Hoopla is Here!
What’s all the HOOPLA about? We are excited to announce the availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital – all you need is a valid library card!
Ruth Hughes Library card holders from our district (Imlay City, Imlay Township, and Attica Township) can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.
Hoopla digital has a simple sign-up and easy-to-use interface, so it’s easy to get to your listening and viewing experience. There’s also no waiting to borrow popular movies, TV shows, albums or audiobooks. And hoopla digital’s automatic return feature eliminates late fees.
To get started with this exciting new service, just go to www.ruthhughes.org and click on the hoopla icon, or click here to learn more: hoopla help.
Winter 2017 Computer Classes
Using Google Docs, Beginning Computer, and more! Click here to see all of our computer classes offered this winter and register today!
Love Your Library Fundraising Auction
February 1 - 8
Our annual Silent Auction fundraiser takes place February 1 - 8. It's a great opportunity to find the perfect Valentine's gift for someone special while also sharing your love of the library! We're currently accepting donations of new items, antiques, themed baskets, gift certificates, or services. Please consider a donation to help support our Library, and stop by often to bid. The auction ends at closing on February 8; winners will be notified the following day. Thank you, and good luck!
Bring a Coat or Take a Coat
Share the warmth at the library this season by participating in our coat drive. If you have new or gently used clean coats, please bring them to the library for someone else to use. If you're looking for a coat, please stop in and take one that fits. There is no cost, just bring a coat and take a coat as needed.
Beginning Yoga Classes
Thursdays at 6:30 PM, January 26 through February 16
Unplug and unwind at our free beginning yoga class, taught by Catherine Minolli. Yoga can help release tension, improve flexibility and range of motion, and "center" you for your coming week. Choose one session or all four in our Peaceful Moon Yoga Series and call to register at 810-724-8043. Bring a yoga mat or blanket and wear comfortable, loose clothing for the best experience.
Library Closed Due to Icy Conditions
Tuesday January 17
We are erring on the side of caution today and closing both branches due to the icy conditions and impassable back roads. Almost all of our staff live down these roads that are some of the last to be serviced; emergency responders have recently stated even they are not making it to these areas. We had a staff person in an accident and another unable to make it home after leaving their shifts last night, and are hoping to avoid any further such issues. Thank you for your understanding. We are sorry for any inconvenience these weather delays and closings may cause.
Saturday Hours Change
Effective January 2017
Beginning January 7th, 2017, the new Saturday hours at the Imlay City branch will be 10am-3pm. This change is part of our ongoing effort to trim our budget and bring it in line with decreased operating revenues.