Reading Skills Booster Classes @ HTPL

Recommended for children in grades K-3 who have an IRP (Individualized Reading Plan) per the new Michigan reading law and/or need support in reading basics.

Series #1:  Winter 2018 Word Play! Building a Base for Reading.

This multi-week series of classes will support the building of a strong reading foundation.  We will work on phonological awareness by playing around with words in stories, games, songs, and  other activities. Take-home activities will also be provided for families. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration Information:

Pre-registration is required for this 6-week course. Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 3, and will continue until the first day of class or until the course is filled. Class limit is 15 children; others will be put on a waiting list. To register, please stop by the library or call 586 329-1261.

Dates and Times:

Saturdays, 11:30-12:15.

  • January 13
  • January 27
  • February 3
  • February 10
  • March 10
  • March 17

Classes are led by children’s librarian, teacher, and reading specialist Julie Dries.

Questions? Email

Winter 2018 Middle Grades Movie Book Club Title: Because of Winn Dixie

Winter 2018 Title: Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.

One summer’s day, ten-year-old India Opal Buloni goes down to the local supermarket for some groceries – and comes home with a dog. But Winn-Dixie is no ordinary dog. It’s because of Winn-Dixie that Opal begins to make friends. And it’s because of Winn-Dixie that she finally dares to ask her father about her mother, who left when Opal was three. In fact, as Opal admits, just about everything that happens that summer is because of Winn-Dixie.

Our Movie Book Club is recommended for children in grades 4-8. Register for the club by Saturday, January 27 to receive a free copy of the book. We will meet at the  library on Saturday, March 24 from 2:30-4:30 for a popcorn video viewing party and discussion of the book and movie.

Register below, by phone, or stop by the library.

 

Introducing Tutor.com

Harrison Township Public Library has launched a new service that offers students of all ages, live, one-to-one help from professional tutors online.  Tutor.com is also available to assist job seekers with job search, cover letter, and résumé preparation and editing.Continue reading

Adult Summer Reading Club 2017

Why should the kids have all the fun?  Join the adult summer reading club.  Read books, rate your reads, enter to win prizes.  It’s that easy! Adult summer reading club opens with the summer reading kick-off celebration on June 17th and runs through August 5th. For more details and your first entry form, click on the image below.

Fall 2017 Children’s Classes and Events

Our Fall 2017 children’s events begin on Monday, September 11 and run through Tuesday, December 12. Click above to view the program flyer.

There will be no classes on 9/30, 10/21, 11/25, or 12/9.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten: Take the Challenge!

If you are the parent or caregiver to an infant, toddler, or preschooler, we invite you to participate in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge. The benefits of reading to young children are priceless, and include developing crucial oral language and print vocabulary, as well as strengthening bonds during those special lap sit times.

Here’s how to participate at our library: Instructions for parents and caregivers

You may print a registration form here and bring it to the library, or stop by the library to fill out a registration form and pick up a packet of materials: 1000 BBK Registration Form

Print out a new or replacement book log: 1000 BBK Reading Log

For more early literacy resources and information on this national initiative: http://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/

 

Shred Day

Fall Cleaning? Don’t be a victim of identity theft. Dispose of your documents safely. Join us for Shred Day with Tony Forlini.

Friday, October 14TH 11 AM – 1 PM

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L’Anse Creuse Students: Welcome to the ConnectED Initiative

ConnectED initiative logo

In order to ensure that the 4,000+ K-12 students in the Harrison Township Public Library’s (HTPL) service area have access to resources critical for success in school, the library is partnering with the L’Anse Creuse School District to ensure every student has a library card by the end of 2016. Students with a traditional library card are already set to go. Those who do not have cards will be given access by using the student’s school ID number. Cards issued this way will provide access to electronic resources, including books, magazines and music in electronic format, research databases, and internet access in the library. Participation in the program is voluntary and parents are given the chance to opt their child out at any time.

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