2014 Summer Reading Programs

**All programs are sponsored in part by the Friends of the Waterford Library**

Happy birthday, Waterford Library!

1964-2014: Celebrating 50 years of summer reading!

Special ProgramsFamily Programs
 Craft Programs for ages 3-5Craft Programs for ages 6-8
Craft Programs for ages 9-12Summer Matinee Movies

Special Programs

Birthday Art Contest: Design a birthday cake to celebrate the library's 50th birthday.  Art sheets are available in the Children's Department beginning Monday, June 16.  All art will be displayed in the Children's area.  Children can also choose to create a cake sculpture out of recycled materials.  Prizes awarded for the best design iDogn each age group: 5-7, 8-10, and 11-12.  The last day to turn in art entries is Thursday, July 24.

Tail Wagging Tutors: The Tail Wagging Tutor program returns this summer.  Students in grades K-5 who would like to gain confidence in reading aloud will have the opportunity to read to a dog for 15 minutes.  A schedule is available in the Children's Department: 248-618-7692.

Library Birthday CakeBirthday Bash! – Saturday, July 26 - We’re having a birthday party!  In 1964, the Waterford Township Public Library was established in our community.  We are celebrating 50 years of library service.  Come join us! 

*10:00 am to 12:00 pm:  Face Painting and a Roving Balloon Artist
*10:00 am to 2:00 pm:  Mini Putt-Putt Golf, Crafts for Kids, and Birthday Cake
*2:00 pm to 3:00 pm:  Toppermost: Beatles Tribute Band concert on the lawn in front of Town Hall 

Chalk flower pictureSidewalk Chalk Art - Wednesday, July 30 – 10:00am-11:00am (rain date: Thurs, July 31)  Come and draw a masterpiece on the sidewalk along the library.  We’ll provide the chalk.  You provide your imagination.  Dress for hot, sunny weather, and don’t forget the sunscreen.  Parents must stay with their children.  No registration required.  Just Come! 

Classic Car Show - Saturday, August 9 – 6:00pm-8:00pm – Step back in time and see the classic cruisers of the highways and byways.  This free event will be held in the library’s parking lot.  Park at Town Hall.  If you have a classic car and would like to participate, contact adult services at (248) 618-7693, or register online.

Calling all Garden Gnomes – The Waterford Garden Club is taking on the flower beds in front of the library for a summer project.  They are looking for any families or older students who would be interested in helping plant flowers and do some weeding from time to time over the summer.  Contact the Children’s Department if you are interested.

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Family Programs Featuring Professional Performers
These programs will be held in the library’s community room.  Registration begins one week prior to each program date.  IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU REGISTER EVERYONE ATTENDING, ADULTS AND CHILDREN.  Because of the large number of people in attendance, we cannot accommodate strollers, and children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult.  Out of courtesy for the performers and other participants, please arrive on time.

Goldfish inside flaskPirates in the Pool – Wednesday, July 23 – 10:00a-10:45a Pippin Puppets brings back this adventure show in the Simmerdown Sea with pirate treasure, mermaids, sea monsters, and the notorious Capt. Shnook.
Registration begins Wednesday, July 16  Click here to register.

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Story and Craft Programs for Ages 3-5
Programs for this age group are 45 minutes long.  Registration begins one week prior to each program.  We are offering two sessions for each program at 10:00 am and 11:30 am.   Just sign up for one session. 

Hawaiian Beach Party – Thursday, July 24 - from the Summer ofFamily at the beach 2001: Stories, crafts and music from our 50th state.
Registration begins Thursday, July 17  Click to register for 10:00 or 11:30.

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Story and Craft Programs for Ages 6-8
Programs for this age group are one hour long.  Registration begins one week prior to each program.  We are offering two sessions for each program at 10:00 am and 11:30am.  Just sign up for one session.

Valiant Knights – Monday, July 21 - from the Summer of 1999: King Arthur, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, dragons, castles, and more.  Hear tales of armor clad warriors and make a knight’s shield.
Registration begins Monday, July 14  Click to register for 10:00 or 11:30.

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Craft and Activity Programs for Ages 9-12

Programs for this age group are one hour long.  Registration begins one week prior to each program.  If the 10:00 am slot fills up, we will open another session at 11:30 am.

blank T-shirtT-Shirt Painting - Tuesday, July 22 – 10:00 am and 11:30am - from the Summer of 1997: Bring your imagination and a washed 100% cotton t-shirt.  We’ll supply the paint, you supply the imagination.  Wear old clothes!  Since only a few t-shirts can fit on a table, we are having two sessions of this program.
Registration begins Tuesday, July 15  Click to register for 10:00 or 11:30.


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We're showing some great movies this August, including two 1964 classic family films.  All movies are rated G or PG, will begin at 2:00PM, and 1 1/2 to 2 hours long.  Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.  Popcorn will be provided.  You may bring your own snacks, drinks with lids, pillows, blankets, etc.  (Please, no peanuts or uncovered drinks.)  Unfortunately, our movie license company will only allow us to advertise the exact titles in-house.  The real titles are available in the Children's Department.  The movies dates with their "creative" titles, or movie clues, are listed below.  Can you solve them?

Monday, August 41964 Academy winner about a British nanny
Tuesday, August 5Flying Vehicles (2013)
Thursday, August 7The incredible story of a man who turned into a fish (1964)
Monday, August 11Iced Over (2013)
Tuesday, August 12Overcast wtih a Possibility of Spaghetti Toppings II (2013)
Thursday, August 14Loathsome Self II (2013)
Tuesday, August 19Scary Creatures College (2013)
Thursday, August 21Owl Noises (2006)
Monday, August 25To Be Announced
Tuesday, August 26Small Group of Children Rescue the Moment (2014)
Wednesday, August 27The Small Building Blocks Show (2014)
Thursday, August 28Puppets Evade the Law (2014)


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Group Tours and School Visits:  Schools, daycares, scout groups, and other community organizations are encouraged to bring their classes  to the library for a visit. Please call (248) 618-7692 to schedule your class visit.  A children’s librarian will provide age-appropriate activities for your group such as storytimes, booktalks, library skills instruction, and tours. Your group of children may receive library cards if they are Waterford residents or attend Waterford Schools.  Library card applications are required to be completed by the children's parents and returned to the library one week prior to the class visit.  The staff is unable to process 20+ applications on the day of your visit.

 Arrangements can be made for a children's librarian to come and visit your school or daycare facility.  We will do our best to accommodate the teachers' requests.  Please schedule all school visits in advance.

Our Summer Sponsors
The children’s department would like to thank the all our sponsors for donating prizes to the Summer Reading Program:

Airway Lanes of WaterfordCentury Bowl of Waterford
Applebee’s of Waterford  Friends of the Waterford Library
Auntie Anne’s of Great Lakes CrossingRainforest Café of Great Lakes Crossing
Bob Evans of WaterfordWaterford School District Pool & Fitness Centers

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