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Jumping into June

with your Libraries in

Ludington and Scottville 


Summertime beckons, the trees are finally green, bees are humming, graduations are coming soon, and a vacation sounds really good! We have books on barbecuing, cake baking, home decorating, backyard building projects, and more. We can help you find the books, DVDs, magazines, and digital materials you want. Did you know you can search online? You don't have to be logged in to search: Search Library Catalog - Click Here 


Our Summer Reading Program starts with a Kickoff Party on Friday, June 6th. See the articles below for individual events. Or, click here to link to the entire summer schedule!


Remember, you can take your books with you on vacation with our digital lending! No need to haul around pounds of paper books when you can borrow five at a time on your iPad or Android tablet! Come in on Saturdays to get help with digital book borrowing. See the Digital Saturdays article, below. Lisa is also available during weekday hours that vary, so call ahead to the Ludington Library at 231-843-8465 to check if she is in.


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 


Get eBooks, Read Anywhere!

Get Digital Books -  Click Here! The "Up North Digital Collection" is the name of our libraries' eBook lending library. If you have not tried borrowing on a tablet or smart phone, now might be the time to start.
Books take up no extra space in your purse or backpack if they are digital! You can borrow up to 5 at a time for two weeks each. All you need to do is to have an account at Mason County District Library, and know your PIN. Call 231-843-8465 or 231-757-2588 for more information, or email digitalhelp@mcdlibrary.org 

Help your home library by borrowing digital books or audio books in June! Our library is taking part in a challenge from OverDrive (makers of the app you can read our digital books with) to increase our lending by 25% or more during June. The rewards for our libraries include money for more digital materials and some other possible tablet prizes.
Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party

Begin the Mason County District Library's Fizz, Boom, READ! Summer Reading Program with a Party! 

The Summer Reading Kickoff party is scheduled for Friday, June 6, 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Ludington Library. There will be crafts, games, and prizes. 

Please remember that the library closes at 6:00 pm. The doors will not reopen for the party until 6:50 pm, for the party ONLY. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. All Mason County District Library programs are Free. 
Used Book Sale
Looking ahead to July, the annual Friends of the Library Used Book Sale at Ludington Library will be Saturday, July 13, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Sunday, July 14, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. 
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.


Forthcoming Books 

Find out which bestselling books will coming in to your Libraries in 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 - June   

A book discussion group meets at the Ludington Library. The next meeting will be Friday, June 20th at 9:30 a.m. 
This month's book is "Dance of the Happy Shades," a collection of fictional short stories by Alice Monro. 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.

Part of the Summer Reading Program - Learn about safety with your pets. The program will be presented by Lakeshore Animal Friends, and held in the West Shore Bank Room on Monday, June 9, 1:00 pm. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  ALL Mason County District Library programs are free of charge. 

Science of Music Program 

Stop in at the Ludington Library on Monday, June 16 at 11:00 am for a children's program on Music and the Science of Music. This is part of our Summer Reading Program, and will be held in the West Shore Bank Room.
Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. All Mason County District Library programs are FREE. 
Super Science Day

Monday, June 23 at 11:00 am come on over to the Ludington Library for a children's program on Science. 
It's part of our Summer Reading Program and will be held in the West Shore Bank Room.
Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. All Mason County District Library programs are FREE. 
Fiddlers Restrung

On Monday, June 30 at 11:00 am, dance in to the Ludington Library for a children's program on Fiddles, stringing string instruments, and more. 
Summer Reading Program is all about science this year. Programs will be held in the West Shore Bank Room.
Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. All Mason County District Library programs are FREE. 
 Weekly Events for Pre-Schoolers


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, 1 - 5 pm 
Tuesday, 11 am - 5 pm 
& Thursday, 11 am - 3 pm 
& Friday, 11 am - 5 pm 
 & Saturday, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm 
Summer Craft - Scottville - Wednesday, 1 pm 
Games Galore - Board Games and More - 
Ludington - Wednesday, 11 am - 5 pm 
Fun Club - Reading, Games & Activities with Ms Leona -  
 Ludington - Thursday 4 pm  


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

Ludington - Saturday 10 am - 1 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. 
Block Party Saturdays   

Children and their families are invited to a Block Party using Lego brand bricks every Saturday between 10:00 am and 1:00 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. 


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

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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. 
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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.



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Looking ahead to July - Kid's Programs

Cupcake Camp - Ludington, Wednesday, July 2

Independence Day - July 4 - Libraries will be closed

Magic Show - Ludington, Monday, July 7

Magic Lessons - Ludington, Thursday, July 10
Starlab Planetarium - Ludington, Monday, July 14

Made in Michigan - Ludington, Monday, July 21
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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