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Youth Summer Reading 2021

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         All programs are free!

 The Youth Summer Reading Program is for children ages 3 to going into 6th grade.  Those going into 6th grade have the option of staying with the youth program or moving up to the Teen Program.

June 11 – August  6
Two ways to participate: Online through Beanstack or in person with paper log and stickers.  The two programs are identical, it’s just that one is done completely online and the other is done with a paper log and stickers.


Online (Beanstack Program): Register at Beanstack or through the Beanstack Tracker app on your mobile device.

  • You will keep track of the days you read beginning on the day you register. 
  • For every day that you read (or someone reads to you) at least 20 minutes, you will log your day on Beanstack.
  • Each time you reach 5 daysyou will earn a point. 
  • Save up your points to buy books in our Story Room Bookstore where we have a large selection of books for all ages.  Shopping will be available at the end of the program. 
  • If you read at least 25 days by the end of the program, you will be invited to the Award Celebration, receive a prize bag and certificate.

In Person: Register in person, online (www.MiOPL.org), or by phone (248) 628-3034 x216.  If you register online or by phone you must come in to pick up your materials by July 9. 

  • Upon registering, you will be given a reading log and stickers.
  • You will keep track of the days you read beginning on the day you register.
  •  For every day you read (or someone reads to you) at least 20 minutes, you put a sticker on your reading log.
  • Each time you read 5 days, you will earn a reading coin.
  • Save up your reading coins to buy books in our Story Room Bookstore where we have a large selection of books for all ages.  Shopping will be available at the end of the program. Don't lose your coins because we cannot replace lost coins.
  • If you read at least 25 days by the end of the program, you will be invited to the Award Celebration, receive a prize bag and a certificate.


 Award Celebration

An award celebration will be held outside on Tuesday, August 10 (Rain date: Wednesday, August 11) at the library for anyone who reads at least 25 days over the course of the program. Note: To receive an invitation, you must hand in your reading log with at least 25 days read by August 6 (in-person program) or have logged 25 days on Beanstack (online program).  More information about this will be given to you when you register for Summer Reading.

Bonus Activity

Youth Activity Badge Challenge SRP 2021

Enrich your summer with some fun activities. For each badge you earn, you'll be entered into a prize drawing to win a gift card to a local business at the end of the summer.  Join the Challenge Here.

 
Early Literacy Programs

Early Literacy Summer Challenge 2021 (children under age 3)

Complete fun activities with your little one that help build early literacy skills. 
Register at Beanstack beginning June 11.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten (Ages 0-5)
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a Library program that encourages all families and caregivers to read at least 1000 books with their young children before they enter Kindergarten. Reading to preschool-age children builds vocabulary, language skills, and helps prepare them with the skills they need for Kindergarten. In as little as 15 minutes a day, families can build the skills for future school and life success.  Visit the Youth Services desk to get started.

Youth Summer Programs
Registration required where noted


Register in person, online (www.MiOPL.org),or by phone at (248) 628-3034.

Registration begins Friday, June 11th at 10:00 a.m. 


Storytime Outside at the Library (All ages)
Bring your lunch and a blanket to the lawn next to the library (south side) for stories and songs.  In case of rain, storytime will be canceled.
Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. 
June 22, July 13, 20, 27

Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.
June 24, July 15, 22 & 29
Drop-in program, no registration required

Take & Make Crafts (All ages)
Pick up a craft kit in the library entryway to enjoy at home.
Mondays through Saturdays (or until supplies are gone), during library hours
June 21 - July 26

Bird Bonanza (Children entering 2nd - 6th Grades)
Want to learn the basics of bird watching? Want to make a bird feeder?  Join us for a tweetastic time.
Friday, June 25, 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. (program will be held at the pavilion next to the library)

Registration is required and begins June 11

Codebusters (Children entering 2nd - 6th Grades)
Join us for an outdoor adventure where you will race to find hidden clues, solve riddles about wild animals and discover a code to find a secret treasure.
Monday, July 12, 6:30 p.m.
Registration is required and begins June 11

Outdoor Fun (Children entering 2nd - 6th Grades)
Burn off some energy with outdoor games and lots of fun in the sun.
Wednesday, July 21, 3:00 p.m. (Rain date: July 28th)
Registration is required and begins June 11

Jr. Tech Explorers (Ages 5-7)
*Registration is required for each date and begins June 11*

Color-Changing Chameleon Sand
Join us to make some temperature-sensitive color changing chameleon sand.  It will be a fun time learning about thermochromic principles.
Monday, June 21, 6:30 p.m.

Polar Bear Ice Sculptures
We are going to use supercooling techniques with water to attempt to create instant ice sculptures.
Thursday, July 15, 1:00 p.m.

Tech Explorers (Ages 8-12)
*Registration is required for each date and begins June 11*


Color-Changing Slime

Using thermochromatic principles, we are goin gto make color-changing slime.
Monday, July 19, 6:30 p.m.

Summer Solar S'Mores
Join us to harness some solar energy to cook a tasty snack. We'll each create a small solar oven.
Thursday, August 5, 1:00 p.m.


Summer Entertainment, registration required for all programs

Family Sing-Along (All Ages)
Bring the whole family and join us for a sing-along.  There will be singing, dancing, games and fun!
Wednesday, June 30, 6:30 p.m.
*Registration is required and begins June 11*

Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff - Chris Linn (All ages) Friends of the Library sponsored event
This show features lots of age appropriate humor, amazing magical moments and plenty of exciting audience participation.  The colorful props and Chris' zany personality will guarantee this will be the most talked about show of the summer.
Tuesday, July 13, 6:30 p.m. (Rain date: July 27)

*Registration is required and begins June 11*

Puppet Show: Animal Tales (All ages) 
This delightful animal-themed puppet program features a dog, cat, bunny, skunk and more.
Thursday, July 22, 6:30 p.m. (This program replaces Read-to-Me Storytime today)
*Registration is required and begins June 11*

Tales About Tails (All ages)
Wildlife educators from Howell Nature Center will share the tales of their Wildlife Ambassadors!  Meet some wild friends and learn why they call Howell Nature Center home.  Learn about the animals' habitats, roles in the ecosystem and the amazing adaptations that help them survive, including their tails.
Monday, July 26
Session 1: 4:00 p.m.
Session 2: 5:30 p.m.
Session 3: 7:00 p.m.
*Registration is required and begins June 11*

 


 

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