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Puzzles in the Library

Help us put the puzzle together! We have tables in the main and children's areas with puzzles out and ready for your puzzle-solving skills. Don’t forget to claim your Game On badge online!

Library Scavenger Hunt

Follow the clues around the library to find 7 letters, spell the word and solve the puzzle! Don’t forget to claim your Sleuth It badge online!

My Pure Michigan Mitten

What is your favorite thing about Michigan? Write it down on a paper Michigan, and drop it off in the CYS Command Center! Don’t forget to claim your My Mitten badge online!

Perform a Puppet Show

Tell a story with puppets! Use one or more of the puppets from our collection to put on a play and you can claim your Curtains Up badge!

Chow Down at Chez CPL

Have you been here for a bit and find yourself getting hungry?
Come to Chez CPL located treeat the Tree in the Children's Department and enjoy a real or pretend snack. We'll have fake food available for your pretend picnic, or bring a snack and book of your own to enjoy under the leafy green tree. Be sure to hop online and claim your Chow Down On the Scene Badge while you are here! Enjoy!

Make a Wish at the Be Well Wishing Well

Come to our beautiful Be Well Wishing Well and earn your Be Well On the Scene badge this summer! Fill out a ticket with a wellness wish you hope to do this summer and toss it into the well. Be sure to go online and claim your Be Well On the Scene Badge while you are here!

Love It Cootie Catcher

Not sure what to read? Make a “cootie catcher” to help you decide. We’ll point you to just the right area to find something you’ll enjoy! Don’t forget to claim your Love It badge online!

Curtains Up Movie Ballots

What movies do you like to watch when you beat the heat? Vote for your favorite films, and we’ll tally the votes to determine what to show on our Movie Madness Day, Monday 8-26-2015. Don’t forget to claim your Curtains Up badge online!

Chow Down Recipe Cards

Do you have a favorite recipe? Share it with us, or tell us where to find it. Need inspiration? Look under 641 in the non-fiction area of the library. Don’t forget to claim your Chow Down badge online!

Bubble Man Ron Loyd

Bubbleologist Ron Loyd has been presenting bubble programs for over 25 years to audiences from preschoolers to septuagenarians!  He makes big bubbles and little bubbles, bubbles IN bubbles and beyond.  Join us in welcoming this bubble professional on Thursday, July 30 from 10:00-11:00AM.

Dog Days of Summer: Canine Fiction

Curl up with a book or two featuring significant appearances by man's best friend.

Dog stories by edited by Diana Secker Tesdell

A dog's journey by W. Bruce Cameron

Seize the storm by Michael Cadnum

Inubaka: crazy for dogs. Vol. 1 by Yukiya Sakuragi

Nothing but Blue by Lisa Jahn-Clough

Dancing dogs: stories by Jon Katz

Learn with Mango Languages this Summer!

School's out and the heat is spiking. Stay cool in more than one way by learning a new language this summer.

Learn a language with Mango this Summer!

Movies About Sports

Rudy [videodisc] by TriStar Pictures presents a Fried/ Woods Films production

A league of their own [videodisc] by a Parkway production ; a Penny Marshall film

Friday night lights [videodisc] by Friday Night Lights, LLC. ; Imagine Entertainment

Field of dreams [videodisc] by a Gordon Company production ; a Phil Alden Robinson film ; Universal City Studios

Remember the Titans [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents, in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Films, a Technical Black production ; produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Chad Oman ; written by Gregory Allen Howard ; directed by Boaz Yakin

Sports Fiction

Brunettes strike back by Kieran Scott

Curveball: the year I lost my grip by Jordan Sonnenblick

Game on by Monica Seles and James LaRosa

Hardball by Steven Barwin

Hit count: a novel by Chris Lynch

The outside shot by Walter Dean Myers

Payback time by Carl Deuker

Press play by Eric Devine

Sleuth a Story: Wordless Picture Books

Sometimes it's nice to travel back to your childhood. Whether you "read" these books with a child or simple explore them for yourself, use the pictures in these wordless books as clues to decipher the stories.

Tuesday by David Wiesner

Pool by JiHyeon Lee

BirdCatDog: a graphic novel by Lee Nordling & Meritxell Bosch

Flora and the flamingo by Molly Idle

Flora and the penguin by Molly Idle

Draw! by Raúl Colón