The Brighton District Library invites you to learn, grow, connect, and create with us this summer! Stop by the library Sunday, June 11 from 1-4pm for Springfest, the Summer Reading Program kick-off event in Millie’s Garden. Enjoy juggling and stilt walking, amazing balloon art, ice cream, petting zoo, giant bubble station, and a surprise visit from one of our favorite princesses.

Visit the library’s favorite tiger sculpture, back in Millie’s Garden, following a two-year make over by artist Sue Sanderson and weather proofing by Brighton Ford. The tiger has a fresh new look with vividly colorful endangered animals painted throughout the body. See how many you can name, then, join us by entering our name the tiger contest.

Register for Build a Better World, this year’s Summer Reading Program theme, June 11-August 5. It’s free and for all ages!  The library is the perfect place to help imaginations take off with books, music, movies, special events, and lots of fun!

The Summer Reading Program encourages reading during the long summer months to help maintain the gain that was made during the school year.

“Of all the activities children and teens participate in, time spent reading is the best predictor of reading achievement because the more students read, the better readers they become,” said Carla Sharp, Head of Youth Services at the Brighton District Library. “Children tend to read more when they are allowed to choose their own reading material. Those who read during the summer move ahead with their skills, those who don’t may lag behind in the fall,” said Sharp.

Springfest and the Summer Reading Program have been generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brighton District Library. The Brighton District Library is located at 100 Library Drive, Brighton. For information about Springfest or the Summer Reading Program call 810-229-6571.