Summer Reading Program - A Universe of Stories!

June 17th - August 8th

We're going to explore everything in the Universe this Summer! A good book can take you anywhere, real or imagined, and of COURSE we'll have programs exploring music, movement, stories, science, and FOOD!

This year, the grown ups can get in on the fun too, with a set of programs and prizes just for them. See below for details!

Youth and teen program

Signups began Monday, June 10th

Kids can be signed up for our summer reading program, and begin reading to earn prizes, as early as June 10th! Registrations can be turned in throughout the summer, up through August 8th when the program ends for the year, so no need to rush.

To sign up, kids just need their name, address, and phone number printed clearly on a registration card. Ask for those at the desk. Kids 12 and older can sign themselves up, younger kids should have a parent present. The program is open to anyone age 3-18.

All registrants will recieve a bag with information about the reading program, and the special Summer events we'll be having this year! More on those below. They will also recieve a reading log (There are different logs for teens and for younger readers) which will help them track their timespent reading, as well as a few bookmarks and freebie prizes.

There's no limit on how many kids can take part, so don't miss your chance to get some cool stuff! The more you read, the more you earn, including more chances to win really cool raffle prizes, like wireless headphones, a rock tumbler, an e-reader, and more!

Youth Summer Reading Events

Each Thursday, from June 22nd - August 17th, we will have a special presentation, demo, or other event for kids and families! There will be no event during the first week of July, due to the holiday.

All Events are on Thursdays, June 20th - August 8th. ALL EVENTS BEGIN AT 11:00AM

June Events

June 20th - Space Food

Freeze dried neopolitan ice cream, like an astronaut might eat.

Would you like a snack on Saturn? Got the munchies on Mars? No one delivers pizza in space! Eating in space presents unique challenges for astronauts. Why? There is no gravity! Come learn how Astronauts live, work and eat in space!

June 27th - Let's Hear It Again . . . With Gwen

African American Storyteller Gwen Lewis.

Gwen is a professional storyteller from the Detroit area who has been delighting audiences of all ages for years. Don't miss this special presentation, which will include stories about the history of astronamy and space exploration!

July Events

July 11th - The Art of Movement

Pheonix Freerunning Academy will teach kids some basic parkour techniques. Come learn how to "defy gravity"!

Logo for Phoenix Freerunning Academy

July 18th - Aliens in the Library

A Science Teller doing something amazing with foam.

The Science Tellers will use improv theater to teach about science, and investigate rumors of aliens in the library!

July 25th - Coolest Animals in the Universe

Science ALIVE returns! Once again they will bring a variety of animals we can meet. Join us to learn about some of the coolest creatures we share a planet with!

One of the  Science Alive armodillos

August Events

August 1st - Reading Takes You Out of this World


Local singer and vocabulary enthusiast Miss Lynn will use puppers and songs to transport your imagination out of this world!

Miss Lynn herself

August 8th - Astronaut Training Camp

Astronaut Bruce McCandless II during an EVA in 1984

Join us while we, your humble librarians, take you through a variety of space-themed activities. This is also our wrap-up party for the year. Don't forget, the raffle takes place at noon!

Adult Program

June Events

June 17th, 6:30PM - Ragtime Jack

Recently inducted into the Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame, Ragtime Jack will give an engaging and informative performance.

July Events

July 1st, 6:30 PM - Spa Day

Learn how to make your own bath bombs and sugar scrubs. Chose from a variety of scents!

Note: registration is required due to limited supplies

July 15th, 6:30PM - Time for a Declutter

Professional organizer Soo Porter will give suggestions and tips on how to reach and maintain your organizing goals

July 29th, 6:30PM - Harry Potter Escape Room

One of your rivals has locked you in the potions classroom! Follow the clues and escape before you miss your next class!

Note: Registration is required, for groups of 2-8.

Contact Info - Phone: 734-258-3002 - Address: 14680 Dix-Toledo Rd. Southgate, MI 48195

Hours - Mon-Thurs: 10am-9PM - Sat: 10am-5pm