The Ludington & Scottville Branches of the Mason County District Library Offer Numerous Programs for Children & Families

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the Mason County District Library
The Ludington and Scottville Branches of the Mason County District Library are dedicated to providing a vast array of educational, fun, free programs to our communities. In addition to regularly scheduled programs, they frequently host special events for both kids and adults.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, both branches are currently open for Curbside Delivery of library materials such as books and DVDs, and services such as printing, faxing and copying from 9am-3pm weekdays and until 6pm on Wednesdays. The libraries are open for limited in-person services such as computer use from 11am-3pm weekdays. Masks are required for entry. If you are unable to wear a mask, library staff will be happy to help you outside the building. Just call, email or text. All events/programs at the Mason County District Libraries are free.



Children's Calendar Art Contest


Children of all ages are invited to create a seasonal drawing to decorate a calendar page. Winning designs will be printed and sold at the Mason County District Libraries in Ludington and Scottville. Winners will receive one of the calendars they helped to create. Artists must use the back of the entry form. Entry forms are available at the Mason County District Libraries in Ludington and Scottville and on the Library’s website www.MCDLibrary.org. Contest deadline is September 25th.

Fun Family Friday Activity Packets

- The libraries will distribute Fun Family Friday Activity packets every Friday at both Library locations in Ludington and Scottville. The packets will be outside on the fence posts in Ludington’s back yard and on the clothesline in Scottville, from 11am-3pm every Friday. In rainy weather, look for the packets under cover somewhere near the main door.

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Weekly School Year Programs


Due to COVID-19 concerns, these programs are currently on hiatus. Stay tuned for updated information as it becomes available.



Preschoolers and Kindergarteners


Babytime: Stories for Babies - Mondays at 10am, Ludington Library.
Preschool-K Story Time - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays at 10am, Ludington Library. Fridays at 10am, Scottville Library.

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Kids & Teens


Creative Kids: Self-Directed Art, Games and Puzzles - Mondays, Tuesdays, & Fridays from 4-5:30pm; Saturdays from 9:30am-2:30pm, Ludington Library. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4-5:30pm, Scottville Library.Fit Club - Wednesdays at 4-5pm, Scottville Library; Thursdays at 4-5pm, Ludington Library (Children 7 & older).
Block Party with Lego Brand Bricks - Saturdays from 9:30am-2:30pm, Ludington & Scottville Libraries.
Teen Games - Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30pm, Ludington and Scottville Libraries.

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Monthly Programs for Kids & Families


Teen Movie Night - First Thursday of every month, 6pm, Scottville Library (age 12 and up).

Annual Holiday Events


Every holiday brings a special celebration to the libraries. There are parties for Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras, Easter, Earth Day, Halloween, and Christmas...always fun and always free!



Summer Fun at the Library


Summers are so much fun at the Mason County District Libraries, the kids may not want to go to the beach! The Summer Reading Program is for kids of all ages, with Read to Me for kids up to eight years, Independent Readers for those 5-13 years, and Teen Readers for 11-18 years. Incentives include book bags, local merchant gift certificates, books, and small toys. Just 20 minutes of reading a day!

During the summer months there are also weekly crafts for kids ages six years and older, Science Camps in July and many special programs as well as the ongoing weekly programs.

Weekly Summer Programs


Preschool/Kindergarten Story Time - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10 am, Ludington Library. Fridays at 10am, Scottville Library.
Creative Kids: Self-directed Art, Games and Puzzles - Mondays from 2-4pm; Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays from 1pm-4pm; Saturdays from 9:30am-2:30pm, Ludington Library. Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1-4pm at Scottville Library.
Fit Club - Wednesdays & Thursdays from 12:30-3:30pm, Ludington Library. Tuesdays at 4pm, Scottville Library (Children 7 and older).
Block Party - Create with Legos. Saturdays from 9:30am-2pm, Ludington & Scottville Libraries.
Quidditch - Fridays at 4pm beginning June 22nd, Ludington Library.

All events at the Mason County District Libraries are free.

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The Mason County District Libraries Aren't Just for Kids!


The Ludington and Scottville branches of the Mason County District Library also host recurrent programs for adults.

Programs for Adults


Adult Craft Night - 1st Tuesday of the month (January 6th-May 5th, September 1st-December 1st) at 6 pm, Ludington Library.
Adult Book Club - 3rd Tuesday of the Month year round at 1pm at the Scottville Library.
Digital Downloads - Wednesdays from 5-8pm, Scottville Library.

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About the Mason County District Libraries

Four years of fundraising and seven months of construction has produced the beautiful new children's wing to the Mason County Library in Ludington. The Keith Wilson Children's Center was formally dedicated on May 18, 2012. The new wing adds over 5,300 square feet to the library, which now offers a Story Time and Sailboat Play Area, West Shore Bank Multi-Purpose Room and Craig R. Rasmussen Outdoor Activity Area which is enclosed by a fence.

Children simply love the Mason County District libraries in Ludington and Scottville. They're kid-friendly, and have activities all year for children of all ages. The mission of the library is children's literacy...encouraging children to read by making it fun and enjoyable. Their theme is "Just Imagine," allowing kids to engage their minds and curiosity of the world around them.

The Mason County District Library is so much more than books...it's a fun place for kids to learn and explore, while increasing children's literacy.

Contact the Mason County District Library at:
217 E. Ludington Ave.
Ludington, MI
(231) 843-8465
www.masoncounty.lib.mi.us/




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Last Updated: 09-09-2020 02:54 PM ID: 532