Facebook page and some pre-bagged dry ingredients will be available at the library.

    Yellow mug  with a chocolate cake baked inside.
  • Happy Halloween Crafts - All Month!

    Week 2: Oct. 5 - 10


    Happy Halloween! Your library is helping get you in the Spooky Season spirit by offering a new craft kit every week of the month! This week interested crafters can get all the pieces to make a Unicorn Witch Magnet. Supplies are free but limited so call or stop in to get yours today! 


Seasonal Newsletter

Fall 2020

We are happy to be able to provide a seasonal newsletter once again, after the summer's hiatus due to the pandemic. Please click here to see what's happening this fall.

Current Hours and Stages of Operation

During COVID 19 Pandemic

Imlay Branch

Monday           2:00 pm - 7:00 pm     Curbside and open for Grab and Go
Tuesday        10:00 am - 3:00 pm     Curbside and open for Grab and Go
Wednesday     2:00 pm - 7:00 pm     Curbside only
Thursday         2:00 pm - 7:00 pm     Curbside and open for Grab and Go
Friday            10:00 am - 3:00 pm     Curbside and open for Grab and Go
Saturday        10:00 am - 3:00 pm    Curbside only

Attica Branch

Monday        2:00 pm - 7:00 pm       Curbside and appointments
Tuesday      10:00 am - 3:00 pm      Curbside and appointments
Thursday      2:00 pm - 7:00 pm       Curbside and appointments
Friday          10:00 am - 3:00 pm      Curbside and appointments

Pandemic Reopening Stage 4: The "Grab and Go Library" Imlay Branch


What’s Open:
Front part of the building and all the stacks (shelves of items)
1 catalog computer
2 laptop computers
Copy machine
Faxing and printing 
Front restroom
Staff available for questions as long as safety and social distancing requirements met
 
What’s Closed or Unavailable Due to Safety Restrictions:
Reading Room
Study Rooms
Downstairs Meeting Room
Computer Lab
Toys & Puzzle Table
Magazines & Newspapers
Comfy furniture, tables and chairs
Drinking fountain
 
What New Limits and Restrictions Are Now in Place:
Masks or face coverings required for entry (except for children under 5)
Hand sanitizer upon entry
12 patrons at one time maximum occupancy, others wait 6 feet apart outside
30 minute visit limit
30 minute computer limit (may be extendable for emergencies)
Returned items quarantined for at least 96 hours (before check-in)

No book or other material donations at this time  
No in-person programs or events

Staff performing additional enhanced cleaning of shared and high touch items

These changes are all related to protecting the health and safety of our staff and visitors during the pandemic. This includes preventing crowding and large numbers of people in enclosed spaces; shortening the time visitors spend in an enclosed public space; and lessening potential exposure to the virus by removing multiple touch points and high frequency touch items (like toys and magazines.) Using masks and sanitizer helps protect everyone who enters shared spaces like the stacks or touches shared items like books and DVD cases.
 
We are sorry about all the restrictions, but happy that we will get to see you in person once again. Hopefully we can keep safely moving forward toward normalcy sometime in the near future.
Thank you for your patience and support during this difficult time!

Elements of the Reopening Stage are subject to change. 
Please see the Reopening Plan available on our website or at the front desk for more details. 

 

Pandemic Reopening Stage 4: "The Grab and Go Library" Attica Branch

NOW OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY DUE TO SMALL SIZE


What’s Open:
The stacks (shelves of items)
1 computer
Copy machine
Faxing and printing 
Restroom
Staff available for questions as long as safety and social distancing requirements met
 
What’s Closed or Unavailable Due to Safety Restrictions:
Toys
Magazines & Newspapers
Tables and chairs
1 computer

 What New Limits and Restrictions Are Now in Place:
Open by appointment only due to small size; call 724-2007 to sign up
Masks or face coverings required for entry (except for children under 5)
Hand sanitizer upon entry
1 patron (or parent and 1 small child) at one time maximum occupancy, others  wait 6 feet apart outside
30 minute visit limit
30 minute computer limit (may be extendable for emergencies)
Returned items quarantined for at least 96 hours (before check-in)

No book or other material donations at this time  
No in-person programs or events

Staff performing additional enhanced cleaning of shared and high touch items

These changes are all related to protecting the health and safety of our staff and visitors during the pandemic. This includes preventing crowding and large numbers of people in enclosed spaces; shortening the time visitors spend in an enclosed public space; and lessening potential exposure to the virus by removing multiple touch points and high frequency touch items (like toys and magazines.) Using masks and sanitizer helps protect everyone who enters shared spaces like the stacks or touches shared items like books and DVD cases.
 
We are sorry about all the restrictions, but happy that we will get to see you in person once again. Hopefully we can keep safely moving forward toward normalcy sometime in the near future.
Thank you for your patience and support during this difficult time!

Elements of the Reopening Stage are subject to change. 
Please see the Reopening Plan available on our website or at the front desk for more details. 

 

No-Contact Curbside Checkout, Printing/Faxing/Copying

All Available Now


Our no-contact curbside service is still available at both branches. Click here for an 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!

We are also providing copy/print/fax service through curbside. This works much like our contact-less curbside item pick up. Please see the instructional document here or call either branch for more details.


 

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