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A strong body of research shows that children’s reading skills slide during the summer months without practice. The Mount Clemens Public Library Summer Reading Challenge provides the opportunity and incentive for your child to maintain (or even improve!) their reading skills during the summer months. Consistency is the key; just 20 minutes of reading a day will pay off! Build a library visit (or two!) into your weekly schedule, or visit one of our many Mobile Library stops this summer. 

June 20 – July 31
Download the ReadSquared app from Google Play or the App Store, register, and begin logging the number of minutes you read. As you level up, you'll earn digital badges and Brag Tags for a necklace or keyring.

Reading just 20 minutes a day does the trick but there are other ways to earn! Check out our in-app Special Missions, BINGO cards, and Bonus Opportunities along the way. 
There are Summer Reading incentive programs at MCPL for every age group: Preschoolers, Kids, Teens and Adults - make it a Family affair!

And, to kick Summer Reading off with a BANG, come for a
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When you visit the library on Saturday, June 17 and register for Summer Reading, you get to start logging minutes 3 DAYS before anyone else, and you get a popsicle!
Come for the popsicle, stay for a LIVE performance by
Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits
at 12 PM.
MP and the CBs bring super-fun kids songs set to a rockin' beat, all rolled up into a wild dance party! Don't miss it!

Need reading suggestions?
Find them in the ReadSquared app or take a look at these recommendations:


Summer Reading List: Birth - Preschool
Summer Reading List: K-2
Summer Reading List: Grades 3-5
Summer Reading List: Grades 6-8

No Boredom Blues this summer - MCPL has you covered! We have activities for most age groups on most days this summer
- no registration necessary - 
Visit our Event Calendar for details.

Kids Summer

Or, let us come to you! Find us out in the community this summer at these locations:
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Sign up for Free Text Messages with helpful parenting tips! Most tips are simple ways to support reading readiness and early literacy.

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150 Cass Avenue
Mount Clemens, Michigan 48043
Phone: 586-469-6200