Great Activities for Children and Families in the Youth Services Department during June

Questions?  Call us at 231-722-8014.


Summer Storytime    

June 6, 13, 20, 27

Thursday Mornings at 10:30 am

Join us for stories, songs, movement activities,

and a craft just for little ones.

Ages 0 - 5 with a caregiver.




Summer Reading 2019

A Universe of Stories

June 17 - August 17

Explore a Universe of Stories this summer with Hackley Public Library’s annual summer reading program.

Read through 4 levels of space to earn different prizes.

The more you read, the more prizes you earn!

Sign up at the library beginning June 17.

Adults, Teens, and Children welcome



Monthly Makers: Minecraft

Saturday, June 1, Sat 2:00-4:00

Sharpen your pickaxe and see what you can build and discover in our Minecraft world!  

Space is limited to the first 20 registrants.

Register online or by phone 231-722-8014.  



Grow It, Try It, Like It!

Thursday, June 13, 10:30-11:30

We’re hosting a special garden-themed story time

with lots of hands-on activities to learn more about what grows in our soil.  

This event is a partnership with MSU Extension.

Ages 2-5.


Fly Me to the Moon

Monday, June 17 5:30-6:30

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo mission to land on the Moon on July 20, 1969!

Investigate how gravity keeps the Moon in orbit around the Earth

and what it takes to escape Earth’s gravity to get to the Moon.

Experience the creation of Moon craters

and the challenges involved in landing safely on the varied surface of the Moon.

Learn about current and future missions to other moons and planets in our solar system.

Up, up and away!

Age 5+.


Sport – Ship Dog of the Great Lakes

Exploring the Universe of Lake Michigan

Tuesday, June 18.  3:00-4:00

Sit back and enjoy listening to author Pamela Cameron read her picture book Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes.

Based on true events, the book follows the story of Sport: a puppy rescued by the crew of the Hyacinth.  

He became an instant crewmember and takes readers on a journey through America’s inland seas.  

Copies of the book will be available for $15 and a book signing will be available after the program.

All ages.


Summer of Sci-Fi Youth Book Club: The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Tuesday, June 25 1:00-2:00

Journey to a fantasy world in The Girl Who Drank the Moon,

an epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon,

who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her.

This book club is limited to 10 participants.  

Register at the Youth Services Desk and pick up a copy of the book.

Snacks will be provided!

Ages 10-13.