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

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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.

All events at the Mason County District Libraries are free.



The Ludington and Scottville Branches of the Mason County District Library have the following fun, free events scheduled in the coming month.

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Special Events


Summerween


Children of all ages are invited to a Summerween Event on Monday, June 24th at 1pm at the Ludington branch and on Wednesday, June 26th at 1pm at the Scottville branch. Kids can get treats and tricks when they wear their favorite costume for summer Halloween! Beware the Jack-O-Melon and have a spooky fun time. Children below the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Water Surrounds Us


Families are invited to explore the history and ecology of the Great Lakes and some smaller bodies of water, as well as talk about recreation and water safety on Tuesday, June 25th at 1pm at the Ludington branch. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Teen Nerf War


Young adults are welcome on Thursday, June 27th from 6-8pm at the Ludington Library for a night full of Extreme Nerf Battle! Nerf guns and bullets will be provided but teens may also bring their own. Drinks and refreshments will also be provided.

Tie-Dye Day


Children of all ages are invited to a Tie-Dye Day on Friday, June 28th at 1pm at the Ludington branch and on Wednesday, July 3rd at 1pm Scottville branch. Kids should bring a washed t-shirt or another clothing item to dye, but some extra may be available. Children below the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Magic Show


Children of all ages are invited to attend a Magic Show with Magician Gordon Russ at the Ludington branch on Monday, July 1st at 1pm & 7pm and on the same day at the Scottville branch at 4pm. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Magic Lessons


Children of all ages are invited to attend Magic Lessons on Tuesday, July 2nd at 1pm and 2:30pm at the Ludington branch and at the Scottville branch at 11am. Take a beginner’s course in the art of performing Magic at the Library! Magician Gordon Russ will be here to show you the ropes. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Splash-A-Rama


Children of all ages are invited to attend Splash-A-Rama at the Ludington branch on Monday, July 8th at 1pm. Beat the summer heat with a water slide, popsicles and more! Remember to bring a swimsuit, towel, and a change of clothes. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Reptile Round Up


Children of all ages are invited to a Reptile Show on Tuesday, July 9th at 1pm and 3pm at the Ludington branch and on Wednesday, July 10th at 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm at the Scottville branch. Kids can meet and pet some of the coolest reptiles in all of Michigan and learn about their habitats and lives. Children below the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.



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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Weekly School Year Programs


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.
Happy Feet - Mondays at 10am at the Ludington 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.
Games Galore - Wednesdays from 4-5:30pm, Ludington Library.
Fit Club - Wednesdays at 4pm, Scottville Library; Thursdays at 4pm, 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 Library. Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30pm, Scottville Library.

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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!

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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.



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: 06-25-2019 01:22 PM ID: 532