Michigan Activity Pass
Discover Michigan using your library card, check out a pass for one of Michigan's premiere cultural attractions! Click on the balloon below for more details. Program runs from May 24, 2014 thru May 23, 2015.


Free One Day Park Pass
Once again this year Michigan Recreation and Park Association, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and Michigan DNR are supporting the MI Big Green Gym program. Stop by your local library and pick up your free one day pass good at over 102 of Michigan's great state parks. This program expires September 30, 2014. Limited availability.

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Upcoming Events

7/25/2014 - 3:30 PM
Speed Painter Martina Hahn

8/5/2014 - 1:00 PM
Bubble Engineering

8/6/2014 - 11:00 AM
R.E.A.D to a dog

8/9/2014 - 10:00 AM
Sci-Fi Saturday

8/11/2014 - 6:30 PM
Hunger Games Hairstyles

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Imlay City Blueberry Festival
Friday, July 25 - Saturday, July 26
It's Blueberry Time! The Blueberry Festival starts Friday, July 25. The library will be hosting free games for kids at the Childrens' Tent from 3:00 - 5:00 pm, and a performance by speed painter Martina Hahn, also at the tent, at 3:30 pm. Take a look at Martina's website to learn more about her fascinating work: http://m-art-ina.com/

We'll also be having a book sale on the library lawn on Saturday, July 26 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, and be sure to watch for our float in the parade, Saturday at 6:00 pm.


Laptops At Your Library: A New Service
Do you need more privacy for your computer tasks than is available in our multi-station lab? Have to go online while talking to your bank or health insurance company to resolve billing issues? Need to have a private discussion with a lawyer, employment agency, benefits provider, or the social security office while looking at your online records?

If so, then our new laptops are just for you! We now have two laptops that may be used throughout the building. Take them into a quiet study room for the most privacy, or to a comfy chair by the fireplace.

The laptops can't be taken from the building and are restricted to library card holders in good standing, ages 18 and over. There is no fee to use the laptops, but users must leave a current driverís license or state/federal ID card at the front desk while they have the laptop out. The full laptop use policy and circulation procedure is available at the libraryís front desk.

  


MeL Resource
Check it out !!!
MeL Michigana is a carefully selected set of resources that are all-Michigan, all-local, all-the-time.  In the center of the page are, among other things, local history collections that are the result of an LSTA-funded digitization project.  They span the U.P. digitization project, Detroit, Michigan Civil War soldiers, the War of 1812, and the Kalamazoo College Cache among many others. So check it out at http://mel.org/michigana

Summer Reading Program
June 23 - August 1
It's time for Summer Reading! We offer fun reading programs for children, teens and adults. Beginning Monday, June 23, pick up a log form, keep track of your reading, and get prizes!

Be sure to check our webpage and newsletter for lots of great activities to go along with Summer Reading. There are craft programs, science activities, a magic show, and much more.



Ruth Hughes Newsletter
Summer 2014
Do your plans this summer include the library?

You can check out what's going on by looking at the summer newsletter.

Free Audiobooks for Summer
Sync will let you download two free young adult audiobooks now through August 20. All you need is the OverDrive app!

Listen away!

http://www.audiobooksync.com/

Summer Events
Libraries in Lapeer County
There is a lot going on this summer at the libraries in Lapeer County!

Check out all of the events for the Ruth Hughes Library by clicking on the summer brochure.

Explore Michigan from Your Library
Michigan Activity Pass & Michigan's Big Green Gym
Summer is nearly here, and that means it's time for two great programs to begin: the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) & Michigan's Big Green Gym.

MAP helps you discover over 70 cultural attractions throughout the state for free or at reduced costs. You just need to print out a pass for your desired destination using your library card. Click the hot air balloon link on the left hand sidebar for passes and more information. Passes are good for 7 days. Sites include the Gilmore Car Museum, the DIA, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and many more.

Big Green Gym (formerly known as Park & Read) gives you a free one day pass to the State Park of your choice. We have a limited number of passes, which are good until September 30. When the passes are in stock, Big Green Gym slips will be on the front counter. Turn in a slip to the library staff member for an actual pass, then fill out the pass and give it to the ranger once you reach the State Park.

Happy exploring!