• 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!
    Photograph of an open book whose pages are bent upward to form a heart shape.
  • Book Sales

    June 21 – 26 & August 16 - 21

    It’s been a long time, but we’re happy to be able to offer book sales again! Please be aware that due to restrictions on building capacity and indoor gathering limits, we may have to limit the number of people browsing the book sale at one time. Sales will run throughout open library hours, with allowances for take down and set up at the beginning and end of each day. 

  • Children and Teens Craft Kits

    June 21 - June 26

    We have special craft kits available every week during our summer reading program, available for all ages. 

    The week of June 21st through 26th, grab the following kits: 
    1) For ages 0-4: Paper Fish Aquarium - Has your baby or toddler always loved the aquarium? Pick up the supplies they’ll need to create their own paper fish aquarium.

    2) For ages 4-12: Animal Tails Photos - Do you think your favorite animal has the cutest tail around? Take a picture of your favorite animal’s tail (your pet, a friend’s pet, a neighbor’s pet, etc.) and email it to the library for us to display on our social media page. Be sure to let Ms. Lorry know when your photo has been submitted to pick out a treasure chest surprise!

    3) For ages 13-18: Mermaid Tail or Surf 'n' Turf Keychains - Teens can pick up a mermaid tail or surf ‘n’ turf keychain kit, the perfect tie-in to our Summer Reading Program, Tails & Tales!

  • Mini Barn Quilts

    Sign Up Begins June 28

    Join us in July for a patriotic take home craft: a mini barn quilt.  This is a small version of the painted wooden quilt square that is a very popular decoration on the peaks of barns.  This barn quilt is actually a 2 ft x 2 ft piece of plywood that you paint with a quilt design.  Our pattern will be red, white and blue, in the shape of a star. Sign up starts June 28 and pick up will start July 12. All supplies will be provided, but you may need a yard stick and pencil to draw the design.


    Tan barn image with a multi-colored barn quilt on the top side of the building.
  • Origami Towel Animals

    Available Starting June 21

    Try your hand at making towel animals as part of our Tails and Tales summer reading program.  Pick up a free how-to DVD while supplies last (donated by Michigan entertainer John Pullum) and watch for a new video each week on our Facebook page, as John shows you how to make elephants, manta rays, puppies, and more.  These origami towel animals are just like the ones adorning beds on cruise ships or at Disney hotels, and ther're fun and easy to make! The DVDs will be available starting June 21.

    John Pullum posing with a few of the towel origami animals he creates.
  • Holiday Cookbooks

    Second Week of the Month

    The cookbooks continue for all you aspiring chefs!  To celebrate National Eat Your Vegetables Day on June 17, grab a vegetable cookbook.  Discover new ways to cook those vegetables that will be coming ripe in the garden or at the local farmers market.  In July there will be a cookbook featuring MockTails, drinks that are free of alcohol, but fun to sip.  August 3 is Watermelon Day, so a cookbook that features fruits will be available.  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.
  • Break-In Bags

    June 21 - August 6

    As part of the Adult Summer Reading Program, stop in to sign up and pick up a Break-in Bag.  Solve the riddles and open the lock. Once you have the bag open, bring the lock, bag, and the ticket back to the library to receive a bag of goodies!
    Brown paper bag illustration.


Tails and Tales - Summer Reading Program 2021

This year's summer reading program will run from Monday, June 21st through Friday, August 6th.

This year's statewide summer reading theme, Tails & Tales, playfully mixes up story tales and animal tails, for a season full of variety. Sign up for the reading program and check the website calendar or our newsletter for accompanying take home craft and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) kits for kids, along with some special outdoor events at area parks.

Adults:
Sign up at the front desk to get started, then fill out a slip for each book you read (or listen to: audiobooks count too)! There will be three grand prize winners drawn from the slips at the end of the program, so the more you read, the more chances you have to win! And we've added something new and fun this year! At sign-up, and all season long while supplies last, pick up a Break-In Bag: solve the riddles, open the lock, and return the bag and lock to the library to receive your loot!

Teens: 
Sign up at the youth services desk to get your BINGO board. There will be small weekly prizes and two grand prize winners at the end of summer reading. In order to be entered for the grand prize drawing, you will need to return your fully completed BINGO board by August 6th.

Children: 
Both readers and listeners are welcome to sign up at the youth services desk to receive a BINGO board. For each BINGO line filled (vertically, horizontally, or diagonally) you'll receive a prize (five prizes max per child) during the weeks of June 28th through July 30th. When the entire BINGO board is full, you'll be entered to win the grand prize (two per age group). Plus, when you sign up, you'll get a plush Reading Buddy stuffed animal who'll read by your side all summer long!

Make sure regardless of what age group you fall into for the summer reading program, you ask one of our friendly staff members about our Origami Towel Animals DVDs (limit one per family).

Seasonal Newsletter

Summer 2021

While the library is currently unable to provide in-person programming due to the pandemic, there are still lots of great activities planned, on a take-home basis. This summer we'll also be having two outdoor family events and outdoor book sales: our first steps back toward normal! Check out the newsletter for full details. 

Please click here for the summer newsletter.

Click here for the summer calendar. 

 

Pandemic Reopening Stage 5: The Six Foot Library - Imlay Branch

June 22, 2021

What’s Open:
Front part of the building and all the stacks (shelves of items)
2 catalog computers
Computer lab
Copy machine
Faxing and printing 
Front restroom
Some tables and chairs returned to floor
Staff available for questions as long as safety and social distancing requirements met
 
What’s Closed or Unavailable Due to Safety Restrictions:
Reading Room
Study Rooms
Downstairs Meeting Room
Toys & Puzzle Table
Magazines
Some furniture, tables and chairs
Drinking fountain
 
What New Limits and Restrictions Are Now in Place:
No book or other material donations at this time  
No in-person programs or events inside the building, some outdoor programs planned
Staff performing additional enhanced cleaning of shared and high touch items

Elements of the Reopening Stage are subject to change. 
Please see the Reopening Plan available on our website or at the front desk for more details. 

 

Pandemic Reopening Stage 5: The Six Foot Library - Attica Branch

June 22, 2021

What’s Open:
The stacks (shelves of items)
2 computers
Copy machine
Faxing and printing 
Restroom
Staff available for questions as long as safety and social distancing requirements met
 
What’s Closed or Unavailable Due to Safety Restrictions:
Toys

 What New Limits and Restrictions Are Now in Place:
No book or other material donations at this time  
No in-person programs or events
Staff performing additional enhanced cleaning of shared and high touch items

 Elements of the Reopening Stage are subject to change. 
Please see the Reopening Plan available on our website or at the front desk for more details. 


 

Reopening & COVID-19 Plans


The documents required for reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the library's COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan, the Reopening Plan, and the Reopening Policy are now available. Please click the links below to see the documents in their entirety. 

Reopening Policy
Reopening Plan
COVID-19 Preparedness & Response Plan