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Mason County District Library

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/programs at the Mason County District Libraries are free.

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Current Programs

The libraries currently offer these programs on a weekly basis. Please visit their website,, for the most updated days and times.

Ludington Branch

  • 1-2-3 Rhyme with Me!
  • Preschool Story Time
  • Adult Chess
  • “Game On” for Teens
  • Tech Help for Adults
  • Anime Club for Teens
  • Teen Drop-in Activities
  • Teen Movie Night
  • Adult Book Club
  • Adult Craft Nights
  • Lego Block Party
  • Summer Reading Program for children, teens, and adults from June to September

Scottville Branch

  • Young Adult Book Club
  • Social Awareness Book Club
  • Adult Book Club
  • Creative Kids
  • Adult Crafts
  • Preschool Story Time
  • Adult Craft Nights
  • Lego Block Party
  • Family Bingo
  • Summer Reading Program for children, teens, and adults from June to September

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.

All events at the Mason County District Libraries are free.

History of the Mason County District Libraries

First built in 1906 after receiving a grant from Andrew Carnegie, the Ludington branch of the Mason County District Library is over 100 years old and is proud of its heritage and excited about the future.

The Scottville branch first opened in March 1906 with 2,500 books. Today, there are close to 70,000 books, as well as computer stations that the public can use for free. The goal of the library is children’s literacy- encouraging children to read and engaging their minds, hands, and curiosity. 

Despite all the stimuli in today’s world–from movies and television to video games and ipods–it’s nice to know that libraries will always be here. The Mason County District Library is an integral part of our Ludington community, and will be for years to come.

For more information on the Ludington Branch:

217 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431

(231) 843-8465

For more information on the Scottville Branch:

204 E. State St., Scottville, MI 49431

(231) 757-2588

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Ludington’s Great Outdoors

Ludington has miles of beautiful beaches, the Ludington State Park, and all the activities that take place in Mother Nature’s playground.

Ludington Has Two Lighthouses!

Ludington visitors flock to the area to view our two majestic lighthouses, the North Breakwater Light and Big Sable Point Lighthouse.

Mason County District Libraries

In addition to thousands of book titles, the Mason County District Library’s Ludington and Scottville branches provide many free programs.

Bicycle Trails

Both beginners and experienced cyclists will enjoy the variety of trails available to explore in Ludington!

The Baby Badger

A children’s flotilla that’s a miniature replica of the historic S.S. Badger carferry. Children get to ride in one of many “cars”.


The Ludington Pumped Storage Plant and Lakewinds Energy Park are the two main sources of energy that power Ludington! Check them out!


Ludington is home to several different museums for people of all ages! Highlighting our area’s careers, businesses, history, and culture!

Pet Friendly Places

Your pet should feel right at home in Ludington. There are many businesses that allow pets and parks and beaches for them to play on.