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.  Check back for additions.  We're waiting for decisions from several other businesses and organizations,

American Red Cross
Budd's General Contracting & Budd's Lawncare
Dave's Towing
HART Huron Valley
Huron Valley Ambulance
Just Right Grain Systems
Kiger Farm, Jan and Ricky Kiger
Michigan State Police
Milan Area Fire Department
Milan Department of Public Works
Milan Police Department
Milan Seniors for Healthy Living
U. S. Army
U. S. Post Office
Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office
Waste Management

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.

Check back for the schedule of activities planned for each date.

June 27: Ms. Straits
July 11: Ms. Kliber & Ms. Stafford
July 25: Mr. Evans

EVENTS for kindergartners - 5th graders:
Teacher TALES* 

(*Teachers And Learners Enjoy Stories)

Kindergarten - 5th grade
Mondays, July 23, August 6 at 6:45
Wednesdays, June 20, July 18, August 1 at 6:45
These events will be held in the library or in the Center. Check back for a final location.

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: Mrs. Monroe & Mrs. Miller
Monday, July 23:
Wednesday, August 1: Ms. Wagner

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, and July 30
Choose 1:00 or 2:45 for the activity.
Teacher TALES will be begin at 2:20 for both groups.
in the library

June 25: Mystery Monday
You'll solve a mystery together as a group.

July 16: Make-It Monday: Pet Rocks
You'll paint pet rocks and create homes for them.

July 30: Make-It Monday: Puppets
You'll create puppets and choose a story to tell with them. We'll perform a puppet show for younger children in August.

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