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Check out a picture book featuring musicians, instruments, singers, and more!

Animal music by Harriet Ziefert

An assortment of animals playing various instruments make different kinds of music.

Imani's music by Sheron Williams

Imani, an African grasshopper, brings music to the new world when he travels aboard a slave ship.

The magnificent piano recital by Marilynn Reynolds
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The special Dreamer Badge for our Connect Your Summer program is now active through June 25th. Claim your badge by reading about a real person who achieved their dreams!

As a boy, John James Audubon loved to watch birds. In 1804, at the age of eighteen, he moved from his home in France to Pennsylvania. There he took a particular interest in peewee flycatchers. While observing these birds, John James became determined to answer a pair of two-thousand-year-old questions: Where do small birds go in the winter, and do they return to the same nest in the spring?.

An introduction to the unconventional life of the eminent mathematician describes the phenomenal math talents he demonstrated from an early age while revealing how he was often stymied by everyday tasks.

Dare the wind by Tracey E Fern

Describes how Ellen Prentiss received sailing lessons from her father during childhood, married a ship captain, and helped set a world speed record during the Gold Rush era.

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Be Creative: Super Bookworm badge.
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Make something new out of something old! These books feature earth-friendly crafts made out of recycled materials.

Provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions for nine eco-friendly craft projects that can be made from old wrappers, cans, and bottles, including picture frames, origami cranes, a ring, and others.

Provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions for nine eco-friendly craft projects that can be made from old t-shirts, including dog toys, a bag, a rug, and others.

Step-by-step instructions for crafts made from old jeans and information about reusing and recycling.

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Explore the arts with your favorite characters (or some new friends)  in these kids movies!

A young girl tours and twirls through museum galleries experiencing different emotions evoked by different styles of art, and then expresses her energy and inspiration when she finds an empty canvas.

Four-year-old Caillou learns new lessons about life and the world around him. Contains twelve art-themed episodes.

Children are introduced to the imaginative world of art and how a picture can really be worth a thousand words in the lead story ART. Other stories include I Like Me, a celebration of self-esteem; The Dot, a journey of self-discovery and expression that will encourage everyone to explore his or her own creative spirit; Ish, Roman discovers that creativity is about a lot more than getting things just 'right'; and more.

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Game On: Super Bookworm badge.
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"Howe shattered records, threw elbows and helped the Detroit Red Wings win four Stanley Cups, becoming an idol to Wayne Gretzky and countless other Canadians while also helping the sport attract American fans." (ESPN) Locally, Gordie Howe was known as an inspiration to the community, interacting with the public and participating in charity work. It is undeniable that Howe helped Detroit earn the moniker of Hockeytown and, as a testament to his popularity in the US and his home country of Canada,  Howe will be immortalized as the namesake for the Gordie Howe International Bridge to be built adjacent to the Ambassador Bridge over the Detroit River. This great athlete and hero to many will not be soon forgotten. If you would like to know more about his legacy, please check out the following materials.

Mr. Hockey : my story by Gordie Howe

A personal account by the hockey Hall of Famer traces his Depression-era childhood, record-setting career, and enduring relationships with his wife and children.

Hockey great Gordie Howe retired after 25 winning seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. But he realized that retirement just didn't work for him. When his sons were drafted to the Houston Aeros he came out of retirement to join the team! He was written off by many, who thought he was too old to be playing competitively. Through hard work, perseverance, and the loving support of his wife and family, he and his sons managed to prove the critics wrong by winning several championships for the team.

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"A host of animals portrays all kinds of non-traditional families"--.

A young boy faces adversity from classmates when he wears an orange dress at school.

This day in June by Gayle E Pitman

"A picture book illustrating a Pride parade. The endmatter serves as a primer on LGBT history and culture and explains the references made in the story"--.

I am Jazz by Jessica Herthel

Presents the story of a transgender child who traces her early awareness that she is a girl in spite of male anatomy and the acceptance she finds through a wise doctor who explains her natural transgender status.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes are a fun celebration of stories and activities designed for children ages 3 1/2-5. Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may attend, or must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Friends' Activity Room (former purple room) starting Monday, April 18 thru Friday, May 27. Registration is online and begins March 24.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Family Storytime

Family Storytimes begin the week of April 18. These storytimes are designed for children ages 5 and under with a caregiver, and do not require registration. Please see following list for storytime locations.

Drop-in Family Storytimes, April 18-May 28:

  • Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Tuesdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Community Room)
  • Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Thursdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Thursdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Friends' Activity Room)
  • Saturdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Friends' Activity Room)

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

ABC Activity Time

ABC Activity Time will begin Monday, April 18. This is an informal session where parents, caregivers, children and babies meet together in a relaxed environment. This drop-in playtime includes sensory activities, puzzles, and matching games for children ages birth to 5, with caregiver. No registration required. Program takes place in the Community Room, unless otherwise noted.

ABC Activity Times, April 18-May 28:

  • Mondays 10:30-11:00 AM (Community Room)
  • Tuesdays 10:30-11:00 AM (Friends' Activity Room)
  • Tuesdays 7:30-8:00 PM (Community Room)
  • Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 AM(Community Room)
  • Thursdays 10:30-11:00 AM(Community Room)
  • Thursdays 7:30-8:00 PM  (Friends' Activity Room)
  • Fridays 1:30-2:00 PM  (Friends' Activity Room)
  • Saturdays 10:30-11:00 AM  (Friends' Activity Room)

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Be Creative: Super Bookworm badge.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

These picture books featuring budding artists will get your creative juices flowing!

A piece of chalk by Jennifer A Ericsson

A little girl creates a colored chalk drawing on her driveway.

Emily's blue period by Cathleen Daly

After her parents get divorced, Emily finds comfort in making and learning about art.

When a child works alongside her parents doing carpentry, sewing, and gardening, she thinks of being an artist as well when she grows up.

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