Summer Reading Program - Libraries ROCK!

June 21st - August 16th

This Summer reading is going to ROCK! We'll have music, action, magic and . . . a palaeontologist!

Signups begin Monday, June 4th

Kids can be signed up for our summer reading program, and begin reading to earn prizes, as early as June 4th! Registrations can be turned in throughout the summer, up through August 16th when the program ends for the year, so no need to rush.

To sign up, kids just need their name, address, and phone number printed clearly on a registration card. Ask for those at the desk. Kids 12 and older can sign themselves up, younger kids should have a parent present. The program is open to anyone age 3-18.

All registrants will recieve a bag with information about the reading program, and the special Summer events we'll be having this year! More on those below. They will also recieve a reading log (There are different logs for teens and for younger readers) which will help them track their timespent reading, as well as a few bookmarks and freebie prizes.

There's no limit on how many kids can take part, so don't miss your chance to get some cool stuff! The more you read, the more you earn, including more chances to win really cool raffle prizes, like wireless headphones, a rock tumbler, an e-reader, and more!

Summer Reading Events

Each Thursday, from June 22nd - August 17th, we will have a special presentation, demo, or other event for kids and families! We have some returning favorites, and some newcomers we are sure will please. Don't miss 'em! All events will begin at 11AM, either in the large meeting rooms, or outside the library near the Gazebo. See the right panel for details!

Summer Reading Event Schedule

June Events

June 28th - Southgate Firefighters!

A real Southgate firefighter, and a real Southgate fire truck

Come see a real fire truck, and learn how firefighters do their job! Meet us outside, weather permitting, for this very popular event!

July Events

July 5th - The Science of Music

Did you know that music is pleasantly vibrating air? Talk about good vibrations! Come and learn how and why music works! In the large meeting rooms.

Colorful musical notations and a depiction of sound waves on a black background

July 12th - Depot Town Players

Genot Picor of the Depot Town Players

Stories, songs and dancing for kids! Hear anb learn about all kinds of music, including some traditional tunes unique to Michigan! Join us in the large meeting rooms.

July 19th - Rufus the Dufus

Rufus will entertain is in the large meeting rooms with juggling, magic tricks, and more!

Rufus the Dufus's promotional poster

July 26th - The Library of ROCK

A logo that says Rock n Roll in a styalized border and font evoking the 1950s

The Acting Up Theater Company invites you to ROCK OUT, and learn the history of one of the most enduring forms of music! Join us the large meeting rooms. Don't miss these tunes!

August Events

August 2nd - Science Alive


Science Alive will teach you about wild animals, and then let you meet them! Come see all kinds of cute, cool, and crazy critters! This will be held in the large meeting rooms

One of the  Science Alive armodillos

August 9th - Dinosaurs ROCK!

Paleo Joe himself

Paleo Joe! Need we say more? Well we will! Fossils are rocks, and a good paleontologist also knows all about geology, the science of . . . rocks! This is sure to be a crowd pleaser, don't miss it! Dig in to this event in the large meeting rooms.

August 16th - Wrap-Up Party!

A freakin sweet bounce house castle

Celebrate another great summer with a bounce house, a bean bag toss, ladderball, and more! Win some last-minute raffle tickets before the prize drawing at 2PM. Outdoors, weather permitting (prize drawing will be indoors).

Join us at 2PM outdoors by the city hall gazebo, weather permitting. Don't miss out on all the fun of the wrap-up party, and be sure to attend the raffle prize drawing if you can! Winners not present WILL be contacted and still recieve their prizes.

Contact Info - Phone: 734-258-3002 - Address: 14680 Dix-Toledo Rd. Southgate, MI 48195

Hours - Mon-Thurs: 10am-9PM - Sat: 10am-5pm