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Oceana One Book One Community

Readers throughout Oceana County have chosen Fatal Crossing as their 2014 One Book One Community.  This award-winning new publication by Michigan author V.O. VanHeest weaves two never-before told true stories together into one hard-to-put-down book:  The June 23, 1950 disappearance of Northwest Airlines Flight 2501 over Lake Michigan with 58 souls on board and the quest by the author in partnership with another author/explorer--Clive Cussler--to try to locate the wreck and solve the mystery of the DC-4's tragic loss six decades later.  Join the author on Saturday September 27 at 7pm in the Hart Middle School Auditorium (308 Johnson Street) for a multi-media program, featuring historic images, newsreel footage, and interviews with eyewitnesses and families of the victims.  This One Book One Community project is made possible in part by a grant from the Little Point Sable Arts Fund and the Community Foundation for Oceana County. 

Book Tasting Book Group

The Library's new book group, Book Tasting, will have a meeting on Saturday October 4 at 10am in the Village Hall Meeting Room (connected to Library).  Coffee and treats will be served. 

Halloween Movie Series

The Library will be hosting a Halloween Movie Series in October on Thursdays at 7pm.  All movies are rated PG and refreshments will be served. 

Storytimes with Miss Samantha

Storytimes with Miss Samantha are on Fridays at 11:15am.  She will be presenting a fun Halloween themed month.  Your little ones won't want to miss them!


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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