Dive into a world of adventure, mystery, and fun with our Summer Reading Challenge at the library! This season, we have an exciting lineup of activities designed for all ages to celebrate the joy of reading and learning. Whether you're a bookworm or just looking for something new to try, there's something for everyone at the library!

Event Highlights

Saturday, June 15th
Summer Reading Outdoor Kick Off, 12pm:
Kick off the summer with games, face painting, and fun activities for the whole family!
Juneteenth Celebration, all day: Join us in celebrating Juneteenth with various activities at the Cultural Campus throughout the day.
Local Author Event: Leon El-Alamin, 2pm: Meet and greet with local author Leon El-Alamin, hear about his journey, and get your books signed.
VR for Teens, 3pm: Step into new worlds with our virtual reality experience designed just for teens 13-18!


Tuesday, June 18th
Lunch on the Lawn Storytime Adventure, 12pm:
Pack a lunch and enjoy a delightful story time session on our beautiful library lawn.


Wednesday, June 19
Juneteenth Storytime, 12pm:
Celebrate Juneteenth with a special story time session focusing on stories of freedom and resilience.


Saturday, June 22
Urban Bee Keeping with Jason Bey, 12pm:
Learn about the fascinating world of urban beekeeping and its importance to our ecosystem.
Book Discussion: All Boys Aren't Blue, 2pm: Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on George M. Johnson’s powerful memoir.


Tuesday, June 25
Armchair Traveler 12pm:
Explore new places and cultures without leaving your seat in this engaging, Virtual Reality travel series.
Lunch on the Lawn Storytime, 12pm: Another chance to enjoy story time outdoors with your lunch.


Friday, June 28
Cardboard Kingdom, 12pm:
Let your creativity soar as we build and play in our very own cardboard kingdom.


Saturday, June 29
Wildlife Safari, 12pm:
Get up close and personal with exotic animals in our wildlife safari event.
Flint Pride Festival, 2pm: Celebrate diversity and inclusion at the Flint Pride Festival with vibrant performances and activities.


Stay tuned for upcoming events in July and August for a summer filled with stories, learning, and fun right here at the GCFPL!