Letters for Santa
December 5 - 21Did you write a letter to Santa, but aren’t sure how to get it to the North Pole?
The Imlay City branch has a magical North Pole bound mailbox where you can drop your letters during our open hours, for special delivery to Santa himself!
December 10The Imlay City branch is pleased to provide hot beverages and crafts during the downtown holiday festivities on Saturday, December 10 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Stop in to warm up and have fun with holiday crafting!
On the Go - Gingerbread House Craft
December 12 - 17Even though this gingerbread house is not edible, it will still be delightfully fun to make.
Pick this craft up from either Ruth Hughes Branch while supplies last.
December 15Celebrate the holiday season by painting a mini pottery pal. Choose from Santa Claus, a reindeer, a Christmas tree, or a snowman.
Registration opens on December 1. Call 810-724-8043 to reserve your space.
On the Go - Elf on the Shelf Craft
December 19 - 23You can never have too many elves on a shelf, and this special clay pot elf craft could either be
kept or given as a special gift.
Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library will have these kits available for pickup while supplies last the week of December 19th through the 23rd.
Blizzard of Books
January 3-31The winter weather is keeping us all cooped up indoors, so why not take advantage of this free time and join our youth winter reading program?
Children and teens are welcome to join our annual Blizzard of Books program in collaboration with the Imlay City Dairy Queen.
Pick up a tracking bookmark from either branch, read the required number of books, then exchange the bookmark for a free blizzard coupon.
Thank you to Brandon at Dairy Queen for his generosity in helping out with this program each year!
Family Story Time
JanuaryStory time sessions have returned and though the plan is to hold these indoors, please watch our Facebook page and website for any last-minute necessary adjustments due to Covid.
During the month of January, we will explore these themes: “Winter Wonderland,” “Letter D,” and “Penguins”.
Meet at the Attica Branch on Tuesdays (January 10, 17, and 24) at 11:00 AM, and meet at the Imlay City Branch on Fridays (January 13, 20, and 27) at 11:00 AM.
Kids Healthy Eating Series
January 19Now is the best time to adjust your eating habits and learn how to make a few easy, yet healthy snacks any child will enjoy.
This hands-on, two-part class (one class in January and one class in February) will encourage children to try new things and hone their food-making skills.
Register on or after January 5 by calling 810-724-8043.
On the Go - Valentine STEM kit
February 6 - 11Explore the world of science, technology, engineering, and math through this Valentine themed
take-home kit, while supplies last available to pickup at either Ruth Hughes branch.
Family Story Time
FebruaryStory time sessions have returned and though the plan is to hold these indoors, please watch our Facebook page and website for any last-minute necessary adjustments due to Covid.
During the month of February, we will explore these themes: “Dear Valentine, “Letter E,” and “Polar Bears”.
Meet at the Attica Branch on Tuesdays (February 7, 14, and 21) at 11:00 AM, and meet at the Imlay City Branch on Fridays (February 10, 17, and 24) at 11:00 AM.
On the Go - Mystery Craft
February 20 - 25If you like mystery books, you’re going to love this mysterious craft kit! Is it educational? Is it edible?
Just pick one of these special kits up from the Imlay City branch and use your investigative powers to unravel the secret.
Hoopla Kids Mode
Hoopla is full of great digital content for kids, including books, audiobooks, comics, movies, and music. You can use the Kids Mode setting to set your children's Hoopla account to access only this content that has been specially selected for them. Click here for instructions on Kids Mode, and get your family started with Hoopla today!
Digital Media Zone for Kids
Welcome to the children's page!