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


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.

Cupcake Camp


Children of all ages are invited to a Cupcake Day Party on Friday, July 12th at 1pm at both branches. Kids can decorate and enjoy some delicious cupcakes and share lots of fun. Children below the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Used Book Sale


The Friends of the Mason County District Library annual used book sale will be held Friday, July 12th from 6-9pm; Saturday, July 13 from 10am-5pm; and Sunday, July 14th from 1-4pm on the front lawn of the Ludington branch.

Starlab Planetarium


Children of all ages are invited to learn about the wonder of the night sky. The Starlab Planetarium will be at the Ludington branch on Monday, July 15th with shows running continuously between 1-4pm. Kids will learn about constellations, navigation using the stars, and much more. Starlab shows include: Seasons of the Year, following the journey of the sun and the moon through the sky; Skies of Ancient Egypt; Native American Skies; Men, Myths, & Monsters of the Skies, featuring Greek and Roman mythology about the skies; and more! Children below the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Dragon Fiesta


Children of all ages are invited to attend a Dragon Fiesta event at theScottville branch on Wednesday, July 17th at 1pm. Did you know that dragons love tacos? Allow your inner dragon to roar at the Dragon Fiesta! There will be stories, crafts, games, fun and LOTS of tacos. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo


Children of all ages are invited to the Ludington branch on Monday, July 22nd at 1pm and on Wednesday, July 24th at 1pm at the Scottville branch for a Musical Instrument Petting Zoo. Kids can see and hear a variety of musical instruments, make music, and explore sound. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Harry Potter Birthday Party


Children of all ages are invited to attend a Harry Potter Birthday Party at both branches on Friday, July 26th at 1pm. Come celebrate the birthday of everyone’s favorite wizard. There will be snacks including cake, games and lots more fun. Everyone is welcome to dress up for this event. Children under age 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: 07-11-2019 03:44 PM ID: 532