Let’s Read Together

Celebrate the different ways and places to read across Michigan.

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Books are a great way to read, but they aren’t the only way! Podcasts and audio books have changed the way we enjoy stories. And everyday things like road signs and hiking trail markers teach important literacy skills to young readers. The Michigan Learning Channel has partnered with organizations and small businesses across the state to encourage reading of all kinds, in places that may surprise you.

The Let's Read Together Challenge

Every year, we run a reading challenge that encourages classrooms and families to set reading goals. Everyone who completes the challenge is entered to win a prize!

Our Reading Spot Partners

Learn about the best places to read in Michigan.

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Ann Arbor District Library

AADL and its five libraries have perfect places to read for those looking for quiet reading rooms, comfortable nooks, sipping drinks and people watching, or curling up in the honeycombs at Westgate Branch.

Bridgman Public Library

This gem in Bridgman, MI has plenty of comfy reading spots and events for readers of all ages.

Detroit Zoo

Read about your favorite animals at this zoo in Royal Oak, MI.

Flint Children's Museum

Explore over 40 hands-on exhibits with literacy, science, and art in mind for ages 0-8, relax in a forested reading nook, or join a Move & Groove Story Time event!

Grand Ledge Area District Library

GLADL is located in historic downtown Grand Ledge, MI. It provides fun and engaging events for people of all ages, early literacy programming, books, music, games, and more!

InPACT from the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan Department of Kinesiology reminds you that podcasts and audio books are great to listen to during workouts!

Love Creek County Park

This park in Berrien county is open all year and offers hiking, mountain biking, and even cross-county skiing!

Midland Center for the Arts

Read about actors that take the stage in performance programs, and about fine arts through galleries. Monthly story times also take place for young readers.

Michigan's State Parks

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources provides trails to walk and trees to lean against across the state.

Wilderness Trails Zoo

Read about your favorite animals at this zoo in Birch Run, MI.

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Read surrounded by the water gallery, while having the cuckoo clock sing overhead in STEAM PARK, or be read to in a preschool program. Bring a book or borrow one from the preschool gallery!

Charlin's Book Nook

This used book store in Frankenmuth, MI is a great place to find a new favorite or enjoy a famous classic.

Detroit Institute of Arts Museum

Explore this museum and read all about artworks new and old.

Frankenmuth Historical Museum

Museum Exhibits and a walking tour offer unique ways to read while learning the history of Frankenmuth, MI

Henry Doerr Early Childhood Center

Make reading part of your routine with this center's free library and parent/family play groups that include story times and activities.

Krasl Art Center

Experience high-quality art exhibitions, installations, and events as well as art classes, camps, guest artist workshops, and outreach opportunities in Southwest Michigan.

Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

This free museum and sculpture garden includes more than 200 sculptures that span the career of Marshall M. Fredericks as well as rotating exhibitions featuring artists from around the world.

Redford Township District Library

See kiddos curled up next to the fireplace and families reading in the youth department, Teens listening to an audiobook while working on homework, and people enjoying a newspaper in the cafe.

St. Joseph County Parks

Biking and walking trails, lakes, and more await the relaxed reader or the nature explorer.

Arab American National Museum

The only museum of its kind in the United States devoted to recording the Arab American experience.

Curious Kids' Museum and Discovery Zone

Founded by educators and parents, this museum in St. Joseph, MI invites curiosity, allows exploration, celebrates childhood and inspires learning.

Fernwood Botanical Garden​

Learn about Michigan's native plants and enjoy a quiet reading spot.

Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance

With eight counties full of parks, libraries, and more, it's easy to find a quiet place to read or a budding book club.

The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center

Learn about the history of Benton Harbor, St. Joseph and the surrounding region.

Leslie Science & Nature Center

Create moments of discovery that inspire curiosity, exploration and respect for the natural world. Grab a book from the Little Free Library read on top of an underground slide or deep in the woods under your new favorite tree.

MBS International Airport

Read a book during a layover or take a peak at all the flight information at this airport near Midland, MI.

Silver Beach Carousel

Read about the history of this beautifully restored carousel. More adventurous readers can bring their book for a spin on the ride itself!

Tollgate Farms

Stop in to admire the animals, learn about history and agriculture, or enjoy some reading in the sun.

More Reading Resources

Learn about organizations that support reading and writing below. Learn how the Michigan Learning Channel supports reading education all year long on our English Language Arts resource center.

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This organization is dedicated to early literacy access, equity, and justice to support grade level reading.

Digital Divas

These programs from Eastern Michigan University encourage girls to pursue STEM education and careers. For example, reading a coding language!

Your Local PBS Station

All of Michigan's PBS Stations support reading through events and initiatives.

Tuscola ISD

Tuscola County's Intermediate School District offers resources from early literacy all the way through GED courses.


Chat about your favorite books at one of this organization's free creative writing workshops, tutoring sessions and more!

Michigan eLibrary

The Michigan eLibrary along with its local public library partners provides free access to physical and electronic reading materials. Visit your local public library or www.mel.org to find stories you’ll love to read again and again!

Pontiac READS

A member of the National Campaign for Grade Level Reading, Pontiac READS invests in Pontiac children’s right to literacy access and equity by intentionally and explicitly providing community-wide support for literacy development from birth-grade 3.

The Diatribe

This poetry-centered organization out of West Michigan reads children's books over Facebook Live every Sunday at 7:30pm.

Michigan State University Extension

MSU Extension educators work every day to provide the most current information when people need it to ensure success – in the workplace, at home and in the community.

Read Association of Saginaw County

Resources to support young readers by improving their progress and increasing their confidence and desire to read.