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Sports Fiction for Tweens

Good sports by Jack Prelutsky ; illustrated by Chris Raschka

Lay-ups and long shots: an anthology of short stories by Joseph Bruchac, Lynea Bowdish, David Lubar, Terry Trueman, C.S. Perryess, Dorian Cirrone, Jamie McEwan, Max Elliot Anderson, Peggy Duffy

The Million Dollar Kick by Dan Gutman

The girl who threw butterflies by Mick Cochrane

The rivalry: mystery at the Army-Navy game by John Feinstein

Pop by Gordon Korman

Sports jokes to tickle your funny bone by Stew Thornley

Snapshots of Reading and Games

Share the ways you've been able to combine reading with gaming or sports. Earn your badge by sharing a photo of you reading a baseball book at a Tigers Game, reading about improving your chess skills while playing a formidable opponent, or come up with your own way of creatively reading while playing.

Celebrate Go Outdoors Month All Summer Long

You can celebrate Get Outdoors Month all summer long. The official celebration takes place in June, but you can find activities to celebrate going outdoors throughout our Connect Your Summer experience. Use library materials to learn a new outdoor sport, plan an outdoor adventure, or just to find a great book to take outside. Share your experience to earn a badge.

During the month of June, check out our Great Outdoors Month display in the Tween Scene (pictured).

Dance Your Fanny Off

Hey all of you little folk, come to our library and get your dance on! This program is an open dance party for our littlest patrons to get movin' and groovin' with their grownups. This program is designed for new walkers up to 5 years old and is a great way to have some fun!

Disco Ball by dichohecho is licensed under CC BY SA-2.0

Oldies, but Goodies: Backyard Games

Join us for some old-fashioned backyard games! We'll be behind the library (weather permitting) so kids of all ages can come have some fun. Should we run into bad weather, we'll still have games in the Community Room, so stop by.

Tuesday, June 25 from 7-8:30 PM

The Frog Prince Book Discussion

Second through Fourth graders celebrate both Children's Book Week and Michigan Month with a book discussion featuring Jon Scieszka's The Frog Prince, Continued. Scieszka is a Michigan author known for writing humorous stories. Join us to talk about this fabulous fractured fairy tale.

Saturday, May 18 from 1-1:45 PM

It's not too late to sign up! Register online beginning April 26, then pick up a copy of the book at the Children's Help Desk before the book discussion.

Picture Books About Outer Space

Star seeker: a journey to outer space by Theresa Heine, Victor Tavares


Stars! Stars! Stars! by written and illustrated by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace


Full Moon and star by Lee Bennett Hopkins ; illustrated by Marcellus Hall


How to catch a star by Oliver Jeffers


Stars by Mary Lyn Ray and ; [illustrated by] Marla Frazee

Easy Readers 6: Proficient Readers

Dodsworth in New York by written and illustrated by Tim Egan


Cork & Fuzz by Dori Chaconas ; illustrated by Lisa McCue


Iris and Walter by written by Elissa Haden Guest ; illustrated by Christine Davenier


Houndsley and Catina and the birthday surprise by James Howe ; illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay


Mouse and Mole, fine feathered friends by Wong Herbert Yee

Easy Readers 5: More Challenging Stories

A bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban ; pictures by Lillian Hoban


Star Wars, the clone wars: the secret villain by Rob Valois


Pearl and Wagner: four eyes by Kate McMullan ; pictures by R.W. Alley


Elvis the rooster and the magic words by Denys Cazet


Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish ; pictures by Fritz Siebel

Easy Readers 4: Simple Stories

Camping: a Mr. and Mrs. Green adventure by Keith Baker

George and Martha: the best of friends by written and illustrated by James Marshall


Fancy Nancy: Pajama Day by Jane O'Connor ; cover illustration by Robin Preiss Glasser ; interior pencils by Ted Enik ; color by Carolyn Bracken


Danny and the dinosaur by story and pictures by Syd Hoff

Easy Readers 3: Beginning Readers

Splat the cat sings flat by Rob Scotton



Go away, crows! by [Harriet Ziefert] ; pictures by Santiago Cohen



Pete's party by written by Jon Scieszka ; characters and environments developed by the Design Garage: David Shannon, Loren Long, David Gordon



Diego saves a butterfly by adapted by Lara Bergen ; illustrated by Warner McGee

Easy Readers 2: Getting Ready to Read

The next step up from our most beginning readers:

Word Bird's shapes by Jane Belk Moncure ; illustrated by Chris McEwan



Amy's big race: the sound of long A
by Cecilia Minden and Joanne Meier



Bob Books listen and read 1. Set 1, Beginning readers 1- 4
by text, Bobby Lynn Maslen ; pictures, John R. Maslen



Biscuit plays ball by story by Alyssa Satin Capucilli ; pictures by Pat Schories

Clifford's best friend by Norman Bridwell


Family Storytime

Family Storytimes begin the week of April 29. These storytimes are designed for children ages 5 and under with a caregiver, and do not require registration. Weekday sessions are held in the Community Room. Saturday sessions are in the Purple Room.

Open Family Storytimes , April 29-June 1:

  • Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM in the Community Room
  • Tuesdays 7:00-7:30 PM in the Community Room
  • Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 AM in the Community Room
  • Thursdays 10:00-10:30 AM in the Community Room
  • Saturdays 10:00-10:30 AM in the Purple Room

NOTE: The library is closed and there will be no storytime on Monday, May 27.