Summer Reading 2022




PROGRAM INFO: The 2022 Summer Reading Club will run Tuesday, June 14 through Tuesday, July 26, 202. You may log your reading by number of books read or number of minutes read. This year, you have the option to use a paper log or our log digitally via our brand-new READsquared site!

SIGN UP: Check out our READsquared site here! You may sign up early for Summer Reading Club, but logging will not begin until June 14 for children, or June 17 for teens. When you create your account, READsquared will assign your child(ren) to the appropriate program! Sign up ends July 12. 

This year, we are thrilled to host in-person events for both children and teens!

Children's Events:

June 14 - Kickoff Party: 10am - 12pm
Join us while we kickoff our Summer Reading Club! This drop-in style event will give you the opportunity to sign up for Summer Reading, pick up your logging papers or sign up for READsquared, and make a fun craft or play some games!

June 21 - Dive In!: 10am
Have you ever wondered what scuba diving is all about? Or what the difference is between scuba diving and snorkeling? We’ll start with a brief talk about scuba diving, snorkeling, and some famous divers before making some awesome crafts!

June 25 - Princess & Pirates Tea Party
                Registration Required: 1pm        |        3pm
It’s time for a very proper tea party! …Or maybe not so proper! Will you be a princess or a pirate? Join us for tea, juice, and a snack, then stick around to make a craft and go doubloon hunting! Registration required. Please contact the library at 989-463-3966 to register, or register online!

June 28 - Jewels of the Sea: 10am
Have you ever wondered how pearls are really formed, or how we gather them from the ocean? Join us for a brief presentation about pearl diving before getting the chance to “dive” for your own! Then stick around to make a key chain or bracelet with the jewels you found!

June 28 - Family  Trivia Night: 5:30pm
Join us for a family-friendly trivia contest! Questions will vary in difficulty so the whole family can participate. There will be a prize for the highest scoring family!

July 5 - Mythical Sea Creatures: 10am
Come learn about a variety of mythical sea creatures, make some fun crafts, and design and create your own sea creature!

July 12 - Leonardo Music: 4pm
     Bring your dancing shoes and best air guitar moves it's time to go ROCKIN' with LEONARDO. He is a Parents' Choice Award winning family musician 
     from Chicago strumming nationwide on his electric orange guitar. He performs a humorous high energy concert that entertains, educates, and empowers
     all little rockers. Get ready to sing along to familiar hits and some movin' and groovin' original songs!

July 19 - Coral Reefs: 10am
Learn about how coral reefs are formed, why they are essential to the ecosystem, and then create your own using upcycled art materials!

July 23 - Family Escape Rooms
               Registration Required: 11am - 3pm
A motley crew of pirates has sailed the seven seas, searching for treasure and riches far and wide. One day, their navigation stopped working. The crew began bickering, until the younger pirates staged a mutiny! After taking over the ship and leaving the elder pirates behind, they left a scroll with strange markings and symbols. During this, a new, never before seen continent popped up in the fabled Eighth Sea. The pirates need to work together to figure out the symbols, decode the map, and put things back to normal. Can you help them?

July 26 - Wrap-Up Party: 10am - 12pm
It's time to celebrate! Come to the library for snacks, your goody bag and free book, and to see who won our grand prize! Grand prize winner announced at 11 a.m.!

July 26 - Family Trivia Night: 5:30pm
Join us for a family-friendly trivia contest! Questions will vary in difficulty so the whole family can participate. There will be a prize for the highest scoring family!

Teen Events:

June 17 - Kickoff Party: 5:30pm - 7pm
Join us for a water balloon fight (weather permitting) while we kickoff our Teen Summer Reading Club!

June 24 - Mermaid Crowns: 5:30pm
Come to the library to make a mermaid crown and watch a movie! Snacks & materials provided.

July 1 - Marbled Mugs: 5:30pm
Come to the library to make your new favorite mug! We'll be marbling mugs with nail polish. Snacks and materials provided!

July 8 - Treasure Chests: 5:30pm
Come to the library to decorate your own treasure chest! You can use it for jewelry, trinkets, keys – whatever your treasure is! Snacks and materials provided.

July 15 - Tissue Paper Art: 5:30pm
Join us to create a unique piece of art using bleeding tissue paper! All materials provided - and snacks, too!

July 22 - Wrap-Up Yart Party: 5:30pm - 7pm
Join us while we wrap up our Summer Reading Club with Yart Night - we'll be making pour-paint canvases, made even more unique by yeeting them across the library's lawn! Plus you'll be able to pick up your goody bag and free book for participating in the program. Materials and snacks provided!


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