• 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.
  • 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.
  • Coat Drive @ Imlay City Branch


    If you have spare coats that can be donated to those in need of a little extra warmth this season, please consider bringing in your clean, gently used coats to the library (Imlay City Branch). If you are in need of a coat, these items will be available for free, anytime during open library hours. Take a coat, leave a coat - and we can work together to make this season a little warmer!

  • Letters to Santa

    December 1-17

    Santa's getting ready to make his lists and check them twice, so be sure you mail your special letters soon. The Imlay City Branch library just received a magical North Pole mailbox just in time - you can find it inside the library. 

  • Round Fleece Scarf Kit

    December 6-11

    Make someone's day a little warmer by crafting a round fleece scarf to use as a Christmas gift. These on the go kits are sure to keep you busy for a short while.

    Children and teens ages 10-18 are welcome to pick up a fleece scarf kit from either library branch, while supplies last.

  • On the Go - Pony Bead Christmas Tree Craft

    December 6-11

    Patrons of all ages can choose to create a pony bead tree keychain to keep the holiday spirit with them wherever they go, or craft a paper tree to proudly display at home, while supplies last.

  • Book Sale

    Dec. 6th-11th

Library Closing-Thanksgiving Holiday

November 25 & 26

Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Memorial District LIbrary will be closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. 

Social Distancing Reinstated, Masks Advised & Requested

November 23, 2021

Due to the high and rapidly increasing levels of COVID transmission in the area, we are regretfully reinstating some of our social distancing measures, in the interest of everyone's safety. Additionally, there should be no food consumed on the premises. Effective immediately:

Study Rooms: limited to 2 people, with no food permitted. Exceptions for groups of 3 (for example, a court supervised parent-child visitation) will be considered.

Lower Level Meeting Room: no food permitted.

Computer Lab: some stations will be closed to create distance between users. 

Masking is advised and requested for everyone in the library, vaccinated and unvaccinated alike, in accordance with the MDHHS Public Health Advisory issued on November 19, 2021. 


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

December & Winter 2022

While the library is currently unable to provide play spaces and in-person indoors programming due to the ongoing pandemic, there are still lots of great activities planned, on a take-home basis. Check out the newsletter for full details. 

Please click here for the winter newsletter, and here for the calendar