Summer Reading Programs

                                                                                                                            

Summer Reading @ the Library

Summer reading would not be possible without the generous support of our many sponsors and donors.   THANK YOU!

 

Build a Better World - 2017

 

Check out our summer reading programs for Summer 2017:

Children  -   1 year - 3rd graders

Tweens -    4th - 6th graders

Teens -   7th - 12th graders

Adults -   Pick up your book log at the main desk

 

Get registered for summer reading! 

Children

Tweens

Teens

* Adults do not need to register -- just pick up a book log on/after June 19th

 

 

Events

For Toddlers and Preschoolers

Story Time

Tuesdays: June 27 & July 11, 18, 25 @ 6:30pm

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

and                

Wednesdays: June 28 & July 12, 19, 16 @ 10:30am
        Sponsored by Lakeland Health

 

Garden Games

Following each Story Time  (evening & mornings!)   Outside in the garden —Weather permitting.
 

 

 

For Children of all ages and Families

Michigan Night Animals — June 20 @ 2:00pm
Sponsored by The Schalon Foundation
Learn about bats, owls, and other animals that are busy contributing to our ecosystem while we’re  sleeping.

Dancing in the Garden– Jack Adams — June 22 @ 6:30pm
Sponsored by Studio 807
Part of our annual Music in the Garden Series, Jack Adams knows how to rock!  Dancing fun for all ages.

Randy Kaplan — June 28 @ 6:30pm
Sponsored by Honor Credit Union
A singer/songwriter who will entertain with his ‘not-JUST-for-kids’ music. 

Inspyral - July 19 @ 6:00pm
Sponsored by The Schalon Foundation
A one-of-a-kind experience of circus family fun.

Your Michigan Backyard with Sarett Nature Center — August 2 @ 2:00pm
Sponsored by Darlene Kiessel
Listen to the traveling naturalist discuss all of the critters that live in your backyard.

Also, check out our Music in the Garden series!

 

For Tweens:

Kick Off Party  — June 19th  - 3:00—6:00pm
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
Get registered, play a game, have a treat.  Door Prizes every half hour.

Nerf War! — June 23 - 5:30-8:30pm
Sponsored by [your business here]
Players will run, dodge, and dive as they try to out-wit and out-blast the competition during NERF Mobile Games!.  

Minecraft Party— July 12  - 3:00—4:30pm
Sponsored by Peter Johnson Law Office &  Silver Harbor Brewing Company
Minecraft build projects, activities, and Minecraft food.  RSVP required.

Inspyral - July 19 @ 6:00pm
Sponsored by The Schalon Foundation
A one-of-a-kind experience of circus family fun.

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For Teens:

Kick Off Party  — June 19 - 3pm—6pm
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
Get registered, play a game, have a treat.  Door Prizes every 1/2 hr.

NERF War! — June 23 - 5:30-8:30pm
Sponsored by [your business here]
Players will run, dodge, and dive as they try to out-wit and out-blast the competition during NERF Mobile Games!  

Amazing Race — July 12 - 3pm—5pm 
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
Teams will fly around the ‘world’ completing challenges in this race.  The team that completes the challenges in the least amount of time, wins the race. Please pre-register.                                                

Chocolate Fountain Party — July 26 - 3:30pm
Sponsored by The Mark III

Dip yummy things into even yummier chocolate.   Play games, have fun!

Maker-Palooza — August 1 - 1- 4pm
Sponsored by Keller & Keller Law Offices
Teens will compete in a series of small maker challenges. Teams will create the best bridges, race cars, and more.                                                                                                                                                         

Lock-In  (Ticket Required) — August 12 @ 6:00pm— 12:00am!
Sponsored by Lakeland Health
Earn your ticket to the all night lock-in!   Just finish level 3 of the reading program, and it's yours!   We'll have games,  nerf-gun capture the flag  (BYOB -- bring your own blaster!),  videos, movies,  lots of snacks, and fun!

 

For Adults:

The Great American Solar Eclipse — June 21  @  11:00am
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
The Kalamazoo Astronomical Society will speak about the total solar eclipse, and how to view the solar eclipse safely.

Rain Barrel Workshop — June 29  @ 5:30pm
Sponsored by Veersma State Farm Insurance
Learn about the benefits of rain barrels and hoe to build rain barrels. Participants will have a chance to enter a random drawing to win a rain barrel.

Blood Drive— July 6  @ 1pm—7pm
Sponsored by Michigan Blood
Donate your blood to help others.  Sign up for an appointment slot

Fly Fish Tying 101 with Ann Miller— August 2nd @ 6pm
Sponsored by Keller & Keller Law Offices                                                                                                                                                                                                  Join local expert Ann Miller, and learn the art of fly tying. All supplies will be provided. Please register. class size is limited.

 

Also -- see our Music in the Garden series!

 

 

 

Music in the Garden:

Free monthly concerts in the library garden during summer.   Bring a blanket or chair or just sit on the grass. 

Concerts begin at 6:30 pm


June 22  —  Jack Adams -- Dancing in the Garden!
Sponsored by Studio 807

July 27 — Mark Dvorak
Sponsored by Gary and Kathy Cowall

August 10 — Redbud Consort                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sponsored by The Friends of the Library


Rain location: Norris room in library