Summer Reading 2019

2019 Summer Reading Program: A UNIVERSE OF STORIES

Our 2019 Summer Reading Program, A UNIVERSE OF STORIES, will kick off on Tuesday, June 18! Our Summer Reading Program is totally FREE and open to children in Gratiot County ages 0-18. All you need to do is sign up!

Please click this link for a downloadable calendar of events for this summer, including details about Summer Reading events!

Check back here for more info, or visit our Facebook page!


Can we make it to the moon?

Last year, we read over 9,000 minutes during the Summer Reading Program!

The moon is 238,900 miles away from Earth. If we count every minute we read as 25 miles, we only need 9,556 minutes to get us to the moon!



Our Summer Readers have made amazing progress already!! Here's how much they've read so far this summer:

  Minutes Read Books Read
Week 1 2,058 87
Week 2 2,490 144
Week 3 1,750 152
Week 4 1,490 176
Week 5 2,870 199
Week 6    
Totals 10,658 758


Extra Programs!

You asked, and we listened! This summer we will be offering additional programs once a month in the evenings and on Saturdays to allow our families with other obligations to attend Summer Reading events together! These programs are in addition to our regular Tuesday morning events. As always, Summer Reading events are totally FREE and open to all!


Wrap Up Party!

As always, ALL participants who turn in their reading logs will get a prize bag and their choice of one free book. Every participant who turns in their reading log by Tuesday, July 30 will be entered to win a FREE Amazon Kindle Fire Kid's Bundle! Plus, when participants turn in their reading logs they will receive a ticket to our FREE Magic Show on Saturday, August 3 at 2pm. This ticket will guarantee you a seat at the show and let you in the doors starting at 1pm! We'll open the doors to those without tickets starting at 1:45pm, so be sure to come early to get your seat!

After the magic show, prize bags and books may be picked up in the Children's Program Room (adjacent to the Children's Area).


The following businesses have generously supported our 2019 Summer Reading Program!

Alma Meijer #270

Alma Walmart #1422

Country Rocks Landscape

Mercantile Bank of Michigan - Downtown Alma Branch

Serendipity Frozen Custard