The Ludington & Scottville Branches of the Mason County District Library Offer Numerous Programs for Children & Families

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the 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.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, both branches are currently only open for Curbside Delivery of library materials such as books and DVDs, and services such as printing, faxing and copying from 10am-3pm weekdays and until 6pm on Wednesdays.

Special Programs

Fun Family Friday Activity Packets

The libraries will distribute Fun Family Friday Activity packets every Friday at both Library locations in Ludington and Scottville. The packets will be outside on the fence posts in Ludington’s back yard and on the clothesline in Scottville, from 9am-3pm every Friday. In rainy weather, look for the packets under cover somewhere near the main door.

Stories with Santa

Every Saturday in December at 11am, the library will post a virtual Storytime with Santa to it's Facebook page. The recording may be viewed anytime after 11am.

Photo by Bethany Sonefeld

Weekly School Year Programs

Due to COVID-19 concerns, many of these programs are being held virtually through Facebook. Below is the current schedule for virtual programs:

Mondays at 10am - Babytime

Tuesdays at 10am - Preschool Story Time

Wednesdays at 10am - Preschool Story Time

Thursdays at 10am - Preschool Story Time

Fridays at 11am - Library Toys Slide Show

Below is the Regular Schedule for Programs, Pre-COVID:

Preschoolers and Kindergarteners

Babytime: Stories for Babies - Mondays at 10am, Ludington Library.
Preschool-K Story Time - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays at 10am, Ludington Library. Fridays at 10am, Scottville Library.

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Kids & Teens

Creative Kids: Self-Directed Art, Games and Puzzles - Mondays, Tuesdays, & Fridays from 4-5:30pm; Saturdays from 9:30am-2:30pm, Ludington Library. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4-5:30pm, Scottville Library.Fit Club - Wednesdays at 4-5pm, Scottville Library; Thursdays at 4-5pm, Ludington Library (Children 7 & older).
Block Party with Lego Brand Bricks - Saturdays from 9:30am-2:30pm, Ludington & Scottville Libraries.
Teen Games - Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30pm, Ludington and Scottville Libraries.


Monthly Programs for Kids & Families

Teen Movie Night - First Thursday of every month, 6pm, Scottville Library (age 12 and up).

Annual 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!

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.

Weekly Summer Programs

Preschool/Kindergarten Story Time - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10 am, Ludington Library. Fridays at 10am, Scottville Library.
Creative Kids: Self-directed Art, Games and Puzzles - Mondays from 2-4pm; Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays from 1pm-4pm; Saturdays from 9:30am-2:30pm, Ludington Library. Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1-4pm at Scottville Library.
Fit Club - Wednesdays & Thursdays from 12:30-3:30pm, Ludington Library. Tuesdays at 4pm, Scottville Library (Children 7 and older).
Block Party - Create with Legos. Saturdays from 9:30am-2pm, Ludington & Scottville Libraries.
Quidditch - Fridays at 4pm beginning June 22nd, Ludington Library.

All events at the Mason County District Libraries are free.

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The Mason County District Libraries Aren't Just for Kids!

The Ludington and Scottville branches of the Mason County District Library also host recurrent programs for adults.

Programs for Adults

Adult Craft Night - 1st Tuesday of the month (January 6th-May 5th, September 1st-December 1st) at 6 pm, Ludington Library.
Adult Book Club - 3rd Tuesday of the Month year round at 1pm at the Scottville Library.
Digital Downloads - Wednesdays from 5-8pm, Scottville Library.

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About the Mason County District Libraries

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.

The Mason County District Library is so much more than'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

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Last Updated: 01-27-2021 04:40 PM ID: 532