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       Summer Reading Program 2024       

Adventure Begins At Your Library

Welcome, Campers! Our annual Summer Reading Program is almost here. This year's theme is "Adventure Begins at Your Library", and we can't wait to explore reading and the outdoors with all our favorite adventurers. We have a lot of great events and prizes planned for kids, teens, and adults! Registration for all ages begins on June 8th. Be sure to join us during Summerfest for a photo booth, book sale, and pick up your reading logs - it's going to be wild!

 Track Your Reading 

Stop into the library to pick up a paper reading log

or email inbox@henikalibrary.org to get a PDF sent to you!

Please make sure to include how many people from each age group (youth, teen, and adult) will be participating.
All reading logs / raffle entries are due by noon on August 14th.

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 Collect Pins 

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Earn Badges as you advance through your reading log. Collect all 8!

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 Earn Prizes 

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 Program Events 

Youth events are GREEN. Family events are BLUE. Adult events are ORANGE.

Events with an * require registration. Learn more about events here!

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Kickoff at Summerfest

Saturday, June 8th

12pm- 6pm

Pick up your reading log, visit our book sale, and take a picture at our photo booth during summerfest!

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Outdoor Storytime

Thursday, June 13th @ 11am

Bring your blankets and join us out on the green space for Outdoor Storytime. 

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*Paint Along

With US*

Tuesday, June 18th @ 2pm

Want to try your hand at painting? Join us for an acrylic painting tutorial! Registration Required. Registration opens June 4th. Register here!

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*All About Owls*

Tuesday, June 25th @ 4pm

Join us for an engaging session with Blandford’s Wildlife staff, where we'll delve into the world of our resident owls. Get hands-on as every participant will have the opportunity to dissect an owl pellet, unraveling the mysteries behind why owls produce them. Guardian must be present with their registered child(ren). Registration Required. Registration opens 6/11. Register here!

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Tips and Tricks for
New Foragers

Monday, July 1st @ 6pm

Learn the basics of Michigan foraging from Will Forage for Food founder, Rachel Mifsud.

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Sensory Playtime

Tuesday, July 9th @ 11am

Join Miss Tori on the green space for an outdoor sensory playtime.  There will be lots of hands on learning for the little ones!

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10 Hiking Essentials 

Monday, July 15th @ 6pm

Learn about how to be a safe and responsible hiker from the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute!

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Splash-a-Palooza

Saturday, July 20th

@ 11:30am

Get ready to make a splash at Splash-A-Palooza!

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S’mores Party

Wednesday, July 24th

@ 5:30pm

Gather 'round the campfire for a Family S'mores Party!

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BINGO! Brunch

Wednesday, July 31st @ 11am

Come play bingo with your friends here at the library! This event is family-friendly, and pastries and coffee are provided!

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*Beadwork Night*

Monday, August 5th @ 6pm

Learn about bead work from Cassandra Bush, the cultural coordinator for the Gun Lake Tribe! Registration Required. Registration opens July 22nd. Register here!

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*Paint Along

With Us*

Saturday, August 10th @ 11am

Want to try your hand at painting? Join us for an acrylic painting tutorial! Registration Required. Registration opens July 27th. Register here!

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Vintage Fishing

Monday, June 10th @ 6:30pm

Learn about vintage fishing techniques and the history of the Michigan Grayling from Jerry Berg, owner of the Fishing Museum and Cultural Center.

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Bird Watching

For Kids

Thursday, June 13th @ 3pm

Make some Binoculars and learn about Michigan’s Birds!

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BINGO! Brunch

Wednesday, June 19th @ 11am

Come play bingo with your friends here at the library! This event is family-friendly, and pastries and coffee are provided!

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BINGO! Brunch

Wednesday, June 26th @ 11am

Come play bingo with your friends here at the library! This event is family-friendly, and pastries and coffee are provided!

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Campfire Story Writing Contest

July 1st - July 19th

Enter your own campfire stories into our contest! Beginning July 1st, submit your own written Campfire Stories to your Henika Librarians! They can be “spooky” but please make sure they are family friendly. The top two winners from the Kids bracket and top two winners from the Adults bracket will win a prize and have their stories read aloud at our “Family S’mores Party” on July 24th @ 5:30 PM. More details to come

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BINGO! Brunch

Wednesday, July 10th @ 11am

Come play bingo with your friends here at the library! This event is family-friendly, and pastries and coffee are provided!

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*DIY Bug Hotels*

Tuesday, July 16th @ 2pm

Explore the world of tiny creatures by making a bug hotel! Registration Required. Registration opens July 2nd. Register here!

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Murder Mystery Dinner

Monday, July 22nd @ 6pm

There's been a murder! Come find the killer with us at McDuffs Bar and Grill. Participation is free and food will be available to purchase.

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Outdoor Storytime

Thursday, July 25th @ 11am

Bring your blankets and join us out on the green space for Outdoor Storytime. 

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Indiana Joel's Magic Show

Wednesday, July 31st @ 4pm

Adventure books of all sorts are brought to life with amazing magic, wacky stunts, upbeat music, and lots of audience participation. Registration Required. Register here!

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*Paint Along

With Us*

Tuesday, August 6th @ 2pm

Want to try your hand at painting? Join us for an acrylic painting tutorial! Registration Required. Registration opens July 23rd. Register here!

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*Mason Jar Strawberry Lanterns Craft*

Monday, August 12th @ 6pm

Come make these adorable tea light lanterns with us, perfect for late summer nights! Registration Required. Registration opens July 29th. Register here!

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Sensory Playtime

Tuesday, June 11th @ 11am

Join Miss Tori on the green space for an outdoor sensory playtime.  There will be lots of hands on learning for the little ones!

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*Paint Along

With US*

Saturday, June 15th @ 11am

Want to try your hand at painting? Join us for an acrylic painting tutorial! Registration Required. Register here! Registration opens June 1st. Register here!

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**DIY Rain Sticks*

Thursday, June 20th @ 3pm

Kids ages 6-11 can come create and design their own rain sticks. Registration Required. Registration opens 6/6. Register here!

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The Lake Monster

Wednesday, June 26th

@ 5pm

Learn about cryptids in Michigan by cryptozoologist Shetan Noir

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BINGO! Brunch

Wednesday, July 3rd @ 11am

Come play bingo with your friends here at the library! This event is family-friendly, and pastries and coffee are provided!

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Family Camping & 
Outdoor Trivia

Wednesday July 10th @ 5:30pm

Test your knowledge with some Camping and Outdoor trivia questions!

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BINGO! Brunch

Wednesday, July 17th @ 11am

Come play bingo with your friends here at the library! This event is family-friendly, and pastries and coffee are provided!

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Take & Make - Mandala Window Clings

July 22nd - 26th

Pick up the materials for a mandala window cling here at the library!

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**Macramé Plant holders Craft*

Monday, July 29th @ 6pm

Come learn some macramé basics with this plant holder. Registration Required. Registration opens July 15th. Register here!

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Teen Minute to Win It Camping Edition

Thursday, August 1st

@ 4pm

Gather 'round the campfire for camping themed minute to win-it games! 

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BINGO! Brunch

Wednesday, August 7th

@ 11am

Come play bingo with your friends here at the library! This event is family-friendly, and pastries and coffee are provided!

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Sensory Playtime

Tuesday, August 13th

@ 11am

Come join Miss Tori for playtime! There will be lots of hands on learning for the little ones!

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BINGO! Brunch

Wednesday, June 12th @ 11am

Come play bingo with your friends here at the library! This event is family-friendly, and pastries and coffee are provided!

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*Recycled

Self-Watering Plant pot craft*

Monday, June 17th @ 6pm

Come make a self-watering planter out of recycled pop bottles! Registration Required. Registration opens June 3rd. Register here!

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*Outdoor Trivia

Monday, June 24th @ 6pm

Test your knowledge of the great outdoors at this trivia night! Located on the green space, weather permitting. Otherwise we'll be inside!

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Haunted Great Lakes

Wednesday, June 26th

@ 6:15pm

Learn about cryptids in Michigan by cryptozoologist Shetan Noir

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**Beaded Earrings 2.0 Craft*

Monday, July 8th @ 6pm

Come make beaded earrings with us (again)! We're kicking it up a notch this time with a slightly more complicated design.  Registration Required. Registration opens June 24th. Register here!

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Outdoor Storytime

Thursday, July 11th @ 11am

Bring your blankets and join us out on the green space for Outdoor Storytime. 

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*Animal Storytime*

Thursday, July 18th @ 11am

Join Blandford Nature Center at Henika District Library for a live animal storytime! Registration Required. Registration opens July 4th. Register here!

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BINGO! Brunch

Wednesday, July 24th @ 11am

Come play bingo with your friends here at the library! This event is family-friendly, and pastries and coffee are provided!

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*DIY Worm Farm*

Tuesday, July 30th @ 2pm

Dive into the world beneath our feet with our DIY Worm Farm project!  Registration Required. Registration opens July 16th. Register here!

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*DIY I-Spy Sensory Bottles*

Monday, August 5th

@ 3pm

Come create your own mesmerizing sensory bottles. Registration Required. Registration opens July 22nd. Register here!

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Bedtime Storytime

Wednesday, August 7th

@ 6:30pm

Let’s get cozy! Come wearing your jammies and bring your favorite Stuffed Animal!

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Finale Party

Wednesday, August 14th @ 4pm

End of Summer Reading. Time to party and draw grand prizes. You do not need to be present to win.

More events will be announced later...Keep checking back!

 Grand Prizes 

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John Ball Zoo

Winner will receive a pack of 4 tickets to John Ball Zoo. Thank you to John Ball Zoo for donating this prize!

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Backyard S'more's Bundle

Fire pit, skewers, marshmallows, chocolate bars, and graham crackers

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Babysitters Club Bundle

Squishmallows 8" Flip-A-Mallows Aika The Axolotl and Floyd Fries plus The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel 1-7

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S'more Squish Bundle

Squishables Snacker S’more and Mini Comfort Mashmallow 

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Highland Cow Squish

Squishmallows 5" Candela The Highland Cow

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Kids Survival Bundle

Wilderness Survival Guide for Kids book and an adventure kit

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Pokémon Bundle

Pokémon 5 Pack Mini Tins + 4 Promo Cards (Scarlet & Violet) and 18" Sleeping Bulbasaur Plushy

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Meijer Gardens

Winner will receive a pack of 4 tickets to Frederik Meijer Gardens

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Good Morning Set

Winner will receive a French Press, Coffee Grinder, Electric Kettle, and Coffee Beans.

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Green Living Bundle

Winner will receive a 9 Pack of Reusable Beeswax Wraps, 7 Reusable produce bags, and a set of 8 reusable cups.

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5-Minute Stories Bundle

3 Five-Minute Stories books

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Monster Squish

Squishmallows 5" Leon The Monster

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Celebration Cinema

Two winners will each receive a Popcorn Bucket and a $20 gift card for Celebration Cinema. Thank you to Celebration Cinema for donating this prize!

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Guacamole Plush

Squishmallows 16" Gideon The 
Guacamole Plush

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My First Camping Set

5" Stuffed Red Fox and 
My First Camping ABC Picture Book 

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Frog King Squish

Squishmallows 5" Fenra the Frog King

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Hot Sauce Making Kit

A Waffle Lot of Narwhal and Jelly (Hardcover Books 1-5)

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4one2 Fan bundle

Two winners will each receive a t-shirt and a $20 gift card for 4one2 Distillery. Thank you to 4one2 for donating this prize!

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Wings of Fire Bundle

Wings of Fire Graphic Novels 1-4 Box Set, Wings of Fire coloring book, and a dragon sticker book

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Kindle & Case

Winner will receive a new kindle and case

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Yard Games Bundle

Includes Yardzee, Yardkle, and
Glow in the Dark Yard Pong

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Fine Dining Bundle

Winner will receive a Charcuterie Board, Fondue Set, and two Chef's Hats.

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Ladybug Squish

Squishmallows 5" Ladee the Ladybug 

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