Youth

Register HERE for the Summer Reading Program!

Packet pick-up begins Saturday, June 12, 2021

You will receive a packet with your reading bingo card, a schedule of activities, and coupons and bookmarks from local businesses that support reading in our community.

This year almost everything is virtual but we have tried to create activities that keep you connected to the library and to keep you reading!

What we have planned

  • Prizes for completing different levels of your reading bingo card to be picked up after August 3rd
  • Grand prize entry for completing your first row, and a 2nd entry for completing the entire card
  • Weekly take home activity kits for both youth and teens
  • Pop-Up storytime in the gazebo (Check our Facebook page regularly)

Curbside pick-up will be available for all packets, crafts and BOOKS!!

You must SIGN-UP weekly for all activity/craft packets. Links will be posted on Facebook

Call the library and we can select titles or download the TLN Catalog App to place titles on hold and you can pick them up at the library!

The Childrens' Department Keeps Growing

The library was awarded 2 grants this year to expand the collection and programming within the youth and teen department. The first grant was the Library Services and Technology Act Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. With this grant we were able to purchase over 165 books that highlighted the diversity in our growing community. We were also able to purchase supplies for more programming that celebrates the diversity within our community.

The second grant that we were awarded was the Mary J. Ritter award from the Detroit Metro Book and Author Society. With this grant we were able to purchase a selection of audiobooks for the children’s department. This is a very unique selection of VOX Books and Playaways that we hope will be beneficial to our

VOX BOOKS

Check out our brand new selection of VOX Books! VOX Books are printed books that provide full professional audio narration using a unique audio reader attached to the book. Studies have shown that VOX Books users improve their reading comprehension by 75% and improve their reading accuracy by over 50%.

PLAYAWAYS

Playaway books are all-in-one audiobooks that are now available at the library. All you need are headphones to connect to great stories anytime, anywhere. This is an excellent option for readers of any level. Students can listen and comprehend 2 grade levels above their reading level.

READ BY GRADE THREE LAW

The “Read by Grade Three” law goes into effect beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. Students who are more than a grade behind in their reading level may repeat the third grade. The following links will help kids catch up, or find books at their reading level.

Learn More about Read by Grade 3
Link to Reading Rockets website
Help for Struggling Readers
Link to Reading Tips to Go website
Reading Tips sent to your phone in either English or Spanish

ADDITIONAL HELPFUL LINKS