In Your Element

Get a library card this fall

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Ogemaw District Library Systems joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind everyone about the valuable resources available with a library card.

From borrowing books, e-books, and audio-books to getting homework help, learning new skills, or attending a book club or story time, a library card helps everyone do more of what they enjoy. All without stretching their budget.

Interested in trying a new hobby? The library can help. Thinking about starting or growing a small business? Ogemaw District Library System offers programs on homesteading, up-cyclings programs, sign language and painting. We partner with Ogemaw County EMS to offer First on the Scene and CPR training and Michigan State Police for programs on active shooter and drug trends in our area.

There’s something for everyone at Ogemaw District Library System and signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning for students. It’s elemental, really—everyone should have one!

Ogemaw District Library System, along with libraries everywhere, continues to adapt and expand services to meet the evolving needs of our community. To sign up for a library card or to learn more about the library’s resources and programs, please visit

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries work together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card.

Ogemaw District Library System has branches in Rose City, Skidway Lake and Prescott to serve the rural community within Ogemaw County.