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WHAT'S HAPPENING AT YOUR LIBRARY......  

ABCMOUSE

With more than 5,000 learning activities and 650 lessons, ABCmouse.com is the most comprehensive early learning curriculum available online and it's free at the library!  Children must be accompanied by an adult when accessing this website on library computers.

CODING STATION AND CODE CLUB

A dedicated computer for children to access www.code.org will be available at the library beginning July 1.  The library will also be offering a Code Club beginning July 5 for ages 8-14.  Registration required for this 8 week course which utilizes portals on www.code.org.  Call the library at 861-4565.   

PAUL AND KATE (ANNA KATHERINE) LOUND LIBRARY ENDOWMENT CHALLENGE

The children of Paul and Kate (Anna Katherine) Lound are making a challenge to patrons of the Shelby Area District Library to raise funds for the Library’s endowment fund.  The family will provide a dollar-for-dollar match up to $5,000.00 of donations made to the Fund at the Community Foundation for Oceana County between now and August 31, 2017.  
Mr. and Mrs. Lound, who raised 11 children on a farm east of Shelby in the Blooming Valley school district, are being honored because of their lifelong habit of reading that they passed down to multiple generations in the family.  Funds raised from the Lound family challenge will be added to the Library’s existing endowment fund that was established in February 2005.

At that time, the Miller Group Charitable Trust offered a challenge match to honor the memory of Caroline “Kelly” Hansen Morse, who was a generous supporter of library programs and fundraising activities. Interestingly, Mrs. Hansen was a much admired teacher at Blooming Valley School attended by Lound children.

Thanks to support from the Friends of the Shelby Area District Library and many donors, the endowment fund has grown to $60,205 as of March 31, 2017.  Fund proceeds have helped support children’s programming, on-line databases, and shelving. With the additional contributions to the fund, the Library hopes to offer new programs focused on post-secondary education and, for example, coding for kids.

Those interested in participating in the challenge can do so by contacting Library Director Tiffany Haight at 231-861-4565 or tifhaight@shelbylibrary.org. Donations towards the match can also be made online at www.oceana-foundation.org

UPDATE:  As of 6/23/2017, $1,105.00 has been raised.  

LITTLE CHAIR-ITY FUNDRAISER

The Friends of SADL will host their "Little Chair-ity" fundraiser this summer. Silent auction begins Saturday June 24 with The Gathering of the Artists from 9-11am and ends Saturday July 15 at 11am. 

SUMMER READING HEADQUARTERS Click this link to access summer reading grids for our 2017 Summer Reading Program. 

PINTEREST CRAFT CLUB

We will host a monthly craft club beginning January of 2017.  Meetings will be held the first Thursday of every month at 6pm in the meeting room.  Registration will be required. No Pinterest Club in June and July. August Pinterest Club has been rescheduled to Monday August 14 at 5pm.  Registration will begin on July 13.

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Book Tasting Book Club

The next gathering of the club is on Saturday June 24 at 10:15am to discuss the book  Instructions for a Heat Wave by Maggie O'Farrell.  Copies will be available at the circulation desk. 

Workshops

Need help navigating through your Kindle, Nook or iPad?  Contact Kelsey at 861-4565.

MELCAT

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

OVERDRIVE/UP NORTH DIGITAL COLLECTION

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:  Shelby Twp, Shelby Village, Ferry Twp, Claybanks Twp, Otto Twp and Benona Twp .  Residents in other townships must go through their Home Library for Overdrive services. 

ROTHBURY BOOK DROP

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. Please note that this drop is only checked once every two weeks

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