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Science-Rific Comedy Show  *  Monday June 16 at 6pm

Discover a secret lab and help find his missing sidekick, Lance the Lab Mouse, as Lab Geek Joel brings to life eight exciting books!  Comedy, magic, music, and lots of audience participation highlight this exciting, wholesome youth program that will have kids and grown-ups laughing out loud and crazy about reading!  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Author Visit:  Tobin Buhk  *  Thursday June 26 at 7pm

Author Tobin Buhk will be speaking on his book Michigan's Strychnine Saint:  Curious Case of Mrs. Mary McKnight.  During the presentation, you will learn of Mary McKnight, a widow who may have murdered as many as a dozen people.  Take a stroll back in time to gaslight-era Northern Michigan and visit Kalkaska County Jail, where you'll meet the woman who later became known as the "Michigan Borgia."

Announcing our Summer Reading Programming (June through August)

(*) Registration Required

Weekly Events

Tuesdays at 2pm:  Storytimes with Samantha

Thursdays at 10:30am:  Storytimes with Tiffany

Mondays 12-3pm:  Game Afternoons

Wednesdays 9-11am:  Crafts (JULY ONLY)

Special Events

Monday June 16 at 6pm:  Joel Tacey's ScienceRiffic Comedy Show

Friday June 20 at 3pm:  Duct Tape Workshop (*)  for ages 9+

Tuesday June 24 at 2pm:  Cupcake Camp (*)  for ages 7+

Thursday June 26 at 7pm:  Author Visit Tobin Buhk

Friday June 27 at 3pm:  Rubber Bands Bracelet Workshop (*)  for ages 9+

Friday June 27 at 7pm:  Movie Night

Friday July 11 at 7pm:  Movie Night

Friday July 18 at 11am:  Teddy Bear Tea Party (*)  for ages 4+

Friday July 18 at 3pm:  Tee Shirt Recon (*)  for ages 9+

Friday July 25 at 3pm:  Glow Party (*)  for ages 9+

Friday July 25 at 7pm:  Movie Night

Friday August 1 at 3pm:  Mad Scientist Afternoon (*)  for ages 9+

Tuesday August 5 at 7pm:  Local Photographer Travis Forbear

Wednesday August 6 at 2pm:  Drummunity

Friday August 8 at 3pm:  Rocket Building Contest (*)  for ages 9+

Friday August 8 at 7pm:  Movie Night

Friday August 15 1-5pm:  Outdoor Fun Day (*)

Friday August 22 at 7pm:  Movie Night 7pm

Oceana One Book One Community is Back!

The Oceana County libraries are pleased to announce the winning book for "One Book One Community" for 2014:  Fatal Crossing:  The Mysterious Disappearance of NWA Flight 2591 by Valerie van Heest. We encourage individuals and book clubs all over Oceana County to read and discuss the book this summer and we will let you know when the author is scheduled to speak. 


Need help navigating through your Kindle, Nook or iPad?  Miss Kelsey offers one-on-one and group workshops.  If you would like to register for a class, please contact the library at 861-4565.  Registration IS required to attend.


MeLCat is a statewide multi-type library resource sharing program funded with an LSTA grant provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Library of Michigan.  This service allows library users to search for books, audio books, music, movies, and other library materials on-line and have items delivered to the library.  Search MeLCat


The Shelby Area District Library offers downloadable audio books and eBooks.  By clicking on the icon above, you can download required free software, check out and download books to enjoy on your computer (PC (Must have Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to use) or Mac), iPod or MP3 player.  The library's website is available 24/7 to give you access to downloadable reading/listening anytime, anywhere!  Popular and classic downloadable books are offered in a variety of subjects.  To download audio books, all you need is an Internet connection and a Shelby Library card.  This service is free for residents in the following townships:  Shelby, Ferry, Claybanks, Otto and Benona.  Residents in other townships must go through their Home Library for Overdrive services. 


An "outside accessible" book drop (located at the Rothbury Village Hall) is available for Shelby Area District Library patrons!  If you have books you checked out at Shelby Library, but aren't able to return them, you are welcome to return them to the Rothbury book drop. 

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