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STAIR DISTRICT LIBRARY morenci, michigan


Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat.: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tues., Thurs.: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

    The July Stair District Library Board of Trustees meeting has been rescheduled from July 19 to July 26 at 5:30 p.m.


    The library is open, both doors; Curbside Pick-up is still available at the back door, same hours.



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


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


    One hour/week, multi-age sessions; must register in advance.

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


    Click the Music Moves Me icon below to view the Fall 2020 MMM video featuring a French horn and the book "Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True."



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

    Who: Anyone who loves books and a good discussion. 

    What: Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

    When: Monday, August 16, 7 p.m. 

    Where: On Zoom! Email and ask for the Zoom link 

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

    How: Call the library at 458-6510 or email 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 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.

    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: TBA @ 5:30 p.m.

    Topic: TBA

    Register: email Colleen at for the Zoom link.

    You don't actually have to read a book to attend this Zoom session. Email 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!


    BABY/TODDLER TIME (resumes Fall 2021)

    In the meantime, join the Pre-school-DK Storytime Mondays at 11 a.m. on Zoom!

    Email or for the link.

    Email or call 517.458.6510 to register and reserve a supplies kit!

    BABY/TODDLER TIME ZOOM SESSIONS MONDAYS @10:30 A.M. (resumes Fall 2021)

    • 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.
    • Registration is required. TO REGISTER, EMAIL COLLEEN at

    Teens! Summer Quest 2021: June 1 to July 31!

    Join MiLibraryQuest: Summer Edition opportunity for teens across the state to learn about unique animals and Michigan libraries!  Teens will find a variety of animal descriptions spread across the websites of participating libraries which they will enter for an opportunity to win a prize. Visit to learn more!

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    You find a large marine mammal closely related to the manatee with a dolphin-like tail
    See the MiLibraryQuest website here to identify this animal and for information about how to discover more animals and enter for your chance to win a prize. 

    Did you know?!

    Stair District Library won a $2,000 grant last summer from the Lenawee Youth Council, a program of the Lenawee Community Foundation. The grant made it possible for us to bring three virtual performances and one in-person presentation to area children, in partnership with the Morenci Elementary School. We also purchased materials to create weekly activity kits for children.
    Check out the work of the Lenawee Community Foundation here:


    Hello, fellow library lovers! 

    All of us here at Stair have been missing you.  We never imagined we’d be closed this long!  The safety of our patrons, staff and community at large has been paramount in our minds.

    For that reason, we have provided nearly all of our services through Curbside Pick-up. We are filling requests for materials by phone, email, text, and website, and staff have been making up special personalized “Book Bundles” of materials patrons might enjoy. Call and ask about it!

    We’ve continued to provide FREE copy/fax/scan/print services (up to 10 pages black/white). Many materials are available online through OverDrive/Libby and RBdigital and hotspots and laptops can be checked out.

    We are again open by appointment!

    Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat.: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tues., Thurs.: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

    Call 458-6510 or email to schedule. For more details, click here.

    Curbside Pick up continues at the back door. (See info below and see photos on Facebook of some our most recently added books!) 


    Colleen Leddy, Director


    Curbside Pick-up Hours:

    • Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

      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);
      • 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
      • Call us when you arrive at the parking lot behind library
      • Wear a mask or face covering
      • Pick up order from table at back door after staff member goes inside
      Curbside Pickup Hours
      • Tuesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
      • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

      Call 517-458-6510 or email 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.

      Copy/Print/Scan/Fax Services

      All services are available during curbside hours, handled by staff only. Make arrangements by calling 517-458-6510 or email documents to

      There is no charge for any of these services (up to 10 pages, B/W) through the end of March, 2021.


      Online Card Registration

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      District residents*: Get your Stair District Library card online to access ebooks and audio books through OverDrive/Libby for adults and children. And, through RBdigital, access magazines, newspapers, movies, TV shows, comics and graphic novels!

      Email 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 RBdigital: email 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



        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.



        New 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.)


        For Children:

        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:


        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 or stop in or call 458-6510.

        Teen Game Night!
        Nest session: To be announced
        Play board games online with teens from other libraries around the state!
        Click the Game Night graphic above to link to the registration form on the Facebook event page or click here.



        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 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



        Creative Construction Toys not available at this time

        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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