June 22 - August 8
Call to action for kids age 3-11! Our community is filled with superheroes. Although you might not rendezvous with Superman or Batman, there are plenty of daring heroes in your own backyard. Examples: your neighborhood police officer, a Redford firefighter, Molly, our reading dog, or even your mom or dad. Our Library crusaders want to share their special reading powers with you this summer, through exciting adventures with books. Register for the Library summer mission beginning Monday, June 22. Everyone is invited to register, in person or at www.redfordlibrary.org. Experience an action-packed summer planned just for you!
Baby/Toddler Summer Reading
June 22 - August 3
Registration begins Monday, June 22. Readers In Training Summer Reading is for little ones, birth through 35 months. Complete the FREE six week program by engaging your child in five early literacy activities and receive a FREE board book.
Sing, play, talk, read, and write with your Reader In Training. Join us for special drop-in Readers In Training storytimes:
- Monday, June 29, 11 am
- Tuesday, July 7, 11 am
- Tuesday, July 14, 6:30 pm
- Wednesday, July 22, 11 am
- Thursday, July 30, 11 am
- Monday, August 3, 11 am
Everyone in grades 4-7 is welcome to participate in our second annual Battle of the Books challenge. This program is designed to encourage the fun of reading and give recognition to those who love to read. This year’s theme is superheroes. Throughout the summer challengers will read:
- Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
- El Deafo by Cece Bell
- Almost Super by Marion Jensen
- Joshua Dread by Lee Bacon
The final battle takes place Saturday, August 15, 1 pm
Kids will have fun and build skills and confidence by reading to one of our friendly bibliotherapy dogs. Beginning through fifth grade readers can make an appointment at the Children’s Desk to meet Molly or Billy Flynn from Dr. Paws Pet Assisted Therapy. These gentle canines are specially-trained to listen and love kids with books! We will have more weekday openings during the summer.