This year’s Summer Reading Club theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set… READ!” It runs from June 13th -July 29th.
Our club encourages kids of all ages to read during the summer by simply earning prizes as they read with chances to win bigger prizes in a club end drawing. Prizes include an ice cream cone to Sweet Temptations, a personal pan pizza at Pizza Hut, passes to Dutch Village, Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, Whitecaps Baseball or Griffins Hockey, and a book to keep when finished! Drawing prizes include Lego sets, prize bags, gift cards to community businesses, sports balls, and Grand Prize drawing prizes through Maranda at WOTV4 for family memberships to John Ball Zoo and trips to see Tiger, Red Wing, Piston and Lion games.

This year’s Summer Reading Club events include:

Touch a Truck

Monday, June 13 from 10:00 a.m.-noon in the library parking lot.
Take an up-close look at the trucks and other vehicles used to help keep Grand Haven in great shape.

Sport Cup Stacking with Mr. Jim

Tuesday, June 21 from 2:00-3:00 p.m in Program Room A
Ever wonder what cup stacking is all about? Find out about this fun sport from Mr. Jim!

Bikes and Boards Athletes

Thursday, June 23 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in Program Room A
Meet athletes from AGA Nation that will be competing in the weekend’s Bikes, Boards and Beach skateboard and BMX competition.

Birds of Prey with Outdoor Discovery Center

Thursday, June 30 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Program Room A
Live birds of prey will highlight the life history of various species including hawks, owls and falcons. Hands-on artifacts include skulls, feathers, pelts, and talons.

Laugh Factory Magic Show

Friday, July 8 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Program Rooms A and B
Get your giggles on during this comedy magic show with Doug Scheer.

Muskegon Winter Sports Complex

Tuesday, July 12 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.in Program Room A
The Winter Sports Complex will bring equipment and demonstrate the Olympic- type sports that you can do in your own area year round: archery, luge and more.

The Lord of the Gourd Watermelon Tour 2016

Wednesday, July 20 from 3:30-7:00 p.m. at the library’s Fourth Street lobby
Watch Northern Michigan artist/musician Pat Harrison, a.k.a. the Lord of the Gourd, transform watermelons into works of art. He has been traveling the state of Michigan for 18 years doing carving demonstrations and performing music.

Sports Science with Air Zoo

Thursday, July 21 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in Program Room A
A fun-filled interactive science program with Air Zoo.Learn about all sorts of science associated with sports.

Ballet 101 with Grand Rapids Ballet School

Tuesday, July 26 from 11:00 a.m.-noon in Program Room A
Learn about ballet and being a dancer with the Grand Rapids Ballet School. Children will have the opportunity to practice basic steps and also watch a performance by some of the school’s young dancers.

For more information on LDL programs, visit, www.loutitlibrary.org or call 616-842-5560, ext. 216.