Children’s Summer Reading Program

imagine your story kids

This program is designed for kids age 0 to 12 to encourage life-long reading habits. Everyday your child reads or is read to for 10 minutes or more, they will earn 35 points. Once you’ve earned enough points you’ll receive a completion certificate you can print and share! To start, sign up on READsquared.

In addition, if you write and submit a book review, the Friends of the Southfield Public Library will make a donation to Forgotten Harvest, a food bank serving the Southfield community.

Virtual Summer Programs for Kids

Every Monday at 2:00 pm in July, have family time in the kitchen creating yummy quick and easy recipes with food lover and librarian Shari on Facebook with Get Your Imagination Cooking! 

Every Friday in July, Imagine Your Menagerie by creating an imaginary or mythical creature out of items you already have in your home.

Starting July 9th, join us at 11:15 am every Thursday for Family Storytime on Facebook to share stories, songs and much more. Parents will also learn tips and tricks for making it storytime any time at home! This program runs through August 20th. Missed a storytime? View previous storytimes here.

Don’t forget you can also sign up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

Have a question? Email us at or Ask a Youth Services Librarian.

Read about the Summer Reading Program.
Read about the Teen Summer Reading Program.
Read about the Adult Summer Reading Program.

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