Sign-up Jun 1 - Aug 14
Register and win prizes
Sign-up for Summer Reading for a chance to win gift cards, Lego kits, AirPods, iPads, Giant Candy and more all summer long. Signup at gp.beanstack.org
“With so much disruption to our routines this year, Summer Reading is more important than ever,” said Jessica Keyser, Library Director. “Children of all ages and adults are encouraged to participate. We have virtual programs and events all summer long.”
Even though the Library is unable to host in-person programs due to COViD-19, Grosse Pointe librarians have been working hard to put together a variety of virtual programs for children, teens and adults. This year’s theme, “Imagine Your Story” encourages creativity and thinking outside the box. Participants track their reading progress throughout the summer. All the Summer Reading events are on the Library’s online calendar grossepointelibrary.org/events
“Summer reading directly combats the Summer Slide,” said Keyser. “It’s proven that kids who don’t read throughout the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress, which can have a cumulative long-term effect. Our programs are designed to encourage a love of reading and life-long learning, so that when kids return to school, they have not only maintained their reading skills but in many cases have improved.”
All participants who register for Summer Reading will be eligible for prizes throughout the summer.
- Summer STEM with Cathy Foster - June 8-14 (watch any time)
- Dewey the Dragon Puppet Show - June 14-20 (watch any time)
- Comic Sketching for Tweens and Teens, June 22, 6:30 p.m.
- Mad Science, July 2, 2 p.m.
- 4th Wall Acting Workshop, July 9, 2 p.m.
- Magic Show, July 10, 10 a.m.
Adult Summer Reading
“The Adult Summer Reading program is different this year too,” said Keyser. “Our librarians created a bingo card for adults to complete with activities such as read outside, download an audiobook from hoopla or Overdrive or watch a foreign film on kanopy.” For every five challenges completed participants earn an entry for a $50 local restaurant gift card.
Summer Reading partners include the Collaborative Summer Library Program, Friends and Foundation of the Grosse Pointe Public Library, the Grosse Pointe News, Grosse Pointe Public School System and the Library of Michigan.