Children's Events & Information

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Summer Reading Program

**UPDATE**

We have a new location for our Touch a Truck event on Thursday, July 18.  This event will be held in the parking lot of Milan Middle School. Thank you, Milan Area Schools, for providing us with this new location. 

See details here


Our Summer Reading Program theme this year is A Universe of Stories.  Everyone - children, teens, and adults - is invited to read, earn prizes, and attend events at the library this summer.

All children may participate in our children's Summer Reading Program: younger children can listen to books, older children can listen and/or read.

See details about our children's Summer Reading Program (toddlers - 5th grade) here.


Register for our children's program here.


See information about our TNT (Teen & Tween) Summer Reading Program for 6th through 12th graders here and register here.  

A few key dates:


Thursday, June 13 is the first day to pick up a reading log and start recording your reading and/or listening.  


 Saturday, August 31 is the last day to submit your reading/listening time and receive prizes for reading/listening throughout the summer.  


Friday, June 21: Apollo Adventure by Michigan Science Center
There will be 10 stations with hands-on , space-themed science activities for you to explore.


Thursday, July 18: Touch a Truck
Our annual Touch a Truck event will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. during July's Third Thursday.  You'll see a variety of community vehicles, meet the people who drive and work with them, and learn about the jobs they do.  


Friday, August 9: The Supernatural Intergalactical Summer Reading MAGIC Spectacular by Jeff Wawrzaszek of A2 Magic
This magic show will include several space-themed illusions.  


Additional events
Additional events will include Tiny Tales (ages 2 and younger), Storytime (ages 3-5), Crafts in the Park, Teacher TALES, and Universe Explorers.  

See details here.  

If you have any questions about our Summer Reading Program, please ask us at the library or online here.  

Summer Reading t-shirts
The Friends of the Library are selling t-shirts with the summer theme, A Universe of Stories.  See more information here.  

Children's Newsletter

Our monthly children’s e-newsletter provides information about children’s programs, new children’s books, and library news. You may read this month’s newsletter and sign up to receive the newsletter here

Book Clubs

Click here for information about our monthly book clubs: 

Book Buddies for kindergarteners through 2nd graders 

Bookworms for 2nd and 3rd graders 

Chapter Chatters for 3rd through 5th graders

Story Time and Tiny Tales

Storytime (for ages 3-5) and Tiny Tales (for ages 2 and younger) include stories, music, dance, crafts, and related activities for toddlers and preschoolers.   Click here for details. 

Additional Children's Events

See information about additional activities including Game Days, craft programs, March Madness book voting, and more here.

Library Cards

If you are at least four years old and live in our service area (and for adults, if you work full-time in Milan or own property in Milan), you may get a free library card at our library.  Our service area includes the city of Milan, Augusta Township, and the parts of Pittsfield Township and York Township that are in Milan Area Schools.


Kindergarten through 12th grade students who do not live in our service area, but are enrolled in Milan Area Schools may get a free student library card at our library.


You may also use your card from other MILibrary card participating libraries at our library. 


See here for everything you need to know about getting a library card. 


 How many books or DVDs can I check out? What else can I check out? Can I renew a CD? For how long?  Find answers to these questions and more here.  

Tumblebooks

Tumblebook Library logo and link

Log into the Tumblebook Library to watch and read animated picture books, read or listen to chapter books, and explore puzzles and other activities related to the stories.  See details here

Book lists

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We have a variety of book lists here: books by Guided Reading Levels, suggestions based on books you have liked, award winning books, and more. 

Michigan Activity Pass

Michigan Activity Pass logo

Check out free or reduced admission passes to Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, and more.  See the MAP website here for more information and to check out passes.