Explore Science Through Reading this Summer at Dexter District Library!
This year the Dexter District Library has, once again, planned a wide variety of educational, entertaining and fun programs to help you fill your summer days. Summer is one of the busiest times around the Library and everyone is invited to join our summer reading programs for children, teens and adults. Read for fun all summer and enter our Grand Prize Drawing for some amazing prizes. Summer is a great time to read for pleasure or pick up that book you have been meaning to read and the Library’s programs and events are there to help you enjoy the upcoming relaxing days.
This year’s children’s program, “Fizz, Boom, Read!” will run from June 13 until August 1. Children may register for the Reading Club anytime during the summer. Registration involves filling out a reading record and setting a reading goal. The reading goal can be a certain number of books read over the summer or an amount of time spent reading each week. Children who cannot read yet may participate with a parent or caregiver by signing up for the Read-To-Me program. Reading records will be kept at the Library so children can keep track of their progress. Each week a small prize is given to every child who comes into the Library to record the books they have read. Children who meet their reading goal by August 10 will receive a book bag full of surprises and enter the Grand Prize Drawing which will be held on August 11.
The program will officially start on Friday, June 13 at 11:00 a.m. with the 20th Annual Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party. Join us at the Library with the “Scheer Genius Wacky Science Show!” More than just whiz, bang, poof and pop, Dr. Science puts science in the hands of volunteers from the audience. There’s plenty of laughter with a focus on science using everyday objects. Dr. Science makes the Scientific Method fun and easy to understand. This 45 minute program for all ages will be followed by refreshments at the Farmers Market.
From 11:45 – 12:45 p.m. Carousel Acres Petting Farm will also be at the Farmers Market. On hand will be a miniature horse, donkey, goats, sheep, an alpaca, a calf, bunnies and ducks for children to meet, feed and pet. An animal caretaker from Carousel Acres will be on available to answer questions and share interesting facts about these wonderful animals. Hand sanitizer will be provided with appropriate disinfecting solutions available as the Library will also be serving refreshments.
The Teen Summer Reading Program Kick-Off will also be on Friday, June 13 at 11:00 a.m. Sign up for our “Spark a Reaction” teen program and enjoy some free refreshments at the Farmer’s Market while you’re here. Each week, teens in grades six and up are asked to read three hours or more to receive a Weekly Prize Drawing entry ticket. Participate all seven weeks to qualify for the Grand Prize Drawing and receive a free book bag full of school supplies, snacks and other surprises. Attend any Teen SRP events for additional Weekly Prize Drawing tickets.
Kids aren’t the only ones having fun at the Library this summer. Adults can sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program, “Literary Elements”, beginning Friday June 13. Anyone 18 and over can register at the second floor Adult Reference Desk. For seven weeks this summer, the participants will chart their reading progress across a ‘literary’ periodic table of elements. Programs and events will be offered each week during the summer and readers who complete their reading goals will be eligible for prizes at the end of the seven weeks. This program is open to all adults ages 18 and up, but families are welcome to attend all of the special programs that are featured as part of the Adult Summer Reading Program line up. Come join us for unique programs, fun movies and great reading. This summer let us help you “Explore Science Through Reading” at Dexter District Library!
Join us for Drop-In Story Times June 16 through July 31. Throughout the summer, the Library will hold Story Times on Mondays and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. Story Time is geared for children ages 6 and younger but all ages are welcome! This is a good opportunity to introduce your child to Library story times in an effort to prepare them for our regular fall, winter and spring sessions that have limited space and require registration. Story Times at the Library include picture and pop-up books, flannel-board stories, songs, dancing, finger plays, crafts and other activities that bring the fun of reading to your child. No registration is necessary for Summer Story Times, which will be held in the lower level meeting room.
In addition to the Summer Reading Program and Drop-In Story Times, the Dexter District Library will offer many programs, performers, events and activities throughout the summer for children, teens and adults of all ages. Big Truck and Emergency Vehicle Day, one of our most popular events, will be held on Friday, July 11 from 10:00 to Noon in the Library parking lot. All of our programs are free and open to everyone. A complete list of upcoming events can be picked up at the Library or by visiting our website at www.dexter.lib.mi.us.
The Dexter District Library's Summer Reading Program is made possible by the generous support of numerous local businesses and community service groups that contribute funds and in-kind donations for programs, prizes and supplies. Their support truly helps the Library maintain a well rounded slate of summer events! A complete list of donors is available at the Library.
Dexter District Library is located at 3255 Alpine Street in Dexter. For more information, please call the library at 426-4477 or visit our website at www.dexter.lib.mi.us.