Summer Reading Program 2017 "Build a Better World" June 17th-August 12th
Our summer reading program begins on Saturday, June 17th with our kickoff party. Drop in anytime between 10:00 and 1:00 to register for our Summer Reading Challenge and do a couple of crafts. Face Flair returns to do face painting from 10-1:00pm. Staff will be on hand to teach simple balloon twisting. No registration required.
We have a great lineup of activities throughout the summer. To register for activities this summer, go to our online calendar, call us at (248) 684-0845, or stop by the Youth Reference desk. Registration for the Summer Reading Challenge must be done in person at the Youth Reference desk.
Youth Summer Challenge
We’ll have 8 weekly challenges this summer that kids can complete for prizes. If they complete 5 of the 8 challenges, they earn a free book. The weekly challenges will be available at the Youth Reference Desk and online starting June 17th. In the instructions of each challenge there is a starting date and the earliest date each challenge can be turned in for a prize. For example: Summer Reading Challenge 4 can be picked up or printed from our webpage as early as June 17th. It would include activities that start on July 8th but cannot be turned in for prizes until after July 15th.
All challenges must be turned in and redeemed by August 31st. This will be the last chance to receive prizes (while supplies last) and a book if your child completed at least 5 challenges (guaranteed). Ask a librarian for more details.
This year we are asking for your help. We want to know if participating in our Summer Reading Program is beneficial to your child and in what ways we can better serve our community. We will have a survey toward the end of the program with just a few questions to help provide us with a better understanding of how our services affect our children, our community and how we can improve our offerings.
Our summer reading program for teens kicks off on Saturday, June 11th. You can sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge at the Youth Reference desk. We also have some fun activities planned for teens this summer. To register for activities this summer, go to our online calendar, call us at (248) 684-0845, or stop by the Youth Reference desk.
Teen Summer Challenge
This year the teen department is continuing with weekly challenges with a few changes. Any teen who completes the challenge slip and turns it in will be entered into a weekly drawing for your pick of a cool gift card and you’ll also get to pick an item from our Teen Prize Box. Additionally, any teen who completes 5 of the 8 challenges will earn a free book. Complete 6 challenges and your name will be placed into the grand prize drawing for a Burger Joint gift card!
Challenges will be available at the Youth Reference Desk and online starting June 17th. Each weekly challenge has a starting date and the earliest date each challenge can be turned in for a prize. Thursday, August 31st is the last day to redeem weekly prizes (while supplies last) and a free book (guaranteed) if you have competed 5 challenges.
Challenges may include:
- Reading at least 30 minutes a day
- Checking out a Non-Fiction Book
- Posting on the library Facebook page
- Attending a library program
- Using Overdrive to download an e-book
And a lot more!
The SRP isn't just for kids! Join our Adult Summer Reading program and be eligible for prizes from many of our local businesses. Sign-up at the Adult Services desk and request a reading log. Each book you read makes you eligible for a weekly $10 gift certificate prize. We'll draw for our Grand Prize of $50 in Huron Valley Chamber Bucks at the end of the program.