Mason County District Library
Four years of fundraising and seven months of construction has produced the beautiful new children's wing to the Mason County Library in Ludington. The Keith Wilson Children's Center was formally dedicated on May 18, 2012. The new wing adds over 5,300 square feet to the library, which now offers a Story Time and Sailboat Play Area, West Shore Bank Multi-Purpose Room and Craig R. Rasmussen Outdoor Activity Area which is enclosed by a fence.
First built in 1906 after receiving a grant from Andrew Carnegie, the library is over 100 years old and is proud of its heritage and excited about the future.
The Mason County District Library, with a branch in Scottville, first opened in March 1906 with 2,500 books. Today, there are close to 70,000 books, as well as computer stations that the public can use for free. The goal of the library is children's literacy--encouraging children to read--engaging their minds, hands, and curiosity. Check out their website at www.masoncounty.lib.mi.us to learn more about the Mason County District Library.
Ongoing events for children throughout the year include preschool story and craft time, youth chess, after school crafts, and book club for 6 year old readers and up. Summer is a wonderful time at the library, which features magic shows, puppet shows, circus day, and summer craft classes.
Despite all the stimuli in today's world--from movies and television to video games and ipods--it's nice to know that libraries will always be here. The Mason County District Library is an integral part of our Ludington community, and will be for years to come.