Ransom District Library
Ransom District Library
Ransom District Library

Ransom District Library

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Available Library Services

Masks are no longer required while inside the building, however you may still wear one if you wish.

  • Public computer usage
  • Wireless Internet
    • Within building
    • Signal accessible from the parking lot
  • Copy, Fax, and Scan
  • Notary services -- by appointment
  • Issuing library cards
  • Borrowing items, which may be done in several ways:
    • Drive-up window NOW OPEN
    • Curbside delivery
    • Browsing inside the building
  • Placing holds on specific items, which may also be done in several ways:
  • Reader's Advisory - personal reading recommendations from the staff!
  • Downloadable content from home!
    • Hoopla - ebooks, audiobooks, TV, movies, and music
    • Overdrive - ebooks, audiobooks, and videos
    • RBDigital - magazines and newspapers
  • Michigan Electronic Library (MEL)
    • Borrow items from other libraries statewide
    • Utilize databases and online resources
  • Genealogy research from home through Ancestry.com Library edition and email requests
  • Digital Conversion
    • Super 8mm & Standard 8mm Film Reels
    • VHS Cassettes
    • Other Camcorder Formats
    • 35mm Slide Transparencies & Negative Strips
    • Vinyl Records
    • Audio Cassettes


Our theme this year is Tails and Tales, and the summer will be full of critters of all shapes and sizes! You can now sign up from home. Read, attend library events, and accomplish missions to earn badges and prizes on our new online tracking software, READsquared. There is an app for that as well--find it in your app store--search for READsquared.

Download the kids' flyer and the teen flyer to see what's happening this summer at YOUR library!

Thursday, August 5th at 5:15 p.m.

Plainwell's own Zion Lion will perform outside in front of our wonderful new community asset!
Bring your children; there will be fun activities available for them as well.
The Friends of the Library will offer free ice cream alongside local food vendors while we say thank you for supporting the lifelong learning, culture, and access to information that only a healthy local library can provide.


Story Time is held weekly on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Drop-in participation is welcome. Guess the item in the Story Time bag, then enjoy three stories, fun movement activities, songs, and shaker activities. Take-home crafts are still available!

If you are not comfortable with entering the building, we are still here to help!
Please message us on our
Facebook Page, fill out our Contact Us form, or email us directly if you have any questions or need assistance.

Don't have a library card with us?  Wish you did?  Don't worry!
Now is a great time to embrace all of the digital services we offer.
Please use one of the above forms of contact and we will get you set up with a card and mail it out to you!

The Library is currently in PHASE 3 of the reopening plan.

View our phased reopening plan here.

For the most recent updates from the State of Michigan, please visit https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus

The Library of Michigan has developed a set of federal and state resources regarding COVID-19 which can be viewed here.

Additional information regarding our digital content such as ebooks, audiobooks, videos, and more can be found here.

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