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Come join Mr. Beard on an adventure through worlds of creativity, imagination, and fun! This storytime is geared toward children 2-6 years old and their parents/guardians, but families are welcome! Every Friday at the Manton Public Library from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

Reading Dragons & Friends

This new reading incentive program uses trading cards that feature mythical creatures. The program will run from September-April for grades K-8th. Track your reading each month using our tracker sheet, then bring your sheet into the Children's Room to get a set of 4 mythical creature cards, with new creatures added each month! You can use the cards to play games with friends and compete in tournaments throughout the year. Come by the library to pick up your tracker and your starter cards!

This program is offered at the Cadillac, Manton, and Mesick branches of our library.

Sign up today for the 1000 books before Kindergarten program.

The goal is simple: read 1,000 books with your child before they head off to kindergarten.

Sounds like a lot, huh?  Don't worry!

1 book a day for 3 years = 1096 books
3 books a day for 1 year = 1096 books

Join the program by signing up at the circulation desk!

Get a log and cross off a symbol for each book you read:

  • Repeated books count
  • Books heard at storytime count (Including library storytimes!)
  • Books read by family and friends count

Win a prize for every 100 books you read and move your submarine token up the ocean scene!

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