• Letters to Santa

    December 4 - 16

    Our 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.

    cream background with pink polka dots on top and bottom. Image of Santa in his green sleigh with Rudolph pulling the sleigh. Write a letter to Santa Claus and send it in our magical North Pole mailbox at our Imlay Branch December 4th through December 16th.
  • Imlay City Winter Fest

    December 9

    The 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!

    Blue background with snowflakes and tree branches, trees in the background and Santa with his sleigh in silhouette in the sky. Mounds of snow with two gingerbread cookies happily stuck. Winter Fest downtown Imlay City on Saturday, December 9th - enjoy all the festive activities the library has to offer from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Enjoy the parade at 6:00 PM.
  • Lunch with Santa at the Attica Museum

    December 16

    Come 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. 

    Light red background with Christmas lights, Christmas tree and Santa. Enjoy lunch with Santa Claus at the Attica Museum on Saturday, December 16th from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. We will also have a fun ornament craft for kids to make and photo opportunities with Santa.
  • Teen Weirdoughs Cookie Decorating

    December 18

    Channel 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.

    Pink icing with sprinkles flowing down the top of the page, and sprinkles on the bottom of the page with three cookies with faces and arms and legs. Weirdoughs cookie decorating for teens at the Imlay Branch on Monday, December 18th from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Registration is required and can be done by calling 810-724-8043.
  • On the Go Kit - Christmas Gnomes

    December 11 - 16

    The 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.

    light blue background with snowflakes, lights in either top corner, and holiday gnomes dressed up as elves and reindeer. Christmas gnomes on the go craft kit from December 11th to December 16th. The gnomes are back and just in time for the holiday season! We just
  • Holiday Story Time

    December 14

    Join 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!

    beige wood background with holiday ornaments and presents - holiday story time with Miss Lorry on Thursday December 14 at the Imlay Branch from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • On the Go Kit - Binary Code Candy Canes

    December 18 - 22

    Are 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.

    green background with circle of candy canes and confetti. On the go kit binary code candy canes the week of December 18 to December 22 at both Ruth Hughes Library branches.
  • Adult On the Go Crafts: Jingle Bell Ball Ornament & Embroidery Hoop Ornament

    December 4 – December 9

    Welcome 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.
    Adult On the Go Crafts: Jingle Bell Ball Ornament & Embroidery Hoop Ornament
  • Craft & Chat

    December 13 & 27, January 10 & 24, February 7 & 21 @ 6:00 PM

    Bring your craft and come hang out with other fun, friendly crafters! All skill levels are welcome.
    Craft and Chat Wednesday December 13 & 27, January 10 & 24, February 7 & 21 @ 6:00 PM
  • Adult On the Go Crafts: Essential Oil Diffuser & Candle-Making

    January 8 – 13

    Warm 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 – 10

    Make a Valentine’s wreath with a hoop, wood, and Valentine decals, and have a happy Heart Day!

    Adult on the go craft Valentine's Day Hoop Wreath February 5-10

Mobile App Down

December 6

We regret to inform you that our mobile app is currently out of service and unavailable due to a contract conflict between its two software vendors.

Please be assured that both vendors are actively working to resolve this issue as swiftly as possible.

In the meantime, we understand the importance of uninterrupted access to our catalog services, and we encourage you to utilize our mobile version of our catalog available through our website. We apologize, on behalf of our software vendors, for any inconvenience this may cause. 

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.

Background of books and literary materials - miself in books 2023 list. There is an image of the library logo, the MISelf in books logo, and a QR code to scan to access the book list.

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