Summer Reading Program

Register at the Children's Circulation Desk

Get Ready for Summer!
Summer Reading Starts June 15th 2018!
Summer reading is just around the corner!  Let's move the needle on summer learning loss and get those kids excited to read all summer long.

This year our program runs from June 15th to August 18th and children have the opportunity to come into the library, sign up (as early as May!) and then, starting June 15th, track their reading to earn prizes!  The first 150 children that sign up will also receive a reading timer to track their minutes as they read.
Summer Reading Kick-Off in the Park!
Friday, June 15th - 2pm to 5pm

Join us for our Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program Friday, June 15th from 2pm - 5pm.  Pick up your first bookmark of the summer and start recording your minutes!  There will be a rock climbing wall, ice cream and rock painting.  You will also be able to find out your rock star name and get your picture taken at our rock star booth!

Michigan Miryu Daiko
Tuesday, June 19th @ 10:30am

The mission of MI Hiryu Daiko (MI Flying Dragon Drummers) is to educate and entertain children and adults in Michigan by introducing them to the 2000 year old authentic art of Taiko, from Japan. Performances are dynamic and exciting, with great audience appeal.  You will absolutely love this high energy performance!

Children's Author Ruth McNally Barshaw
Wednesday, June 27th at 10:30am


Come and join us for this interactive program with Ruth McNally Barshaw.  She is  entertaining and humorous.  While drawing, Ruth will talk about how she came to be an author.  She uses a hands on approach to keep everyone actively engaged by having them doodle along with her.  Come get inspired!

Mosaic Dance Center
Friday, July 13th at 10:30am

Discover a whole new world, with a magical journey of music and dance that will take you to the wondrous world of Agrabah. Experience the incredible opening choreography from Aladdin in this dance & music focused workshop. Layer in dance theater & singing and the opening number to the Disney production of Aladdin as you step into the shoes of a Middle Eastern performer.

Paleo Joe
Thursday, July 19th at 10:30am

PaleoJoe has been traveling Michigan and the Midwest providing summer reading programs for over a decade. He has performed educational, exciting and entertaining programs for hundreds of libraries reaching thousands of students all with the desire to encourage the students to read – even though it is summer and they are not in school.

Music & Magic with Mr. Jim
Thursday, August 2nd at 10:30am

A world traveler, Mr. Jim invites us to experience MUSIC form around the WORLD! From the alphorn of Germany to the dances in India, from the qilaut drums of Eskimo to the shofar horn of Israel and more!  Combining music, photos, and magic, this show is for the entire family!

Mini Concert in the Park
Saturday, August 18th from 9:30am - 12:30pm

Help us celebrate the end of summer with a mini concert in the park.  We will have our dunk tank, bounce house, and carnival games along with local musicians and a poetry slam.

Children's Summer Reading Program
All ages, through 5th grade will be placed in our Children's Reading Program.
Your challenge?  To read books weekly or have someone read to you weekly and record the number of minutes you've read on your Summer Reading Bookmark.

Once you've completed 7 days of reading, return your bookmark for a prize!
Check in each week to earn a gift card at the end of the summer!
Every time you check in at the Children's Library, you can document your minutes read on a card that will be hung up on your record.  Make sure to write your name on your card so we can hang on the correct record! 
Complete the activity folder for more prizes!
And of course, don't forget to join us for our family programs throughout the summer.
Teen Summer Reading Program
All children 6th grade and up will be placed in our Teen Reading Program.
Your Challenge?  To read, read, read and log the number of hours you've read on your reading log.

This year we have assigned a point value for your hours, as well as for programs attended and folder activities completed.  Every 25 points earns you a prize!  Top point earners will receive a gift card!  

Don't forget to join us for our teen summer programs!
Did you know?
Children and teens who participate in summer library programs benefit from engaging activities and opportunities which promote literacy development and help to counter the summer slide that often happens with the long summer break.  Summer library programs for all ages enhance lifelong learning and provide meaningful, enjoyable experiences available to everyone in the community.