Fremont Library to Begin “Tails and Tales” for Summer Reading
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”- Dr. Seuss
The Fremont Area District Library begins their summer reading program on Friday, June 4th. All ages are welcome to come in and sign up on or after June 4th to begin earning prizes for your reading. Children can earn a free pizza from Spanky’s, a toy, a coupon to We Love Nutrition, Griffin'sGriffins passes, a free book, and entry into grand prize drawings! Teens can earn free pizza from Spanky’s, a free book, and for every book they read, they can enter for chances to win many prizes to local restaurants and stores. Adults can earn free ice cream from Koffee Kuppe, a coupon for library services, a free book, and enter to win grand prizes like certificates to Blades, We Love Nutrition, Meijer, a t-shirt from SHB Gifts & Décor, and more!
The Summer Reading Program is important in helping to prevent the “summer slide,” which is the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made in school the previous year. So grab some books, have fun reading, and come to our animal-themed “Tails and Tales” (FREE) events this summer!
We’re also excited to announce that we’re partnering with Bellwether Harbor Animal Shelter this year. If you donate to or adopt an animal from Bellwether this summer, you can count it as reading time for the summer reading program! Get started at https://www.bellwetherharbor.org/donations/
Our very popular Discovery Tuesday programs will take place at the Veteran’s Memorial Park this year on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. and last 45 minutes to 1 hour. On June 8th, a visit from Mr. Jim’s Wild Kingdom will kick off our Discovery Tuesday programs. Mat Emerick will bring out Professor Snoopenheimer to snoop out kooky kryptids on June 15th. On June 22nd and a few days that week, we’ll have a Scholastic Book Fair in the library’s Community Room (more details coming). Professional storyteller Judy Sima will be at the park on June 29th to bring us a warm and engaging performance.
In addition to our Discovery Tuesday programs in June, Miss Roxanne will continue to do storytimes on the Fremont Area District Library Facebook page on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30, and we’ll continue to have our popular Grab-n-Go Crafts available throughout the summer. More Discovery Tuesday programs will also be coming in July!
We’ll be Chalking the Sidewalks on Darling Street during the library’s open hours on June 10th (rain date June 17th). Help us make an activity walk on the sidewalk! Come in to the Reference Desk for chalk supplies. On June 24th, we’ll discuss the book Scorpio Races in the Community Room at 2:00. Books will be available at the front desk in June—just ask for a FMT teen book club book and come ready to talk about the book. Ice cream will be provided! On Tuesday, June 29th, professional storyteller Judy Sima will be in the Community Room to tell Scary Stories for Teens. Join us from 2:00-3:00 for chills and thrills! Beginning June 1st and throughout the summer, see www.fremontlibrary.net/teens and click on the MiLibraryQuest link to go on an online quest for animals and enter for a chance to win a prize.
The adult Summer Reading Program will run from June 4th to August 13th. The Wednesday Readers book group will meet on Monday, June 14th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Widower’s Tale by Julia Glass. The Daytime Book Group will meet on June 24th at 11:30 a.m. to discuss Courting Mr. Emerson by Melody Carlson. New members are welcome to our book groups!
Thanks to the very generous support of the Friends of the Fremont Area District Library, Spanky’s Pizza, Koffee Kuppe, We Love Nutrition, SHB Gifts & Décor, Blades Hair Design, Meijer, Fremont Area Community Foundation, and many other sponsors, all summer reading events at the library are free and open to the public. For more information about library programs, visit http://www.fremontlibrary.net, or call 231-924-3480.
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