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2022 Summer Reading Program

June 7 - August 20


Reading Challenge

Sign ups begin on June 7th for this year's reading challenge for children up to 6th grade.

Read 30 minutes a days for 30 days over the summer to earn prizes.

For grades 7 - 12, earn a prize entry for each book read.

The more you read, the more chances you have to win!

Entries are due before the library closes on August 20th.


Teen Activities

June 28 - August 9 (no program on July 5th)

Tuesdays at 5:30pm

Just for our library friends aged 12-18.

Get crafty with us each week!

June 28th - Marbled mugs

July 12th - Beach mobile

July 19th - Nailed It! Challenge

July 26th - Tie dye t-shirts

August 2nd - Mermaid beauty

August 9th - Rock painting

For our planning, registration is required. Please call the library to get on the list!

An evening meal will be served at this program.

Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.


Kids Activities

June 30 - August 4

Thursdays at 5:30pm

Seashells, pirates, and sharks!

We have lots of ocean-themed activities this summer for our families!

June 30th - Ocean

July 7th - Seashells

July 14th - Tie dye t-shirts

July 21st - Mermaids

July 28th - Pirates

August 4th - Sharks

An evening meal will be served at this program.

Registration is required so we have enough supplies and food for everyone.

Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.



July 1 - August 5

Fridays at 2:00pm

Saturdays at 10:30am

Families with young children are invitied to join us this summer for stories, songs, art projects, and activities.

No registration is required.

Healthy snacks will be provided.

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Need a book that isn't on our shelves?

Want to catch up on TV shows you missed?

Use our PII (Patron Initiated Intra Library Loan) system to get what you want!

This system allows our customer to place holds on items owned by other participating libraries

and have them sent to Bessemer, with no cost to our customers!

All you need is your library card number and PIN, then start searching our catalog!


Books In A Series PDF Print E-mail

Are you looking for the names of all the books in the series you've been reading? Check out the website What's Next™: Books In Series Database of Kent District Library. It will help you search series fiction by title, author, or series. The link is also listed under our Book Links menu.

Download Audiobooks & eBooks PDF Print E-mail

Check out e-books and audiobooks at the Great Lakes Digital Library! It's completely free to use. All you need is your library card number and PIN. Don't know those numbers? Get them at the library front desk.


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