• Summer Reading Program

    May 22 - July 21

    Our summer reading program for all ages begins on Monday, May 22nd. Children and teens of all ages will have the option of registering for the program from home. Make sure they still stop in to get their tracking sheets and to pick up a summer newsletter full of awesome activities for all ages.

    White background with yellow lines and stars with green leaves coming off the edges of the image. There are three photos of people reading books clipped to a clothesline image. Summer reading begins May 22nd , free fun for the whole family, read for fun! Interactive reading programs for all ages at the Ruth Hughes Library. Call 810-724-8043 for more information.
  • Free Notary Service

    Available By Appointment

    We have listened to your requests and are pleased to announce we are now offering free notary service at our Imlay City Branch!

    This new service is by appointment only, so please be sure to call ahead to check availability.
    Tan background with notary stamp - free notary service. The Ruth Hughes Library is happy to provide free notary service. This is available by appointment only at our Imlay City Branch. Ruth Hughes Library - 810-724-8043.
  • Pajama Story Time

    June 15, July 13, & August 10

    Dress in your favorite pajamas, bring your stuffed animal best friend, and let the story time adventure begin!

    Enjoy some of your favorite rhymes and songs from our weekly story times, and maybe make a new friend or two.

    Join Miss Lorry monthly from June through August for this evening story time, perfect for ages 0 to 7.

    Blue background with stars and kids sitting on moon and clouds. Pajama story time on Thursday, June 15th, Thursday, July 13th, and Thursday, August 10th from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM.
  • Family Board Games

    June 20

    Check mate! Uno! SORRY!

    Whether it's an old favorite or a brand new game, it's sure to be a fun time at the Imlay City Branch.

    Drop in anytime between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM to play games together with your friends and family.

    Black background with card and board games. Let's have fun together at the family game day on Tuesday, June 20th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Imlay City Branch Library. Bring your favorite game, or enjoy one of our many board games.
  • Ice Cream Science

    June 13

    Do you love ice cream? Do you love experiments? Are you a teenager?

    During this fun and interactive program, each teen will get to make and taste-test their own ice cream.

    Let's learn about the science behind ice cream, a favorite summertime treat!

    white background with ice cream cones - Ice cream science on Tuesday, June 13 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. For teens - call ahead to register - 810-724-8043.
  • TikTok Made Me Try It - For Teens

    July 11

    Have you seen some amazing craft videos on TikTok that you would love to try? Here's your chance!

    Email your favorite craft videos to publicuser@ruthhughes.org by Friday, June 16th, and we may just select one of your ideas to create at this teen event.

    This program will be on Tuesday, July 11th at 2:00 PM, and is open to all teens who can register by calling 810-724-8043.

    White background with silver stars - tik tok images - TikTok made me try it for teens - Tuesday, July 11th from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at the Imlay City Branch. Register by calling 810-724-8043.
  • Teddy Bear Picnic

    June 27

    Grab your favorite teddy bear, pack something to munch on, and join us for an outdoor teddy bear story time at the Attica Branch.

    Don't forget to bring a blanket or chair to sit on. This program is weather permitting, so if it is raining we will try our best to reschedule.

    Join us on Tuesday, June 27th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.

    Green background with photo of bear sitting in picnic basket. Teddy bear picnic at the Attica Branch Library on Tuesday, June 27th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM. Meet us with your favorite teddy bear, a blanket or chair, and your lunch.
  • Lego Builders Club

    June 29, July 27, August 24

    You asked for it, you got it! 

    Join the brand-new, much requested, Lego Builder's Club once a month at our Imlay City branch from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. 

    All Lego materials will be provided and all creations made at the library will be displayed in the children's area until our next meeting.

    Tan background with lego pieces in foreground - Lego Club meetings on Thursday, June 29th, July 27th, and August 24th from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. For ages 5 and up. Legos are provided but must stay at the library.
  • Free Lunches - Imlay Community Schools

    June 19-August 3

    Imlay City Community Schools are providing FREE breakfasts and lunches for those who are 18 and younger, or who are between 18 and 26 who are participating in a public or non-profit private school program.
    The free meals are available Monday, June 19th through Friday, June 23rd. They will then be available Mondays through Thursdays every week following, from June 26th through August 3rd. No meals will be served on Tuesday, July 4th.
    This program is not affiliated with the library, but we wanted to spread the word for those in our community who could benefit from this offering.

    Primary colors with crayon scribbles, lunch box with food and snack sack with fruit, milk, and a cookie. Free meals - free breakfast from 7:45 AM to 9:00 AM and free lunch from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Imlay City Middle School at 495 W. First Street. This is for anyone 18 or younger, or those who are 18-26 and participate in a public or non-profit private school program. This is not a library program, we just wanted to spread the word.
  • Pen Pal Keychains

    Whole month of June

    floating books and pens adult on the go craft pen pal keychains through the whole month of June

    Every other Wednesday

    paper flowers craft & chat june 7 july 5 & 19 august 2,6 & 30 @ 6PM
  • Summer Sunflower Craft

    Yellow Sunflower Sunflower Craft june 21 @ 6PM
  • Floral Friendship Bracelet

    Blue Flowers Floral Friendship Bracelet july 10 @ 6PM
  • Adult Summer Reading Sign-UP

    Gradient Rainbow background All together now adult summer reading sign-up
  • Read to Kiltie, the Therapy Dog

    June 20

    Enjoy some cool, air conditioned reading time with therapy dog, Kiltie. We'll have 10-minute time slots available so please call and reserve your space soon - 810-724-8043.

    Brown and cream background with dog related items, Picture of Kiltie the therapy dog. Read to Kiltie. Schedule a reading time for June 20th, July 18th, and August 15th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Parking Lot Closure for Construction

The Imlay branch is undergoing parking lot replacement, and the project has experienced delays due to moisture caused subsidence. During this time the library remains open for regular hours, but the parking lot is unavailable. Parking is available on neighboring streets. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to improve your library!


Youth Summer Reading Registration

May 22 - July 21

If you can't make it to the library yet, but you would like to register your children for our summer reading program, you may do so using the link below:


Please be sure to stop in the library to pick up your tracking sheets for the summer.

Job Opportunity

Part Time Library Assistant

The library is currently looking for an energetic, friendly, detail oriented person to join our staff as a Library Assistant. Please see the link below for all the details!

Library Assistant Job Posting

Seasonal Newsletters

Summer 2023

Please click here for the summer newsletter.