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STAIR DISTRICT LIBRARY morenci, michigan

WHAT'S HAPPENING...

Stair District Library hours: Mon. & Wed.: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs.: 1-5 p.m.; Fri. & Sat.: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

    New hours are now in effect!

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    TIPS ON PHOTO ORGANIZATION!

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    HOOPLA IS HERE! 

    What's all the hoopla?! Access nearly a million titles! It's all free for Stair District Library cardholders!

    Stream (or download to your mobile device) movies, TV, music, audio books, ebooks, comics! Click the logo and then click "Get Started Today" on the hoopla homepage!

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    JACKIE GREEN'S BELL COLLECTION!

    View more than two dozen decorative bells in the display case!

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    MORENCI HISTORY!

    See Morenci newspapers from the 1920s to the present! Click on "Observer" below:

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    NEW! Morenci High School YEARBOOKS are now also on this same site! Click the Observer link above to access them.
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    Clean Up Your Act! 

    Everybody is invited to join the "Clean Up Your Act Little Book Club" book discussion group which is Inspired by little, short books such as Marie Kondo's "The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing."

    Next session: Dec. 1 @ 5:30 p.m.

    Topic: Books! Storage, care & keeping, gifting books, Storyworth, holiday favorites, etc.

    Register: email Colleen at stairlibrary@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

    You don't actually have to read a book to attend this Zoom session. Email stairlibrary@gmail.com for the link and prepare to laugh and learn with Melissa Elliott. "Influences and Influencers" is the topic and it's bound to be a stimulating and entertaining discussion!

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    BOOK DISCUSSION ON ZOOM!

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    NOTE: The book discussion group meets the third Monday of the month, currently on Zoom. 

    Who: Anyone who loves books and a good discussion. 

    What: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katrina Rivald

    When: Monday, October 18, 7 p.m. 

    Where: On Zoom! Email stairlibrary@gmail.com and ask for the Zoom link 

    Why: It's fun! Intellectually stimulating! Socially uplifting!

    How: Call the library at 458-6510 or email stairlibrary@gmail.com to reserve a copy of the book.

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    Extra! Extra! Read All About It!...But Where?

    Join the conversation to discuss how the loss of the Observer impacts you and the community and what we can do about it:

    Next session: To be announced

    Email stairlibrary@gmail.com or call 517-458-6510 for the Zoom link. 

    Need a WiFi hotspot to attend the meeting on video? Contact the library (see above). Funded by a grant from the American Library Association.

    “Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).” Read more about the grant here.
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    OUTDOOR BABY/TODDLER TIME!

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    MONDAYS @10:30 A.M. @ WAKEFIELD PARK

    • The program features short stories, songs, nursery rhymes, finger plays, lap bounces and the like for children under two and their parents or caregiver.
    • Pre-school age children accompanied by their parent or caregiver are welcome to attend.

    Email stairlibrary@gmail.com or call 517.458.6510 to register and reserve a supplies kit!

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    Online Card Registration

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    District residents*: Get your Stair District Library card online to access ebooks, audio books, and magazines through OverDrive/Libby for adults and children. ALSO AVAILABLE: hoopla! Get instant access to movies, TV shows, comics, music and more ebooks and audio books! No waiting, no holds!

    Email stairlibrary@gmail.com with this information:

    • name

    • address

    • residency (City of Morenci or Seneca or Medina)*

    • phone number

    • child (under 18) or adult

    Patrons who already have a library card and who need help getting set up with OverDrive/Libby or hoopla: email stairstaff@gmail.com or call 458-6510.

    *The library's service area consists of the City of Morenci and the parts of Seneca and Medina Townships within the Morenci Area Schools District.

    Directions for reserving library items:

    Call 517-458-6510 to place an order for library materials or follow these steps:

    • Click on the photo of the card catalog (either in the left column or below) or the "rooster" library card photo above;
    • Click “Please login”;
    • Enter your library card number in both the username and password fields;
    • Enter search terms (title, author, or subject);
    • When results come up, click the hold icon for the desired item;
    • Click “Place Hold” in the next screen;
    • Click OK.

    To doublecheck that the hold was placed, click “Your Account” and scroll to “Items on Hold.” 

    • We will contact you when your order is ready
    • If you prefer curbside pick-up, call us when you arrive at the parking lot behind library
    • Wear a mask; we'll meet you at the door.

    Call 517-458-6510 or email stairlibrary@gmail.com if you need help with anything...especially if you can't find your library card or your account needs to be updated.

    Not sure what you want? Let us surprise you with a Book Bundle Bag! Just ask us to choose some books for you and we'll let you know when they're ready.

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    Copy/Print/Scan/Fax Services

    All services are available and can be handled curbside if preferred. Make arrangements by calling 517-458-6510 or email documents to stairstaff@gmail.com

    Copies/prints: 10-cents/page B/W; 50-cents/page color

    Scan to email: $1.00

    Fax: To send: $1.50 for first 3 pages, 10-cents/page for additional pages.

    Fax: To receive: $1.00

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      VIRTUAL ART SHOW!

      Visit us on Facebook to see the artwork created by Morenci Middle and High School students under the direction of Mr. Grime, currently on display in the library annex. Click owl below to go to Facebook and then scroll down to the May 14, 2020 art show post.

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      LIT2LIFE!

      Video series by Cally Gautz brings children's literature to life in a new way! Check it out on Facebook! (Click on "LIT2LIFE" above to see the video.)

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      Especially for Children:

      Click here to view the May 2021 Music Moves Me program on YouTube...in a new format!

      Looking for some great resources for children? Check out this list compiled by Mary Beth Reasoner, Children's Librarian at Tecumseh District Library. Click here

      Click here for free access to a wide variety children's books:

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      Click here for the 2020 Summer Reading Program Facebook Live recording of

      "Imagine You're King":

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      RAISING READERS! STAIR'S ABC'S: Art, Books, and Cooking: To be announced

      (Formerly Family Storytime...New focus, new fun!)

      Explore Art, read Books, learn to Cook something. A! B! C! (And still some Music and Movement!)

      • JOIN THE FUN!
      • The program focuses on the 3-5 year-old age group, but all family members are encouraged to attend. Pre-schoolers must be accompanied by an adult.
      • Registration is helpful for planning, but not required; see contact info below.
      • Send a message on Stair District Library Facebook, email stairlibrary@gmail.com or stop in or call 458-6510.
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      "MADDOGGS' SCIENCE: GIRLS NIGHT OUT!"

      Bright Idea: FREE field trip to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum to explore light and optics! FREE guided tour of the Light and Optics Gallery! FREE brown bag dinner!

      Thursday, Sept. 19, 3:15 p.m.: meet at the library to carpool to Ann Arbor

      Will be rescheduled for a later date. Registration will be required to help with staff planning.
      Send a message on Stair District Library Facebook, email stairlibrary@gmail.com or stop in or call 458-6510.
      (“MADDOGGS” stands for Mothers, Aunts, Daughters, Daughters-in-Law, Grandmothers/granddaughters/girlfriends, and Sisters. The "O" is for other people: everybody is welcome to attend! BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY!)

      “GIRLS NIGHT OUT” is a series of 6 FREE events/field trips with short demonstrations of scientific principles. It's part of the NASA @ My Library grant initiative. NASA @ My Library is led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute in partnership with the American Library Association Public Programs Office, the Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science, and the Education Development Center.

      Last event date and time to be announced:

      Out to Ohio: Field trip to Plum Brook Station to tour the Glenn Research Center & NASA Glenn Visitor Center. 

      Previous events:

      • Starry, Starry Night: Field trip to the Dark Sky Preserve at Lake Hudson preceded by a light dinner and activities at the library, Sept. 29, 2018

      • Light Bright Library: an evening at the library with electrical gadgets such as Snap Circuits, Lite-Brites, Makey Makey. July 23, 2018

      • Planetarium: Science Cafe at the library with Snippets of Science and Snazzy Snacks, followed by field trip to Adrian College Robinson Planetarium with Dr. Sarah Hanson & /cosmic Colors planetarium show. Feb. 17 2018, 5 p.m. at library; 7 p.m. at planetarium.

      • Paint & Sip: of Van Gogh's "The Starry Night" Oct. 19, 2017

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      "SCULPTAMANIA!"

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      Play with our NEW totally cool creative construction toys whenever we're open! (Funded by Disney through a grant administered by the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association)

      • MagnaTiles
      • B. Toys Bristle blocks
      • Connectagons
      • Keva planks
      • Magformers
      • Quadrilla
      • Strawbees
      • Blocks: architectural, unit, Haba
      • 255-piece domino race set
      • Sculpture in a Box
      • K'Nex
      • Zoob
      • Suspend
      • Squigz

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      A FEW LINKS...

      Check us out on Facebook!  ...and click "Like!"

      Mrs. Kruger's Blog

      Morenci History (reprinted from Our Journey in Time)

      Morenci History Photos 


      To access books and other materials, click the photo of the card catalog:

      eShelf & Research

      - Work and research from the office or from home, anytime

      Good Reads

       - Book reviews, top sellers, author interviews, and news headlines