Letters to Santa
December 4 - 16Our magical North Pole mailbox has returned to our Imlay Branch!
Drop off your special letter to Santa during our regular business hours. We will handle your letter with the most special care to be sure it arrives to Santa on time.
Please be sure you include the child's name and mailing address on the letter or envelope when dropping it off in the special mailbox to help Santa out.
Imlay City Winter Fest
December 9The Ruth Hughes Library Imlay Branch will be offering special festive activities from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM during the Imlay City Winter Fest.
Come enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, a short holiday movie, a gingerbread cookie, and a holiday craft. Then, at 6:00 PM, make sure you head downtown for the special Christmas parade!
Lunch with Santa at the Attica Museum
December 16Come join the holiday festivities at the Attica Museum on Saturday, December 16th from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Enjoy a hot dog lunch, capture a photo or two with Santa, and craft your heart out with a holiday themed ornament craft. Please reserve your space by calling 810-724-8043 by Friday, December 8th.
This event was made possible through a collaboration with the Attica Museum and the Ruth Hughes Library Attica Branch.
Teen Weirdoughs Cookie Decorating
December 18Channel your inner "weirdough" this holiday season by decorating some nontraditional cookies at your favorite library.
Teens will get to choose from Marvel super heroes, UFOs, Super Mario characters, or a gingerbread skeleton.
Ring in the holiday season a little bit differently with this tasty program! Register by calling 810-724-8043.
On the Go Kit - Christmas Gnomes
December 11 - 16The gnomes are back, and just in time for the holiday season!
We just "gnome" your tree decorations will not be complete without this adorable addition! Drop in to either library branch and pick a kit up for all ages, while supplies last.
Holiday Story Time
December 14Join Miss Lorry for a special holiday evening story time on Thursday, December 14th from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Imlay Branch.
We will read stories, sing songs, and create a fun sentimental holiday craft together!
On the Go Kit - Binary Code Candy Canes
December 18 - 22Are you looking for something to keep your child entertained while learning something new?
Pick up one of these candy cane coding ornament kits, sure to be a hit this holiday season! This kit is best for ages 7 and up; all ages are welcome to pick up a kit, but the younger ones may need a bit of help from mom or dad.
Adult On the Go Crafts: Jingle Bell Ball Ornament & Embroidery Hoop Ornament
December 4 – December 9Welcome in winter with bells & plaid! We’ll have two separate crafts available to help pass the cold days, one using bells to make an ornament ball, and the other using an embroidery hoop, plaid fabric and a winter decal.
Craft & Chat
December 13 & 27, January 10 & 24, February 7 & 21 @ 6:00 PMBring your craft and come hang out with other fun, friendly crafters! All skill levels are welcome.
Adult On the Go Crafts: Essential Oil Diffuser & Candle-Making
January 8 – 13Warm up the winter with candle making, and bring in fresh scents using clay to make an oil diffuser: this month’s adult crafting opportunities.
Adult On the Go Craft: Valentine’s Day Hoop Wreath
February 5 – 10Make a Valentine’s wreath with a hoop, wood, and Valentine decals, and have a happy Heart Day!
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MISelf In Books 2023 List
The 2023 MISelf in Books list has been announced for 2023. This is an annual list of inclusive books for Michigan learners. You can find this list on their website http://www.mimasl.org/miself-in-books.html or by scanning the QR code on the image below.
The list was created by a committee of certified school librarians (members of the Michigan Association of School Librarians) based on books they have seen learners reading and enjoying in their libraries.
The books are published in the last two years and are selected with a focus on authenticity. The list will include books for all grade levels: PreK-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
Fall & Winter
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