The Summer Reading Challenge Begins June 21!
In the Summer Reading Challenge kids can read whatever books they like and get a point for every minute that they read. For every 100 points earned they can stop by the library for a small prize. Once they reach 500 points, they will be entered into the Grand Prize Raffle for an Annual Family Membership to the Detroit Zoo.
Backyard Family Fun Kit
Monday, June 21
Need fun things to do when your kids are bored this summer (besides the Library’s summer reading program, of course)?! We can help. This goodie bag is filled with lots of boredom busters for outdoor summer play. Guaranteed I am bored, no more!
Online registration is required to obtain supplies from the library for the family fun kit and begins May 31. Participants must have a valid Roseville library card in good standing in their name to register for this program. Limit of one per family. The Backyard Family fun Kit will be available at the Youth Desk for those who registered starting on the date of the event.
Monday Outdoor Book Walks
Monday, June 21 through Monday, July 26 from 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Hike a path lined by pages of a book on the Library grounds. Participants of the Library’s Summer Reading Club can earn points toward your summer reading goal.
Raising Backyard Chickens
Thursday June 24 at 2:00 P.M.
Macomb 4-H Program Coordinator Seth Martin from Michigan State University Extension will be presenting on starting a backyard egg laying chicken flock. This presentation will include information on ownership and care of chickens, what you need to get started, special considerations for city ordinances and more.
This program will be held outside the library. In case of inclement weather the program will move indoors and follow all applicable COVID regulations. In order to secure an indoor spot in case of inclement weather please register.
Comic Book Day
Friday, June 25 and Friday, July 23, 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Stop by the Youth Information Desk, choose a free comic book, read it while at the library, it is then yours to keep. Participants of the Library’s Summer Reading Club can earn points toward your summer reading goal and keep the comic book.
Family Fun STEM Elephant Toothpaste Take & Make Kit
Tuesday, June 29
Create a giant foaming reaction using science. With just a few ingredients you can make something that looks like foamy toothpaste being squeezed from a tube—but so big that it looks almost fit for an elephant!
Online registration is required to obtain supplies from the library for the STEM kit and begins June 8. Participants must have a valid Roseville library card in good standing in their name to register for this program. The Take and Make STEM kit will be available at the circulation desk or with curbside pickup for those who registered starting on the date of the event.
We know many families are missing the ability to browse the library shelves, especially those who check out lots of books for young kids. We’ve created a way to get some “surprise” books to you based on your child’s interest. Simply fill in the form provided here. Then, the children’s librarians will select five books and place them on hold for you to pick up. Choose up to three topics or themes but know that due to demand not all choices may be available. We hope that you and your children will discover some new favorites as you enjoy reading these books!
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Parents and caregivers! On behalf of the 1,000 Books Foundation and the Roseville Public Library, we challenge you to participate in this FREE program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she starts kindergarten.
Why is reading so important? Books help children develop language abilities, enhance social skills and enrich lives, plus reading is fun! The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think, so get started!
Pick up Program Instructions and Reading Tips, a suggested reading list and a spiral notebook to record your books (we have 150 to give away) from the Youth Services Department.