McKay Library

Calendar & Announcements

                            HOLIDAY HOURS The library will be closed ...

                      Saturday, April 15th & Sunday, April 16th - EASTER WKD

 

AND THE WINNERS OF THE "SO THERE I WAS" SHORT STORY CONTEST FOR KIDS ARE.............

Age 12-17 Division
First Place: Carrie P, Homeschool.
Second Place: Emma Michael, Homeschool
Third Place: Megan H. Gull Lake Middle School

Age 11 and below Division:
First Place: Eryn Fulton, Bedford Bible School
Second Place: Kennedy Jones, Ryan Intermediate School
Third Place: Zoe Gobble, Ryan Intermediate School

Congratulations to all who entered!! There were so many creative stories, and that made judging very difficult indeed. Winners can come pick up their prizes beginning Monday, April 17.

Didn't win? Don't despair! We have a special author's gift for EVERYONE who entered the contest to help you keep on writing! Stop in and pick up your special gift beginning Monday!!

                     **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.

                                                                          

 

                                      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

                           EXCEPT for APRIL!  which is 2nd Wed. April 12th!

              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!

                                            Saturdays from 11 to noon.

                                            March 25th  AND April 22nd

 

                                                          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.