Reading Skills Booster Classes, Series #2: “Fantastic Phonics”

Saturdays, 11:30-12:15

April 21—May 19

This 5-week series of classes is designed for children in grades K-3 who have an IRP per the new Michigan reading law, or are struggling with reading.

Classes will reinforce letter sounds and common word patterns, helping children to better “sound out” words.

Registration runs from April 9-20. Call 586 329-1261 or stop by the library to register. Preference will be given to Harrison Twp residents or those attending school in Harrison Twp. Others will be put on a wait list and added if space is available. Questions? Email

Maximum class size is 15 children. All children must be accompanied by an adult. These classes are free, and taught by a certified teacher/reading specialist.

Spring 2018 Middle Grades Movie Book Club: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Middle Grades Movie Book Club: Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl.

Recommended for children in grades 3-7. Register for the book club by April 20 to receive a free copy of the book. We will meet at the library on Saturday, May 19 from 2:30-4:30 for a popcorn video viewing party and discussion of the book and movie.

Register online below, by calling 586-329-1261, or visiting the Harrison Township Public Library in person:

Harrison Township Public Library
38255 L’Anse Creuse Ste. A
Harrison Township, MI 48045

Macomb County is celebrating its bicentennial in a big way

Macomb County is full of fascinating historical sites to visit. In honor of our county's bicentennial, historical sites throughout the county welcome you to visit and receive a passport to be stamped at each participating site you visit.

Visit a minimum of seven sites within 2018 and you can redeem the stamped passport at Culver's Restaurants in Macomb County for a free meal!

Passports can be picked up from participating historical sites and at supporting local libraries within Macomb County.

This program runs from beginning of January to the end of December of 2018. The purpose of this program is to educate our community about the rich history we have within Macomb County in honor of our bicentennial year.

Additional information can be found at

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


Harrison Township Public Library has launched a new service that offers students of all ages, live, one-to-one help from professional tutors online. 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.

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:


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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Harrison Township Public Library and Representative ForliniContinue reading