READsquared is a fun way for your kids to track their reading time this summer. During the summer reading program, earn prizes as the reading is tracked! You can find the READsquared app in your devicesapp store or follow this link: http://mackinawreads.readsquared.com/Default.aspx
Click the logo above to view the Mackinaw DPL library collection, as well as the collection's of all libraries in our system. Once logged in can place your own holds on books you want. Items belonging to other libraries will be sent to the Mackinaw Library and a staff member will let you know when it arrives.
To log in you will need your library card number and a pin # set up by library staff.
Hoopla, Libby by Overdrive, Axis 360 can be found in your devices app store. You will need your library card number and a pin # set up by library staff. Download and get started reading today.
Explore More Illinois allows cardholders from the Mackinaw District Public Library to reserve free and discounted admission, parking, and gift store purchases from cultural attractions in Illinois, including museums, cultural centers, zoos, aquariums, gardens, historical societies, park districts, and more.
The cost for black and white copies is .10 per page.
The cost of a color copy is .50 cents per page.
The cost to fax and item is $1.00 for the first page and .50 for each additional page.
If the individual is active military or veteran faxing is no charge.
The same fees apply to a fax that is sent to the library for an individual to pick up.
The library can scan documents and send to an email free of charge.
The library has a small laminator. We will laminate small projects for .50 per sheet.
Welcome to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Club! This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she enters school-a goal experts say children need to help them learn to read for themselves.
One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid reading foundation-a key to school and learning success. Plus sharing stories together is fun!
Here are the easy steps for participation:
1. Read together
2. Mark the dot on your child’s log. If you read a book more than once, you can record it each time. Books read at library Story time, daycare or others also count.
3. When you finish 100 books, give your sheet to the librarian and
· Receive a sticker
· Receive a prize
4. Repeat steps 1-3 and receive a different sticker and book at each level.
5. After finishing 1,000 books, your child
· Receives a sticker
· Receives a special prize
This club has no end date except your child’s going to school, so don’t feel rushed—just enjoy the experience! Take every change you have to read with your children, tell and talk about stories, say nursery rhymes, sing songs, and attend library programs. By reading just three stories a day you and your child will have read over 1,000 books in one year. You will also have shared many special moments along the way.
The library is a fun place featuring books to check out, DVD’s, free programs and great suggestions for what to read. Stop in often and talk to our friendly staff—we are here to help.
Join us every first and third Tuesdays at 10am for a fun craft! This program is best fit for pre-school aged children! This is a sign-up preferred event.
Story time is the second Wednesday of every month at 10am! Join Ms. Graber in singing, dancing and having a blast! No sign-up required.