Tales & Tails - Summer Reading 2021

Events and kits for Summer Reading 2021

Tales & Tales

Summer Reading 2021

Summer Reading 2021 starts on June 14.
Printable flier here

Kids can pick up their reading log (free book bag for each kid signing up, supplies are limited). Kid prizes are a DQ Blizzard when half way complete and a brand new book, of their choice, when completed.

Teens and adults can submit a slip for each book read to win prizes. Teen prizes will include: a Nintendo Switch Lite w/ game, Apple AirPods, a FujiFilm Instax Camera Bundle, and a $100 Nike Gift Card. Adult prizes will include gift cards to local businesses.

Kids Kits will come out on Mondays.

June 21 - Tea Cup Dragon Terrariums
June 28 - Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils
July 6 (a Tuesday) - Pet Collage Art
July 12 - Paint Unicorn or Dragon Minis
July 19 - Owl Pellets
July 26 - Create Potions

Funding is provided in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library of Michigan.

Logo for Institute for Museum and Library Services

Teen Kits will come out every other Wednesday.

June 30 - HP Polyjuice Potion Necklace
July 14 - Anime Magnets
July 28 - Princess Bride Meme T-shirts

Funding is provided in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library of Michigan.

Logo for Institute for Museum and Library Services

Adult Kits will come out every other Wednesday.

June 23 - Book Hedgehog
July 7 - Paint by Number Peacock
July 21 - Mocktail Kit

Check out our StoryWalks® at the library and Bieth Park. New stories each month.

Call our Story Line at (989) 262-9912 for a new story every week.

Yoga on the Lawn

Fridays, June 11, 18, 25, July 23, 30, August 6 at 10:30am

Join us for some safe, socially-distanced yoga on the lawn. Local yoga instructor Sue Kirby will be leading us out on the lawn on the west side of the library. Bring your own yoga mat, or we will have some to provide. No registration required. Sponsored by Library of Michigan and U of M School of Information.

Outdoor Zumba®

Mondays, July 12, 19, 26, August 2 at 6:00pm

Do you love music and having fun? Come dance with us. Zumba® will be held weekly in the northeast corner of the library parking lot. Instructor Makayla Matt will be leading us. We do recommend bringing some water. No experience or skill necessary. No registration required. Sponsored by Library of Michigan and U of M School of Information.

Homegrown Foods Series (online)

Wednesday, June 16 @ 6:00pm: Backyard Chickens

Are you curious about raising chickens? Join us as we listen to an MSU Extension educator about the basics.

Wednesday, July 14 @ 6:00pm: Food Preservation: Pickling

Pickled vegetables are a tasty and popular way to enjoy your veggies! Learn how to safely pickle using recommended canning methods and research-based resources.

Wednesday, August 25 @ 6:00pm: Cooking with Kate

Join Chef Kate for another tasty endeavor as she shows us some new recipes and techniques.

Free Drive In Movie

Friday, August 6 @ 9:00pm:

Meet us in the parking lot by the football field at Caro High School for an old fashioned drive in movie. We'll supply popcorn from the Strand, you supply the rest of the snacks for your crew. Help us celebrate the end of our summer reading program.

For other great library programs, don't forget to check our library calendar.