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The Merry Month of May

at your Libraries in

Ludington and Scottville 


Rain... a lot of it this Spring, some lovely sun, and warmer weather. Green grass and a peek of leaves on trees. All great signs of spring! Another sign of spring is most college students are done for the summer, and our county is getting busier with visitors. Don't miss out when visiting your library! We can help you find the books, DVDs, magazines, and digital materials you want. Just ask!


Saturdays are Digital Help days. See the Digital Saturdays article, below. Also, you can stop in with your laptop or tablet on Mondays at noon to get assistance with anything at all you are needing help with (see the Computer Help article).


New books, DVDs, eBooks, audio books, and magazines arrive every week in both Scottville and Ludington. Stop in or browse our website at www.mcdlibrary.org and find out what is new. 






 New Book Alerts 


Michigan Notable Books

The Library of Michigan has announced the 2014 Michigan Notable Books. This list of books contains 20 terrific titles by Michigan authors about a Michigan related topic, or set in Michigan or the Great Lakes. 

Your Mason County Libraries in Ludington and Scottville have every one of these 20 books, which include: 
  • "Tuesdays With Todd and Brad Reed: A Michigan Tribute" by Brad and Todd Reed of Ludington
  • "Sweetie-licious Pies: Eat Pie, Love Life" by Linda Hundt
  • "Detroit: An American Autopsy" by Charlie LeDuff
  • "Bluffton: My Summers with Buster" by Matt Phelan

This year's Notable Books will appeal to readers of all ages. Visit www.michigan.gov/notablebooks for more information.

Discovery Club

During 2014, the Discovery Club is meeting on the 1st Wednesday of the month. Retired teacher Kathy Radtke will lead students as they explore or world through books, games, art, and other activities. For the 2013-2014 school year, the theme is Discovering Michigan.

Children in grades 2-5 are invited on Wednesday, May 7, at 4 pm to explore Michigan. Snacks are provided. Please call 231-843-8465 if you have questions.
Family Craft Time in Scottville

At the Mason County District Library in Scottville Tuesday, May 6 at 3:00 pm, the Family Fun Craft series features Summer Serving Trays. Families are invited to drop in any time between 3:00 and 5:30 pm and get creative. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. 
ALL Mason County District Library programs are free of charge. Family Craft - 1st Tuesday - 3:00-6:00 pm - Scottville Library. 
Adult Craft in Ludington
Tuesday, May 6 at 6:00 pm, adult crafters are invited to the West Shore Bank Room at Ludington Library to create Paper Crafts.
This activity is open to adults only. There is a limit of 20 participants. Supplies are provided at no charge, but donations are appreciated. 


Author Alerts - Find out First!
Get notified by email or text message when our libraries order new items by your favorite authors or performers. This new service is easy to sign up for. CLICK HERE to register for this free Author Alert service.


Computer Classes

Bring your laptop, iPad, or tablet to the Mason County District Library in Ludington on Mondays at 12 noon for assistance in learning to use your device.  ALL Mason County District Library programs are free of charge. 

Forthcoming Books 

Find out which bestselling books will coming in to your Libraries in May and June. The list is sorted two different ways. 

This list is sorted by release date, Click here!

For a list sorted by author, Click here!

Digital eReader Help 

Want to read books on your tablet or smart phone? Have you been given a Kindle or a Nook, and want to really use it? How about that new iPad you just picked up... You get the idea! There are thousands of eBooks, audio books, and videos you can borrow. You can also download popular magazines on these digital devices.


Learn how! The Ludington Library offers one-on-one instruction - just you and your device with Lisa, our digital expert. Come on in on Saturdays any time between 12:00 noon and 4:30 pm. Bring your digital device for one-on-one help, and please make sure to have it charged.


If you are in the Scottville area, Chris is also available for digital help on Wednesday evenings between 3:30 and 7:30 pm  


Questions? Call (231) 843-8465 or email DigitalHelp@MCDLibrary.org

Access the Library's digital collection online at MCDLibrary.org/upnorth 


Book Discussion Group - May   

A book discussion group meets at the Ludington Library. The next meeting will be Friday, May 16th at 9:30 a.m. 
This month's book is "Catch-22," a classic fictional novel Joseph Heller. Visit or call the Libraries at 231-843-8465 or 231-757-2588 to reserve a copy, or to ask about getting a copy through MeLCat
If you are interested in joining the Book Discussion Group, or would like more information, please email Librarian@MCDLibrary.org - or ask for details at the Ludington Front Desk.

Block Party Saturdays   

Children and their families are invited to a Block Party using Lego brand bricks every Saturday between 1:00 and 4:00 pm, at Ludington Library. Blocks will be provided by the library. Children under age 3 are NOT invited to this event - there are many, many small parts that could be ingested. 


Memorial Day and Sundays Note 

Mason County District Libraries in Scottville and Ludington will be closed for Memorial Day, Monday, May 26.

Also, starting Sunday, May 25, the libraries will be closed on Sundays for the summer months. All other hours stay the same. Both libraries are open from 9 am to 8 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; from 9 am until 6 pm on Thursday and Friday; and then from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturdays. 
 Weekly Events for Pre-Schoolers


Pre-School-K: Happy Feet with Ms Karen -
Ludington - Monday 10 am 
Pre-School-K: Story Time with Ms Sue -
Ludington - Tuesday & Wednesday 10 am
Pre-School-K: Story Time with Ms Tammy -
Ludington - Thursday - 10 am


Pre-School-K:  Story Time with Ms Robin -
Scottville - Wednesday - 10 am

Weekly Programs for Kids   
Creative Kids - Express Yourself through Crafts -
Ludington - Monday & 
Tuesday, 4 - 5:30 pm
 Saturday, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Games Galore - Board Games and More - 
Ludington - Wednesday, 4 pm 
Fun Club - Reading, Games & Activities with Ms Leona -
 Ludington - Thursday 4 pm 


Block Party with Legos® (ages 3 and older) -

Ludington - Saturday 1 pm - 4 pm

Fun Club - Reading, Games & Activities with Ms Leona -
 Scottville  - Wednesday 4 pm

Don't forget! Self-directed reading, games for all ages, coloring sheets,
our KWCC sailboat, a Thomas and Friends train table,
dollhouse, and costumes are available for fun whenever the Library is open. 

Great Services available 24/7, from anywhere, through your Library

A collection of THOUSANDS of downloadable audiobooks & eBooks including
all Project Gutenberg public domain titles that are always available and do not count within the check-out limit. Download your selection to Nooks, Kindles, and many other eReaders, iPhones, iPads & iPods, Android devices and more...

A collection of 80+ popular and specialty electronic magazines from Zinio, the world's largest digital newsstand. Read selections on a computer, Kindle, or Apple or Android mobile devices. 


Alexander Street Streaming Music 

A collection of over 255,000 streaming music recordings - A Capella to Zydeco.  Collections include Classical Music, World Music and American Traditional and Folk Music. 
Stream to your computer, iPod, iPhone or Android smartphone.



Get unlimited access to thousands of streaming film-festival hits, including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more. IndieFlix is available on Apple®, Android™, and all Internet enabled devices. Patrons can also watch on Roku. 


Gale Legal Forms

Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues including; Wills & Estates, Real Estate, Divorce, LLC & Incorporations, Name Change, Landlord/Tenant, Deeds, Power of Attorney, Bankruptcy and more.


1998 to Present 
Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of the Ludington Daily News. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials,announcements, sports, real estate and other sections.  
Access it for Free through the library.



Borrow books & other items from hundreds of Michigan Libraries. Search, select and have your request delivered to your library in Ludington or Scottville for pickup.


Learn American Sign Language in FREE interactive online lessons. All you need is your MCDL registration number. Use Signing Savvy in a variety of ways to practice your sign language skills.

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Take advantage of over 500 FREE online courses on wide range of topics, all taught by live instructors. Although not for credit, many courses offer Continuing Education Units

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Looking ahead to June

Science of Music - Ludington, Monday, June 16

Teddy Bear Picnic - Scottville, Wednesday, June 18

Super Science Day - Ludington, Monday, June 23

Fiddlers Restrung - Ludington, Monday, June 30
Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult when
 attending any program or using any library service. 
ALL Mason County District Library programs are free.
Ludington Library: (231) 843-8465
Scottville Library: (231) 757-2588

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