McKay Library

Calendar & Announcements

                                 THE LIBRARY will be CLOSED on COLUMBUS DAY

                                                               Monday, October 11th

  FLU SHOT CLINIC will be held at the library on Friday, October 8th from 3 pm to 4 pm.

           **this clinic had been previously scheduled at the VFW


                             OUTDOOR STORYTIME with MISS ROBIN

      THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14 10:30 am for kids ages 0 to 5 plus their grownup!


                             OUTDOOR T'AI CHI in the park behind the library!

                             Three Mondays in October: 10/11, 10/18 & 10/25   starts at 11am       

                     Free, call 731-4000 to register or just show up!  Instructor: Matu Kurzava            


       RETIREMENT SEMINAR with Chuck Henrich of Southwest Michigan Financial

                                          Wednesday, October 27 at 6:00 pm

            This is a free class for anyone interested in learning how to plan for retirement.

     Subjects include retirement, investment and asset proteciton strategies, health care      staregies, estate planning and more.  Call 731-4000 to register.


          FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY HOLIDAY FUNDRAISERS AND ACTIVITIES!                   Election Day BAKE SALE on Tuesday, November 2nd  from 9 to 5!  Bakers needed, too!

         HOLIDAY RAFFLE -  ticket sales start the end of October.  Stop in to see this year's prizes!

     and last but not least .... SANTA RETURNS TO THE LIBRARY THIS YEAR!     

                        Wednesday evening, December 1st from 5 to 7 pm

   This year's event will take place outside!  Come say hi to Santa, visit his reindeer, and grab some hot cocoa and cookies!   We will also announce the raffle winners.


                   **Winter Weather Closings - If the local schools are closed due to bad weather,

                                  please call us first before heading out on the roads to come to the library!

                       We use the school closings as a guideline and will close when conditions are hazardous.

                                      Look for closing information on WWMT.COM and News Channel 3.

                                                                                Thank you.





                                                          2nd Tuesday Writers' Group

               Join us from 10am to noon on :) the 2nd Tuesday of each month. 

                                       Call Paula Geister at (269) 425-6984.

  • Improve writing skills
  • Learn marketing techniques
  • Receive feedback on your work
  • Learn about publishing trends
  • Set and accomplish writing goals
  • Exchange ideas



THE LIBRARY'S ONLINE CATALOG   Did you know you can view, from home, what titles are at the library?  You can see what's new, what's in, what's out, put a reserve on an item, make a request for a title, look at your patron account, renew things, and let us know how you want to be notified!  How cool is that?

To log in to your account, you need your account number and a correct phone (with area code).


OVERDRIVE is available through the Augusta Library!! Patrons can download audiobooks and eBooks to thier Kindles, Nooks and other eReaders, phones, mp3 players, ipods, ipads and more.  DOWNLOAD one of their Apps (Overdrive Media Console OR Libby) on your device or go to on your PC to get started or click the link to the left.



FREE WI-FI   AT THE AUGUSTA LIBRARY ... Look for the BrightMonkey connection on your device and use the password 'library1'.  Our wifi is available 24 hours a day.


INTERLIBRARY LOAN INFO   The Augusta Library is a member of MeLCat, the statewide catalogue and sharing system.  As a patron in good standing, you can access the catalogue and request to borrow books from other libraries right from your home computer.  Simply go to (the Michigan ELibrary website) and click on the link to MeLCat.  It will take you directly to a search page where you can begin browsing for the titles you want.  Or, your can access the search page directly at   When you find what you are looking for, look for "GET THIS FOR ME" and click on it.  The system will then want to know what library you are from (we are listed under Augusta-Ross Township) and then your name and patron ID (your library account #).   That's it!  If the item is available, you should get a message immediately that it has been ordered.  You will get an email and/or phone call when your item has arrived at our library!    WE ARE STILL HAPPY TO ORDER THINGS FOR YOU RIGHT FROM THE LIBRARY, so give us a call if you need at 731-4000.