Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Back to School Books

Get ready to start school with a back to school book.  See these books and  more on the display shelf in the children's area.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Fall Programs

Fall Storytime, book clubs, and game days begin next month.

We'll kick off our fall Storytime sessions with this year's Michigan Reads! book, Woolbur by Leslie Helakowski.  The Michigan Reads! program highlights the importance of early literacy.  Each year, the Library of Michigan selects a picture book written by a Michigan author and encourages adults to read it to children during September and October.  At our Storytime sessions, children will hear this story and participate in related activities and crafts.  See the complete Storytime schedule and register here

Our elementary book clubs meet monthly.  Book Buddies (kindergartners through second graders) will listen to a story and participate in related activities each month.  In September, Book Buddies will hear the Michigan Reads! book Woolbur by Leslie Helakowski.  See the complete schedule and register here.

Bookworms (second and third graders) and Chapter Chatters (third through fifth graders) will read a book in advance of each program and then discuss the book and participate in a related activity or craft each month.  Bookworms and Chapter Chatters will each discuss their own favorite books in September.  Beginning with October's book clubs, Bookworms will all read the same beginning chapter book and Chapter Chatters will all read the same chapter book.  See the complete schedule and register here.

Children can play Wii games, board games, and cup stacking during our game days on September 26 and November 16.  See details here

Our fall program schedule is on our calendar.  If you use Google calendar, you can add events to your calendar from ours. 

We hope to see you in the library this fall.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Summer Reading Program

Thank you to everyone who participated in our youth Summer Reading Program this year: children and teens for reading and parents for bringing your children to the library and encouraging them to read.

We also appreciate the Friends of the Library for funding the program each year and the following businesses for donating prizes: Basil Boys, Collins Center, Hungry Howie’s, Marco’s Pizza, McDonald's, Nagle’s Market, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Nicola’s Books, and Kohl’s.

All children and teens who submitted at least 10 hours or 20 days of reading have prize packets to pick up.  Packets include certificates for reading, free pizza from Hungry Howie's, and free Cheezybread from Marco's and other items. 

Prize drawing prizes include free admission to Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum; gift cards to Nicola's Books, Basil Boys, and Nagle's Market; stuffed animals donated by Collins Center and Kohl's; Summer Reading Program themed tote bags; and other items.  Prize drawing winners were notified with an additional label on their prize packet telling them what they won.