Summer Reading Program 2017



Children are invited to read or listen to books, earn prizes, and attend programs at the library this summer.

READ

Pick up a reading log from the library to keep track of your reading and listening.
• Read books, ebooks, or magazines.
• Read to yourself or to someone else.
• Read or listen to Tumblebooks
• Listen to audiobooks.
• Listen to someone else reading to you.

You may choose to count how many hours you read or how many days you read.
Earn prizes after you have read for 5, 10, and 15 hours or 10, 20, and 30 days.
Enter the prize drawing for additional hours or days that you read.

You may also choose an activity log of reading activities to explore in August.

Wednesday, June 14
Pick up reading logs and begin reading and/or listening to audiobooks or to someone read to you.

Monday, June 26 is the first day to receive prizes.
Saturday, August 5 is the last day to enter the prize drawing for the reading logs.
Saturday, September 2 is the last day to receive prizes and enter the prize drawing for the activity logs.

REGISTRATION 

Registration is requested for our events.  You may register online here.  We will also have paper registration forms available at the library beginning on June 14.

EVENTS for all ages 

Build a Better Magic Show
by Jeff Wawrzaszek
Friday, June 16 at 10:30 A.M.
in the Senior and Community Activity Center 
Jeff Wawrzaszek of A2 Magic will presenta magic show filled with amazing magic, humor, and audience interaction. 


Touch a Truck
Saturday, July 15, 10:00 - 11:30 A.M.
in Wilson Park
See community vehicles and meet the people who drive them to "Build a Better World" in our community.  Check back for a list of organizations and businesses that will be here.

Drummunity!
by Lori Fithian
Wednesday, August 2 at 7:00 P.M.
in the Senior and Community Activity Center 
Lori Fithian creates an interactive drum circle in which everyone participates by playing hand drums and other percussion instruments. The Drummunity event will be followed by an ice cream social.
 
Animal Architects
by Howell Nature Center
Friday, August 11
10:30 A.M.
in the Senior and Community Activity Center
Humans are not the only creatures that can build and create amazing things. Learn about Michigan’s ultimate architects through interactive demonstrations, and meet some of these animal architects.

EVENTS for toddlers & preschoolers

Children will hear stories and participate in songs, dance, fingerplays, crafts, and other activities. We’ll explore a different theme at each session. Registration is requested.

Tiny Tales - age 2 and younger
Tuesdays, June 27, July 11 & 25,August 8 & 22
10:30 A.M.

Storytime - ages 3-5
Fridays, June 23, July 7 & 21, August 4 & 18
10:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M.
The morning and afternoon sessions will be the same. Choose the time that works best for you.

Family Evening Storytime
best for ages 3-7, all ages welcome
Mondays, June 19, July 17, August 21
6:45 P.M.

EVENTS for kindergartners - 2nd graders 

Crafts in the Park & Teacher TALES*
*Teachers And Learners Enjoy Stories!

kindergarten - 2nd grade
Wilson Park Pavilion
Wednesdays, June 21, July 12 & 26
10:30 A.M.

Teachers and principals from Milan Area Schools will read some of their favorite stories. Ashley Eichner-Pendell will lead crafts and activities related to our “Build a Better World” theme following the stories.  In the event of inclement weather, please check your email, our website, or our Facebook page for news of a program cancelation.
  • June 21: Ms. Kliber will read and then the group will work together to create a "Build a Better World" tree.
  • July 12: Ms. Jeppesen will read and then you will create friendship bracelets - one to keep and one to give to a friend.
  • July 26: A teacher (name will be posted when confirmed) will read and then you will create art with bubble paint.

Createapalooza & Teacher TALES*
*Teachers And Learners Enjoy Stories!
kindergarten - 2nd grade
in the library
Mondays, June 26, July 17, & August 14
3:00 P.M.

Teachers and principals from Milan Area Schools will read some of their favorite stories.
A craft or activity will follow the stories. Check back for the schedule of teachers reading and the activities planned for each date.

  • June 26: Mrs. Jennifer from the library
  • July 17: Ms Brenke
  • August 14: (will be posted when confirmed)

EVENTS for 3rd - 5th graders 

Crafts in the Park & Teacher TALES*
*Teachers And Learners Enjoy Stories!
3rd - 5th grade
Wilson Park Pavilion
Wednesdays, June 28, July 19, August 16
10:30 A.M.

Teachers and principals from Milan Area Schools will read some of their favorite stories. Ashley Eichner-Pendell will lead crafts and activities related to our “Build a Better World” theme following the stories.  In the event of inclement weather, please check your email, our website, or our Facebook page for news of a program cancelation.
  • June 28: Ms. Miller will read and then you will create clay necklaces - one to keep and one to give to a friend.
  • July 19: Ms. Brobst-Walsh will read and then you will paint rocks - one to keep and one to brighten our community.
  • August 16: Ms. Gillow will read.  Check back for this week's activity. 

Buildapalooza & Teacher TALES*
*Teachers And Learners Enjoy Stories!
3rd - 5th grade
Mondays, June 19, July 10, & July 24
3:00 P.M.

Teachers and principals from Milan Area Schools will read some of their favorite stories and then you'll participate in a building challenge.  Lego bricks, Squigz, cup stacking sets, and more will be available at each event.  

  • June 19: Ms. Stafford will read and then you will be challenged to build the tallest freestanding structure using only the supplies given. 
  • July 10: A teacher (name will be posted when confirmed) will read and then you will have a building challenge.
  • July 24: A teacher (name will be posted when confirmed) will read and then you will have a building challenge.

TNT (Teen & Tween) Events

See our TNT (Teen and Tween) events for 6th - 12th graders here

Questions?

If you have any questions, you may ask us at the library or here.   


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