The Mason Library is in a quaint brick building off West Ash Street, across from the post office. It’s open Monday through Sunday with varying hours and offers free wireless Internet access. Book sales, computer classes and other events are open to the public this fall, including a holiday wreath-making event on Oct. 19 and a folk concert on Oct. 30.
Location: 145 W. Ash Street, Mason, MI 48854
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Phone Number: 517-676-9088
Meet the Head Librarian: Sheryl Bass
A resident of the Mason community, Sheryl Bass worked as a purchasing agent for the Capitol Area District Library for nine years while attending Wayne State University for her Master of Library and Information Science degree, which she received in 2008. In 2009, Bass became the head librarian and manager of the Mason Library, and since then she’s been working toward interacting with the community and encouraging the public to visit the library by hosting a variety events and classes.
Bass has found that offering crafty workshops has appealed to many library patrons. The computer classes available at the library are also popular and are Bass’ response to the declining job market. “We offer the classes to help sharpen up computer skills,” Bass said. “I want the community to know that the library will support them in their endeavors.”
Bass enjoys working with the library patrons on a daily basis and reading a good mystery novel. Her favorite authors include Sue Graston, Nevada Barr and Carl Hiaasen.
Upcoming Library Events:
Holiday Wreath-Making – 6 p.m., Oct. 19
Folk Concert at Bestsellers Books & Coffee Co. – 2 p.m., Oct. 30
Computer Classes: Sept. 28 – Internet Basics; Oct. 5 – Email Basics; Oct. 26 – Job Search 101; Nov. 16 – Better Internet Searching
– Allie Jarrell