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Summer 2018 Programs for Children

List of upcoming events for children and families

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Summer Reading Program Begins Monday, June 18

Come to the library any day between June 18 and July 27, sign up for the Summer Reading Program and you’ll receive everything you need to start earning prizes for reading on your own this summer. The last day to collect prizes is July 27 at 5:00 p.m.  Ages 2-11

Kick-off the Summer Reading Program with a Family Storytime at 6:00, followed by a musical event for the whole family at 6:30 p.m.

Shake, Shimmy & Dance Storytime (Mondays, June 4 - July 30, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) Join Miss Katarina for stories, songs and movement; and then stick around for unstructured playtime at the library.  Ages 5 & under, w/ caregiver

Paws for Reading (Tuesdays, June 19 - July 24, 11:30—12:30 pm.) Come to the library and read to Wally, the beagle. He is a certified therapy dog, friendly and calm. All Ages

Crafternoons (June 20, 25; July 3, 11, 17, 2:00 –3:00 p.m.) Come to the library one afternoon each week to make a variety of fun crafts. Ages 6 - 12

Freetime Fridays ( Fridays, June 29 - July 27, 12:00 -3:00 p.m.) Drop in for an afternoon of fun! All Ages

M.L. Liebler’s Beatles Forever (Monday, June 18, 6:30 p.m.) Bring the whole family for this special musical event as we kick off the Summer Reading Program with Detroit native and author, M.L. Liebler  He and his band will have us singing along to old favorites. Registration required, All Ages

A Day in the Park (Shelter 2, Wednesday, June 27, 2:00-3:00 p.m) Come to Salter Park for a fun outdoor activity day. There’ll be stories, crafts, relay races, and more. Children ages 7 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required, Ages 5 - 12

Sound Booth by Charity Music (Tuesday, July 10, 3:00 p.m.) Ever wanted to play the drums or a trumpet?  Come to the Sound Booth program to play all the musical instruments.  Registration required, All Ages

Wildlife of the Americas by Naturalist Endeavors (Monday, July 16, 2:00 p.m.) From spiders and reptiles to amphibians, birds, and mammals, we’ll learn about a diversity of animals from North, Central, and South America. Registration required, All Ages

Sound Science Rocks by Mrs. Foster (Wednesday, July 25, 2:00 p.m.) Prepare to be amazed by the science of sound and music as Mrs. Foster rocks the library with her fun science program.  Registration required, All Ages, but best suited to elementary school age,

Ice Cream Social (By invitation only) Summer Reading participants who read at least 4 hours (and their families) will be invited  to make their own ice cream sundaes and get special balloon creations. We'll also announce Grand Prize winners. Invitations will be handed out with your second prize.   Wednesday, August 1, 6 p.m. Please, RSVP by Friday, July 27.



Homework Help

Free tutoring is offered for students in grades 4-6. 30-minute sessions.

By Appointment Only. Please call or visit the library for more information. 

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

Mon-Wed: 11am-8:30pm
Thursday: 11am-5pm
Friday : 11am-5pm*

*Summer Hours

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