Children's Summer Reading Program



Every Hero Has a Story
Children's Summer Reading Program 2015
 June 8 - August 8, 2015

Pick up a reading log at the Youth Services Desk, starting June 8 and earn great prizes by reading or listening to books this summer.

Pick up prizes in Youth Services from June 15 through August 8.
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Crafty Thursdays
Youth Services Area
Thursdays from 9:30 am–8:00 pm
June 11–August 6
Drop in for a super make-and-take craft each week.

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LEGO @ the Library 
Story Room
Fridays: June 12, July 10, and August 7
10:30am–12:00pm
Who doesn’t love LEGOs? Join other brick builders for a morning of fun and creativity! Use your imaginationto build anything you’d like and then see your creation displayed at the Youth Services Desk.

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Baffling Bill's Amazing Hero Magic Show
Auditorium
Tuesday, June 23, 6:30 and 7:30pm
Baffling Bill will magically appear at the library with his amazing tricks. This incredible magic show features Gus the Bunny, lots of audience participation, and real and fictional heroes who encourage
the love of reading. 

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Touch a Truck Day
Library Parking Lot
Thursday, July 23, 9:30–11:30am
(Rain Date: Friday, July 24, 9:30–11:30am)
They're coming back, so don't miss them! Climb aboard the City's heavy-duty work vehicles, the big fire truck, and high-speed police vehicles.

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Sloan Museum's Cartoon Physics
Community Room
Ages 4–12 Registration required at the Youth Services Desk.
Tuesday, July 28 at 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm
Wednesday, July 29 at 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm
Kids will design, build, and test a super suit for their egg-tremely fragile superhero.

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superhero training academy
Plymouth Park
Wednesday, June 17, 11:00am–6:00pm
The Library has teamed up with the Midland Parks and Recreation Department to offer an incredible day of training to test and sharpen your superhero skills.

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Brown Bag Book Club Movie Nights 
Community Room
Grades 4–6 Registration required.
Read the book, pack a dinner, and join us for a book discussion, followed by the movie and snacks.
Stop by the Youth Services Desk to register and pick up a copy of the book, or call 837-3466. Registration begins on June 8.
June 30, 5:30 pm–8:00 pm
Book – Almost Super by Marion Jensen
Movie – The Incredibles (PG)
July 30, 5:30 pm–8:00 pm
Book – Powerless by Matthew Cody
Movie – Sky High (PG)

After Summer Reading
Discovery Depot 
Story Room
Wednesday, August 12 to Saturday, August 29
Monday–Friday, 9:30am–7:30pm
Saturday, 10:00am–4:00pm
The Discovery Depot will be open for your playtime enjoyment after Summer Reading finishes. Numerous early literacy stations, including puzzles, games, building blocks and more, will be available for young children and adults to play together. The Imagination Station will feature a Farmers' Market, where children can pretend to shop or sell fruits, vegetables, and flowers.

Free Summer Movies

  • An adult must accompany children under the age of 12.
  • Help us keep our auditorium clean: no food or drinks, please.
  • Movies start promptly at designated times.
  • Doors open 15 minutes before show time.

Wednesday Movies
10 am in the Library Auditorium
Intended for preschool through early elementary children. All animated, G rated films

 June 17  Ponyo  103 min.
 June 24  The Land Before Time  69 min.
 July 1   Finding Nemo   100 min.
 July 8   Snow Buddies  87 min.
 July 15  Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!  86 min
 July 22  Charlotte's Web   94 min.
 July 29  Rio   96 min.
 August 5  Monsters University  104 min.
 
 
  Friday Movies
2 pm in the Library Auditorium
Intended for elementary through middle school audiences. All PG rated films.

 June 12  How to Train Your Dragon 2  102 min.
 June 19  Book of Life  95 min.
 June 26  Epic 102 min. 
 July 3  (No movie, Library Closed)  
 July 10  Croods   98 min.
 July 17  Mr. Peabody & Sherman   96 min.
 July 24  Dolphin Tale  2   107 min.
 July 31  Penguins of Madagascar the Movie  102 min.
 August 7  Big Hero 6  102 min.