Registration begins June 23rd, with our Kick-off Party featuring the Oakland County Retro Games! Come join us at 6 p.m. for some fun old-school games and face-painting outside the library. Oh, and free popcorn! After that, come on in and register for the summer reading program. This year we will have a guessing jar contest. For every hour your child reads, or is read to, he/she will have an opportunity to guess how many ‘whatsits’ are in our guessing jar! The person who comes closest wins a prize! You can have up to ten guess a week. Every week we will have a new jar, and a new opportunity to win stuff! Also, for each week your child turns in a log, he/she will receive a small surprise. If he/she turns in 5 out of the 8 logs, they can choose a free book!
Of course this is just the reading component of summer reading. We can’t forget all the fun programs we have going on! Every week in July we have craft/activity programs going on for kids from age 0-18! Check out the newsletter for details. And on Monday evenings, beginning June 30 (except for July 21) we have terrific performers coming to visit! We will have animals, including bats and snakes, magicians and puppeteers! On Tuesday July 22nd, we will be hosting the “Inventor Center” . This great recycled craft program will let your children create to their heart’s content with all the recyclables we have been collecting all spring and summer! It’s amazing what they will do!
Summer reading will wrap-up with a big celebration involving ice cream, crafts and games on August 11th. Once again, check out our newsletter and work us into your summer plans! Summer Reading is a great way to prevent your children from doing the notorious “summer slide” and it’s also just plain fun! Looking forward to seeing you all!