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Youth Summer Reading 2018

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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 8 – July 6 

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 9 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 23 - August 3 to receive an invitation to the Award Celebration which will be on Wednesday, August 8 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' Rockers (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 18 & 25, July 9, 16 & 23
*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 19 & 26, July 10, 17, 24
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 20 & 27, July 11, 18, 25
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 21, 28, July 12, 19& 26
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 21 & 28, July 12, 19 (special music program), 26
Drop-in program, no registration required

DIY Rock Star (Children entering 2nd - 6th grades)
*Registration is required for each date*

Rock Painting Workshop
Paint a special rock friend for everyone to admire in the library garden and another to follow you home.  Please wear clothes that are okay to get dirty.
Friday, June 22, 1:00 p.m.

Legos: Rock the Blocks
Let the music inspire you to build something amazing
Friday, July 13, 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Musical Makerspace
Become part of the band and learn how to create awesome instruments out of everyday materials.  Join the fun and rock on!
Wednesday, July 25, 3:00 p.m.

iCraft (All ages)
Come create a different craft project each week.
Mondays through Fridays (or until supplies are gone), during library hours
Weeks of June 18 – July 28
Drop-in program, no registration required

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.
Wednesdays, June 6 & August 15
Ages 0-18 months, 10:15 a.m.
Ages 18 months -3yrs, 11a.m.
Ages 3-5 yrs, 11:45 a.m.
*Registration begins May 21.  Register for each date separately.

Summer Entertainment, registration required where noted

Magic Show: Joshua Wilde (All Ages) Friends of the Library sponsored event
Joshua has been performing magic for over 20 years.  His show features top-notch sleight of hand, juggling, comedy and lots of audience participation.
Wednesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.
*Registration is required*

Summer Hoedown (Ages 0-5, with a parent)
Laurie Moore of Moore Mastery Music Studios brings her energetic, foot stomping, and wholly interactive program to OPL.  Barn dancing, singing, storytelling, rhythm sequences, interactive play, ear training, call and response, and lots of incredible music are interwoven throughout this invigorating time of bonding with your child.
Friday, June 22, 10:30 a.m.

*Drop-in, no registration required*

Music Show: Topher Holt (All ages) Friends of the Library sponsored event
This show is bound to have you moving, singing, shaking a maraca, or beating a drum. Topher has a unique way of engaging the whole family musically through a highly animated experience. This is a show your family will not want to miss.
Thursday, July 19, 6:30 p.m. (This program replaces Teddy Tales Storytime today)
*Drop-in, no registration required*

Rufus the Dufus, Comedy & Juggling (All ages)  
Charles Clark, also known as Rufus the Dufus, started practicing circus arts at the age of 15 with the unicycle one bored summer day. A year later learned to juggle and started going to magic classes to learn magic and showmanship.  Now he performs his award winning tricks all over the country.  This show will amaze and delight.  Don’t miss it!
Monday, July 23, 6:30 p.m. 
Drop-in, no registration required

Wildlife Safari (All ages)
Go on an expedition around the world without having to leave the building!  Wildlife Safari will bring the magic and adventure of animals to OPL for a truly unique hands-on experience!  You will get to see and touch creatures both great and small from around the world.  Space is limited.
Tuesday, July 31
Session 1: 4:00 p.m.
Session 2: 5:30 p.m.
Session 3: 7:00 p.m.
*Registration is required*


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