The sweet days of summer are upon us, and so are a variety of Summer Reading Program events at area libraries. While most of us chill out and relax during the summer months, area librarians are busy planning and presenting programs for children and young adults that are both recreational and educational.
You'll find hands-on activities and entertaining programs for kids of all ages—most of which adults are guaranteed to enjoy as well. Local 'Libraries Rock!'
Summer reading programs are underway at the Almont District Library. Upcoming events include Kevin Kammeraad Puppets & Music on July 11; Laurel Zoet's 'Nature on the Go on July 18, The Storytellers on July 25, Baffling Bill the Magician on July 27 and Science Alive on August 1. Participants are encouraged to sign up to win prizes, books and enter a weekly raffle. Grand prizes awarded at the end of the program for children and teens. Call 810-798-3100 for times and to register.
At the Ruth Hughes Library in Imlay City, Storytimes with Miss Mandy continue twice a month at the library, as well as a special Storytime at the historic Gazebo in Lamb Steele Park, all at 11 a.m. on July 11. Other Summer Reading events include activities, crafts, experiments and of course, lots of reading. Ruth Hughes librarians offer programs for adults, teens, and two groups for kids—readers, for those reading on their own, and listeners, for those getting started on a lifetime of reading. For a full schedule visit www.ruthhughes.org or call 810-724-8043 to register for a program.
Goodland Township Library's Summer Reading Program events include the Exotic Zoo on July 9; Steven's Puppets on July 25, and Dancing Crane Soaps & Sundries on August 4. Programs are free but space is limited. Visit www.goodlandtownshiplibrary.org for a full schedule and call 810-721-2110 to register for an event.
The Capac Library kicked off its Summer Reading Program last week, and there's plenty in store for the rest of the summer. Call the library at 810-395-7000 for details.
Special events are also on tap at the Dryden Twp. Library during its 'Libraries Rock' Summer Reading Program. The library also boasts special reading tablets for kids. Check out all the offerings and events at www.drydentownshiplibrary.org or call 810-796-3586 for more information.
So why not relax and settle in for some sweet Summer Reading programs at area libraries, where there's something to explore for everyone.