Summer Reading Programs

                                                                                                                            

Summer Reading @ the Library

Summer reading would not be possible without the generous support of our many sponsors and donors.   THANK YOU!

 

Libraries Rock!  - 2018

 

Check out our summer reading programs for Summer 2018:

Children  -   1 year - 3rd graders

Tweens -    4th - 6th graders

Teens -   7th - 12th graders

Adults -   Pick up your book log at the main desk

 

Get registered for summer reading! 

Children

Tweens

Teens

* Adults do not need to register -- just pick up a book log on/after June 11th

 

 

Events

For Toddlers and Preschoolers

 

Story Time

Tuesdays: June 19 - July 24* @ 6:30pm

Sponsored by Veersma State Farm Insurance

and                

Wednesdays: June 20 - July 25* @ 10:30am
       
Sponsored by Veersma State Farm Insurance

 

(* please note - no story time July 3rd and 4th.)

 

 

Garden Games

Following each Story Time  (evening & mornings!)   Outside in the garden —Weather permitting.
  Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

 

 

For Children of all ages and Families

The Bubbleman! — June 26 @ 2:00pm
Sponsored by MOMS club of St. Joseph
Ron Lloyd, Bubbleologist, makes magic with soap and bubbles!

Exotic Zoo — July 17 @ 2:00pm
Sponsored by Honor Credit Union                                                 
A one-of-a-kind experience to meet unique animals

School of Rock: Real Rocks & Gems — July 31 @ 6:00pm
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
People of all ages love picking up rocks of varying sizes and colors.  Do you want to identify some of the rocks you’ve collected? Greg Street from the Blossomland Gem & Mineral Society will be coming to talk all things rocks at this family friendly event.

Dinosaurs Rock — August 1 @ 10:30am AND 6:30pm
Sponsored by United Federal Credit Union
The Curious Kid’s Museum crew will be on hand for a 45 minute presentation on all things dinosaur.  Families will be able to touch and examine the museum’s collection of fossils.

Pint-Sized Polkas — August 4 @ 10:30am
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the music of Mike Schneider as he entertains for all ages. The perfect ending to summer reading.  Don’t forget to turn in your book log!

 

Also, check out our Music in the Garden series!

 

 

For Tweens:

 

Kick Off Party  — June 11th  - 3:00—6:00pm
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
Get registered, play a game, have a treat.  Door Prizes every half hour.

Kindness Rocks! — June 20 - 2:00-3:30pm
Sponsored by Keller & Keller
Come paint a rock to inspire others for the Kindness Rocks project.  We will add them to our indoor garden.

Make-Dos — July 18  - 12:00 - 2:00pm
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library    Presented by RESA
STEM-style fun @ the library. Using these great little tools, build and create whatever is in your imagination.

 

Also check out our Children and Families programs.  They are open to all ages.

 

 

For Teens:

 

Kick Off Party  — June 11 - 3pm—6pm
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
Get registered, play a game, have a treat.  Door Prizes every half hour.


Totally RAD 80s Prom Gone Bad! — June 29 - 5:30-10:30pm
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
Murder Mystery: Get out your neon and leg warmers and get into character.  From the preppie to the punk rocker, the spaz to the stud, the jock to the jilted—all are suspected although only one is to blame. Sign up required.  


Chocolate Fountain Party — July 11 - 3:30pm
Sponsored by Mark III and Keller & Keller

Dip yummy things in yummier chocolate.  Play games and have a ball!  


Make-Dos — July 18  - 3:00—5:00pm
Sponsored by Peter J. Johnson Law office       Presented by RESA
STEM-style fun @ the library. Using these great little tools, build and create whatever is in your imagination.


Lock-In  — August 4 - 6:00pm-12:30pm   

Sponsored by Martin's                                             
Earn your ticket to the all night lock-in!   Just finish level 3 of the reading program, and it's yours!   We'll have games,  nerf-gun capture the flag  (BYOB -- bring your own blaster!),  videos, movies,  lots of snacks, and fun!  Ticket Required.

 

 

For Adults:

 

Silver Beach Carousel History— June 25  @  6:00pm
Sponsored by The Silver Beach Carousel
Learn the history of the Silver Beach Carousel and that of the old Silver Beach Amusement Park.   

Guns of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre — June 28  @ 6:00pm
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
Come and see the darker history of Berrien County as Mike Kline discusses how the brutal murder of a St. Joseph Policemen led to the discovery of the guns used in the  famous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.  Please call to sign up!  Space is limited.

Water’s Perfect Memory — August 2  @ 6:00pm
Sponsored by Darlene Kiessel
Author Anna Clark returns to her hometown to discuss her latest book, The Poisoned City—which tells the story of the Flint Water Crisis and the importance of protecting  the Great Lakes. 

Rain Barrel Workshop — August 15  @ 1:30pm
Sponsored by Kathy and Glen Ward      Presented by MiRainBarrel
Learn about the benefits of rain barrels for water conservation, healthy gardens, and sustainable living.  One lucky attendee will win a rain barrel!

 

 

Also -- see our Music in the Garden series!

 

 

 

Music in the Garden:

Free monthly concerts in the library garden during summer.   Bring a blanket or chair or just sit on the grass. 

 

Concerts begin @ 6:30 pm


June 21 —  Andrew Calhoun
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

 

July 12 — Ed Bagatini Trio
Sponsored by Gary and Kathy Cowall

 

August 9th - Jack Adams

Sponsored by Peter J.  Johnson Law Offices


Rain location: Norris room in library