Are you looking for things to do this summer? Try these ideas.
1. Sign up for our Summer Reading Program. Earn prizes for reading or listening to books.
3. Come to the library to hear a story by a teacher or principal from
Symons Elementary on Thursday afternoons and a few other days. See the
4. Visit a museum. Use your library card to check out free passes or discounts to select museums through the Michigan Activity Pass program.
5. Play outside. Check out Go Out and Play for game suggestions or The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book : 448 Great Things to do in Nature Before You Grow Up for more ideas.
6. Learn a magic trick. See these books for ideas.
7. Create a craft project. Try paper crafts, dinosaur crafts, American girls' crafts, origami, or browse the children's 700 section for additional ideas.
8. Explore a state park. Check out a pass for free entry into a state park or recreation area through the MI Big Green Gym program. This year, passes are available through the Michigan Activity Pass website. Search the site by zip code and then search the page of results for a state park or see a list of all locations here.
9. Plant a garden. Try one of these books for ideas: Show Me How I Can Grow Things and The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids.
10. Visit the Hack House. The Hack House museum is open from May to late November
Sundays from 1:00 until 4:00 P.M.
11. Hear a concert and see a movie during Milan Parks and Recreation's free Concerts and Movies in the Park series on Thursday evenings. See the schedule here.
12. Attend a program presented by Milan Parks and Recreation. See their schedule here.
13. Schedule nothing to do for one day and see where the day takes you.
14. Let your child plan the day from beginning to end. Have fun with what he or she chooses.
15. Try a new recipe. See these cookbooks or ChopChop magazine for ideas.
Need more ideas? See this article about 101 Free Things to do with Kids in Michigan.
What are you planning to do this summer?
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Mr. Wright, Mr. DeSarbo, and teachers from Symons Elementary will read at our library on Thursday afternoons and before some of our library's events thorughout the summer. Teachers will choose books with their third through fifth grade students in mind and Mr. DeSarbo will choose with his kindergarten through second grade students in mind, but everyone (regardless of age and school attended) is welcome to attend.
Registration is NOT required to attend these events.
If you are attending Crafts in the Park, Hero Explorers, or Hero Adventures immediately following the teachers reading, please register for those programs here.
Teachers will read at the following times:
Ms. Nichols - Thursday, June 18 at 2:00 P.M. in the library
Mr. Fleming - Wednesday, June 24 at 10:00 A.M. at the Wilson Park pavilion (Crafts in the Park follows at 10:30 and 11:45)
Mr. Wright - Thursday, June 25 at 2:00 P.M. in the library
Mr. DeSarbo - Monday, June 29 at 3:30 P.M. in the Senior Center (Hero Adventures follows at 4:00)
Senora Chris - Thursday, July 2 at 2:00 P.M. in the library
Mr. Adams - Tuesday, July 7 at 6:15 P.M. in the library (Hero Explorers follows at 6:45)
Ms. Blacklock - Thursday, July 9 at 3:30 P.M. in the Senior Center (Hero Explorers follows at 4:00)
Ms. Kerns - Wednesday, July 15 at 10:00 A.M. at the Wilson Park pavilion (Crafts in the Park follows at 10:30)
Ms. Farmer - Thursday, July 16 at 2:00 P.M. in the library
Mr. Reeves - Thursday, July 23 at 2:00 P.M. in the library
Ms. Brobst-Walsh - Thursday, July 30 at 3:30 P.M. in the Senior Center (Hero Explorers follows at 4:00)
Ms. Smith - Wednesday, August 5 at 10:00 A.M. at the Wilson Park pavilion (Crafts in the Park follows at 10:30)
Ms. Stafford - Thursday, August 6 at 2:00 P.M. in the library
Ms. Reeves - Thursday, August 13 at 2:00 P.M. in the library
Ms. Lawver - Thursday, August 20 at 2:00 P.M. in the library
|Mrs. Nichols read Roger the Jolly Pirate and sang The Ballad of Jolly Roger.|
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Our Summer Reading Program begins tomorrow, Wednesday, June 10. Stop by the library to pick up a reading log and earn prizes for reading or listening to books.
Register (either online or at the library) before noon next Friday, June 19 for a chance to win a free Summer Reading t-shirt.
See more information about our Summer Reading Program here.
We hope to see you in the library this summer!