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.

Discover K-12 educational resources available at your library, and get to know other families in your community! Short lessons in art, history, STEM, or literacy - designed for all ages. Mingle time for parents/caregivers while children play with their choice of Legos, Lincoln Logs, K’nex, crafts, or STEM Launchpads. Every other Saturday from 1pm - 2pm at the Mesick Public Library. Begins November 18, 2023

LEGO Hour at the Library

Drop in on Mondays between 4pm and 5pm to build with LEGO! Kids ages 3 - 12 years (with their parent or guardian) are invited to come play with our LEGO collection. We have large blocks for younger kids. Try a challenge or just build freely!

STEM Saturdays

Kids ages 5 and up: come to the library on Saturdays between 11am and 12pm to try out one of our STEM Launchpads. These Launchpads are pre-loaded with high quality and ad-free learning apps and games that will encourage kids to problem-solve and meet the world around them with a curious mind.

With 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, the goal is simple: read 1,000 books with your child before they hit 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 your child reads - no need to list each individual book!

Which books "count"?

  • Repeats
  • Books your child heard in storytime (virtual or otherwise)
  • Books read to your child by family and friends
  • Books your child listened to via audiobook

Win a prize for every 100 books you read and advance your caterpillar token up the ladder!

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