• 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.
  • Mug Life Mondays

    Every other Monday beginning September 21

    Teens, do you ever feel peckish but know you’ll be in trouble if you dirty up the kitchen? Here to save the day are Mug Snacks, tasty favorites like brownies, mac-n-cheese, and cake in a convenient one portion size. The best part is you don’t have to be a Michelin Star Chef to make these, all you need is a microwave and very basic cooking skills! Every other week recipes will be posted on our Facebook page and some pre-bagged dry ingredients will be available at the library.

    Yellow mug  with a chocolate cake baked inside.
  • National Candy Making Day

    February 1

    Get a recipe for the famous Mackinaw Island fudge and more! 


    A clear glass display counter full of cookies and sweets.
  • Online Adult Book Club

    Winter Session: January

    We’d love to have you join us in our Facebook group as we share the novella Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell. Winter’s Bone is a gripping work of realistic, contemporary fiction set in the icy Ozarks and is noted for its poetic writing and dialogue, along with its crafting of a powerful sense of place. It was made into an award winning movie, taking the Grand Jury prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. We will have free copies to hand out to the first ten patrons, available just before the holiday break in December.


    Book cover of Winter's Bone.
  • Blind Date With a Book

    February

    The popular Blind Date With a Book program is back! Browse the display of books wrapped in brown paper to hide their identity. Get a glimpse of what’s inside from the brief description written on the front, and choose the type: romance, mystery, thriller, or other. Check out the book and take it for a spin: if you don’t like it, there’s no hurt feelings: just drop it in the returns box and choose another. It’s a fun way to see what’s out there and maybe try something new!


    Gray image of peson holding shape in front of face with large white question mark on it.
  • Blizzard of Books

    January 2 - 30

    Returning for its 2nd great year, it’s Blizzard of Books the sweetest reading challenge around! People wanting to participate can grab their official bookmark at the desk. Over the month of January check out 20 items- for every 5, your bookmark will be marked and once all 4 marks have been collected, your bookmark becomes eligible to trade in for a FREE mini-blizzard thanks to the unfailing generosity of our local Imlay City DQ!
    Image shows 4 different flavors of the Blizzard ice cream novelty from Dairy Queen,
  • "Show Some Love" Craft: No Sew Fleece Hats

    February 1 - 27

    It’s common to express love in February, usually for our personal Valentine’s, but what about for those less fortunate? This year let’s shower those in our community who are in need with the loving gift of warmth. All month long participants can collect a No Sew Fleece Hat kit to make and either keep or return to be donated to a local charity.
    image shows a pink polka dotted white fleece hat with knots running in a row up to the pompom at the top of the hat
  • Poke-tines Day

    February 10

    Haven’t heard of this day? Don’t worry, we just made it up! It’s a mash up of Valentine’s Day and Pokémon Day (celebrated on Feb 27) giving you the choice of sending your Valentine a Pokémon card, or sending a fellow Pokémon Trainer a Valentine! Craft kits available at the desk while supplies last!
    image shows a pokemon creature called Pikachu (red cheeks, black eyes, and yellow fur with black stripes on ears, and back) with his ears down as he thinks about a heart
  • Tootsie Roll Roses for the 125th Anniversary of Tootsie Roll

    February 23

    Let’s celebrate Tootsie Roll day! On this day in 1896-that’s 125 years ago- immigrant, inventor, and chocolatier, Leo Hirshfield, first rolled out this famous candy. How do we celebrate? By playing with our food of course! Each kit will come complete with supplies and instructions to make a sweet treat for your sweetheart! Available while supplies last.
    image shows a white plate supporting a brown (made from chocolate candy "tootsie rolls") rose lying on its side facing camera at angle
  • 2021 Love Your Library Auction

    Update: 2021 Love Your Library Auction
    Are you read for some 'auction action'? Our 2021 'Love Your Library' auction will have a bit of a different look this year, but no worries, there are still fun treasures to be found! A few items will be presented each week in the outside display case at the Imlay City branch, next to our drop box. Choose your treasure and write the item #, your first name, your phone #, and the amount of your bid on the slip of paper. Then simply put it in the jug outside. Slips will be collected daily and kept safe. Winning bidders will be notified on Mondays, and in case of a tie, a winner will be randomly selected. Look for new items every Monday, and bids for those items will run Monday through Saturday, during open library hours. See our FB page for pictures of current items up for bid, or stop by the library and take a look! As always, thank you for loving YOUR library!


Tax Forms and Instructions

State and Federal

Click here to be taken to the State of Michigan website for state tax forms and instructions. 

Click here to be taken to the IRS website for federal tax forms and instructions. 

The library currently has the following paper tax materials available, while supplies last:

-Federal 1040 and 1040-SR Forms and Booklet (one booklet) 
-Federal 1040 and 1040-SR Instructions (one booklet) 

We will keep this updated with any new or current forms. Thank you! 

No-Contact Curbside Checkout, Printing/Faxing/Copying

All Available Now


Both library branches are now open for curbside service. Click here for an informational sheet on how it works, or call for details (Imlay 810-724-8043 & Attica 810-724-2007.)

You can request items for pickup online through your account, or call and have us place the holds for you. We can also give you suggestions for titles if you tell us what you like, and we will make up a bag full of possibilities for you: just ask us!

We can also provide copying, printing, and faxing through curbside service. 
Please see the instructional document here or call either branch for more details.


 

Pandemic Reopening Stage 3: "The Curbside Library"

Imlay & Attica Branches

Public Information Sheet for Imlay AND Attica Branches
Pandemic Reopening Stage 3: “The Curbside Library”  
effective November 18, 2020 until further notice
Curbside Pick Up and Limited Patron Service
Building Still Closed to the Public
 
Imlay Schedule:                                              Attica Schedule:
All CURBSIDE ONLY                                       All CURBSIDE ONLY
Monday:  2:00 – 7:00 pm                                  Monday:   2:00 – 7:00 pm
Tuesday:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm                         Tuesday:   10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wednesday:   2:00 – 7:00 pm                           Thursday:   2:00 – 7:00 pm
Thursday:  2:00 – 7:00 pm                                Friday:   10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friday:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
What’s Available via Curbside Service:
  • Curbside delivery and pick up for all library materials
  • Curbside pick up of program supplies like craft kits, newsletters, etc.
  • Printing
  • Copying
  • Faxing
  • Staff available for questions via phone or email
 
What New Limits and Restrictions Are Now in Place:
  • Patrons and staff must remain at least 6 feet apart; ideally, patrons should wait in their car until staff signals that their items are ready to pick up from the table. The library has designed a system for curbside service to maintain this distance with parking and waiting areas marked.
  • Curbside service is intended to be contactless. Any patrons who may come into contact with library staff are required to wear a mask or face shield.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing protocols are in effect for ‘high touch’ areas or surfaces.

What’s Closed or Unavailable Due to Safety Restrictions:
During this stage, the building is closed entirely to the public.
 
These changes are all related to protecting the health and safety of our staff and visitors during the pandemic. This includes preventing crowding and large numbers of people in enclosed spaces; shortening the time visitors spend in an enclosed public space; and lessening potential exposure to the virus by removing multiple touch points and high frequency touch items (like toys and magazines.) Using masks and sanitizer helps protect everyone who enters shared spaces like the stacks or touches shared items like books and DVD cases.

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


 

NoveList


Want something new to read, but not sure how to find it when you can't browse our shelves during our curbside only stage? NoveList is here to help! This powerful reader's advisory database provided through the Library of Michigan can help you find books, authors, and series you might like. It can search by genre, reading level, theme, and more. Check out the "How Do I?" tab at the top of the page to get started.
 
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Seasonal Newsletter

December 2020 - February 2021

While the library is currently in curbside status due to the pandemic, there are still lots of great activities planned for this winter, on a take-home basis. Check out the newsletter for full details. Paper copies will be available soon to pick up at the library. 

Please click here to see what's happening this winter.