Summer reading programs set to begin

By: Victoria Mitchell | Royal Oak Review | Published June 15, 2016

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ROYAL OAK/CLAWSON — Whether you are 4 or 74, a fun part of summer is reading. From beach reads to “War and Peace,” now is the time to grab a book and some friends and visit your local library for some summer fun and programs.

The Blair Memorial Library in Clawson will kick off its 2016 summer reading program, “On Your Mark, Get Set ... READ!,” June 17 at 416 N. Main St. The program is open for newborns through fifth-graders and will include fun programs, cool contests, prize drawings, storytimes and more. A calendar of events will be included with the registration packet.

Those in sixth through 12th grades are invited to participate in the 2016 teen read program, “Get in the Game: READ!” Teens may enter weekly prize drawings by reading books or listening to audio books. Registration will begin June 17 at the library.

Adults are invited to get into the mix with the 2016 adult summer reading program, “Exercise Your Mind: Read!” For registration, participation, and prize information, visit or call the library today at (248) 588-5500. Registration begins June 13.

For more information about any of the Blair Memorial Library’s free summer reading programs, call (248) 588-5500.

The Royal Oak Public Library will kick off its series of 2016 summer reading programs with an opening day party at 10 a.m. June 18 at 222 E. 11 Mile Road. Adults, teens and children are invited to enjoy the festivities.

The event will begin with farm animals on the front lawn from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., along with popcorn, crafts and a visit from Oakey Dokey throughout the day.

Attendees will be able to sign up for programs, receive reading ideas, learn more about the library’s free electronic resources and shop for books during the Friends’ one-day paperback book sale.

Those unable to attend the event to find out the details and sign up for the kids, teen and adult summer reading programs may visit beginning June 19 or sign up in person at the library on June 20.