FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BECKY BOLIN, Community Relations Specialist
Orion Township Public Library Announces 2021 Summer Reading Program for All Ages
Lake Orion, MI | May 19, 2021: The Orion Township Public Library is offering an exciting, top-notch reading program that utilizes incentives and creative activities to promote reading and advancing literacy gains over the summer starting Saturday, June 12.
“This fun-filled animal theme ‘Tails and Tales’ will be enjoyable for all ages,” said Library Director, Karen Knox. “Whether you participate in the Youth (Birth-5th grade), Teen (grades 6-12), or the Adult program, you will for sure expand your vocabulary, sharpen your literacy skills, and have a great time reading.”
All family members can learn more at orionlibrary.org/summer-reading. The summer reading program runs from Saturday, June 12 through Saturday, August 7.
Youth Summer Reading Program
This summer we are closing out computers and taking the summer reading program offline! Stop by the library any time starting Saturday, June 12 to pick up your 2021 Tails and Tales Passport. Earn stamps for completing library-related activities and enter to win fun prizes. A staff member will stamp your reading log after each book or challenge completed. SRP Passports can also be downloaded from our website, orionlibrary.org. Children and students from birth through 5th grade are invited to log activities through Saturday, August 7.
Outside: Tales about Tails and Owls!
Sat, Jun 12 | 11 am
Kick off our summer reading program with a live animal show and stick around after the show for owl pellet dissection with our friends from Howell Nature Center!
Outside: Backyard Party – Tales Finale
Sat, Aug 7 | 11 am
Celebrate a summer of library fun with our end of summer party! Join us for oversized lawn games, a nature scavenger hunt, and raffle prize giveaway. Plus more surprising fun to be announced!
Teen Summer Reading Program
This year we are moving away from digital and celebrating with an old fashioned game of bingo for the teen summer reading program for students in grades 6-12. Simply, pick up a game log and welcome bag at the library starting Saturday, June 12. The bingo card is made of reading challenges, win 3 squares and come back to the library for a stamp and a $5 gift card to a local Lake Orion business. Win at bingo and come back for free book of your choice! All winning bingo cards returned to the library by Saturday, August 7 will be entered into our grand prize drawing for $100 Amazon.com gift card.
Outside: Teen Escape Room
Sat, Jun 12 | 12:30 pm | Register online
Join us outside to see if you can escape the room in time. Bring your friends and phones and laugh your way through puzzles and riddles. Program outside in the Reading Garden.
Outside: Summer Reading Party – Teen Outdoor Movie
Fri, Aug 13 | 8 pm | Register online
Congratulations teens on finishing summer reading! Let’s celebrate with an outdoor movie in our Reading Garden. Movie will be PG or PG-13 and picked from the library catalog. Arrive at 8 pm with movie starting at 8:30 pm. Registration is limited based on current MDHHS guidelines at the time. Bring a blanket or camping chairs. Snacks are welcome, treat and drink will be provided.
Adult Summer Reading Program
Summer reading is returning to a paper format this year! So many people are suffering from digital burnout, that rather than tracking your reading online, you can pick up a reading log from the library starting Saturday, June 12 and log your books throughout the summer. Record your books on the log, get stamps from staff members for challenges, and when you are done, turn it in for a gift card to a local business. Each completed challenge will enter you in a drawing for a $25 gift card. Completing your reading log will enter you into the grand prize drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card.
Outside: Tails of Wildlife
Sat, Jun 12 | 2 pm
Listen to stories of local wildlife through a photo tour with naturalist Andrew Nowicki. We will be exploring different critters and how they use different adaptations to help them survive. After a short presentation, Andrew will lead a nature walk around the library and surrounding trails.
Orion Center Branch
Jun 14 – Aug 6
Pick up a reading log and welcome bag at the Orion Center Branch library starting on Monday, June 14. Log your books throughout the summer and try the challenges to earn prizes! Return your completed reading log to the library by August 6 to be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon.com gift card grand prize.
NOTE: All Take and Make supplies will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program. Outdoor programs may be canceled, rescheduled, or moved to a virtual format depending on the weather and current COVID-19 restrictions. For the latest program updates please check the library events calendar at orionlibrary.org/calendar.
For more information about the 2021 Summer Reading Program contact Kathleen at [email protected] (Adult), Sabrina at [email protected] (Teen), or Ashley at [email protected] (Youth), or visit orionlibrary.org.
The Orion Township Public Library is located at 825 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48362 and is currently open for Grab & Go service Monday through Thursday 9:30 am-9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 9:30 am-5:00 pm, and Sunday 1:00-5:00 pm. Curbside pickup is available Monday through Thursday 11:00 am-2:00 pm AND 5:00 pm-7:00 pm, and on Friday and Saturday 9:30 am-4:30 pm. The library is closed on Sundays in the summer. Visit orionlibrary.org or call (248) 693-3000 for more information.