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Upcoming Programs and Events

Supervision of Children Policy

The library is a public place, and as such, cannot be responsible for unattended children. For their safety and protection:
 
Children under the age of seven must be accompanied and adequately supervised by an adult throughout the building. Children 7-11 years of age must have an adult in the building.
 


Toddler Storytimes:
Our next toddler storytime session will run from July 11th through August 8th. Two year olds can join us for stories, songs and a craft on the following dates. No registration required.

Tuesday, July 11th at 11 am
Theme: Construction

Tuesday, July 18th at 11 am
Theme: Colors of my world

Tuesday, July 25th at 11 am
Theme: We are helpers

Tuesday, August 1st at 11 am
Theme: B is for Build

Tuesday, August 7th at 11 am
Theme: Home Sweet Home


Toddler storytimes include an age appropriate book as well as music and movement activities. We end with a craft to encourage artistic expression and support fine motor skills.


BABY STORYTIMES
Thursdays at 10:15 am
July 13th - August 10th


 Baby storytime includes a short book, as well as lap bounces and movement activities. After storytime there is an opportunity for play time with toys provided by the library.
 


This summer we will be offering a special series of programs for preschoolers and their caregivers. These programs will focus not just on stories and songs, but other activities proven to help your child learn. Our "Build your Brain" program is for children ages 3-5 and will be held on the following dates. No registration required.

Monday, July 10th at 1 pm
Theme: Stories

Monday, July 17th at 1 pm
Theme: Music

Monday, July 24th at 1 pm
Theme: Sensory Fun

Monday, July 31st at 1 pm
Theme: Art

Monday, August 7th at 1 pm
Theme: Parachute Play

 

Kids Summer Reading at MPL



Summer reading is here! Kids can pick up their reading logs at the library. This year they can also register and log reading using our Beanstack website. Prizes are earned for minutes or books read and can be received starting July 11th, 2017.



Upcoming summer programs

Balloon show with Mr. Inflation
July 20th at 3 pm
Balloon performer extraordinaire Mr. Inflation will be doing a balloon show for all ages to enjoy. Come enjoy the show and experience some balloon building. Registration required.


Worldly Wednesdays
We have great stuff for Grades K-6 planned each Wednesday throughout the summer. Each week will be different so join us for some fun!

Themes:
June 28th at 3 pm: Help the Humane Society
July 5th at 3 pm: Build a Craft
July 12th at 3 pm: Building Science
July 19th at 3 pm: Recycled Building
July 26th at 3 pm: Edible Architecture
August 2nd at 3 pm: Egg Drop Challenge
August 9th at 3 pm: Build Some Fun
Registration required.

 
Summer Lego Club:
Lego Club will meet weekly this summer! Kids in Grades K-6 can come for Lego Club Tuesdays at 3 pm, from June 27th through August 8th. We will not meet on July 4th. No registration required.

TechKnow Kids
July 13th at 3 pm
Kids ages 6-10 can explore coding concepts with our presenter from TechKnow Kids. They will get to use iPads to some hands on programming of robots. Registration required.


Science of Ice Cream
July 27th at 3pm
Looking to beat the summer heat? Kids in Grades 3-6 can come to the library to make their own sweet treat! Registration required.

 

Check out Miss Kelly's Storytime & Library Programming Blogs: These blogs are intended to be a resource for parents. Miss Kelly hopes that by sharing literacy promoting activities that take place at storytime as well as information about what's new and exciting at the library with parents and their children, this will encourage the continuation of these activities at home.
 

The Anchor Bay School District offers students the opportunity to participate in the Accelerated Reading Program.

Here are links to the area school accelerated reading lists for your convenience:
Ashley
Lighthouse