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Children's Summer Reading Program
June 12th - July 31st, 2019

Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners
who enjoy listening to stories read to them

First graders through fourth graders
who enjoy reading

How do we get started?
Beginning Wednesday, June 12th,
official blank Summer Reading booklists will be available at the front Circulation Desk.
As children listen to or read
ten TDL LIBRARY books,
they list each title on this designated booklist.

How do we finish?
Everyone who brings in their completed official booklist
by Wednesday, July 31st,

will receive the following:

certificate of achievement
"I'm a Library Summer Reader" sticker

"Galaxy Gazette" newspaper
Space Shuttle Glider
Space Slide Puzzle
Moon & Space Sticker Scene
Alien Paddle Ball
plus a plastic book bag!


Children who listen to or read
20 TDL LIBRARY books by July 31st
will receive the following:

"Launch into Reading . . . All Systems Go" Ribbon

Sticky Alien Splat Ball
Foam Rocket Launcher


School Readiness Story Time

Preschoolers and their caregivers are welcome, too!

Mrs. Reasoner, Mrs. Armstrong and
Pete the Cat look forward to seeing you!
Click HERE to register!


A 50th Anniversary Celebration
of the First Men on the Moon
Presented by Children's Author
Rhonda Gowler Greene

Monday, July 8, 2019  ~~  2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Designed for Kindergartners through Adults

REGISTRATION begins June 1, 2019!
(Click HERE to register)

Rhonda Gowler Greene
Her PowerPoint presentation of over 300 images includes:
~ a detailed photographic journey of Apollo 11's trip to the Moon and back
~ fun facts about Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins
~ animal astronauts Ham (chimp) and Laika (dog)
~ first women, African-American, Asian, etc. astronauts
~ NASA's requirements to become an astronaut
~ Where next - Mars?
~ great books for kids about the Apollo 11 mission
~ how she got the idea; research and revising; and more!

Mrs. Greene's books will be available for purchase and signing following the program.


The Library of Michigan is pleased to announce the 2019
"Ready to Read Michigan" book selection Touch the Brightest Star
written and illustrated by Christie Matheson


This interactive bedtime story proves nighttime isn't scary at all. 
The gentle journey from sunset to sunrise shows even the youngest children the magic of the nighttime sky - and lets them make magic happen!


With lush, beautiful watercolors and cut-paper collage, Christie Matheson reveals the magic of the nighttime sky, using toddler-perfect interactive elements.

Wave good-bye to the sun, gently press the firefly, make a wish on a star,
rub the owls on their heads, and ... shhhh!
No two readings of this book with its gentle soothing rhythm will be the same.



Christie Matheson is the author of the acclaimed picture books 
Tap the Magic TreeBird Watch, and Plant the Tiny Seed. Her three young children like to take her birding in the Presidio of San Francisco.



The Library of Michigan’s Ready to Read Michigan program encourages reading aloud regularly to children during the early stages of life (birth up to age 5), as it ensures the development of early literacy skills and instills a love of reading.  The program is designed for public librarians to model early literacy skill development directly to families and engage in outreach to early childhood centers, classrooms and daycares throughout their community.


 This program is made possible by grant funds
from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (
IMLS) administered by the State of Michigan through the Library of Michigan.
Additional support provided by Bloomsbury Publishing, Consumers Energy
and the Library of Michigan Foundation.

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More information about "Ready to Read Michigan!" including materials for parents, teachers and caregivers is available at this link:
2019 Ready to Read Michigan Programming and Resource Guide.