‘Libraries Rock’ musical theme for 2018 Summer Reading Program for all ages

DEARBORN – Dearborn Public Library’s annual six-week Summer Reading Program encourages all ages to stay mentally active during the warm weather months by presenting creative and challenging activities and opportunities to win prizes. It is underway now.

The theme this year is “Libraries Rock!”

Children and teens can enjoy free weekly crafts, story times, and other activities at the Henry Ford Centennial Library, Bryant Branch Library, and Esper Branch Library that combine reading and music.

Adults can also enjoy a multitude of music-themed programs at the Centennial Library.

Some details for children:

• Children from birth to kindergarten keep track of five early literacy activities: reading, writing, singing, playing, and talking.

• Children first through sixth grade log 30 minute blocks of reading, and teens log one hour blocks of reading.

• Children and teens earn a prize book for completing half of the program and a prize pack for completing the entire program.  An online program is offered for more chances to win prizes.

Some details of the adult program:

• Adult Summer Reading Program bookmarks are available at any Dearborn Public Library location, and time spent reading is logged.

• Each hour read earns one chance in a weekly drawing for a $10 gift card from a local merchant.

• Every 12 hours read during Summer Reading earns one chance for a grand prize drawing for a $25 gift card from a local merchant.

A kickoff event featured a world music performance by The Storytellers at Centennial Library on June 18.

All Summer Reading programs will end at 5:30 p.m. July 28

Grand prizes will be awarded by Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. at the annual Summer Reading Program Wrap-Up Party at 5 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 MichiganAve.  Families can enjoy a Bubble Party and a Family Fun Concert with Guy Louis.

For more information, go to dearbornlibrary.org or contact the Dearborn Public Library at 313-943-2330.