Summer reading programs kicking off throughout Livingston County

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Your local Livingston County libraries invite you to learn, grow, connect, and create with them this summer during the free Summer Reading Program, June through August!

Stop by your library to register for the reading program, then let your imagination take off with books, music, movies, special events, and lots of fun for all ages!

The Summer Reading Program offered by the six Livingston County libraries in Brighton, Fowlerville, Hamburg, Hartland, Howell, and Pinckney is a program to encourage reading during the long summer months by maintaining the gain that was made during the school year.

“Of all the activities children and teens participate in, time spent reading is the best predictor of reading achievement because the more students read, the better readers they become,” said Carla Sharp Head of Youth Services at the Brighton District Library. “Children tend to read more when they are allowed to choose their own reading material. Those who read during the summer move ahead with their skills, those who don’t may lag behind in the fall.”

Your local library is the perfect destination to a summer of fun with activities and programs planned for kids, teens, and adults and include:

• Maze Solving Robot

• Escape Room: Fantastic Beasts Edition

• Swamp Creatures

• Old-fashioned Hoedown

• Springfest

• 101 Things That Happened On the Mackinac Bridge

• Improve Comedy Workshop

• Magic

• Maker Space

• End of Summer Extravaganza with laser tag, a giant slide, sno-cones

• And much more.

To get started, check with your local library to see when the Summer Reading Program begins and what activities are being offered, then sign up and enjoy great books and fun all summer long!

Kids enjoy ice cream, balloons, and a day of fun at the Brighton District Library’s Springfest celebration, a kick off event for the Summer Reading Program.

Brighton District Library

Summer Reading Program Begins 6/11
Program Highlight: Springfest, Sunday, June 11, 1 – 4pm

Join our Summer Reading kick off event with juggler and stilt walker, Jason Kollum, free balloon art, ice cream, a petting farm, giant bubble making, and a surprise visit from our favorite princess. An all age family event. Drop-in.

Fowlerville residents enjoy a diet Coke geyser launch during the Summer Reading Program at the Fowlerville District Library.

Fowlerville District Library

Summer Reading Program Begins 6/28. Registration begins 5/31.
Program Highlight: 101 Things That Happened On the Mackinac Bridge – June 15 at 7pm

2017 is the 60 anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge. Come to the Fowlerville District Library to learn about historic, tragic, and hilarious events since construction began in 1954.

Kids of all ages enjoy the summer program Silly Sports on the lawn of Cromaine Library.

Hartland Cromaine Library

Summer Reading Program Begins 6/17.
Program Highlight: Create a Maze Solving Robot: June 19 to June 23 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

Bring your laptop and create your own robot. No really, your own robot! At the end of the week, your robot will be able to navigate a maze. It will have awesome features like a rotating wall sensor, motors to control movement, and your code to make it all work! You will learn some basic electronics, programming, and teamwork skills during this workshop. $10 registration fee – scholarships available. For grades 5 through 8. Register online or by phone.

Hamburg Kids participate in Field Day, running races, tossing balloons and getting soaking wet, all in the name of reading and fun.

Hamburg Library

Summer Reading Program begins 6/2
Program highlight: Hoedown, July 14 at 7pm

Dress as a cowboy or cowgirl and come enjoy a good old-fashioned hoedown. Play games, eat some food and learn a bit of line dancing. All ages welcome! Call for registration.

Beautiful bubbles dot the landscape at the Howell Library’s End of Summer Extravaganza.

Howell Carnegie District Library

Summer Reading Program Begins 6/1
Program Highlight: End of Summer Extravaganza! Aug. 18, 4-6:30 pm

Laser tag, giant slide, sno-cones and more at the Howell Library! Don’t miss this fun, free and exciting event!

Read books and get prizes this summer at Pinckney Community Public Library starting Monday, June 26.

Pinckney Community Library

Summer Reading Program Begins 6/26
Program Highlight: Improv Yourself: Aug. 3 at 6pm.

Enjoy an improv comedy workshop lead by local speaker Karen Bell-Brege for teens 15 and older and adults at the Pinckney Community Public Library.

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