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Youth Summer Reading 2019

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         All programs are free!

 The Youth Summer Reading Program is for children ages 3 to going into 6th grade.  Those going into 6th grade have the option of staying with the youth program or moving up to the Teen Program.

Registration:  June 7 – July 5 

Register in person, online (, or by phone (248) 628-3034 x216.  If you register online or by phone you must come in to pick up your materials by June 30.  Registration begins June 7 at 10:00 a.m.

Upon registering, you will be given a reading log and stickers.  You will keep track of the days you read beginning on the day you register.  For every day that you read (or someone reads to you) at least 20 minutes, you put a sticker on your reading log.  Each time you read 5 days, bring your log to the Youth Desk and receive a reading coin.  Save up your reading coins to buy books in our Story Room Bookstore where we have a large selection of books for all ages.  It is your responsibility to keep track of your coins.  We cannot replace lost coins.

Award Celebration

Turn your reading log in at the Youth Desk from July 22 - August 2 to receive an invitation to the Award Celebration which will be on Wednesday, August 7 at the Library.  Note: To receive an invitation, you must turn in your reading log with at least 25 days read at the Youth Desk and the librarian will hand you an invitation.

Youth Summer Programs
Registration required where noted

Register in person, online (by clicking the above link),
or by phone at (248) 628-3034.

Registration begins Friday, June 8th at 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted

Lil' Rockets (Children from birth - 35 months, with an adult lap)
Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes with your baby/toddler.  Please make other arrangements for siblings so this can be a special time with your child.
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
June 17 & 24, July 8, 15 & 22
*Registration is required*

Storytime at Centennial Park (All ages)
Bring your lunch and a blanket to Centennial Park for stories and songs.
Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.  
June 18 & 25, July 9, 16, 23
Drop-in program, no registration required

Wee Wednesdays (All ages, adult lap for children under 3)
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and more in this family storytime for all ages.
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
June 19 & 26, July 10, 17, 24
Drop-in program, no registration required

Read-to-Me Storytime (Ages 3 - entering 1st Grade)
Listen to stories, sing songs, learn fingerplays & rhymes about all kinds of heroes.  Children should be able to listen independently for this class. 
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
June 20, 27, July 11 (special music program), 18& 25
Drop-in program, no registration required

Teddy Tales (All ages, adult lap for children under 3)
Wear your pajamas and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and more in this family storytime for all ages.
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
June 20 & 27, July 11, 18, 25
Drop-in program, no registration required

iCraft (All ages)
Come create a different craft project each week.
Mondays through Saturdays (or until supplies are gone), during library hours
Weeks of June 17 – July 27
Drop-in program, no registration required

Galaxy Squad (Children entering 2nd - 6th grades)
*Registration is required for each date and begins June 7*

Alien Slime
Create your own glow-in-the-dark alien slime to take home!
Friday, June 21, 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Planetary Outdoor Fun
Burn off some energy with a planetary obstacle course along with outdoor games that are out of this world.
Wednesday, July 17, 3:00 p.m.

Legos in Space!
This intergalactic squad mission is to create the greatest LEGO scene the library has ever seen.
Friday, July 26, 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Kindermusik Demonstrations
Music is powerful. It can excite, energize, calm, and comfort. Music is a wonderful conduit for learning, especially in young children. When paired with movement and instrument play, it creates neurological magic, lighting up a child’s brain and positively impacting all areas of development.  Join Giselle Graham from Kindermusik@Kids Energy Zone for an interactive demonstration that will get everyone moving.
Thursday, June 6 
Ages 0-18 months, 10:15 a.m.
Ages 18 months -3yrs, 11a.m.
Ages 3-5 yrs, 11:45 a.m.

Monday, August 19
Ages 0-18 months, 10:15 a.m.
Ages 18 months-4 years, 11:00 a.m.
Ages 4-7 years, 11:45 a.m.

*Registration begins May 20.  Register for each date separately.

Jr. Tech Explorers (Ages 5-7)
*Registration is required for each date and begins June 7*


Thursday, June 27, 1:00 p.m.
Explore how to make these mini robots follow a line and change colors!

Lego Marble Mazes
Thursday, July 18, 1:00 p.m.
Create a marble maze using Legos!

Tech Explorers (Ages 8-12)
*Registration is required for each date and begins June 7*


Tuesday, July 9, 6:30 p.m.
Explore the basics of coding with this mini robot and different colored markers!

Snap Circuits
Tuesday, July 3, 6:30 p.m.
Explore electricity and circuits using these fun kits!

Summer Entertainment, registration required where noted

The Spoon Man (All Ages) Friends of the Library sponsored event
Jim Cruise, 'The Spoon Man', brings his hilarious musical interactive comedy to our library for the first time.
Wednesday, June 19, 6:30 p.m.
*Drop-in, no registration required*

Joel's AstroReader Magical Comedy Show (All ages) Friends of the Library sponsored event
Joel Tacey brings 8 spaced-out books to life!  Featuring goofy gadgets, dazzling magic, wacky stunts, and lots of audience participation.
Monday, June 24, 6:30 p.m.

*Registration is required and begins June 7*

Guy Louis: A Universe of Songs (All ages) 
Fabulous instruments from around the world are used to highlight stories from different cultures in this delightful musical program.
Thursday, July 11, 10:30 a.m. (This program replaces Read-to-Me Storytime today)
*Drop-in, no registration required*

Animals in Space(All ages)
REPCO Animal Encounters will bring their live animals to visit us at the library.  Meet several different animal species that have traveled to outer space.  Space is limited.
Monday, July 15
Session 1: 4:00 p.m.
Session 2: 5:30 p.m.
Session 3: 7:00 p.m.
*Registration is required and begins June 7*

Movie & PJ Night (All ages) 
The Lego Movie: The Second Part (Rated PG, Running time: 1 hour, 47 minutes) 
Bring a pillow, blanket or your favorite stuffed animal and wear your PJs to watch The Lego Movie 2 on the big screen.
Monday, July 22, 6:30 p.m. 
Drop-in, no registration required

STARLAB (All ages) Friends of the Library sponsored event
This portable, inflatable, mylar starlab dome lets everyone experience a star-filled planetarium to explore the universe. Space is limited.
Wednesday, July 24
Session 1: Grades 3-6, 6:00 p.m.
Session 2: Grades K-2, 6:30 p.m.
Session 3: Grades 3-6, 7:00 p.m.
Session 4: Teens/Adults, 7:30 p.m.

*Registration is required and begins June 7*


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