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There's an Ocean of Possibilities out there! Don't miss out on our Summer Reading events to learn more and hang out with the community. 

Reading Program

The first 150 K - 7th graders who register for Summer Reading Program will get a badge book to track their reading!

Complete your June Reading Goal by June 30 for a drawing entry to win a family pool pass for the 2022 Summer at the Charles E. Fairman Pool!

Early Lit

Birth - Kindergarten

Reading Goal: 500 minutes

June: 125 mins

July: 375 mins

August: 500 mins


1st - 3rd Grade

Reading Goal: 800 minutes

June: 200 mins

July: 600 mins

August: 800 mins

4th - 7th Grade

Reading Goal: 1000 minutes

June: 250 mins

July: 750 mins

August: 1000 mins


8th - 12th Grade

Reading Goal: 8 Books

June: 2 books

July: 6 books

August: 8 books


18 and Up

Reading Goal: 8 Books

June: 2 books

July: 6 books

August: 8 books


The following events will take place at the Anna Howard Shaw Memorial Park.

Waves of Honey Bees

Thornapple Woodlands

Thursday, July 14 @ 11:00 AM


MiLibraryQuest - TEENS*

Treasures of the Deep

Tuesday, July 19 @ 4:00 PM

*Community Room


Cool Off at the Library

Department of Public Safety

Thursday, July 28 @ 11:00 AM



Hands-on musical program

Thursday, August 4 @ 11:00 AM


End of Summer Reading Party

Craft, games, snacks, & give-aways

Saturday, August 13 @ 1:00 -3:00 PM

Movies in the Park

At the Anna Howard Shaw Memorial Park

Movies will start at dusk

Bring your own seating

July 8 @ 9:15 PM: Luca

July 22 @ 9:00 PM: Moana

August 5 @ 8:45 PM: Ponyo

August 19 @ 8:30 PM: Deep


Stories in the Park

Bandshell in Hemlock Park

June 1st to August 31

Wednesdays @ 11:00 AM



Downtown Farmer's Market

Friday, August 12

Time: TBA


All outdoor events are weather permitting.

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