Tweens (ages 9-12)

Registration for the Summer Reading Program starts June 10 and continues through July. Tweens will get a prize just for signing up! Each tween will get a reading log with a variety of reading challenges. After finishing each level, bring the log back to the library to receive fun prizes!

Prizes include:
-craft dough
-racing car building block kits
-and more!

In addition, every tween that completes their reading log will be entered into a grand prize drawing of their choice, for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble, Eastwood Mall, Game Stop, or Target, or a book prize pack! The more tweens read, the more chances they can get in the drawings.

Special programs for all ages begin June 19. Programs for tweens include:

Minecraft Game Night
Friday, June 23
5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Ages 7-15.  Build, play and explore with fellow Minecrafters!  This after-hours event is open to all skill levels and you do not need an account to play.  Space is limited; registration begins June 1 at the library’s Youth Desk or call 517-321-4014 x3.

Tween Book Club
Wednesdays, June 28 & July 26
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages 9-12.  Kids should choose a book that goes with each month’s theme and read it before coming to book club.  In June we’re celebrating diversity by reading books with characters that don’t look or live like us, and July’s theme is STEM – books about science, technology, engineering, or math.  We’ll have activities and snacks, chat about our books, and learn about great new reads for tweens.  Lists of suggested books are available at the Youth Desk or you can download the Diversity list for June or the STEM list for July.  Please pre-register for this program online or at the Youth Desk.

Build It! Challenge
Friday, July 28
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Ages 10-18.  We’ll test your creativity and engineering skills with several fun building challenges, like straw bridges and geodesic domes.  Please pre-register by July 25 online or call 517-321-4014 x3.

Summer Camps
Space in our camps is limited.  Pre-registration is required online or call the Youth Desk at 517-321-4014 x3.  Registration is for all three days of the camp.

Coding Camp
Wednesday, July 5 – Friday, July 7
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages 10-18.  Learn the basics of programming using Ruby, a programming language that can be used in many different applications, including robotics.  We’ll show you how to get started and create projects with time for practice in this hands-on lab.  Registration is open June 10-29.

Art & Design Camp
Monday, August 7 – Wednesday, August 9
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ages 8-18.  Learn engaging art techniques and participate in a variety of fun art projects, including papermaking, sculpture, and painting.  Registration is open July 10-29.

Other programs include: Youth Art Show, Invention Contest, Paws for Reading, Friday Family Films and Meet Up and Eat Up, Stack It Up with Mr. Jim, Neighborhood Nature, Construction Zone, Marimbamania!, Animal Magic, LEGO Creation Challenge, and Summer Eclipse Party, plus weekly summer challenges at the library. Check out our online events calendar or pick up a brochure at the library for dates, times, and more info.