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Youth Summer Reading 2017

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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 9 – June 30 

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 24 - August 4 to receive an invitation to the Award Celebration which will be on Monday, 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 9th at 10:00 a.m.

Lil' Builders (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 19 & 26, July 11, 18 & 25
*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 20 & 27, July 11, 18, 25

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 21 & 28, July 12, 19, 26

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 22, 29, July 13, 20 (special family program) & 27

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 22 & 29, July 13, 20, 27

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 26 – August 4

Build a Better... (Children entering 2nd - 6th grades)
*Registration is required for each date*

Build a Better World - Gardening Fun
Help us beautify the children's garden by planing flowers.  We'll also do a gardening-related craft activity.
Friday, June 23, 1:00 p.m.

Build a Better Body - Outdoor Fun
Get your body moving with pool noodle sports, relays adn other exciting outdoor games.
Wednesday, June 28, 3:00 p.m. (Rain Date: Wednesday, July 26, 3:00 p.m.)

Build a Better Mind - Lego Challenge
Work alone or with a friend.  You will be challenged to build something extraordinary!
Friday, July 21, 11:00 a.m.

Summer Entertainment, registration required where noted

Cameron Zvara - Magician. Balloon Artist. Entertainer (All Ages) Friends of the Library sponsored event
Come see this awesome show featuring magic, comedy, juggling, stunts and lots of audience participation.
Wednesday, June 21, 6:30 p.m.
*Registration is required*

The Storytellers (All ages)
The Storytellers perform a unique program that combines interactive storytelling, beautiful music, full of audience participation adn hands-on fun with musical instruments from many cultures.
Thursday, June 29, 6:30 p.m.

*Drop-in, no registration required*

Story Rhythms (All ages)
Come enjoy the stories and songs of Karen B. Czarnik.  She will have you laughing and singing along during this musical storytelling program.
Thursday, July 20, 10:30 a.m. (This program replaces Read-to-Me Storytime today)
*Drop-in, no registration required*

Exotic Zoo (All ages) Friends of the Library sponsored event
Exotic Zoo brings the zoo to you!  Come meet some amazing live animals including: a Kangaroo, Siberian Lynx (exotic cat), Honey Bear, Exotic Birds, Giant Tortise and more.  Space is limited, so be sure to register.
Monday, July 24
Session 1: 4:00 p.m.
Session 2: 5:30 p.m.
Session 3: 7:00 p.m.
*Registration is required*

Puppet Show - Alex Thomas & Friends (All ages)  
This interactive puppet show brings jokes, prizes, stories, silliness and all-around fun to the library.  Be sure to stay for the 'meet and greet' session after the show for your chance to meet the characters, take a photo and receive a personalized autograph from the puppet on a free photo card.
Wednesday, August 2, 6:30 p.m. 
Drop-in, no registration required


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