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Every Hero Has a Story

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!

Highlighted summer reading club adventures include:

June 30:  Outdoor Extravaganza!  Laugh, play, and tackle heroic adventures while decorating the outside of the Library.

July 2:  A special workshop featuring that unique hero, FLY GUY.

July 8:  Superhero training camp!

July 9:  Like robotics?  Join our MaKey MaKey workshop!

July 11:  EXOTIC ZOO visit!  Meet animals up close and personal.

July 16:  REAL HEROES READ.  Meet local authors Charles David Clasman and David Anthony, authors of HEROES A2Z.

July 18:  Animal superheroes!   Who can lift four times their own weight? Who can see ten times better than humans?  Hands-on live animal presentation by Dynamic West School Assemblies.

August 4:  Amazing magic show featuring Baffling Bill and superhero Gus.

All of this, plus books, crafts, contests, movies, prizes and more!  The fun is FREE, courtesy of the Redford Township Friends of the Library.

Parents and grandparents:  this is a wonderful way to spend special time with your child building great memories, looking forward to FREE weekly summer events AND encouraging your child’s reading ability.  Reading is a skill, improved by practice.  To participate, all you need to do is keep track of time spent enjoying a good read or listening to an exciting adventure!

Readers In Training

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

Battle of the Books 2015

Mandatory Meeting and Registration Night 
Thursday, June 25, 7 pm

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

Paws for Reading

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.

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