Michigan Rocks!

Here in the Mitten State, we have so many wonderful things to do with your family over the summer! Check out these great websites and earn your My Mitten eLectrified Badge while having a good time too!

Couch Travel to New Worlds

Sometimes, we all just need a break from the crazy that is summertime. For a great time out, snuggle into your couch and take a trip to some far flung places, all while never leaving the living room and earning your Around the World eLectrified Badge!

The best exotic Marigold Hotel [videodisc] by a Fox Searchlight release of a Fox Searchlight presentation, in association with Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi, of a Blueprint Pictures production, in association with Dune Entertainment ; produced by Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin ; screenplay by Ol Parker ; directed by John Madden

The Grand Budapest Hotel [videodisc] by producers, Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven M. Rales, Scott Rudin ; screenplay written and directed by Wes Anderson

Roman holiday [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures

Wild [videodisc] by Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; a Pacific Standard production ; produced by Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, Bill Pohlad ; screenplay by Nick Hornby ; directed by Jean-Marc Vallée

Fun with Michigan Birds

Are you interested in learning more about the birds in our very own backyard?
 Join us formichigan birds a fun Michigan Bird Program on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 7:00-8:00 PM. We will learn about what birds live here in the Mitten state, make a Peanut Butter bird feeder, and have a wonderful snack. Registrations is required and begins April 27, 2015.  This program is open to children ages five years to twelve years old with a caregiver.

Reader's Theater Folktale Show

three billy goats gruffOur Tween Service Corps Presents a Readers Theater Folktale Show! Come on Saturday, May 9 from 2:00-3:00 PM and enjoy a lively and fun puppet show featuring two well known stories, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.  We will also have a light snack and make a craft. The program is open to all ages with a caregiver.

Target Family Fun Night--Dino-mite!

Grrrr! Do you love Dinosaurs? I know you do! Come to our Target Family Fun
Night Dino-mite Program on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 7:00-8:00 PM.  We will have a stomping good time learning about Dinosaurs. There will be fun activities, a story and snack. This program is open to kids ages four to eight years old with their caregiver. Registration required and begins on February 26, 2015. See you there!

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award

Good Morning! In the world of Children's Books, today is awesome! Among the many winners and honorees announced early this morning, we had the winners and honorees named for the Robert F. Siebert Informational Book Award. Be sure to check out these really well done non-fiction titles!

2015 Winner:

The right word: Roget and his thesaurus by Jen Bryant, author ; Melissa Sweet, illustrator

2015 Honorees:

Brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

The family Romanov: murder, rebellion & the fall of imperial Russia by Candace Fleming

Josephine: the dazzling life of Josephine Baker by words by Patricia Hruby Powell ; pictures by Christian Robinson

Pinterest Live--Valentine's Card Party

Join us Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM
at the Valentine's installment of our "Pinterest Live" series! We will have a lovely time creating Pinterest inspired Valentine's for your dearest love, dearest friend, or cherished family member. Ages 10 years and up. Registration Required.

December Tween Service Corps

Are you in the 5th, 6th, or 7th grade and looking for ways to fulfill one hour of your community service requirement for school? Join us and work as our Tween Service Corps. You can earn one hour of your community service time and also have fun helping out in the Children's Department. Our next date will be Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  Please Be Prompt!

Kindergarten

A day in the life of Doctor Bugspit by Elise Gravel

Mr. Ball makes a to-do list by Michael Townsend

Mr. Pants: it's go time! by words by Scott McCormick ; pictures by R.H. Lazzell

Mr. Men, Little Miss: Little Miss Daredevil: the Incredible Race! by [stories by John Hardman ; art by Bryan Beach]

The Glorkian warrior delivers a pizza by James Kochalka

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First Grade

Chi's sweet home. Vol. 4 by Konami Kanata ; [translation, Ed Chavez]

Stinky: a toon book by Eleanor Davis

Otto's orange day by Frank Cammuso & Jay Lynch

Okie Dokie Donuts: "open for business!" by [Chris Eliopoulos]


Patrick eats his peas and other stories: a Toon book
by Geoffrey Hayes

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Second Grade

Rutabaga the adventure chef. 1 by Eric Colossal

Sleepy Hollow by Lisa Colozza Cocca

Pokémon adventures. Emerald. Volume 26 by story by Hidenori Kusaka ; art by Satoshi Yamamoto ; English adaptation/Bryant Turnage ; translation/Tetsuichiro Miyaki ; touch-up & lettering/ Annaliese Christman

Tiny Titans. Return to the treehouse by Art Baltazar & Franco

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Third Grade

Phoebe and her unicorn: a heavenly nostril chronicle by Dana Simpson

The kaos trap by writer, Ron Marz ; artists, Mike Bowden, David Baldeon

Comics Squad: recess! by edited by Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm, and Jarrett J. Krosoczka ; comics by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat, Raina Telgemeier & Dave Roman, Ursula Vernon, Eric Wight, Gene Luen Yang

Apocalypse bow wow by James Proimos III ; illustrated by James Proimos Jr.

Arf and the greedy grabber by Philip Wooderson ; illustrated by Bridget MacKeith ; colors by Jessica Fuchs

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Fourth Grade

Ariol. 3, Happy as a pig... by Emmanuel Guibert, writer ; Marc Boutavant, artist ; Rémi Chaurand, colorist ; Joe Johnson, translation ; Michael Petranek, lettering

Crogan's march by Chris Schweizer ; book design by Keith Wood ; edited by James Lucas Jones with Jill Beaton

Salt water taffy: the seaside adventures of Jack & Benny. Vol. 5, Caldera's revenge. Part 2 by written & illustrated by Matthew Loux ; lettered by Douglas E. Sherwood

Hereville: how Mirka got her sword by Barry Deutsch ; colors by Jake Richmond

Her first extra-ordinary adventure! by Landry Q. Walker, writer ; Eric Jones, artist ; Joey Mason, colorist ; Pat Brosseau, Travis Lanham, Sal Cipriano, letterers

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Fifth Grade

Vermonia. Vol. 1. Quest for the silver tiger by Yoyo

Explorer: the hidden doors: seven graphic stories by edited by Kazu Kibuishi

Courtney Crumrin. Vol. 1, The Night Things by written & illustrated by Ted Naifeh ; colored by Warren Wucinich

The red pyramid: the graphic novel by Rick Riordan ; adapted by Orpheus Collar ; lettered by Jared Fletcher

Return of the padawan by New York times bestselling author Jeffrey Brown

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Sixth Grade

The Transformers. Dark Cybertron. Volume 1 by written by John Barber and James Roberts

The Academy of Planetary Evolution by written by David R. Shapiro ; illustrated by Christopher Herndon ; color and lettering by Erica Melville

March. Book one by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell

Star Wars Legacy. Volume II, Book 1, Prisoner of the floating world by script, Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman ; art, Gabriel Hardman ; colors, Rachelle Rosenberg ; lettering, Michael Heisler ; front cover art, Dave Wilkins

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