Letters to Santa
December 4 - 16Our 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.
Imlay City Winter Fest
December 9Come enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, a short holiday movie, a gingerbread cookie, and an ornament craft, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Then, at 6:00 PM, make sure you head downtown for the special Christmas parade.
Lunch with Santa at the Attica Museum
December 16Enjoy a hot dog lunch, capture a photo or two with Santa, and craft your heart out with a holiday themed ornament craft.
This event was made possible through a collaboration with the Attica Museum and the Ruth Hughes Library Attica Branch.
Please reserve your space by calling 810-724-8043 by Friday, December 8.
Holiday Tea Party with Dog and Bear
December 4Local stuffed animal storybook celebrities, Dog and Bear, will be visiting the Imlay Branch library for a special holiday tea on Monday, December 4th from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Enjoy some light snacks, hot and cold beverages, a story or two, and a craft at this meet and greet with our special visitors.
On the Go Craft: Christmas Gnome Ornament
December 11 - 16The 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 either library branch the week of December 11th while supplies last to pick up an ornament craft kit - we have a simple kit for the younger ages, and a more advanced sewing kit for the older kids and teens.
Holiday Story Time
December 14Join Miss Lorry at the Imlay Branch for a special holiday evening story time where we will read stories, sing songs, and create a sentimental craft together.
This special holiday story time will be on Thursday, December 14th from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
On the Go Craft: Binary Code Candy Cane STEM Kit
December 18 - 22Are you looking for something to keep your child entertained while learning something new?
Pick up one of these candy cane coding ornament kits from either branch, sure to be a hit this holiday season!
These kits contain very small pieces and pose a choking hazard for the younger ages.
Little Listeners Story Time
Beginning in JanuaryStory time sessions will return after the holiday season. Join us for stories, songs, and more with Miss Lorry!
Our 10:30 AM sessions are best for preschool ages, but all ages are welcome!
Our story time meetings at the Attica Branch will be on Tuesdays, January 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 30th, and February 6th, 13th, and 27th.
Our story time meetings at the Imlay Branch will be on Fridays, January 5, 12, and 19th, and February 2nd, 9th, and 16th.
Little Wigglers Story Time
Beginning in JanuaryWe are happy to announce a brand-new story time session for our youngest visitors, Little Wigglers.
Parents, grandparents, and/or caregivers are invited to join this short and sweet story time, best for ages 0 to 2, but all ages are welcome!
We will be meeting at the Imlay Branch on Fridays at 11:30 AM on January 5th, 12th, and 19th, along with February 2nd, 9th, and 16th.
January 6, February 17"Gotta catch 'em all!"
Head to the Imlay Branch from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 6th and Saturday, February 17th. Play a Pokemon game together, trade cards, or talk about your favorite Pokemon characters.
All children attending each month will receive new Pokemon cards to add to their collections.
On the Go Craft: Bobble Head Kit
January 8 - 13In honor of National Bobble Head Day on January 7th, children and teens are invited to learn about the history of bobble heads and make their own paper bobble heads.
The kits will be available the week of January 8th, while supplies last.
Lego Builders Club
January 18, February 22Join the Lego Builder's Club once a month at our Imlay Branch from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Thursday, January 18th and February 22nd.
All Lego materials will be provided and all creations made at the library will be displayed in the children's area until our next meeting.
On the Go Craft: Valentine Card Kit
February 5 - February 10Have you ever seen a lion with a heart shaped mane? Or a happy hedgehog holding a lovely heart just for someone you love?
Craft an adorable heart-shaped animal card today by picking up a kit from either branch of the Ruth Hughes Library the week of February 5th through February 10th, while supplies last.
BINGO Junior: A Family Event
January 25Trudge through the winter wonderland and book it to the Imlay Branch for some indoor BINGO fun on Thursday, January 25th from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Everyone who participates will receive at least one "like-new" book to take home and add to their personal libraries.
This event is open for all ages but will be best for children and teens.
Supporting Mommas and Babies
OngoingThis program is provided by the Lapeer County Health Department.
Hoopla Kids Mode
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Digital Media Zone for Kids
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