The big news at Ferndale Library is Summer Reading, for kids and adults all ages, starting June 18 through July 30. Librarian Ashley Lehman, Head of Youth Services, coordinates a fun series of early literacy programs and engaging events for kids and families every summer, culminating with a party at the Oak Park Pool. This year’s theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set: Read,” encouraging active minds, active bodies and active reading, to keep young brains in gear during the off-school months and stave off summertime reading loss so that no student falls behind come next September. The kickoff party is June 18 with a Fun Run at Garbutt Park (featuring a bounce house!). Patrons participate by reading books all summer and attending library activities to earn special prizes provided by local businesses.
This summer, there are three different days and times to catch a variety of cool programs. Tuesday afternoons will have a program called “Natures Mythbusters” our regular visit from the Michigan Science Center with “Kaboomistry” and more! Thursday evenings will feature activities like a family bike ride, intro to martial arts, Detroit Flyhouse and magician Tom Plunkard. Finally, Saturday afternoons will feature a presentation on birds of prey (with live animals), a healthy cooking class for kids, family yoga and fun family boot Camp. All of Summer Reading 2016 is brought to you by the Friends of the Ferndale Library, a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage the community and raise funds to support the Ferndale Library.