Summer Reading Program Kickoff

June 19-- All Day

Get ready to "Build a Better World" this summer at your library! Summer Reading for Kids and Teens will run from June 19th till August 3rd.

Classroom Critters Show

June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Join the fun as we learn about how Mother Nature has "constructed" creatures to best fit their habitats. With live animals in the building this show is NOT to be missed! Please sign up for this fun program by stopping in or calling 810 724-8043.

Toddler Block Party

July 27th and August 24th @ 5:30 pm & August 8th @ 11:00 am


Did you know that your toddler "builds" important skills through block play? Things that are going to impact them later in life such as:
  • Problem solving
  • Imagination
  • Mathmatical reasoning
  • Spatial senses
  • Motor skills
  • Social growth
Come join the fun (and secret learning) at our Block Party; we have blocks and fun in abundance!


Teddy and Me Picnic @ Imlay Township Park

June 22 @ 11:00 am

Grab your favorite fuzzy bear and a sack lunch (we'll provide the drinks!) and head over to the Imlay Township Park (on Fairgrounds Road just North of the library, beside the Imlay Township Offices). There you will find a special Teddy Bear Picnic with songs, games, and crafts! To sign up for this awesome program call 810 724-8043.

Build a Better Car with Ming the Magnificent

June 26 @ 1:00 pm

Two great "r's" covered at the same time; race cars and recycling! Mind the Magnificent will teach us what to do and supply us with everything we need. The best part is that EVERYONE gets to leave with a homemade race car! Please sign up for this awesome program by stopping in or calling 810 724-8043.

Family Forts Nite

June 30 @ 5:30 pm

Calling all families for an after hours fort building delight! We'll start the night off with songs, stories, and a snack then we will break up to build blanket forts around the library for some quiet reading time with your favorite family members. Please bring your own building supplies (pillows, blankets, etc...) books will NOT be able to be used in the making of forts! Participants will be able to enter the library for 15 MINUTES after closing time after that time the doors will be locked as the program will have started. To sign up for this awesome program please stop in or call 810 724-8043. 

Read to Megan the Dog!

July 5 & 19 and August 2 & 16 from 11:00 to Noon


Aren't we lucky?! Megan the Dog and her Mom have kindly agreed to return to the library to help us beef up our reading skills this summer! Kids who sign up can sit down with Megan and read to her for 15 minutes and learn that reading is fun, not punishment! Spots are still available so sign up today! Please come 10-15 minutes early to pick a book! To sign up either drop in or call 810 724-8043. 

Touch a Truck @ Ruth Hughes Attica Branch

July 6 @ 11:00 am

What's one of the key ingredients to building a better world? That's right! Awesome machinery! Join us for all the fun at the Attica Branch (on Peppermill Road, in the Attica Township Park) as we "meet" some of the mighty vehicles in our community! 

Earthquake Construction with Sloan Museum

July 10 @ 1:00 pm

Things will be rockin' and rollin' at the library when the Sloan Museum of Flint joins us to teach us how to make a building earthquake proof. Once we have the knowledge we need we'll put our engineering skills to the test by designing and building an earthquake tower and then trying it out on their earthquake simulation table! To sign up for this awesome program stop in or call 810 724-8043.

Bubbleman Perfomance

July 15 & 22 @ 1:00 pm

Two chances to catch this amazing performer at two different locations! 
The first chance comes at the Attica Days Festival on July 15th at 1:00 pm.
The second chance comes at the Imlay City Blueberry Festival on July 22nd also at 1:00 pm.
Neither event will take place inside the library, catch them at the festival grounds instead. Make a day of it! 


Mime, Juggling, and Storytelling with Mat Emerick

July 17 @ 1:00 pm

Get ready for the side-splitting jokes and antics of Mat Emerick in this family friendly afternoon filled with songs, stories, mime and more! To sign up for this awesome program stop in or call 810 724-8043.

Harry Potter Trivia Night

July 19 @ 5:30 pm

Put your Potter-ific skills to the test as you go head to head with other "Potterheads" in this wizarding knowledge show down. Come by yourself or in a group of no more than 5 to compete for magical bragging rights and "spellbinding" prizes! 

Summer Reading Program Finale: Ice Cream & Painting Party

August 3 from 4:00--7:00 pm

To celebrate all the pages read, fun shared, and birdhouses erected during Summer Reading 2017, stop in at the library from 4:00--7:00 to put the finishing touches on your birdhouse and have an ice cream. Everyone, both young and young at heart, who took part in the Summer Reading Program is welcome to come! 

Constellation Exploration

August 7 @ 1:00 pm

When you look at the night sky, and you see all the stars, do you find yourself wondering which is which? Well wonder no more!!! During this "stellar" afternoon we will create homemade versions of constellations and learn some of the stories associated with them. To sign up for this awesome program either stop in or call 810 724-8043. 

Solar Eclipse Extravaganza

August 21 from 12:30- 3:00

Join the fun at a literal once in a lifetime event! For the first time in 38 years there will be a solar eclipse that is viable in the US! Zoom over to the Attica branch to take part in several eclipse related activities and enjoy a great view of the southern sky where the spectacle will occur! 

Hoopla Kids Mode


Hoopla is full of great digital content for kids, including books, audiobooks, comics, movies, and music. You can use the Kids Mode setting to set your children's Hoopla account to access only this content that has been specially selected for them. Click here for instructions on Kids Mode, and get your family started with Hoopla today!


Digital Media Zone for Kids


 

Pennies for Pages


Thanks to the students at Weston and Borland Elementary Schools, the library was able to purchase a large assortment of new books, DVDs, and audiobooks for the Children's collection. The students held a Pennies for Pages fundraising challenge, with sponsors paying one penny for each page read. A total of 98,157 pages were read, for a donation of $981.57!



 

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