• No-Fines Extension

    Until Further Notice

    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. Until further notice, or until returned items no longer need to be quarantined and the circulation process can get back to normal, we will continue to NOT charge fines. Please be aware, however, that lost fees, lost processing fees, and damaged fees still apply. Thank you everyone for your patience and understanding!
     
  • Holiday Cookbooks

    Second Week of the Month

    The cookbooks continue for all you aspiring chefs!  To celebrate Guacamole Day in September, there will be Mexican inspired recipes. Polish inspired recipes will be served up in October in honor of Pierogi Day, and November will be all about cakes, to help celebrate Cake Day. All cookbooks will be available starting the second week of each month. Stop in to pick yours up and get cooking!

    Red, white, and blue recipe book cartoon/image that reads 'recipes' on front.
  • Fall-ing for Story Time with Ms. Lorry

    September 21 - October 22

    Story time will be back soon. The tentative start date for story time
    will be Tuesday, September 21st and will continue through the
    week of October 18th, weather permitting.

    The Imlay City story time will occur on Fridays at 11:00 AM at the Old
    School Park, and the Attica Branch story time will take place on
    Tuesdays at 11:00 AM at the grass area just outside the library.

    Our story time adventures will take place outside while the weather
    cooperates, at parks within walking distance of the libraries, so
    everyone can still stop in to check books out. Once it becomes too
    cold for outdoor meetings, we’ll plan to meet virtually every Tuesday
    at 10:30 AM.

    Please note that there will be no regular story time sessions the
    weeks of September 27, October 25, November 22, and November 29.

    Fall trees with fence, young children standing in front of trees.
  • Mini Banned Books Keychain Kit

    September 27-October 2

    During Banned Books Week, the week of September 27, teens are invited to help spread Banned Book awareness by picking up a Banned Book keychain kit while
    supplies last.

    Red general prohibition sign (circle with cross through it)
  • Happy Birthday H.A. Rey (Author of Curious George)

    September 16

    Birthdays are the best, especially when they include an adorable, mischievous monkey!

    Pick up a celebration kit and help say happy birthday to this favorite author.

    Chocolate cake with lit birthday candles


     
  • New Library Card Game-ANSWERS

    Here are the answers to the Sesquicentennial Library Card Game!



    JAN 25 1780: William Imlay born
    FEB 16 1842: Attica Township formed
    MAR 25 1850: Imlay Township Formed
    MAY___ 1870: Imlay City platted and settled
    AUG 15 1870: 1st train arrives in Imlay City
    OCT 7 1986: 1st fair: the Lapeer County Agricultural Society Fair
    OCT 24 1898: Ruth Hughes Born
    JAN ___ 1923: Imlay Township library first opens
    JUN 15 1989: Ruth Hughes Memorial Library groundbreaking
    NOV 1 1994: Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library formed
    OCT 11 1997: Attica library opens
    MAY 6 2002: Imlay library expansion groundbreaking
    SEPT 28 2002: Attica library moves into new space in fire hall
  • Patriotic Fringe Flag Craft

    Pick up is ready!

    September 11 marks the 20th anniversary of Patriots Day. To honor all the heroes and the fallen of that tragic day, we'll be doing a Patriotic Fringe Flag Craft. They will complement the Patriotic Barn Quilts that we made during the summer. The kits are ready for pick up now at the library. Registration is NOT needed for this craft, as was previously stated in the newsletter. 

    Patriotic Fringe Flag Craft photo-painted wood and ribbon and lace in red white and blue.
  • Mini Canvas Art Show

    Pick Up October 13th

    With all the take home crafts we've been giving you for over a year, we realized that we never got to see your finished products! So this little art show is your chance to show us your talent! We'll give you a mini canvas to take home, but no supplies this time-use up leftovers from old craft kits or from your personal stash, and get creative! Then, once your canvas is finished, bring it back for us to display (on loan) in our glass display case. Be sure to check out the staff's contributions too! Pick up your mini canvas starting October 13th, and return it to us by October 20th. We can't wait to see your masterpieces!

    Photograph of a brush painting on a surface, paint is colors pink, orange, red, and white.
  • Holiday Mugs

    November 15th Pick Up

    December is right around the corner, and we can hear somebody's bells in the distance, so let's get started making those lists! To do that, you'll first need an energizing cup of joe or tea. So in November we'll be making stenciled red or green mugs similar to the ones we did in March.  It may make the list-writing a little more enjoyable!  Pick up starts November 15th.

    Gray coffee cup/mug on a wooden table with a notebook in the background.
  • Happy Hobbit Day

    Wednesday, September 22nd

    Pick up a Hobbit inspired goodie bag from either library branch, while supplies last, on Wednesday, September 22nd.

    Gold and white Hobbit Day flyer outlining details of this program.
  • Reading Colors Your World

    September 20 - September 25

    When you read a book to a child, it broadens their horizons and helps them see how large the world is.

    As a beautiful reminder, children of all ages are invited to stop by either branch while supplies last and pick up materials to make a rainbow wall hanging. The beautiful colors of the rainbow will be a cheerful accent in any room of your home.

    Colorful graphic with photo of rainbow wall hanging made from dowel and brightly colored yarn.


Storytimes Cancelled

September 7 - 17

We are very sorry to have to cancel storytimes for the next two weeks, September 7 - 17, due to a staff COVID 19 exposure and resulting quarantine.
There was no exposure to any one visiting the library. We hope all our library families stay safe and well, and we'll see you when storytime resumes in a few weeks.


Lapeer County is now at a HIGH level of COVID transmission.
 
 
Masks are very strongly recommended and kindly requested in the building.
 
If you need a mask, they are freely available at the front desk. 

Curbside Service Still Available

Just a reminder that curbside pick-up is still available at the library: if you would prefer, you are very welcome to get your items and even do copying and printing that way. Just give us a call, we are happy to help!


Seasonal Newsletter

Fall 2021

While the library is currently unable to provide play spaces and in-person indoors programming due to the pandemic, there are still lots of great activities planned, on a take-home basis. This fall we'll be restarting story time, outdoors at first and virtual once the weather turns cool. Check out the newsletter for full details. 

*please note: there is no book sale as listed on the calendar the week of November 29. The next book sale will be in the winter.

Please click here for the fall newsletter.