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Due to a power outage in the area, the Library will be closed today, Monday, July 28th. Regular business hours are expected to resume Tuesday, July 29th, based on expected restoration of power to the area.
2014 Summer Reading Programs
**All programs are sponsored in part by the Friends of the Waterford Library**
1964-2014: Celebrating 50 years of summer reading!
|Special Programs||Summer Reading Program|
|Summer Matinee Movies|
Tail Wagging Tutors: The Tail Wagging Tutor program returns this summer. Students in grades K-5 who would like to gain confidence in reading aloud will have the opportunity to read to a dog for 15 minutes. A schedule is available in the Children's Department: 248-618-7692.
Birthday Bash! – Saturday, July 26 - We’re having a birthday party! In 1964, the Waterford Township Public Library was established in our community. We are celebrating 50 years of library service. Come join us!
*10:00 am to 2:00 pm: Mini Putt-Putt Golf, Crafts for Kids, and Birthday Cake
*2:00 pm to 3:00 pm: Toppermost: Beatles Tribute Band concert on the lawn in front of Town Hall
Sidewalk Chalk Art - Wednesday, July 30 – 10:00am-11:00am (rain date: Thurs, July 31) Come and draw a masterpiece on the sidewalk along the library. We’ll provide the chalk. You provide your imagination. Dress for hot, sunny weather, and don’t forget the sunscreen. Parents must stay with their children. No registration required. Just Come!
Classic Car Show - Saturday, August 9 – 6:00pm-8:00pm – Step back in time and see the classic cruisers of the highways and byways. This free event will be held in the library’s parking lot. Park at Town Hall. If you have a classic car and would like to participate, contact adult services at (248) 618-7693, or register online.
The craft programs are done, but you still have time to turn in your reading records. Turn them in no later than August 2 to be entered in the drawing for the big prizes. If you don't make it by the deadline, you can still turn in your record until the start of the school year for the small prizes.
We're showing some great movies this August, including two 1964 classic family films. All movies are rated G or PG, will begin at 2:00PM, and 1 1/2 to 2 hours long. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn will be provided. You may bring your own snacks, drinks with lids, pillows, blankets, etc. (Please, no peanuts or uncovered drinks.) Unfortunately, our movie license company will only allow us to advertise the exact titles in-house. The real titles are available in the Children's Department. The movies dates with their "creative" titles, or movie clues, are listed below. Can you solve them?
|Monday, August 4||1964 Academy winner about a British nanny|
|Tuesday, August 5||Flying Vehicles (2013)|
|Thursday, August 7||The incredible story of a man who turned into a fish (1964)|
|Monday, August 11||Iced Over (2013)|
|Tuesday, August 12||Overcast wtih a Possibility of Spaghetti Toppings II (2013)|
|Thursday, August 14||Loathsome Self II (2013)|
|Tuesday, August 19||Scary Creatures College (2013)|
|Thursday, August 21||Owl Noises (2006)|
|Monday, August 25||To Be Announced|
|Tuesday, August 26||Small Group of Children Rescue the Moment (2014)|
|Wednesday, August 27||The Small Building Blocks Show (2014)|
|Thursday, August 28||Puppets Evade the Law (2014)|
Group Tours and School Visits: Schools, daycares, scout groups, and other community organizations are encouraged to bring their classes to the library for a visit. Please call (248) 618-7692 to schedule your class visit. A children’s librarian will provide age-appropriate activities for your group such as storytimes, booktalks, library skills instruction, and tours. Your group of children may receive library cards if they are Waterford residents or attend Waterford Schools. Library card applications are required to be completed by the children's parents and returned to the library one week prior to the class visit. The staff is unable to process 20+ applications on the day of your visit.
Arrangements can be made for a children's librarian to come and visit your school or daycare facility. We will do our best to accommodate the teachers' requests. Please schedule all school visits in advance.
Our Summer Sponsors
The children’s department would like to thank the all our sponsors for donating prizes to the Summer Reading Program:
|Airway Lanes of Waterford||Century Bowl of Waterford|
|Applebee’s of Waterford||Friends of the Waterford Library|
|Auntie Anne’s of Great Lakes Crossing||Rainforest Café of Great Lakes Crossing|
|Bob Evans of Waterford||Waterford School District Pool & Fitness Centers|