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FIZZ, BOOM, READ! Summer 2014

FIZZ_BOOM_READ_logo PrimarySummer reading is for YOU!  You can prevent “summer slide” by participating in the Petoskey District Library’s (PDL) summer program, “Fizz, Boom, Read”

There are 2 parts to our program:

  1. The “Read, Record, Award part.”
  2. The Program part

So, “write your own story” and participate however much you want!

The “Read, Record, Award Part.”

You must have a PDL card in order to get awards and rewards.  You may still keep track of your reading at our online site if you choose.  (If you cannot get a PDL card, your “home library” probably has a summer program of some sort.  More info about library cards here).  You may sign up at any time during the program, but why wait!

As of right now, we will not be having you sign up at the library with folders, papers and such.  You will sign up and keep track of your reading online (We will try to have a computer available in the library solely for this purpose.  So, READ ON, then click below and sign up (you might want to bookmark the site to make things easier tomorrow (and the next day and the next day…)

Sign up for the program here!

You keep track of your reading (the number of books & the number of hours), WE check your reading record and at:

5 books or 2 hours You get a Participation Certificate.
20 books or 10 hours A sticker on your certificate, your name on our Walls of Fame AND a Level I prize ticket which you take to the Youth services desk and trade for a prize bag.
50 books or 25 hours A special certificate in the fall.  Your name on our Level II “Walls of Fame,” ANOTHER prize bag that includes a paperback book or other item.
Project Do a theme related project in August to make yourself eligible for a Level III prize worth greater than $10.  You must complete Level II and have it approved before you may begin a project.  Scroll down to see last year’s projects.
Keep reading all that you can until August 31 For a shot at a plaque or trophy for reading the most books or the most hours (5 awards for each).



Download the complete Elementary Calender here!  Cal2014

Lots of fun stuff and you don’t need a library card!

Beginning Monday, June 16th through Monday, July 21,  enjoy Monday Crafternoons with Miss Julianne from 3-4 p.m. in the Program Room.

Beginning Thursday, June 19 – Thursday, July 17, let your mad scientist out with Mr. Ron and “Super Science Thursdays” from 3-4 p.m. in the Program Room.

Sign up for a “Crazy 8′s Math Club” from and have more fun with math than you thought possible!  Each club is limited to 20 to kids; sign up at the Youth Desk, call 231-758-3123 or email to sign up.  A FEW spaces are left in all three programs.

  • Grades K-2,  Wednesdays, June 25 – August 13 from 4-5 p.m. with Ms Julianne in the Program Room.
  • Grade 3-5, Tuesdays, June 24 – August 12 from 3-4 p.m. with Mr. Ron in the Program Room.

Acting up Theatre Company presents the play “The Terrible Misgivings of Dr. Frankenmuth.” from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Building on July 2.  Free “Bubbleman” tickets will be available for the first time at this event (see below).

Longway Planetarium July 9 – Science programs.  Limited to 25 participants for each session -Sign up at the Youth Desk, call 231-758-3123 or email to sign up.  All Programs in the Program Room

  • 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.  Ages 4-12  “Galactic Goo”- investigate a “super absorber” and make 2 kinds of goo to take home.
  • 2-3 p.m. Ages 8-12, “Fizz, Boom, Pop!  Chemistry Rocks!”- Bubbling beakers, popping film canisters and steaming soda bottles!  Enjoy exploring physical and chemical changes with fast paced hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Bubbleman Ron Loyd presents the “Science of Bubbleology,” demonstrating big bubbles, square bubbles, caterpillar bubbles, merry-go-round bubbles and more from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Building on July 16.  You will need to pick up a FREE ticket in order to attend this event.  The first day that the tickets will be available is at the Acting Up Theatre event on June 2 (see above).  After that they will be available at the Youth Desk in the library until they run out.

Buy One, Get One Free Bookfair begins on Friday, August 25, 12:30-4:30 p.m. and runs through Sunday August 3rd. See Events Calendar for days and hours of operation,

PAWS – Check the Cal2014 and sign up to read to one of our therapy dogs!  Earn separate PAWS rewards!

updated 6/29/2014