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Summer Reading Program 2023

All Together Now

Our annual Summer Reading Program is almost here and it's time to get groovy! This year's theme is "All Together Now", and we can't wait to explore kindness, friendship, and unity with all you cool cats. We have a lot of great events and prizes planned for kids, teens, and adults! Registration for all ages begins on June 10th. Be sure to join us during Summerfest for a kick-off collaborative art piece, book sale, and pick up your reading logs - it's for sure going to be a vibe!

Message from Becky about youth summer reading!

Track Your Reading

Stop into the library to pick up a paper reading log or email waycs@llcoop.org to get a PDF sent to you!

Please make sure to include if you are looking  for a youth or adult log in your email and how many people from each age group will be participating. All reading logs / raffle entries are due by noon on August 16th.

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Finisher Prizes

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Program Events

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How to Train

Your Dragon

Saturday, June 3rd @ 11am

Come hangout and watch a movie with us! Popcorn will be provided, outside snacks are welcome!

No registration required

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Wayland's Summerfest

Saturday, June 10th

12pm - 4pm

Get Summer Reading off to a groovy start by joining us for Summerfest! Stop by the library to pick up your reading log, participate in a collaborative art piece, and grab something new to read from our used book sale!

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Author Visit - Sharon Emery

Friday, June 16th@ 6:30pm

Sharon Emery, author of "It's Hard Being You: A Primer on Being Happy Anyway", will be visiting Henika District Library during the Michigan Notable Books Author Tour! 

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*Caricature Drawing Class*

Monday, June 19th @ 6pm

Adult event with Corrine Roberts. Registration Required. Registration opens June 12th. Register here!

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BINGO! Brunch

Wednesday, June 28th @ 11am

Join in on the fun! Enjoy a few games of bingo with small prizes and partake in light refreshments and coffee!

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*Create Together: Window Hangs*

Monday, July 10th @ 6pm

Adult Craft. Registration Required. Registration opens July 3rd. Register here!

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Rockstar Woman

with Author Shannon Cohen

Monday, July 17th @ 6pm

Author Shannon Cohen will be visiting

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*Create Together: Woven Coasters*

Monday, July 24th @ 6pm

Adult Craft. Registration Required. Registration opens July 17th. Register here!

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Family Fun:

Wacky Water Science

Saturday, August 5th @ 12pm

Learn about wacky water science and participate in fun experiments! Be ready to get wet!

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*Strokes of Genius*

Monday, June 12th @ 5:30pm

Adult painting class working on a collaborative piece. Registration Required. Registration opens Monday, June 5th. Register here!

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Tunes and Tales

Tuesday, June 13th @ 11am

Join us for a musical concert! Celebrate music and togetherness with songs and stories with Ms. Tricia!

All ages welcome, but ideal for preschool to elementary-aged children. This event will be held outdoors if weather allows.

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Spice Club

Saturday, June 17th @ 12pm

Join Ms. Faith for a demo cooking class and enjoy a sample of the creation! Featured Spice: Cinnamon

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Live on the Lawn

Monday, June 26th @ 6:30pm

Featuring The Corner Laughers all the way from Redwood, CA!

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*John Ball Zoo Shows*

Friday, June 30th

John Ball Zoo will be visiting and doing three different show times:

  • 11am

  • 11:45am

  • 12:30pm

Registration Required. Register here!

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Photo Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, July 12th @ 6pm

Join us on a photo scavenger hunt around downtown Wayland! 

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Trivia at 4one2

Wednesday, July 19th @ 7pm

Grab a group of trusty friends to fight for the throne! Teams of up to 4 will compete to see who has the best GoT knowledge (and win some awesome prizes)! Event will take place at 4one2

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BINGO! Brunch

Wednesday, July 26th @ 11am

Join in on the fun! Enjoy a few games of bingo with small prizes and partake in light refreshments and coffee!

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Trivia at McDuff's

Monday, August 14th @ 7pm

Grab  a group of trusty friends to save the wizarding world! Teams of up to 4 will compete to see who has the best Harry Potter knowledge (and win some awesome prizes)! Event will take place at McDuff's.

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*Cactus Pillows*

Monday, June 5th @ 6pm

OR

Wednesday, June 7th @ 1:30pm

Adult craft. Registration Required. Registration opens May 29th. Register here!

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*Basic Animal Drawing*

Monday, June 19th @ 4pm

Youth event with Corrine Roberts. Registration Required. Register here!

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*Ask a Photographer*

Tuesday, June 27th @ 2pm

Teen event! Join head photographer Mina from MI Studio to learn how to take better photos! Registration required. Register here!

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Chalk the Block

Wednesday, June 21st

2pm - 6pm

Come showcase your chalk art skills on the sidewalk around the library! All ages are welcome. Shared chalk will be provided. Spray chalk available with adult supervision.

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Family Fun:

Tie Dye Day

Saturday, July 8th @ 11am

Tie dye a bandana or bring one small item from home!

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Teen DIY Pop Sockets

Thursday, July 13th @ 3pm

Teen event! Drop in between 3pm and 4pm to create your own pop socket!

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Captain Joel's Magic Show

Friday, July 21st @ 3pm

Travel the globe to unite with kind friends as Captain Joel magically brings a cruise of books to life!  

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Spice Club

Monday, July 31st @ 6:30pm

Attend a demo cooking class featuring this month's seasoning - basil!

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Finale Party

Wednesday, August 16th @ 4pm

End of Summer Reading. Time to party and draw grand prizes. 

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Bee Kind Storytime

Tuesday, June 6th @ 3pm

Join us in the youth area for Storytime! We'll read 3-4 stories, sing, and dance. This week will focus on kindness!

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Trivia at

Open Road Brewery

Wednesday, June 14th @ 7pm

Grab  a group of trusty friends to tackle the multiverse! Teams of up to 4 will compete to see who has the best multiverse knowledge (and win some awesome prizes)! Event will take place at Open Road Brewery.

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Bee Water Dish

Take & Make

June 19th - June 24th

Keep the bees hydrated with this fun family take and make! 

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*Create Together: Affirmation Jars*

Wednesday, July 5th @ 2pm

Adult Craft. Registration Required. Registration opens June 26th. Register here!

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Friends Forever Storytime

Thursday, July 6th @ 3pm

Join us in the youth area for Storytime! We'll read 3-4 stories, sing, and dance. This week will focus on friendship!

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Chopped At Home Take & Make

Pickup: July 17th - 22nd

Family Take & Make. First come, first serve; while supplies last.

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Splash-a-Palooza

Saturday, July 22nd @ 11:30am

Join us for some watery fun in the sun!

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Storytime United

Wednesday, August 2nd @ 3pm

Join us in the youth area for Storytime! We'll read 3-4 stories, sing, and dance. This week will focus on unity!

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

Grand Prizes

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Adult Prize Bundle

Kindle Bundle: 11th Generation Kindle and case.

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Adult Prize Bundle

Picnic Bundle: 30L Volkswagen Soft-Sided Cooler Bag, The Picnic: Recipes and Inspiration from Basket to Blanket book, Extra Large Family Picnic Blanket, and Camping Picnic Dishes Set with Case.

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Teen Prize

Jakarria Squishmallow - 16"

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Teen Prize

Raisy Squishmallow - 5"

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Kids Prize

Timley Squishmallow - 24"

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Kids Prize

Indestructibles 3-Book Set

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Kids Prize

Finger-puppet board book set

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Kids Prize

That's Not My Hat Picture Book Bundle

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Kids Prize

Chanel Squishmallow - 5"

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Kids Prize

Esmeralda Squishmallow - 5"

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Kids Prize

Wonder Wheels by Battat – Camper Van with Opening Roof & Detailed Interior for Kids Age 1 & Up – 100% Recyclable, Aqua

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Adult Prize Bundle

Macramé Bundle: DIY Macramé Kit for Beginners, You Will Be Able to Macramé by the End of This Book by Tiffany Allen, and SINGER ProSeries Sewing Scissors Bundle.

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Teen Prize

Pokémon Crown Zenith Elite Trainer Box

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Teen Prize

The Legend Trilogy Box Set

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Youth Prize

$25 Meijer Gift Card for a lucky kid or teen

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Kids Prize

Don't Let the Pigeon... Series 6 Book Set

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Kids Prize

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

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Kids Prize

Poplina Squishmallow - 5"

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Kids Prize

Sinclair Squishmallow - 5"

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Kids Prize

Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection

(Dog Man #1-6 Box Set)

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Kids Prize

The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novels #1-7: A Graphix Collection

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Adult Prize Bundle

21+ Board Game / Night Out Bundle: Truth or Drink card game, The Little Book of Drinking Games by Quentin Parker, and $25 House Rules Board Game Lounge gift card.

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Teen Prize

My Hero Academia Volume 1-5 Box Set

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Teen Prize

Kelina Squishmallow - 5"

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Kids Prize

Pokemon Trading Card Game: Crown Zenith Special Collection - Pikachu VMAX

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Kids Prize

Pete the Cat 12-Book Phonics Fun!: Includes 12 Mini-Books Featuring Short and Long Vowel Sounds (My First I Can Read)

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Kids Prize

Enjoy a buy one get one free ticket to Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Grand Rapids along with a free SkySlush! Must be used by December 23rd, 2023 courtesy of Sky Zone Trampoline Park. 5 winners will be drawn!

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Kids Prize

The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, and The Cool Bean Picture Book Bundle

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Kids Prize

Magic Tree House Box Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon

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Kids Prize

Shannon Squishmallow - 5"

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Kids Prize

Lance Squishmallow - 5"

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Adult Prize Bundle

Grilling Bundle: Bluetooth Meat Thermometer, Food by Fire: Grilling and BBQ with Derek Wolf of Over the Fire Cooking, and 34 Piece Grilling Set.

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Teen Prize

Shatter Me Series 6-Book Box Set: Shatter Me, Unravel Me, Ignite Me, Restore Me, Defy Me, and Imagine Me 

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Teen Prize

The Selection 5-Book Box Set

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Kids Prize

The Itty Bitty Princess Kitty Collection Box Set: The Newest Princess; The Royal Ball; The Puppy Prince; Star Showers

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Kids Prize

Meadow Squishmallow - 24"

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Kids Prize

Mila Squishmallow - 5"

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Kids Prize

Carmelita Squishmallow - 5"

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Kids Prize

I Survived Graphic Novel Collection Box Set (Books 1-4)

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Kids Prize

The Bad Guys Box Set:

Books 1-5

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Kids Prize

Uni the Unicorn Step into Reading Boxed Set: Uni Brings Spring; Uni's First Sleepover; Uni Goes to School; Uni Bakes a Cake; Uni and the Perfect Present

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