Fun for Kids at the Mason County District Library

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Photos by Bethany Sonefeld
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.

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Summers are so much fun at the Mason County District Library, 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. 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.



USUAL SCHOOL YEAR WEEKLY PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Happy Feet music and movement, Mondays, 10am, Ludington Library.
Preschool-K Story Time with Music & Crafts Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10am, Ludington Library. Wednesdays, 10am, Scottville Library.



USUAL SCHOOL YEAR WEEKLY PROGRAMS FOR KIDS
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Creative Kids-Self-directed Art, Games and Puzzles, Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays at 4pm, and Saturdays 9:30am-2:30pm, Ludington Library.
Games Galore, Wednesdays, 4pm, Ludington Library.
Fun Club Wednesdays, 4pm, Scottville Library; Thursdays, 4pm, Ludington Library (Children 7 & older).
Block Party with Lego Brand Bricks, Saturdays 1pm-4pm, Ludington Library.



MONTHLY PROGRAMS FOR KIDS & FAMILIES
Family Fun Craft, First Tuesdays, 3pm-6pm, Scottville Library.
Discovery Club, First Wednesdays, 4pm, Ludington Library (Grades 2-5).



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!



HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED IN THE SUMMER OF 2014.
Special Events, including magic shows, zoo animals, planetarium, etc., Mondays 11am, Ludington Library.
Creative Kids-Self-directed Art, Games and Puzzles, Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays 11am-5pm, Thursdays 11am-3pm, Saturdays 9:30am-2:30pm, Ludington Library; arts & crafts with Miss Robin, Wednesdays 1pm-3pm, Scottville Library.
Games Galore, Board, card and video games and Legos, Wednesdays 11am-5pm, Ludington Library.
Fun Club, stories, games, crafts and activities for 7 & up with Mrs. Ashley, Thursdays 4pm at Ludington Library; Wednesdays 4pm at Scottville Library.
Block Party, Create with Legos, Saturdays 10am-1pm, Ludington Library.

Additional Fun activities in the summer include:
Summer Reading Program
Pet Care & Safety
Magic Shows
Circus Day



All events are free. Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult for the entire event.

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.mcdlibrary.org




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Last Updated: 09-10-2014 08:55 AM ID: 532