Library Summer Reading Program

By Jennifer Perryman, Guest Contributor

Milan Public Library’s Summer Reading Program begins Friday, June 7.  Children, teens, and adults are invited to read, earn prizes, and participate in programs at the library.

Reading throughout the summer helps prevent summer reading loss in children and encourages a love of reading.   Summer provides more free time to read for fun, to learn about new topics of interest, or to listen to audiobooks while traveling.

Children and teens may pick up reading logs from the library to keep track of their reading.  They will receive prizes as they reach reading goals throughout the summer.  Anything they read and anything that is read to them will count toward reading time: books, magazines, e-books, newspapers, audiobooks, etc.

Beverly Meyer will present “Digging Books and Beats that Rock” for children of all ages on Tuesday, June 25 at 10:30 A.M. in the Senior and Community Activity Center.  This interactive concert includes stories, songs, and fun musical activities.

Toddler Storytime, Preschool Storytime, Adventurers (for kindergarteners through second graders), and Explorers (for third through fifth graders) will be held every two weeks throughout the summer.  These programs include stories, songs, art projects, and more activities related to the Dig Into Reading theme.  Monthly sessions of these programs will be held in the evenings.

Weekly “Teen Tuesdays” for sixth through twelfth graders will include game days, painting the library’s windows, craft programs, and book discussions.

The final youth program of the summer will be “Dinosaurs to Reptiles” by Dynamic West Assemblies.  This program explores the characteristics of dinosaurs, ancient amphibians, and reptiles of long ago and today.  Youth will see live animals as well as skulls, bones, fossils, and artifacts.

The adult Summer Reading Program theme is Groundbreaking Reads.  Participants will receive a reading log and be asked to log six books (print, e-books, and audiobooks all count).  Three magazine articles can also be counted as a book.   A list of ‘groundbreaking’ books will be provided for inspiration!  Participants who complete their logs by September 6 will collect a packet of Michigan wildflower seeds and a coupon for a free book from the Friends of the Library book sale.

On Saturday, September 7, everyone is welcome to the Adult Summer Reading Program Celebration Brunch where drawings will be held for numerous grand prizes which will include t-shirts, gift certificates, library tote bags, coffee mugs and more!

For additional information or to register, see, call 734-439-1240, or stop by the library.

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