Letters for Santa

December 5 - 21

Did 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!

Letters to Santa December 5 to 21 - red background with Santa peeking around the corner.

Winter Playground

December 10

The 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!

Winter Playground, Saturday December 10 from 5 to 8 PM

On the Go - Gingerbread House Craft

December 12 - 17

Even 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.

Gingerbread House Craft Kit the week of December 12 while supplies last. Red background with gold stars and white snowflakes with two gingerbread houses in the foreground.

Pottery Pals

December 15

Celebrate 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.

Pottery Pals Paint Class for all ages - Thursday December 15 at 5:00 PM - cream background with holiday tree, elf, santa, snowman, and reindeer. Call 810-724-8043 to reserve your space.

On the Go - Elf on the Shelf Craft

December 19 - 23

You 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.

Holiday on the go craft - December 19 through the 23. Cream background with red holiday decorations and two elves with presents.

Blizzard of Books

January 3-31

The 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!

Blizzard of Books - January 3 to 31 - blue background with snowy mountain and pine trees.

Family Story Time


Story 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.

Story Time with Miss Lorry - January meetings for both branches. Meet on January 10, 17, and 24 for Attica, and January 13, 20 and 27 for Imlay City.

Kids Healthy Eating Series

January 19

Now 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.

Kids Healthy Eating snack series - January 19 at 5:30 PM - register by calling 810-724-8043. Veggies tossed in a bowl on a cream background.

On the Go - Valentine STEM kit

February 6 - 11

Explore 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.

Valentine STEM kit available the week of February 6 to 11 while supplies last. Red background with lots of hearts.

Family Story Time


Story 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.

Story time with Miss Lorry - February 7, 14, and 21 in Attica, and February 10, 17, and 24 in Imlay City. Purple background with happy children reading and sitting on books.

On the Go - Mystery Craft

February 20 - 25

If 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.

On the Go Mystery Craft available from either library branch the week of February 20 through February 25.

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!

Wide view of children's room at the library, with books, train table, computers, and train mural