march is reading month with drawing of two books

March is National Reading Month – a month designated to motivate people of all ages to read every day. Reading has many benefits, including increasing memory recall, building vocabulary, and reducing stress. Check out the many great programs and activities we have planned this spring as we celebrate all things reading. Visit the Youth or Adult & Teen Services Desks to discover your next great read!

Browse our calendar of events for a full list of Library programming, including book clubs and story times.

In Youth Services

Kindergarten Readers’ Roundup
March 1 – 22
We are celebrating emerging readers during National March is Reading Month by inviting kindergarten classes in our community to our Kindergarten Readers’ Roundups to tour the Youth Room, enjoy a fun skit with favorite book characters performed by your Youth Services librarians, and much more! Details available through the schools. 

Book Character Scavenger Hunt
March 1-31
See if you can find a favorite book character hidden all around the Youth Room during the month of March!

Reading with the Dogs
Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Kids are invited to read to a furry friend at theLibrary! Therapy dogs and their handlers will be ready to listen to readers in our story room. A great opportunity to practice your reading skills in a comfortable setting with no judgement from the dogs! Readers, ages 5 & up, can register for a 15-minute reading session. Registration begins February 6. Please email or call Youth Services to register.

Brick Builders
Tuesday, March 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
(theme: Favorite book for March is Reading Month)
Junior architects, ages 6 & up, are invited to join us for building fun with LEGO bricks. Create your own masterpiece or do a theme building challenge with your friends.

March Book Group Discussions
My First Book Group (gr. K – 1)
Book Worms (gr. 2 – 3)
Paperbacks & Snacks (gr. 4 -6)

In Adult and Teen Services

Weekly Literary Trivia Challenges  
March 1 31
Are you the Ken Jennings of literature? Prove it! Each week, we will dish out some fun literary trivia to test your knowledge and challenge your inner bookworm. Stop by Adult and Teen Services beginning March 1. 

50 Book Challenge
Join the year-round reading challenge for adults (ages 16+). The Library challenges you to read 50 books — there’s no deadline, so you can go at your own pace. Stop by the Adult and Teen Services desk to pick up your 50 Books Tracker, where you can track your progress, get small prizes, and find prompts to inspire your next read. 

Teen Book Cover Design Contest
March 4 April 4 
Teens: use your mad editing skills to create a new cover for your favorite book! Designs are  due April 4, 2024 by 12:00 a.m. The Teen Advisory Board members will select a winner at the April TAB meeting. Winners will receive a library item with their design and a gift card.

Ask a Librarian: How Do I Find Good Books?
Thursday, March 7, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Registration required and begins February 7. 
This is your chance to ask a librarian what you’ve always wanted to know – how do I find a good book to read? Adult and Teen Services librarians will help you discover free resources from the Library to guide you towards your next great read.

Book Discussion: Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant by Curtis Chin  
Tuesday, March 12, 7:00 p.m.
Registration required and begins February 12 
Join us for a discussion of Curtis Chin’s 2024 Michigan Notable Book, Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant.

Author Visit: Curtis Chin
Monday March 25, 7 p.m.
Registration required and begins February 26.  
Curtis Chin, writer, activist, and author of the 2024 Michigan Notable Book, Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant, will discuss his new book that details his upbringing and time working in his family’s Cantonese restaurant in Detroit.