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Harper Woods Public Library

Programs for Children

List of upcoming events for children and families

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Summer Reading Program

Our Summer Reading Program runs from June 17 to July 26. Join us for games, prizes, activities, and all sorts of fun! Note: Please register for all of the programs you plan to attend.

Grosse Pointe Zoology - Weds., June 26 at 4:30pm

Join us for Adventures in Nature as the team from Grosse Pointe Zoology presents a variety of animals to learn about.

Puzzle Solving Quest - Starts July 1

Join us for Adventures in Sleuthing as we host a self-directed puzzle solving quest!

Mindful Movement - Thurs., July 11 at 2:00pm

Join us for Adventures in Calm as we practice mindful movement and calming activities.

DIY Fliers and Flight - Thurs., July 18 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for Adventures in Flight as we make DIY flying vehicles like paper airplanes. See how far yours can go!

Stories Under the Stars - Weds., July 24 at 4:30pm

Join us for Adventures in the Dark as we read stories under the stars inside the library.

Ice Cream Social - Weds., July 31 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Summer Reading Participants and their families are invited to the library to celebrate the end of the program with frozen treats and fun activities! RSVP by July 26.



Join us for storytime to sing, move, and listen to stories on Wednesday mornings from 11:15 to 11:45. It's geared toward ages 2-5 with caregivers. No registration is required.

Homework Help

Homework Help is paused for now. Please check back here for future dates.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

It’s Easy to Participate!

Step 1: Ask a librarian for the FREE starting kit.

Step 2: Read a book with your child and cross off a circle on your Reading Record.

Step 3 and beyond: Repeat!

When 100 books are read, show your Reading Record to a librarian for a prize. Move your name marker up the wall of progress. Get a new Reading Record and keep going!  One thousand books sound like a lot, but it's easier than you think. Read 3 books a day for a year and you’ve already read over 1000 books or 10 books a week for 2 years, and you’ve done it too!  More questions?  Click here.


Harper Woods Public Library
19601 Harper Ave, Harper Woods, MI 48225
Regular Hours Summer Hours
Mon-Wed: 11am-7pm Mon-Wed: 11am-7pm
Thu-Fri: 11am-5pm Thu-Fri: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 1pm - 5pm Saturday: Closed

Libby by Overdrive - Digital Books, Magazines & Audiobooks

Libby by Overdrive Ebooks and audiobooks