Reading Programs at the Library
The Grand Ledge Area District Library strives to support developing and continuing literacy skills. We offers a variety of programs intended to promote reading to Grand Ledge area children. Some take place at the library while others occur outside the library within the community.
Paws for Reading
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the Month at 6pm
Dogs love a good story too! Practice reading aloud to a certified therapy dog, in a no-pressure environment. Click here to register online or phone the library at 517.627.7014 to sign up for a ten minute reading time.
Summer Reading Program
June – July
The yearly Summer Reading Program is a way to keep your kids reading throughout the summer. Each year has a different theme and features events and prizes based on that theme. Kids can keep track of their reading in special logs (received after registering) and then turn those logs in for prizes as they are completed. The library also hosts special events and guest performers during SRP.
Warm Winter Readers
January – March
Warm up with good books & coffee, tea or coco this winter! Warm Winter Readers is a winter reading program designed to encourage kids and adults to keep reading throughout the year. Read & review any 10 books on our Winter Reading Log and earn “warm winter prizes”.
Adventure Club Storytime
September – April (Once or Twice Monthly)
The Library brings age-appropriate storytimes to the Adventure Club after school care programs at Beagle, Delta Center, Wacousta, and Willow Ridge elementary schools. We read chapter books, often classics that kids may not be inclined to select on their own. Depending on the length of the book, we may read just one longer book over the course of the school year or two shorter books. Periodically, we also supply handouts related to the book being read with vocabulary, information about the book and its author, and any relevant background information that may help with a greater understanding of the book.
January – Early March
Battle of the Books is a winter reading program for kids (grade four and up), teens, and adults. Teams of 4-5 people read the five selected Battle books and then compete to see who knows the most about the books. The books selected are suitable for young readers, but will appeal to all ages of readers. Offered in cooperation with the Delta Township District Library.
Brown Bag Books
Every August, surprise brown bag wrapped books are available for check out. The idea is to check out the wrapped title without looking to see what the book is until you get home with it. It is an opportunity to broaden your reading horizon by trying books and authors that you might not otherwise choose. About half of the bagged books will contain a paper ticket that can be turned in for a small prize. The wrapped books are labeled only with their barcode and the appropriate age reader (age 0-Kindergarten, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-6, Young Adult, and Adult).