Summer Storytime

Just because it's summer doesn't mean the the Storytime fun has to end! All the stories, songs, ASL and silliness that you've come to expect from Ms. Mandy's Storytimes are going to stick around! Twice a month there will be special storytimes at the Imlay City branch of the Ruth Hughes library and at the historic gazebo in Lamb Steele Park all at 11:00 AM.

Saturday Storytime @ Imlay City Library
11:00 AM

June 16th - Frog Hoppin'
July 21st - Mo Willems
August 18th - Slow and Steady Turtles 

Wednesday Storytime @ Lamb Steele Park Gazebo 
11:00 AM
June 20th - Frog Hoppin' 
July 11th - Mo Willems
August 1st - Slow and Steady Turtles
(In case of rain go to Imlay City Library)

Summer Reading Program

June 18th - July 26th

Long, hot summer days filled with activities, crafts, experiments and tons of reading fun, await you when you join this year’s Summer Reading Program! There are reading programs for adults, teens, and this year two groups for kids: readers (for those reading on their own) and listeners (for those just getting started on a lifetime of reading!). Don’t delay, sign up today!

Read 2 a Dog

June 27, July 2, August 15 @ 6:00PM

Prepare for a tail wagging reading extravaganza as Rein the Dog and her dad help us paw our way to becoming stronger readers. It's not ruff all you have to do is sign up for one of the 15 minute sessions, grab a book, cuddle up and read! Reading to Rein can help your child gain more confidence in their reading ability and change reading from being a chore to a delight! 

Rockin' Rock Candy

June 18th @ 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM

Let’s start summer off right with some sweet science! Join the fun as we discover how to make our own rock candy! Supplies are free but limited so registration is required, stop in or call 810 724-8043 to sign up today!

Exotic Zoo

June 21 @ 6:30 PM

Monkeys, and pythons, and kangaroos…oh my! Meet all these animals and many more at this incredible hands-on animal adventure show, as we learn about these animals’ natural habitats, diets, sleeping habits and so much more!

Nature Walk @ Imlay Twp. Park

June 26 @ 11:00 AM

Abba Gould Woolson said “And since all this loveliness can not be heaven, I know in my heart it is June.” And we couldn’t agree more! Take part in the summer joy as we meet at the Imlay Township Park (682 N. Fairgrounds Rd.) for a nature walk! We’ll hike out along the mown paths to see the sights and examine nature up-close! Bring a sack lunch and make a day of it! Sturdy, close-toed walking shoes and sunscreen are strongly suggested!

Kevin Kammeraad & Cooperfly Puppets

July 10 @ 1:00 PM

Get ready for extreme silliness as Kevin Kammeraad and his puppet friends put on a not to be missed spectacle for all ages! Songs, stories, music, dance and tons of audience participation mean that this show is one of a kind every time and guaranteed to be talked about for days to come!

Windchime Workshop

July 13 @ 1:00 PM

Bring your creativity in tow as we design one of a kind musical instruments powered by the wind!

Classroom Critters

July 17 @ 1:00 PM

The hit of last summer returns to share more amazing animals and to fill us in on the many ways that animals make music!

Musical Petting Zoo

July 20 1:00 - 3:00 PM

What does a trumpet sound like? Is it like an elephant? Or a flute, does that sound like a bird? Don’t miss this chance to answer all of these questions at our Musical Petting Zoo! Kids (of all curious ages!) will have the opportunity to get hands on with many common band instruments. Professionals from Port Huron Music will be on hand to instruct, demonstrate, and entertain!

Summer Reading Finale Ice Cream Social

July 26 4:00 - 7:00 PM

The time has come to put another great Summer Reading Program behind us, but we’ll give it a sugary send off! Everyone who participated in the Summer Reading Program is invited to stop by the library for a sweet treat!

Hooray for Helicopters Crafternoon

August 13 @ 1:00 PM

Let’s get ready to celebrate World Helicopter Day (8/19) a little early! We’ll use several household items to make a helicopter that really flies! Supplies are limited so registration is required! 

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