MLC Summer in the Community

The Michigan Learning  Channel is coming to communities across the state to provide free resources and hand out our Summer Activity Books!

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MLC is Visiting You!

This summer, the Michigan Learning Channel is coming to communities across the state to provide free resources and hand out our Summer Activity Books! Find an event near you below.

To see all of the fun things in store this summer, visit our Summer of Fun homepage.

Upper Peninsula

Engagement Coordinator for this region: Ellen Doan (edoan@nmu.edu).

Library in Bloom
June 4 from 9:00am – 3:00pm Central Time at Menominee County Library.
UP Engagement Coordinator Ellen will be here providing Summer Activity Books, literacy, STEM, and PBS KIDS giveaway items for library members and guests to enjoy.

Ironwood Carnegie Library Summer Kick Off
June 7 at Ironwood Carnegie Library (Time TBA)
UP Engagement Coordinator Ellen will be here providing Summer Activity Books, literacy, STEM, and PBS KIDS giveaway items for library members and guests to enjoy.

Dickinson County Library Summer Kick Off
June 10 at 1:00pm Central Time at Dickinson County Library
UP Engagement Coordinator Ellen will be here providing Summer Activity Books, literacy, STEM, and PBS KIDS giveaway items for library members and guests to enjoy.

Peter White Library Summer Kick Off
June 11 from 9:00am – 11:00am at Peter White Library
UP Engagement Coordinator Ellen will be here providing Summer Activity Books, literacy, STEM, and PBS KIDS giveaway items for library members and guests to enjoy.

L’Anse Library Summer Kick Off
June 15 at 11:00am at L’Anse Library
UP Engagement Coordinator Ellen will be here providing Summer Activity Books, literacy, STEM, and PBS KIDS giveaway items for library members and guests to enjoy.

Forsyth Township Library Summer Kickoff
June 20 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm at Forsyth Township Library
UP Engagement Coordinator Ellen will be here providing Summer Activity Books, literacy, STEM, and PBS KIDS giveaway items for library members and guests to enjoy.

Storytime Art Project
June 28 at 9:30am at Peter White Library 
Enjoy a story with your little one, plus meet UP Engagement Coordinator Ellen and receive a free Summer of Possibilities Book, complete fun art projects, and learn about MLC programming for young learners.

Wimee’s Words Live
July 13 at 3:00pm Central Time at Dickinson County Library 
July 27 at 3:00pm Central Time at Menominee County Library
Wimee needs your help to write stories! Give Wimee your favorite words and ideas and watch as he incorporates them into stories and songs in real time.

Community Kids Day
July 14 from 4:00pm CT – 6:00pm CT at DAR Boys and Girls Club Menominee
Get free Summer Activity Books plus literacy, STEM, and PBS KIDS giveaway items for guests to enjoy!

Downtown Marquette Farmer’s Market
July 23 from 9:00am – 1:00pm at Marquette Commons
August 20 from 9:00am – 1:00pm at Marquette Commons
Find Ellen at the MLC Community table and get free Summer Activity Books, activities, and goodies.

L’Anse Library STEM Activity
August 24 from 11:00am – 12:00pm at L’Anse Library
Make a heatless lava lamp with MLC and staff from your local library in this activity perfect for elementary and middle school students.

Northern Michigan

Engagement Coordinator for this region: Shelby Shawl (Shelby.shawl@cmich.edu).

Howe Library Luau
June 13 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm at Howe Library Breckenridge
Saginaw Bay’s own Lauren will be your substitute Engagement Coordinator for this tropical event full of flowers, MLC Summer Activity Books, and fun!

Chippewa River District Library Summer Reading Kick Off
June 20 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at Chippewa River District Library
Join local Engagement Coordinator Shelby for free Summer Activity Books, Pizza, and a meet and greet with your favorite PBS KIDS characters!

Storytime in the Park
June 16 from 10:30am – 11:00am at Island Park
June 23 from 10:30am – 11:00am at Island Park
June 30 from 10:30am – 11:00am at Island Park
July 12 from 10:30am – 11:00am at Island Park
July 19 from 10:30am – 11:00am at Island Park
July 26 from 10:30am – 11:00am at Island Park
August 4 from 10:30am – 11:00am at Island Park
August 11 from 10:30am – 11:00am at Island Park
Meet up with local Engagement Coordinator Shelby and storytellers from Chippewa River District Library for a story surrounded by fresh air, plus receive our Summer Activity Book and more PBS KIDS goodies!

AuSable River Festival Kids Day
July 26 at Grayling City Park (Time TBA)
A full day of fun awaits kids of all ages! Games, prizes, and the icing on the cake: MLC Activity Books from Shelby!

West Michigan

Engagement Coordinator for this region: Rachel Cain (cainra@gvsu.edu).

Muskegon Reading is Fun Event
June 18 from 11:00am – 3:00pm at 2140 Valley Street, Muskegon, MI 49441
Find West Michigan’s Engagement Coordinator Rachel at her vendor table to score free Summer Activity Books and literacy themed flyers and handouts.

WGVU KidsDay at the Zoo
August 4 from 9:00am – 4:00pm at John Ball Zoo
A full day of ROARing fun awaits kids of all ages! Meet your favorite characters, try fun activities, and get free giveaway items! Admission to this event is $5.

Books, Blocks, and Balls
August 13 from 9:00am – 2:00pm at Alger Head Start
Try a bubble-themed activity and get free literacy activities from Rachel.

Mid-Michigan

Engagement Coordinator for this region: Summer Godette (summer@wkar.org).

WKAR Family Pop-Up Events
June 2 from 10:30am – 12:30pm at CADL-South Lansing Library 
June 6 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at East Lansing Public Library
June 11 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at Bath Township Public Library
June 14 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm at Jackson District Library-Carnegie Library
June 16 from 10:30am – 11:30am at CADL Okemos
June 23 from 10:30am – 11:30am at Briggs District Library
June 30 from 10:15am – 12:00-pm at DeWitt District Library
July 28 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm at Elsie Public Library
August 2 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at St. John’s National Night Out-City Park
August 4 from 10:30am – 11:30am at Delta Township District Library
Meet Summer, the best Engagement Coordinator the grater Lansing area has ever seen! She will be handing out Curious Crew Investigation Kits, MLC Summer Activity Books, plus literacy, STEM, and PBS KIDS giveaway items.

Saginaw Bay Area

Engagement Coordinator for this region: Lauren Saj (laurensaj@delta.edu).

Grace A. Dow Library Summer Kick Off
June 3 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at G.A.D. Library Midland
Local Engagement Coordinator Lauren will be here handing out STEM activities, books, and MLC Summer Activity Books.

Castle Musuem Summer Kick Off
June 11 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Castle Musuem Saginaw
MLC is partnering with Hoyt Library, Castle Museum, and Disability Network to bring MLC Summer Activity Books and more goodies to museum-goers of all ages.

Wickson Library Storytime
June 14 from 10:00am – 11:00am at Wickson Library Frankenmuth
Enjoy a story with your littlest learners and meet Engagement Coordinator Lauren for MLC Summer Activity Books and more fun surprises!

Drop Everything and Read By Saginaw R.E.A.D Association
June 15 from 10:00am – 3:00pm at the Saginaw Children’s Zoo
Join this all-day reading extravaganza full of animal-themed fun, and top it all off with MLC Summer Activity Books and more PBS KIDS goodies from Engagement Coordinator Lauren!

Alice and Jack Wirt Library Kick Off
June 16 from 1:30-3:30 at Wirt Library Bay City
Local Engagement Coordinator Lauren will be here handing out STEM activities, books, and MLC Summer Activity Books.

Ecstatic About Science at St. Charles District Library
June 22 from 11:00am – 12:00pm at St. Charles District Library
Try a hands-on STEM activity and score free MLC Summer Activity Books.

Storytime at Coleman Library
June 28 from 10:30am – 11:30am at Coleman Library
Preschoolers and young readers can enjoy a guest reader at their library, and parents can get free MLC Summer Activity Books to share with their kids.

Ecstatic about Science Lesson at Coleman Library
June 30 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm at Coleman Library
Try a hands-on STEM activity and score free MLC Summer Activity Books.

Children’s Day on the Farm
July 17 from 9:00am – 3:30pm at the Edible Flint Farm
Register for this event for free STEM activities and MLC Summer Activity Books.

STEM at the Castle
July 19 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm at Castle Museum Saginaw
August 4 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm at Castle Museum Saginaw
August 18 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm at Castle Museum Saginaw
Try your hand at a STEM activity, plus receive MLC Summer Activity Books from Engagement Coordinator Lauren.

Story Time at Columbia Library
July 20 from 11:00am – 12:00pm at Columbia Township Library
Enjoy a story with your littlest learners and meet Engagement Coordinator Lauren for MLC Summer Activity Books and more fun surprises!

Columbia Library STEM Event
July 21 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm at Columbia Township Library
Learn about static electricity and meet Engagement Coordinator Lauren for MLC Summer Activity Books and more goodies!

Frankenmuth Farmers Market
July 22 from 3:00pm – 6:00pm at the Frankenmuth Farmers Market
Lessons, food ,fun and tokens for booths await kids of all ages.

Touch a Truck
July 26 from 9:00am – 12:00pm at Grace A. Dow Library Midland
Your little ones can learn all about emergency and construction vehicles from Midland police, firefighters, and more. Then cap off a day of fun with free MLC Summer Activity Books from Lauren!

Flint Farmers Market
July 28 from 9:00am – 5:00pm at the Flint Farmers Market
August 11 from 9:00am – 5:00pm at the Flint Farmers Market
Find the MLC vendor table to meet Lauren and get free Summer Activity Books and other goodies.

Melting Mystery and Guest Reader
July 29 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at Coal Miners’ Park, St. Charles MI
Young readers can enjoy a story read by a guest reader, then try a hands-on craft activity. Cap off the day with a free MLC Summer Activity Book from Engagement Coordinator Lauren.

JunkYard Band
August 3 from 3:00pm – 6:00pm at the Frankenmuth Farmers Market
Find Lauren and the MLC booth here for a free lesson and activity!

Family Fun Fest
August 13 from 10:00am – 2:00pm at Bay City State Park
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joy a day of fun activities and entertainment with your little ones, and get free MLC Summer Activity Books and other goodies from local Engagement Coordinator Lauren!

Caro Farmers Market Kids Day
August 16 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the Caro Farmers Market
Find the MLC vendor table to meet Lauren and get free Summer Activity Books and other goodies.

What’s in the Community?
August 19 from 9:00am – 3:30pm at Edible Flint Farm
Register for this event and take a look at all the things happening for students in the Flint area.

Southeast Michigan

Contact for this region: Director of Education Engagement Tara Hardy (thardy@dptv.org).

Detroit Public Library Drop-Off
Starting June 20
All Summer long, visit any Detroit Public Library branch and pick up a free MLC Summer Activity Book while supplies last!

Great Start Oakland Drive Thru
June 4 from 10:00am – 12:00pm st Great Start Oakland
Great Start will be handing out Sing, Say, Point, and Play materials and we will be handing out MLC Summer Activity Books!

Orion Library Kickoff Party
June 11 at Orion Township Public Library (Time TBA)
Join us at this Summer Reading Kick-Off for MLC Activity Books plus literacy, STEM, and PBS KIDS giveaway items!

Richmond Library Kickoff Party
June 15 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at Richmond Public Library
Join us at this Summer Reading Kick-Off for MLC Activity Books plus literacy, STEM, and PBS KIDS giveaway items!

Warren Summer Kickoff Event
June 18 from 9:00am – 12:00pm (Location TBA)
Join us at this Summer Reading Kick-Off for MLC Activity Books plus literacy, STEM, and PBS KIDS giveaway items!