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Help Needed with a Summer Reading Survey!

The reading programs this summer at the Spring Lake District Library were some of our best yet!  Nearly 1,000 children and teens participated in Fizz Boom Read!, our children’s program, and nearly 600 people signed up for the adult program, A Taste of Summer. Our Fizz Boom Read! participants read over 1600 books every week!  That’s a lot of reading.

The 2014 reading clubs are finished, but we’re always looking ahead to next year, and so we’re asking for your help.  Did you or your kids take part in Fizz Boom Read! or A Taste of Summer?  Would you mind answering a few questions about your experience?  If so, click the link below to open a very short survey.

A Taste of Summer: Survey for adults about the Summer Reading Club

Fizz Boom Read!: Survey for parents about their families’ experiences

All your input will be considered as we work to improve our services and offerings for future programs including the 2015 summer reading – it’s only 9 months away!

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It’s a Storytime Hiatus!

This week’s Five Senses Storytime was our last preschool storytime of the summer, but don’t worry, we’ll be back with more fantastic storytimes in the fall.

Our next preschool storytime will be September 4th and 5th at the regular time of 10:30am.

Toddler Time will start back up in September too!  Just for toddlers ages 18-36 months, this storytime is geared for the younger set.  September 24th at 10am is the first Toddler Time of the fall.

And on Tuesday September 16th at 7pm, Bedtime Storytime will be back with a special event – a Stuffed Animal Sleepover!  If you can’t bring your children to our daytime storytimes or you just want to come more often, Family Storytime is for you! Older brothers & sisters are welcome as well as is everyone’s best stuffed friend.

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Happy Independence Day!

The library will be closed on July 4th and 5th in celebration of Independence Day.  As always our website and library catalog are open even when the building is closed.  You can also download eBooks and eAudiobooks from our eBranch 24 hours a day.  (Running into problems?  Check out our how-to guides here.)

We’ll reopen at our regular time of 9:30am on Monday July 7th, but for now, we’ll leave you with the first section of the Declaration of Independence.

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A Taste of Summer

Summer has started!  …or at least the Summer Reading Programs have started, and we all know that’s the real beginning of summer, right?  Both the adult and youth programs begin this week, so stop by the library to sign up and give yourself as much reading time as possible!  The last day to get your cards stamped and receive prizes is Saturday, August 2nd.  That’s eight glorious summer weeks full of library books.

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Discover Michigan with your Library Card!

Are you planning to travel our pleasant peninsulas this summer?  Make sure you have your library card!  Library users with a valid library card can get passes to one of over 70 cultural institutions with the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP).

Institutions like the Detroit Institute of Arts, Nelis’ Dutch Village, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, the Ludington Breakwater Lighthouse, the Muskegon Museum of Art and many more are participating.  Some cultural partners offer complimentary or reduced price admissions while others offer discounts in their gift shop or other exclusive offices just for MAP pass holders.

Each participating library has 5 passes per week per cultural institution, and passes expire one week from the date printed.  Passes can be printed out either from home or from the library. Take a look today and see where you can go this summer with your library card!

The Michigan Activity Pass is presented by The Library Network, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, CultureSource, and the Library of Michigan.