School is out for summer, but that doesn’t mean kids can’t stay engaged academically. One way to avoid that summer brain drain is for kids to join a summer reading program, which are offered through local libraries. In Macomb County, there are plenty of summer reading programs for kids to participate in.
Read on for a list of Macomb County summer reading programs. Note: Each library hosts a variety of story times for different ages, in addition to special programming throughout the year.
- Address: 73930 Church St., Armada
- Phone: 586-784-5921
Kids ages 3 and under can participate in their own reading program, which takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays between June 19 and July 31. For children age 4 to pre-kindergarten, the summer reading program takes place on Wednesdays from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
- Address: 5460 Arden Ave., Warren
- Phone: 586-751-5377
“A Universe of Stories” is the theme of this year’s summer reading program, which kicks off on June 15 and continues until Aug. 3.
- Address: 7345 Weingartz St., Center Line
- Phone: 586-758-8274
The summer reading program kicked off on June 1 and continues until September. All ages are welcome to participate and prizes are given out to select participants throughout the summer.
- Address: 40900 Romeo Plank Road, Clinton Township
- Phone: 586-226-5020
From June 15 to Aug. 17, kids can participate in the library’s summer reading program. Families who register by June 30 will be entered to win a family four-pack of tickets to Jimmy John’s Field in Utica.
- Address: 23333 Ryan Road, Warren
- Phone: 586-353-0580
“A Universe of Stories” is the theme of this year’s summer reading program, which runs June 15-Aug. 3, 2019.
- Address: 16330 E. 14 Mile Road, Fraser
- Phone: 586-293-2055
The summer reading club kicks off on June 22 with a visit from the Exotic Zoo. There are four levels for summer reading program participants: early literacy for kids 0-5, children’s for ages 6-12, teen for ages 13-18 and adults for ages 18-plus.
- Address: 107 Church St., Romeo
- Phone: 586-752-2583
Registration for this summer reading program kicks off on June 12. There are three levels – kids, teens and adults – to choose from.
- Address: 58976 Main St., New Haven
- Phone: 586-749-3430
From June 17 until Aug. 16, families can participate in this library’s summer reading program. Be sure to follow #LenoxSRP2019 on social media for updates all summer long.
- Address: 35200 Division Road, Richmond
- Phone: 586-727-2665
The summer reading program kicks off on June 17 with a Science Tellers event. It runs through July 27 and has a “Universe of Stories” theme. Registration is required. Visit the website for additional event details.
- Address: 36480 Main St., New Baltimore
- Phone: 586-725-0273
Kids and teens can pre-register to participate in the summer reading program, which kicks off on June 11.
- Address: 22005 Van Dyke Ave., Warren
- Phone: 586-758-2115
“A Universe of Stories” is the theme of this year’s summer reading program, which kicks off on June 15 and runs through Aug. 3.
- Address: 150 Cass Ave., Mount Clemens
- Phone: 586-469-6200
Kids from kindergarten to second grade will receive prizes for every 120 pages they read. For the older kids, prizes are given for every 250 pages they complete. There are a number of programs – including a June 18 visit from the Flying Aces professional Frisbee team – and a hip-hop dancing culture series by Motor City Street Dance Academy.
- Address: 64255 Wolcott Road, Ray
- Phone: 586-749-7130
The summer reading program kicks off on Monday, June 25, and continues with weekly events until, Aug. 2. Kids can choose a free weekly prize, and teens and adults will be entered into a drawing for a Barnes & Noble gift card.
- Address: 65821 Van Dyke Ave., Washington
- Phone: 586-752-0603
Registration for this summer reading program kicks off on June 12. Pick from three reading levels – kids, teens and adults.
- Address: 29777 Gratiot Ave., Roseville
- Phone: 586-445-5407
This year’s summer reading program kicks off on June 14 with a visit from the “Cat in the Hat” – plus crafts and other activities. There are three levels – youth, teen and adult – and the program continues until July 26.
- Address: 22500 E. 11 Mile Road, St. Clair Shores
- Phone: 586-771-9020
“A Universe of Stories” is the theme of this summer reading program, which is held in June and July. It’s fun for all ages and there are chances to win some cool prizes, too.
- Address: 51680 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township
- Phone: 586-739-7414
The summer reading program kicks off on June 15 with STEAM projects and fun. The summer reading program is open to all ages.
- Address: 40255 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights
- Phone: 586-446-2665
From June 17 until July 27, all ages can participate in the summer reading program for the chance to win some cool prizes. There are four sessions: baby, youth, teen and adult.
- Address: 7530 Auburn Road, Utica
- Phone: 586-731-41141
Register for this summer reading program, which kicks off on June 17 and continues until July 27. Participants should read at least 100 minutes per week and log their progress. There are free events to attend during the summer, too.
- Address: One City Square, Suite 100, Warren
- Phone: 586-751-0770
“A Universe of Stories” is the theme of this year’s summer reading program, which is held June 15 until Aug. 3.
For more information on things to do in Macomb County this summer, visit the Make Macomb Your Home website.