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3155 Coolidge Hwy.
Berkley, MI 48072

248.658.3440 phone
248.658.3441 fax
library@berkleymich.net

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MON - THURS: 10am - 8pm
FRI: 10am - 6pm
SAT: 10am - 3pm
Library Calendar

Berkley Summer Reading

2022 Summer Reading Program
Oceans of Possibilities
June 16-August 13

Many thanks to the Friends of Berkley Public Library and Vibe Credit Union for sponsoring this summer’s activities!

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Children’s Program
Reading Challenge
Sign up for the reading challenge to receive your reading log, then keep track of each day you spend time reading and stop in for a prize after 18, 36, & 54 days!

If you read for at least 54 days, you’ll be entered into the grand prize drawing. This year, we will be raffling 3 bikes donated by the Berkley Masonic Lodge and one set of family tickets to Sea Life Michigan Aquarium!
Registration and logging begin Thursday, June 16.

Lost your reading log? Download a new one here.
Email any questions to youth@berkleymich.net

Events
We’ll have weekly activities and storytimes throughout the summer. The full list is below.
You can find a calendar view of all library events (year-round) here

Registration is required unless otherwise noted. You can sign up by clicking on the event title. Registration opens Thursday, June 16 at 10:00 am.

Several events will take place at Jaycee Park, which is located at 3765 Webster, at the intersection of Bacon and Webster. Or click here to find it on a map.

STORYTIMES
Storytime in the Park with Parks & Rec!
Wednesday, June 15 & Tuesday, July 12, 10:00 am  

Get outside and enjoy storytime with us! Berkley Public Library will share some stories and Berkley Parks & Recreation will lead some games afterward. On July 12, bring a swimsuit to play in the splash pad after storytime! No registration required.

Summer Family Storytime
  • Tuesdays 10:30am (June 21 & 28, July 5, 19, & 26, August 2 & 9)
  • Jaycee Park
Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs! Activities will focus on ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome. No registration required.

JUNE
Ice Cream Social 
  • Thursday, June 16, 6-8 pm
  • Library Parking Lot
Kick-off Summer Reading with ice cream! Get your reading log & sign up for events. No registration required. Signup for the reading challenge and events begins at 10 am and the party starts at 6 pm.

Ocean Craft Extravaganza 
  • Thursday, June 23, 2-5 pm
  • Library Meeting Room
We’ll have a buffet of craft stations available for you to get creative. Come anytime from 2 pm to 5 pm and work at your own pace.

Open Spot Theater 
Learn the basics of theater—singing, dancing, and acting—in this interactive workshop. Participants will create their very own show together and perform it for their grownups at the end.

JULY
Phoenix Freerunning Academy 
Do you have what it takes to do parkour? Find out on an awesome obstacle course, with instruction from freerunning professionals! Wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothing, and bring a water bottle. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

Water Sensory Play 
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2-5 pm
  • The Library’s Side Yard along Beverly
Get your hands wet! Enjoy open-ended play with a variety of watery sensory bins and activities.

Home Movie Theater Kit 
  • July 18-23
  • The Library & Your Home
Select a movie to check out and receive a bag with popcorn and candy for an at-home movie night. Sign up and choose your movie by filling out this form

Tween Book Club
  • Thursday, July 21, 2:00-3:00 pm
  • Library Meeting Room
We’ll be reading the book The Brave by James Bird. Join us for trivia, discussion, and activities about the book. Also pizza! We’ll have extra copies of the book available to checkout.

Harry Potter’s Birthday Party 
  • Saturday, July 30, 11 am-2 pm
  • Library Meeting Room
Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with sorting hat cupcake decorating and Hogwarts-themed games! Stop in anytime from 11-2.

AUGUST
Mad Science Detroit 
Dive into science under the sea! Tour the ocean through amazing science experiments and demonstrations led by a mad scientist.

Mermaid Princess Party
The Mermaid Princess is throwing a party in Berkley! Join her for a story, dancing, singing, and more! The program will last about an hour, followed by about a half-hour for pictures with the Mermaid Princess.

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Teen Program
Reading Challenge
Sign up for the reading challenge to receive your reading log, then log any combination of 3 activities to win a book and any additional 3 activities to complete the program and receive the final prize pack (including a Clark’s Ice Cream coupon!).

Lost your reading log? Download a new one here.
Email any questions to youth@berkleymich.net

Events
We have bi-weekly take-home programs all summer, and they count towards completing your log! Registration is required unless otherwise noted. The full list is below–sign up by clicking on the event title. Registration opens Thursday, June 16 at 10:00 am. 

You can find a calendar view of all library events (year-round) here.

JUNE
Ice Cream Social
  • Thursday, June 16, 6-8 pm
Kick-off Summer Reading with ice cream! Stop by and get your reading log, sign up for events, and have some fun. No registration required. Registration starts at 10 am and the party starts at 6 pm.

Art Scavenger Hunt
  • Starts June 20
Explore the many outdoor murals in Downtown Berkley! No registration required, just pick up an entry sheet at the library or download it here. Return your completed sheet by June 30 for a chance to win a prize or complete it just for fun anytime this summer.

JULY
Grow Your Own Geode
  • July 5-9
 Use this kit to grow your own colorful crystals at home! Pickup will be Tuesday-Saturday, July 5-9.

Home Movie Theater Kit
  • July 18-23
Select a movie to check out and receive a bag with popcorn and candy for an at-home movie night. Sign up and choose your movie by filling out this form.

AUGUST
Ocean Jello Cups
  • August 1-6
Use this kit to make a cute and delicious oceany sweet treat. Pickup will be Monday-Saturday, August 1-6.

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Adult Program
Reading Challenge
Read and win prizes! Register at the library for this year’s reading challenge!

Earn points this summer by reading, attending library programs, and doing summer activities! Earn 500 points, turn in your game card, get another, and keep going! Each completed game card will get you in the prize drawing. 

Lost your game card? Download a new one here.
Any questions? Send us a message at library@berkleymich.net.
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