Ferndale Library’s Summer Reading Kicks Off June 18 at Garbutt Park

On Your Mark, Get Set… Read! Exercise Your Mind All Summer Long

Picture1An all-ages Fun Run kicks off Ferndale Library’s Summer Reading programming at Garbutt Park on Sat., Jun. 18 at 2 pm, encouraging readers of all ages to exercise their minds. The theme for 2016 is On Your Mark, Get Set… READ, and the series of scheduled programming is open to children 0-18 and all adults. Runners will loop around the park up to four times (1 mile) and end with healthy refreshments, provided by the Friends of the Ferndale Library.

Sign up for summer reading, enjoy the outdoors, and even check out the large Bounce House! Participants will have a chance to earn prizes all summer by reading and completing library related tasks.  Prizes include a star on our All-Star Reader Wall, a new book and carrying bag, and gift certificates for Chipotle and Jersey Mike’s!

“The goal for our summer reading programming is to elude summer learning loss between school years,” said Ashley Lehman, Head Librarian for FADL’s Youth Services. “But we also strive to provide entertaining programs as well. This years theme of mind and body wellness and our schedule of programming encourages learning through games and activities, and continuous engagement throughout the year, and not just when school is in session.”

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The summer reading program will run Jun. 18-Jul. 30, with a finale pool party taking place on Aug. 13. New in 2016, the grand prize will be a free pool party for all finishers and their families at the Oak Park Pool.  Sign up starts Jun. 18; visit the FADL Kids Corner for more information. facebook.com/ferndalekids


June Summer Reading Special Programs:
Saturday, June 18 2:00 pm: Summer Reading Kickoff and Fun Run with Bounce House
Tuesday, June 21 2:00 pm: Design your own Plant Pal
Thursday, June 23 6:30 pm: Intro to Martial Arts with MKG (no experience necessary)
Saturday, June 25 2:00 pm: Birds of Prey with Wildlife Recovery Association (Live birds!)
Thursday, June 30 6:30 pm: Intro to Family Acrobatics with Detroit Flyhouse (no experience necessary)

July Summer Reading Special Programs:
Thursday July 7 6:00 pm: Family Bike Ride
Saturday July 9 2:00 pm: Family Yoga (no experience necessary)
Tuesday July 12 1:45 pm: Nature’s Mythbusters
Saturday July 16 12:00 pm: Kid’s Cook Healthy
Thursday July 21 6:30 pm: Magician Tom Plunkard
Tuesday July 26 2:00 pm: Michigan Science Center’s Kaboomistry
End of Summer Pool Party @ Oak Park Pool in August!


Registration required

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