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 20th - Space Food
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
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 11th - The Art of Movement
Pheonix Freerunning Academy will teach kids some basic parkour techniques. Come learn how to "defy gravity"!
July 18th - Aliens in the Library
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!
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!
August 8th - Astronaut Training Camp
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!
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 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.