**All programs are sponsored in part by the Friends of the Waterford Library**
Become a reading hero by joining the summer reading book club. The reading program is open to all students ages 3-12. Here is all you have to do beginning Monday, June 15:
The Starting Line, June 15 and later:
* Sign up for the book club
* Set your reading goal (books, chapters, minutes, etc.)
* Collect your bookmark, reading record, stickers, and a pencil
* Track your reading
Note: If you didn't get to the library on June 15, you can still register.
The Finish Line, August 1:
* Turn in your completed reading record
* Pick out a free paperback book
* Collect your passes and coupons for free items at local businesses
* Get your name entered in the drawing
Our summer reading program drawing includes books, gift cards, book bags, t-shirts, games, craft kits, passes to fun places around town, and other cool prizes. If you don’t finish by August 1, you can still keep on reading in order to receive your free book, passes and coupons. We will distribute prizes through Labor Day Weekend.
|Tail Wagging Tutors||Family Programs featuring Professional Performers|
|August Matinee Movies|
Tail Wagging Tutors is a program to give children ages 5-10 an opportunity to practice their oral reading skills. Children read to a real dog and their owner for about 15 minutes in a nonjudgmental environment. Readers register for one 15 minute session per week. We will take walk-ins if time is available. Parents do not have to be in the room, but do need to be nearby.
This summer we have Wyatt with his human Kathy on Mondays from 1:30-2:30PM, and Toby with his human Joyce on Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00PM. Call the children’s department at 248-618-7692 to register.
Family Programs featuring Professional Performers
Recommended for ages 5 and up.
These programs are held in the library’s Community Room. Registration begins one week prior to each program date. IT IS NECESSARY THAT YOU INDIVIDUALLY REGISTER EVERY BODY ATTENDING, including parents. Because of the large number of people in attendance, we cannot accommodate strollers. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Out of courtesy for the performers and other participants, please arrive on time.
King Arthur: A Sword in the Stone – Thursday, July 30 – 10:30-11:15am - Puppet Adventures will be performing the story about one of the greatest heroes of all time.
Registration begins Thursday, July 23. Click here to register.
In keeping with our hero theme, we're showing some great movies later this summer. All movies are rated G or PG and will begin at 2:00 PM. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. Popcorn is provided. You may bring your own snacks, drinks with lids, pillows, blankets, etc. Please, no peanuts or uncovered drinks.
|Wednesday, July 29||Big Hero 6||PG||102 minutes|
|Monday, August 3||Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day||PG||81 minutes|
|Tuesday, August 4||Dolphin Tale 2||PG||107 minutes|
|Thursday, August 6||Brave||PG||93 minutes|
|Monday, August 10||Sky High||PG||100 minutes|
|Tuesday, August 11||Spy Kids||PG||81 minutes|
|Tuesday, August 18||The Incredibles||PG||115 minutes|
|Thursday, August 20||Annie (2014 version)||PG||118 minutes|
|Monday, August 24||Balto||G||78 minutes|
|Tuesday, August 25||Babe||G||91 minutes|
|Wednesday, August 26||The Boxtrolls||PG||96 minutes|
|Thusday, August 27||How to Train Your Dragon 2||PG||102 minutes|
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 all our sponsors for being heroes and dontating prizes to the Summer Reading Program:
|Airway Lanes of Waterford||Century Bowl of Waterford|
|Applebee's of Waterford||Friends of the Waterford Public Library|
|Bob Evans of Waterford||Rainforest Cafe of Great Lakes Crossing|
|Waterford School District Pool & Fitness Center||Zap Zone of Waterford|