McKay Library

Calendar & Announcements

                            HOLIDAY HOURS The library will be closed ...

                        Friday, December 23 through Monday, December 26

                         Saturday, December 31 through Monday, January 2

 

                     **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.

                                                                                  Thank you.

 

                                        HOLIDAY RAFFLE WINNERS

           Thanks for all who bought a chance at winning!  We raised $1,200!

                American Girl - Leann C.     Vera Bradley - Jennifer T.     Spa - Jennifer C.     Grillmaster - Marie C.

           Golf - Ron H.     Orange Kindle - Kay C.     Blue Kindle - Mary Beth G.     Teen - Ethan F.     Tween - Lor B.

               Clifford - Cathryn S.     Kitchen House - Shelle at the Shell     Supermom - Jane B.   Nemo - Nancie C.

                    Truck - Connor L.     Wreath - Meadow N.     Canal Street - Ethel S.     Scrapping - Stacey S.     

                            Second Chance Baskets - Diane D., Jo and Greg R., Jaxon A., Nicol O., & Cathy H.        

 

                                       HOLIDAY/WINTER FOOD DRIVE

        We are collecting non-perishable food items and hygeine supplies for

the local food pantry until the end of February.   You can drop off your donations

                      at the library anytime!  Let's fill some tummies!

 

                                      STORYTIME with MISS ROBIN

                                                For toddlers ages 0-5!

       Join Miss Robin in the back room for songs, treats, crafts, stories and fun!

                        THE 1st WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 10:30 AM

                                       The next one is on January 4th.

              A call that you're coming is appreciated, but totally not necessary.

                                                Hope to see you there!

 

            LEGO CLUB for ages 5 & up  (but younger siblings welcome, too!)

   Come hang with other LEGO LOVERS and learn from each other.  Each session 

               will have an optional theme.  Snack provided.  Call to register!

     Third SATURDAYS from 11 to 12:00 pm.    Stay tuned for first Jan. date.

 

                                        FALL CRAFTERNOON SCHEDULE

Join a group of nice ladies (gentlemen welcome, too!) for some crafting time this fall.  We will provide the space, you provide the crafts!  On the following Wednesdays starting at 1:30 pm :   Sept 28 / Oct 26 / Nov 16 / Dec 28

 

                                                          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

 

ATTENTION OVERDRIVE USERS ...

           There's been a change to the "sign-in" procedure that gets you into your Overdrive account.  You will still choose your library (Augusta-Ross) and enter your library account# (without the "P" on your card). Now, you are also asked for your phone#, as well.  The phone# you enter must include the area code AND must match the main phone that we have on account here at the library.  Please call us if you have any problems.

 

                  

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.   Go to http://smdl.lib.overdrive.com to get started or click the link to the left.

FREE WI-FI   AT THE AUGUSTA LIBRARY ... Look for the BrightMonkey GUEST connection on your device and use the password 'library'.  Please note this service is available from 9am to 7pm Monday-Saturday only.

 

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 mel.org (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 http://elibrary.mel.org/search.   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.