Summer Reading 2022


Our Summer Reading Program will begin on Saturday, June 11 and continue through Saturday, August 27. 

Children and teens are invited to read and listen to books, earn prizes, and participate in library events this summer.  

Information for children is on this page.  If you're looking for information for 6th - 12th graders, please see our TNT (Teen & Tween) page here

Registration:  

Register here: bit.ly/ChildrensSRP2022.


General Information:
  • Everyone may participate in our Summer Reading Program.  You don't need a library card to read, earn prizes, or attend programs!  You only need a card to check out items from the library.  See information about getting a library card here
  • All programs are free.
  • Grade levels are for the grade you will be in next school year (2022-2023).
  • Older and younger siblings are welcome to attend children's programs with family members.
  • Registration for events is requested so we can prepare for the right number of participants. 

Read, Listen, and Earn Prizes
  • Read books, ebooks, or magazines.
  • Read to yourself or to someone else.
  • Listen to audiobooks.
  • Listen to someone else reading to you.

Earn prizes and enter the prize drawing as you reach reading goals throughout the summer! See details on our reading logs.

Reading logs will be available at the library beginning June 10. 


Prizes/Prize Drawing Entry Forms  

You'll receive a prize AND enter the prize drawing as you complete the reading/listening goals on your reading log.  

Fill out and cut out the tickets on the side of your reading log and bring them to the library to receive your prizes and enter the drawing.  

If you're using our Curbside Pickup and would like to pick up prizes curbside as well, please email youth@milanlibrary.org to make arrangements for your prizes to be ready to be picked up curbside. 


Events

Milan's Healthy Summer
Our library is partnering with Aid in Milan, Milan Seniors for Healthy Living, and Moving Milan Forward to provide this intergenerational program supporting healthy bodies (reading, mental health), healthy minds (healthy eating, physical activity), and a healthy community (connections with each other, recycling).We'll host weekly events for children (accompanied by a parent/adult), senior adults, and individuals of any age with cognitive impairments. Events will be presented by a variety of community businesses and organizations.

Thursday, June 16 at 4:30 P.M. at Marble UMC: Solar Power and Super Heroes
Learn about solar energy with Azalia Solar by creating a simple solar circuit in minutes. Children will be able to choose and cut out one of 8 bug designs, decorate them, and add a solar cell and vibrating motor to make them move! Once built, these bugs will move around in the sun, and best of all, they'll never run out of power, just like some of the super heroes who will be stopping by for the event. Might we see Spiderman or Ant-Man assist with our solar bugs? Stop by to find out!
    
Saturday, June 18 at 10:00 A.M. at Draper Houston Preserve: Adventure Time Nature Hike
Josh Kofflin from Moving Milan Forward will lead a nature hike in Draper Houston Preserve. 
 
Saturday, June 25 at 10:00 A.M. at Symons Elementary: My Milan Cleanup
Ed Kolar and Milan Cares will lead a cleanup around Symons Elementary.
 
Thursday, July 7 at 4:30 P.M. at Wilson Park: Protect Our Planet Recycling
Josh Kofflin from Moving Milan Forward will lead a recycling scavenger hunt at Wilson Park. 
 
Thursday, July 14 at 10:00 A.M. (location TBD): Play it Safe with Milan Police Department
Thursday, July 21 at 5:00 P.M. (location TBD): Touch a Truck
Thursday, July 28 at 10:00 A.M. (location TBD): Every Body Moves with Go Mad Fitness
Thursday, August 4 at 1:00 P.M.at Aid in Milan: Paws for Mental Health
Thursday, August 11 at 10:00 A.M. at Zilke's Farm: Farm to Table Nutrition
Thursday, August 18 (time TBD) at Wilson Park: Drive in Movie Box Cars
Thursday, August 25 at 10:00 A.M. at Milan Area Fire Department: Fired Up About Safety

Additional information about Milan's Healthy Summer is available at https://aidinmilan.org/milanshealthysummer.

Touch a Truck
Thursday, July 21 at 5:00
Location to be determined
Children will see a police car, fire truck, ambulance, and many other vehicles. They can sit in the driver’s seat, meet the people who drive them, and learn about the jobs they do in our community. 

Tiny Tales
ages 2 and younger
at Aid in Milan
Fridays, July 8 and July 22 at 10:30

We are excited to resume Tiny Tales after a 2-year hiatus.  We're going to start with two sessions in July, assess how it's going, and then plan further out.  We'll read one short book and have lots of wiggly fun with songs, finger plays, dance, and more. We'll wrap up with play time. 

Storytime
ages 3 - 5
at Aid in Milan
every other Friday morning at 10:30
June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 12

Children will participate in books, flannel board stories, songs, dance, finger plays, crafts and other activities.  

Adventurers
Kindergartners - 2nd graders
Mondays, June 20, July 25, and August 22

Children will listen to books and participate in related crafts, games, or other activities. 

Explorers
3rd - 5th graders 
Mondays. June 27, July 11, and August 8 
Children will participate in games, crafts, and other projects. 

Bookworms
2nd & 3rd graders
Wednesdays, June 8, July 13, and August 10 at 4:45
in The Center

Children will read or listen to a book before we meet.  They'll then discuss the book and participate  in a related craft or activity during Bookworms. Copies of the book (and audiobook, when available) will be at the circulation desk for you to check out beginning a month before the program. Books for the summer are:
June - Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne, the first book in the Magic Tree House series. 
July - The Great Pet Escape, a graphic novel by Victoria Jamieson
August - The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut: Bowling Alley Bandit by Laurie Keller

Chapter Chatters
4th & 5th graders
Tuesdays, June 21, July 19, and August 16 at 4:45
in The Center

Children will read or listen to a book before we meet.  They'll then discuss the book and participate  in a related craft or activity during Chapter Chatters.  Copies of the book (and audiobook, when available) will be at the circulation desk for you to check out beginning a month before the program. The book for June is Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein. Books for future months will be announced during the previous month's meeting.



Questions
If you have any questions, please let us know here.




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