Summer Reading Program 2018

Our Summer Reading Program theme this year is Libraries Rock!

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

This page includes information for toddlers through 5th graders. 

See information about our TNT (Teen & Tween, 6th - 12th grade) events here


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 as you reach reading goals throughout the summer.

Wednesday, June 13 is the first day to pick up reading logs and begin reading and/or listening to audiobooks or to someone read to you.


Registration is requested for our events.

Register HERE.

We will also have paper registration forms available at the library.

Summer Reading T-shirts
The Friends of the Library are selling t-shirts with our Summer Reading Theme: Libraries Rock!
See more information here.  

EVENTS for all ages

Dinosaurs Rock!
Dinosaur Day with Paleo Joe
Friday, June 22 at 10:30 A.M.
in The Center (previously the Senior and Community Activity Center)

Paleo Joe introduces plants, animals, and creatures that are extinct. You'll learn about dinosaurs and see real fossils.

Our Community Rocks!
Thursday, July 19, 5:00 - 7:00
in Wilson Park

You'll see community vehicles, meet the people who drive them, and learn about the jobs they do.  Thank you to the following businesses and organizations who will participate.  

ABATE of Michigan - Region 14
American Red Cross
Bob's Arctic Cat
Books on Bikes
Dave's Towing
DTE Energy
Golden Limousine
Gotts Transit Mix
HART Huron Valley
Huron Valley Ambulance
Just Right Grain Systems
Kiger Farm - Janice and Ricky Kiger
Michigan State Police
Milan Area Fire Department
Milan Department of Public Works
Milan DragwayMilan Police Department
Milan Post Office
Milan Seniors for Healthy Living
Monroe County Road Commission
Pepsi Beverage Company
Salvation Army
University of Michigan - Transportation
Washtenaw County Sheriff
Waste Management

Our Community Rocks!: a Touch a Truck event is being co-hosted by Parks and Rec and will be held during July's 3rd Thursday.  

Science Rocks!
by Michigan Science Center
Friday, August 10 at 10:30 A.M.
in The Center (previously the Senior and Community Activity Center)

What is sound? Why do objects make sounds? Why do we beat a drum but pluck a guitar? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this interactive program.

EVENTS for toddlers/preschoolers: 
Tiny Tales & Storytime

Children will listen to stories and participate in songs, dance, fingerplays, and other activities.  We’ll explore music, rocks, and more with our “Libraries Rock” theme this summer.

Tiny Tales includes about 20 minutes of activities and then play time.
Storytime lasts about 45 minutes and includes a craft project.

Registration is requested.

Tiny Tales - age 2 and younger
Choose Mondays or Thursdays
Mondays at 10:30:  June 11 & 25, July 16 & 30, August 13 & 27
Thursdays at 10:15:  June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26, August 8 & 23

Storytime - ages 3-5
Choose Thursdays or Fridays
Thursdays at 11:30:  July 12, 19, 26 & August 2, 16, 23
Fridays at 10:30:  July 13, 20, 27 & August 3, 17, 24

EVENTS for kindergartners - 2nd graders:
Crafts in the Park & Teacher TALES*

(*Teachers And Learners Enjoy Stories)

Kindergarten - 2nd grade
Wednesdays, June 27, July 11, July 25
10:30 - 11:30 A.M.
Wilson Park Pavilion

We'll explore the “Libraries Rock” theme with books and activities. Teachers and principals from Milan Area Schools will read some of their favorite stories. We'll make musical instruments, pet rocks, and more.

In the event of inclement weather, please call the library or see the website or Facebook page
for possible program changes.

June 27: Mrs. Jennifer from the library will read and then we'll make musical instruments.
July 11: Ms. Kliber & Ms. Stafford will read and then we'll paint rocks.
July 25: Mr. Evans & Mr. Adams will read and then we'll make a project with rocks; exact project will be posted when finalized.

EVENTS for kindergartners - 5th graders:
Teacher TALES* 

(*Teachers And Learners Enjoy Stories)

Kindergarten - 5th grade

Teachers and principals from Milan Area Schools will read some of their favorite stories and then you'll create a "Libraries Rock" themed project.  Check back for the schedule of teachers and activities.

Wednesday, June 20
6:45 P.M. in The Center (Senior and Community Activity Center)
Reading Rocks!
Teachers: Mrs. Monroe (Paddock) & Mrs. Miller (Symons)
Activity: Design a bookmark to enter in our "Our Community Rocks" bookmark contest and make one (or more!) to take home with you.

Monday, July 23
6:45 P.M. in the library
Theme: Rocks Rock!
Teacher: Mrs. Miller (Symons) and Mrs. Jeppesen (Paddock)
Activity: You'll create a pet rock.  The library will provide the rocks  - or you can bring one if you have a rock you want to paint.  You'll paint and decorate a rock to be any type of pet rock you'd like.

Wednesday, August 1
6:45 P.M. in The Center (Senior and Community Activity Center)
Theme: Music Rocks!
Teacher: Ms. Wagner
Activity:  You'll make a musical instrument.  Check back for details.

EVENTS for 3rd - 5th graders:
Mystery Monday & Make-It Mondays

& Teacher TALES*
(*Teachers And Learners Enjoy Stories)

3rd - 5th grade
Mondays, June 25, July 16, July 30
Choose 1:00 or 2:45
Teacher TALES will be begin at 2:20 for both groups.
in the library

Monday, June 25: Mystery Monday
Choose 1:00 or 2:45.
You'll solve a mystery together as a group.
*No Teacher TALES this week.  Just come at 1:00 or 2:45 for the mystery.

Monday, July 16: Make-It Monday: Pet Rocks
Choose 1:00 or 2:45.
You'll paint pet rocks and create homes for them.
Teacher TALES (2:20): Ms. Saylor (from Milan High School)

Monday, July 30: Make-It Monday: Puppets
Choose 1:00 or 2:45.
You'll create puppets and choose a story to tell with them. We'll perform a puppet show for younger children in August.
Teacher TALES (2:20): Ms. Straits (from Symons)


Questions?  Ask us here or call us at 734-439-1240.

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