Spies Public Library

Spies Public Library The mission of the Spies Public Library is to provide our community with resources and services for education, enrichment, and enjoyment within a welcoming environment.

The building was established in 1904. Ground was broken for the Spies Public Library in 1903. The building was erected and furnished by Augustus Spies and presented as a gift to the City of Menominee. It was dedicated March 30, 1905.

Operating as usual

12/22/2021
12/21/2021
12/20/2021
Reminder! We will be closed Friday,December 24th, and Saturday, December 25th for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! There...
12/20/2021

Reminder! We will be closed Friday,
December 24th, and Saturday, December 25th for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! There will be no storytime this week.

Reminder! We will be closed Friday,
December 24th, and Saturday, December 25th for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! There will be no storytime this week.

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our Santa event last night! Thank you to the Friends of the Library, the Meno...
12/18/2021

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our Santa event last night! Thank you to the Friends of the Library, the Menominee GFWC, and other library friends for volunteering their time. We had 145 visitors and lots of smiles! Merry Christmas to you all!

The library is ready for our Santa visit tonight! Stop by from 5:30-6:30 for a visit, a treat, craft, coloring contest p...
12/16/2021

The library is ready for our Santa visit tonight! Stop by from 5:30-6:30 for a visit, a treat, craft, coloring contest prizes, giveaway books, and live music on our grand piano!!!

Santa is visiting the library today (Thursday 12/16) from 5:30-6:30! We'll have live music, books for each kid, candy ca...
12/16/2021

Santa is visiting the library today (Thursday 12/16) from 5:30-6:30! We'll have live music, books for each kid, candy canes, prizes for the coloring contest, and crafts! Stop by and see us!

Santa is visiting the library today (Thursday 12/16) from 5:30-6:30! We'll have live music, books for each kid, candy canes, prizes for the coloring contest, and crafts! Stop by and see us!

Join us for our HOUR OF CODE storytime today (12/16) at 10:30! In conjunction with Computer Science Education Week, the ...
12/16/2021

Join us for our HOUR OF CODE storytime today (12/16) at 10:30! In conjunction with Computer Science Education Week, the library
will be hosting a fun coding event
for ages 0-6! We will have easy coding computer games, building challenges, a story reading, craft, and even a 3D printer available for viewing! No registration required.

Join us for our HOUR OF CODE storytime today (12/16) at 10:30! In conjunction with Computer Science Education Week, the library
will be hosting a fun coding event
for ages 0-6! We will have easy coding computer games, building challenges, a story reading, craft, and even a 3D printer available for viewing! No registration required.

12/13/2021

*FOUND*
A key fob on a key chain. It was found on 12/7/21 and brought to the Spies Public Library. If it's yours please call the library to describe the key chain and arrange pick up. Thank you!

Join us for our HOUR OF CODE storytime this week, Thursday, at 10:30! In conjunction with Computer Science Education Wee...
12/13/2021

Join us for our HOUR OF CODE storytime this week, Thursday, at 10:30! In conjunction with Computer Science Education Week, the library
will be hosting a fun coding event
for ages 0-6! We will have easy coding computer games, building challenges, a story reading, craft, and even a 3D printer available for viewing! No registration required.

Join us for our HOUR OF CODE storytime this week, Thursday, at 10:30! In conjunction with Computer Science Education Week, the library
will be hosting a fun coding event
for ages 0-6! We will have easy coding computer games, building challenges, a story reading, craft, and even a 3D printer available for viewing! No registration required.

Join us on Thursday, Dec 16th from 10:30-11:30 for HOUR OF CODE! In conjunction with Computer Science Education Week, th...
12/13/2021

Join us on Thursday, Dec 16th from 10:30-11:30 for HOUR OF CODE! In conjunction with Computer Science Education Week, the library will be hosting a fun coding event for ages 0-6! We will have easy coding computer games, building challenges, a story reading, craft, 3D toy giveways, and even a 3D printer available for viewing! No registration required.

Join us on Thursday, Dec 16th from 10:30-11:30 for HOUR OF CODE! In conjunction with Computer Science Education Week, the library will be hosting a fun coding event for ages 0-6! We will have easy coding computer games, building challenges, a story reading, craft, 3D toy giveways, and even a 3D printer available for viewing! No registration required.

Sorry folks! A scheduled post went out saying that Santa was coming to the library today, but we ARE indeed closed due t...
12/11/2021

Sorry folks! A scheduled post went out saying that Santa was coming to the library today, but we ARE indeed closed due to the weather. Santa has been rescheduled to Thursday, Dec 16, from 5:30-6:30. Thank you!

Sorry folks! A scheduled post went out saying that Santa was coming to the library today, but we ARE indeed closed due to the weather. Santa has been rescheduled to Thursday, Dec 16, from 5:30-6:30. Thank you!

Hi friends! Due to the incoming bad weather, our Santa program at the Spies Library has been RESCHEDULED to Thursday eve...
12/10/2021

Hi friends! Due to the incoming bad weather, our Santa program at the Spies Library has been RESCHEDULED to Thursday evening (12/16), from 5:30-6:30. We’ll still have treats, crafts, live music, free books, coloring contest prizes, and a visit from Santa, so make sure you mark it on your calendars. We look forward to seeing you!

Hi friends! Due to the incoming bad weather, our Santa program at the Spies Library has been RESCHEDULED to Thursday evening (12/16), from 5:30-6:30. We’ll still have treats, crafts, live music, free books, coloring contest prizes, and a visit from Santa, so make sure you mark it on your calendars. We look forward to seeing you!

Due to inclement weather, the Spies Library will be closed Saturday (Dec 11). We are open today for our regular hours fr...
12/10/2021

Due to inclement weather, the Spies Library will be closed Saturday (Dec 11). We are open today for our regular hours from 10-5. The Santa event has been rescheduled to Thursday evening, Dec 16, from 5:30-6:30. Thank you!

Due to inclement weather, the Spies Library will be closed Saturday (Dec 11). We are open today for our regular hours from 10-5. The Santa event has been rescheduled to Thursday evening, Dec 16, from 5:30-6:30. Thank you!

Elves on the Shelves Clue #9!Adults:  It’s all fun and games here at the library, and sometimes we play games with a spe...
12/10/2021

Elves on the Shelves Clue #9!
Adults:
It’s all fun and games here at the library, and sometimes we play games with a spectacular view!
Children:
It might sound silly, but there are two houses with the same address on First Street and one is located here in the library.

Remember, once you find us, write down your answer and don’t spoil the fun by telling others where we are! Give your answer to our Librarian friends and get a sweet treat! Your name will also be entered in a grand prize drawing. (Answer to yesterday’s clue: lower back shelves of the YA room, and the upstairs special display - opposite side).

Elves on the Shelves Clue #9!
Adults:
It’s all fun and games here at the library, and sometimes we play games with a spectacular view!
Children:
It might sound silly, but there are two houses with the same address on First Street and one is located here in the library.

Remember, once you find us, write down your answer and don’t spoil the fun by telling others where we are! Give your answer to our Librarian friends and get a sweet treat! Your name will also be entered in a grand prize drawing. (Answer to yesterday’s clue: lower back shelves of the YA room, and the upstairs special display - opposite side).

Today (12/9) is the deadline for any Kids Christmas Coloring Pages to be turned in! Get those back to the library so San...
12/09/2021

Today (12/9) is the deadline for any Kids Christmas Coloring Pages to be turned in! Get those back to the library so Santa can pick his favorites!

Today (12/9) is the deadline for any Kids Christmas Coloring Pages to be turned in! Get those back to the library so Santa can pick his favorites!

Elves on the Shelves Clue #8!Did you know we have a special section for Adult Graphic Novels and Young Adult Graphic Nov...
12/09/2021

Elves on the Shelves Clue #8!

Did you know we have a special section for Adult Graphic Novels and Young Adult Graphic Novels? Find the sections and you’ll find us!
Remember, once you find us, write down your answer and don’t spoil the fun by telling others where we are! Give your answer to our Librarian friends and get a sweet treat! Your name will also be entered in a grand prize drawing. (Answer to yesterday’s clue: the couch in front of the fireplace – upstairs)

Elves on the Shelves Clue #8!

Did you know we have a special section for Adult Graphic Novels and Young Adult Graphic Novels? Find the sections and you’ll find us!
Remember, once you find us, write down your answer and don’t spoil the fun by telling others where we are! Give your answer to our Librarian friends and get a sweet treat! Your name will also be entered in a grand prize drawing. (Answer to yesterday’s clue: the couch in front of the fireplace – upstairs)

Join us for in-person storytime today (12/9) at 10:30! We'll read, sing, dance, and play, and there will be craft kits a...
12/09/2021

Join us for in-person storytime today (12/9) at 10:30! We'll read, sing, dance, and play, and there will be craft kits available for pickup during and after storytime!

Elves on the Shelves Clue #7! Today seems like a nice day to cozy up and read a book. From where we are sitting, we can ...
12/08/2021

Elves on the Shelves Clue #7!

Today seems like a nice day to cozy up and read a book. From where we are sitting, we can see a portrait of Augustus Spies, founder of Spies Public Library.

Remember, once you find us, write down your answer and don’t spoil the fun by telling others where we are! Give your answer to our Librarian friends and get a sweet treat! Your name will also be entered in a grand prize drawing. (Answer to yesterday’s clue: Over-Sized Books section).

Elves on the Shelves Clue #7!

Today seems like a nice day to cozy up and read a book. From where we are sitting, we can see a portrait of Augustus Spies, founder of Spies Public Library.

Remember, once you find us, write down your answer and don’t spoil the fun by telling others where we are! Give your answer to our Librarian friends and get a sweet treat! Your name will also be entered in a grand prize drawing. (Answer to yesterday’s clue: Over-Sized Books section).

Here are some of the grand prizes for the Elves on the Shelves Contest - mugs, hot chocolate, a gingerbread house kit, a...
12/07/2021

Here are some of the grand prizes for the Elves on the Shelves Contest - mugs, hot chocolate, a gingerbread house kit, and more! Make sure you stop by the library to make your guesses – there are only a couple days left. Grand prizes also include a Zinger’s gift card!

Don't forget! This Thursday, Dec 9, is the deadline for any Kids Christmas Coloring Pages to be turned in. Here is a loo...
12/07/2021

Don't forget! This Thursday, Dec 9, is the deadline for any Kids Christmas Coloring Pages to be turned in. Here is a look at some of the prizes for the winners!

Don't forget! This Thursday, Dec 9, is the deadline for any Kids Christmas Coloring Pages to be turned in. Here is a look at some of the prizes for the winners!

Elves on the Shelves Clue #6!These books seem gigantic to us, but to you they might just be oversized to you!   Remember...
12/07/2021

Elves on the Shelves Clue #6!
These books seem gigantic to us, but to you they might just be oversized to you!

Remember, once you find us, write down your answer and don’t spoil the fun by telling others where we are! Give your answer to our Librarian friends and get a sweet treat! Your name will also be entered in a grand prize drawing. (Answer to yesterday's clue: the Ferdie Davis Room!)

Elves on the Shelves Clue #6!
These books seem gigantic to us, but to you they might just be oversized to you!

Remember, once you find us, write down your answer and don’t spoil the fun by telling others where we are! Give your answer to our Librarian friends and get a sweet treat! Your name will also be entered in a grand prize drawing. (Answer to yesterday's clue: the Ferdie Davis Room!)

Please note! The ISD playgroup for December has been canceled. Keep an eye out on their page, Great Start Paren...
12/07/2021

Please note! The ISD playgroup for December has been canceled. Keep an eye out on their page, Great Start Parent Coalition Menominee County, for future programs - thank you!

Please note! The ISD playgroup for December has been canceled. Keep an eye out on their page, Great Start Parent Coalition Menominee County, for future programs - thank you!

Don't forget! Santa will be visiting the library THIS Saturday (12/11) from 10:30-11:30! We'll have treats, free books f...
12/07/2021

Don't forget! Santa will be visiting the library THIS Saturday (12/11) from 10:30-11:30! We'll have treats, free books for kids, and crafts!!!

Don't forget! Santa will be visiting the library THIS Saturday (12/11) from 10:30-11:30! We'll have treats, free books for kids, and crafts!!!

Join us for in-person storytime this week, Thursday at 10:30! We'll read, sing, dance, and play, and there will be craft...
12/06/2021

Join us for in-person storytime this week, Thursday at 10:30! We'll read, sing, dance, and play, and there will be craft kits available for pickup during and after storytime!

Don't forget that Thursday, Dec 9, is the deadline for any Kids Christmas Coloring Pages to be turned in!
12/06/2021

Don't forget that Thursday, Dec 9, is the deadline for any Kids Christmas Coloring Pages to be turned in!

Don't forget that Thursday, Dec 9, is the deadline for any Kids Christmas Coloring Pages to be turned in!

Elves on the Shelves Clue #5! Today, Christopher and I are doing a bit of local research together. We have a special are...
12/06/2021

Elves on the Shelves Clue #5!

Today, Christopher and I are doing a bit of local research together. We have a special area dedicated to Michigan history: that’s where you’ll find us!
Remember, once you find us, write down your answer and don’t spoil the fun by telling others where we are! Give your answer to our Librarian friends and get a sweet treat!
(Answer to yesterday's clue: the Great Lakes! 917.7 and 977)

Elves on the Shelves Clue #5!

Today, Christopher and I are doing a bit of local research together. We have a special area dedicated to Michigan history: that’s where you’ll find us!
Remember, once you find us, write down your answer and don’t spoil the fun by telling others where we are! Give your answer to our Librarian friends and get a sweet treat!
(Answer to yesterday's clue: the Great Lakes! 917.7 and 977)

Elves on the Shelves Clue #4!Today is a riddle for you to find us!  “It’s not our HOMES, but it is the HOMES of the Grea...
12/04/2021

Elves on the Shelves Clue #4!

Today is a riddle for you to find us!
“It’s not our HOMES, but it is the HOMES of the Greats.”
Remember, once you find us, write down your answer and don’t spoil the fun by telling others where we are! Give your answer to our Librarian friends and get a sweet treat!
(Answer to yesterday's clues: Alex Kava and the Boxcar Children!)

Elves on the Shelves Clue #4!

Today is a riddle for you to find us!
“It’s not our HOMES, but it is the HOMES of the Greats.”
Remember, once you find us, write down your answer and don’t spoil the fun by telling others where we are! Give your answer to our Librarian friends and get a sweet treat!
(Answer to yesterday's clues: Alex Kava and the Boxcar Children!)

Santa is coming to the Spies Public Library! On Dec 11, from 10:30-11:30, join us for our Santa Open House! The Friends ...
12/04/2021

Santa is coming to the Spies Public Library! On Dec 11, from 10:30-11:30, join us for our Santa Open House! The Friends of the Library will be handing out complimentary books for each child, plus we'll have treats and a craft. No registration required, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Santa is coming to the Spies Public Library! On Dec 11, from 10:30-11:30, join us for our Santa Open House! The Friends of the Library will be handing out complimentary books for each child, plus we'll have treats and a craft. No registration required, and we look forward to seeing you there!

12/03/2021
Elves on the Shelves Clue #3! All participants receive a treat and have their names entered in a grand prize drawing! Ad...
12/03/2021

Elves on the Shelves Clue #3! All participants receive a treat and have their names entered in a grand prize drawing!
Adults:
Today Eddie is hanging out with his favorite characters, FBI Profiler Maggie O’Dell and dog handler Ryder Creed written by one of his favorite authors.
Children:
Today Christopher is in the fiction section of the children’s area. Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are on the case solving mysteries in their neighborhood and hanging out in a cool boxcar!
Remember, once you find us, write down your answer and don’t spoil the fun by telling others where we are! Give your answer to our Librarian friends and get a sweet treat! (Answer to yesterday's clue: the moon!)

Elves on the Shelves Clue #3! All participants receive a treat and have their names entered in a grand prize drawing!
Adults:
Today Eddie is hanging out with his favorite characters, FBI Profiler Maggie O’Dell and dog handler Ryder Creed written by one of his favorite authors.
Children:
Today Christopher is in the fiction section of the children’s area. Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are on the case solving mysteries in their neighborhood and hanging out in a cool boxcar!
Remember, once you find us, write down your answer and don’t spoil the fun by telling others where we are! Give your answer to our Librarian friends and get a sweet treat! (Answer to yesterday's clue: the moon!)

Elves on the Shelves Clue #2!Today we have a riddle for you to solve in order to find us!  Born at the same time as the ...
12/02/2021

Elves on the Shelves Clue #2!
Today we have a riddle for you to solve in order to find us!
Born at the same time as the world, destined to live as long as the world, and yet never five weeks old. What is it?
Remember, once you find us, write down your answer and don’t spoil the fun by telling others where we are! Go down and give your answer to our Librarian friends and get a sweet treat!

(The answer to 12/1's mystery was...Thomas Jefferson!)

Elves on the Shelves Clue #2!
Today we have a riddle for you to solve in order to find us!
Born at the same time as the world, destined to live as long as the world, and yet never five weeks old. What is it?
Remember, once you find us, write down your answer and don’t spoil the fun by telling others where we are! Go down and give your answer to our Librarian friends and get a sweet treat!

(The answer to 12/1's mystery was...Thomas Jefferson!)

Join us for in-person storytime today (12/2) at 10:30! We'll read a Christmas and a Hannukah book, sing, dance, and play...
12/02/2021

Join us for in-person storytime today (12/2) at 10:30! We'll read a Christmas and a Hannukah book, sing, dance, and play, and there will be craft kits available for pickup during and after storytime!

Elves on the Shelves Clue #1! Remember, if you make a guess, you get a prize, and your name will be entered into a prize...
12/01/2021

Elves on the Shelves Clue #1! Remember, if you make a guess, you get a prize, and your name will be entered into a prize drawing as well!

'Today you’ll find us near the biographies of one of our
presidents, who is said to have likely had the largest
personal book collection at the time in the United
States! When the British raided the Library of
Congress in 1814, he offered his personal collection of
almost 6,500 volumes, as a replacement. He was also
an archeologist, architect, wine aficionado, and a
“founding” foodie along with being a Founding Father.
Remember, once you find us, write down your answer
and don’t spoil the fun by telling others where we are!
Go down and give your answer to our Librarian friends
and get a sweet treat!'

Elves on the Shelves Clue #1! Remember, if you make a guess, you get a prize, and your name will be entered into a prize drawing as well!

'Today you’ll find us near the biographies of one of our
presidents, who is said to have likely had the largest
personal book collection at the time in the United
States! When the British raided the Library of
Congress in 1814, he offered his personal collection of
almost 6,500 volumes, as a replacement. He was also
an archeologist, architect, wine aficionado, and a
“founding” foodie along with being a Founding Father.
Remember, once you find us, write down your answer
and don’t spoil the fun by telling others where we are!
Go down and give your answer to our Librarian friends
and get a sweet treat!'

Address

940 1st St
Menominee, MI
49858

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 7pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm

Telephone

(906) 863-3911

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Reminder! We will be closed Friday, December 24th, and Saturday, December 25th for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! There will be no storytime this week.
Thank you so much to everyone who attended our Santa event last night! Thank you to the Friends of the Library, the Menominee GFWC, and other library friends for volunteering their time. We had 145 visitors and lots of smiles! Merry Christmas to you all!
The library is ready for our Santa visit tonight! Stop by from 5:30-6:30 for a visit, a treat, craft, coloring contest prizes, giveaway books, and live music on our grand piano!!!
Santa is visiting the library today (Thursday 12/16) from 5:30-6:30! We'll have live music, books for each kid, candy canes, prizes for the coloring contest, and crafts! Stop by and see us!
Join us for our HOUR OF CODE storytime today (12/16) at 10:30! In conjunction with Computer Science Education Week, the library will be hosting a fun coding event for ages 0-6! We will have easy coding computer games, building challenges, a story reading, craft, and even a 3D printer available for viewing! No registration required.
*FOUND* A key fob on a key chain. It was found on 12/7/21 and brought to the Spies Public Library. If it's yours please call the library to describe the key chain and arrange pick up. Thank you!
Join us for our HOUR OF CODE storytime this week, Thursday, at 10:30! In conjunction with Computer Science Education Week, the library will be hosting a fun coding event for ages 0-6! We will have easy coding computer games, building challenges, a story reading, craft, and even a 3D printer available for viewing! No registration required.
Join us on Thursday, Dec 16th from 10:30-11:30 for HOUR OF CODE! In conjunction with Computer Science Education Week, the library will be hosting a fun coding event for ages 0-6! We will have easy coding computer games, building challenges, a story reading, craft, 3D toy giveways, and even a 3D printer available for viewing! No registration required.
Sorry folks! A scheduled post went out saying that Santa was coming to the library today, but we ARE indeed closed due to the weather. Santa has been rescheduled to Thursday, Dec 16, from 5:30-6:30. Thank you!