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Youth Summer Reading 2015

          All programs are free!

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  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 5 – July 3

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 July 3.

 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 20 - 31 to receive an invitation to the Award Celebration which will be on Tuesday, August 4 at the Library.  Note: To receive an invitation, you must hand in your reading log with at least 25 days read.  The librarian will hand you an invitation.

Programs that Require Registration (registration required)

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

Registration begins Friday, June 5th at 10:00 a.m.

Lil' Heroes (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.
Group 1: Mondays at 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Group 2: Mondays at 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
June 15 & 22, July 6, 13 & 20 

Drop-in Programs, no registration needed 

Storytime at Centennial Park (All ages)
Bring your lunch and a blanket to Centennial Park for stories and songs.
Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m.
June 16 & 23, July 7, 14, 21 

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 17 & 24, July 8, 15, 22    

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 18, 25, July 9, 16 (special family program) & 23 

Bam! Pow! Heroes! (Children entering 2nd - 6th grades)
You'll explore different kinds of heroes each week.  Hands-on activities, crafts and some special guests will make up this fun hour.
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.
June 17, 23, July 8,15 & 22

iCraft (All ages)
Come create a different craft project each week.
Mondays through Fridays (or until supplies are gone), during library hours
Week of June 15 – July 20

Summer Entertainment, registration required where noted

Pure Imagination Magic Show (All Ages) Friends of the Library sponsored event

Not just a magic show, The Pure Imagination Magic Show is a HILARIOUS magic show!  Magician/Comedian/World Record Holder, Chris Linn, will bring his special brand of magic and fun to OPL.
Thursday, June 18, 6:30 p.m.
*Registration is required and begins June 5*

Pippin Puppets: Three Heroes (All ages)

Rob Papineau brings his colorful collection of handmade puppets to entertain children of all ages with his Madcap Mis-Adventures!  Delight in this original story about bravery and what makes a true hero.
Thursday, June 25, 6:30 p.m. 
Drop-in, no registration required

Movie & PJ Night (All ages)

Bring a pillow, blanket or your favorite stuffed animal and wear your PJ’s to enjoy Big Hero 6 on our big screen.
Thursday, July 9, 6:30 p.m.
Drop-in, no registration required

Janet Marie and m'Archibald: Imagine That! (All ages)  

Imagination Theatre, featuring Janet Marie and m’Archibald, will share their sing-along songs and share-along stories that include lots of fun audience participation. 
Thursday, July 16, 10:30 a.m. (This special program replaces Read-to-Me Storytime on this day)
Drop-in, no registration required

Lords of the Sky: Birds of Prey (All ages)

The Howell Nature Center will visit OPL with hawks, falcons, owls, vultures and a bald eagle.  See these majestic birds up close and learn about their importance to the environment.
Thursday, July 23,
Session 1: 3:30 p.m.
Session 2: 5:30 p.m.
Session 3: 7:00 p.m.
*Registration is required*


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