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Upcoming Programs and Events

Supervision of Children Policy

The library is a public place, and as such, cannot be responsible for unattended children. For their safety and protection:
Children under the age of seven must be accompanied and adequately supervised by an adult throughout the building. Children 7-11 years of age must have an adult in the building.

Our library's annual Summer Reading program for kids is here! All kids have to do to receive a prize and a free book is read 50 days this summer. We recommend counting all days where you read at least 15 minutes. Prizes will be available on a date to be determined. To participate just create an account at We have a paper log also available if you'd like to download and print it to track reading.

Summer programs (Wednesdays at 11 am, held virtually)
July 15th: Fairy Tale Science (Week 2) (on Facebook Live)
July 22nd: Origami (on Facebook Live)
July 29th: Fairy Tale Crafts (on Facebook Live)
August 5th: Build Cinderella's Carriage (on Facebook Live)


All ages can join us on Facebook for an "Imagination Celebration" performance by the Children's Theatre of Michigan! This performance will include storytelling, music and fun for the whole family! The link to this event will be posted on our library Facebook on Saturday, August 8th, 2020.

Thanks in part to the Friends of MacDonald Public Library we are introducing a new service called "Dial-A-Story". You can call 586-210-9933 to listen to the fairy tale of your choice.

"Imagine Your Story" A Virtual Magic of Reading Show
starring Baffling Bill and Company
July 9th at 11:30 am (presented through Facebook)

Celebrate summer reading with this incredible magic show starring Baffling Bill and friends filmed live from his Illusionarium theater! Witness astounding feats of magic including the Enchanted Doll House Illusion, Floating Lady, Gus the Bunny, and more! Fun for the whole family that encourages summer reading!

This program is brought to you by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs as well as the Friends of MacDonald Public Library.


Join us for a virtual science show with a wizard in honor of Harry Potter's birthday! It will be held via Zoom on July 31st at 4 pm. Registration is required and can be done by calling 586-725-0273. Email must be provided to receive the Zoom link to this event. Thanks to the Friends of MacDonald Public Library for sponsoring this event!


Our library is currently providing virtual storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers through Facebook Live! They will be held at 10 am on Thursday mornings from July 16th through August 6th.

For more storytime songs and activities check out Miss Kelly's Storytime Blog:

To log books for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program or receive personalized book recommendations for your child head over to Beanstack