Statement of Purpose
We believe the library is a vital part of the community. Rawson Memorial District Library exists to help satisfy the informational and reading needs of the residents of Cass City and the surrounding communities. The staff is committed to making this library a practical and friendly source of help to its patrons.
We hope to do this by welcoming your suggestions for new materials and services; by taking the time to listen and to provide you with answers you can use; and by connecting you to other sources when the information or materials you need are not availabe at this library. Our goal is to provide library services to all age groups and to help patrons find the materials and information they need.
Rawson Memorial District Library
6495 Pine St.
Cass City, MI 48723
Our normal hours are as follows:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Kate Van Auken, Library Director
Ruth Steele, Assistant Library Director
Ann Craig, Periodicals & Local History Librarian
Tyler Perry, Catalog Librarian
Jesika Ferris-Struve, Special Programming Librarian
Marge Feebish, Library Clerk
Doris Jones, Library Clerk
Barb Hutchinson, Library Clerk
Lois Moslander, Financial Clerk
Joram Tyson, Library Page
The Rawson Memorial Library
Board of Trustees
Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m.
The dates for 2013 are as follows:
January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16,
August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19 and December 17
Lyle Clarke, president (Novesta Township)
Robert Hirn, vice president (Novesta Township)
Carol Rutkoski, secretary (Elmwood Township)
Linda Guza (Elkland Township)
Katie Jackson, treasurer (Elmwood Township)
Mimi Nicol (Elkland Township)
Frank Kemp (Village of Cas City)
Russell Biefer (Village of Cass City)
Home Delivery: Persons who are homebound because of temporary or permanent physical disablity may have materials delivered by a member of the library staff free of charge. Please give us a call at 989-872-2856 if you would like to receive this service.
Interlibrary Loan: Materials not found in our library collection may be interloaned from libraries throughout the state or even nationally.
Internet: Internet access is available on computers free of charge. The library also has wireless Internet available.
Computers: Word processing programs are installed on computers for patron use. World Book Encyclopedia and other reference materials may be accessed online. Two computers in the children's section may be used to play games and read stories.
Meeting Room: This room is available for public use for non-profit programs. Check with the library staff to reserve the day and time. Certain restrictions apply.
Memorial Books: This is a great way to memorialize a loved one that has passed away or honor someone special. A memorial plaque is placed in each book selected. A list of all memorial books is kept in a notebook at the library.
Notary Public: Notary Public services are available free of charge.
Book Reserves: For one week new books are placed on a reserve only status. Simply let us know you would like to read one of these books and your name will be added to the list and you will be called when the book is ready to circulate.
Library Newsletter: The newsletter is a great way to follow all the events and programs that take place at the library. An insert from the Cass City Area Historical & Genealogy Society is always interesting. Let us know if you'd like to be on the mailing list and we'll do the rest. It is also available on this web site.
Showcase: Check out the different displays each month in our showcase located in the lobby. Any ideas for the Showcase? Suggestions are always appreciated.
Telephone & Online Renewals: Library materials may be renewed either by phone (call 989-872-2856 and have your library card ready) or via our website with your pin #. (A pIn # can be set up with any librarian anytime even over the phone.)