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ALL AGES Summer Discovery Reading Program, June 15 – July 31, 2020.

For Adults and Teens:

  • Virtual Teen Club, Wednesday, July 29, 4 p.m.
    Teens aged 13-18 are invited to join us for our Virtual Teen Club on Zoom. At our June 9 meeting, we’ll be playing several rounds of trivia.  Categories include Harry Potter, sports, movies, and gross foods.  Registration is required. Email for more information.

    • July 29:  Summer Reading Wrap Up with a Book Discussion – What the Other Three Don’t Know and Games!
    • August 12:  Activity To Be Announced!

  • Tech Open Lab- All Questions Welcome!  
    Do you have tech questions? Join our technology staff on Zoom and ask away!  Each program will focus on a different theme, but all general tech inquiries are welcome. Topics can include Microsoft Products, Web Applications, Social Media, Email, and how to use your personal digital devices. Register today by sending an email to

    • Wednesday, July 29:  5:30-6:30 p.m.

  • Learn to Code with Grand Circus Detroit, Wednesday, August 19, 6-8 p.m.
    Join our partners Grand Circus Detroit for this free remote learning opportunity. In this hands-on class over Zoom, instructors will guide students through working on a code editing website. Basic computer and internet skills are a must. Registration is required.

  • Teen Craft Kits, Wednesday, July 29 – Rope Bracelet available for pickup
    Get creative this summer with the BTPL Teen Craft Kits! Used in conjunction with the Creativebug database, teens will receive supplies and top-level video instruction on how to make different craft projects.  Teen Craft Kits are available for teens age 13-18 while supplies last. Email  or call Adult Services to request your kit(s).

    • Thursday, August 6 –  Brusher Marker Daily Drawing Challenge

Adult Services Videos–ON DEMAND

Teen Services Videos–ON DEMAND

For Families and Children:

  • Live Weekly Family Story Times at 11 a.m.More coming in September!
    Join your BTPL Youth Services librarians for a live, interactive virtual story time for families of all ages every week! Register to receive your Zoom link/login.


  • Book Discussion Groups: Live!
    • Stay tuned for more dates coming this fall!

Youth Services Videos–ON DEMAND
Check out these videos from our Youth Services team after nap time, online school, or whenever it is convenient!

Resources for Children and Students


  • Anti-Racism Reading List: Books and media for all ages to support conversations about race and racism
  • TumbleBook Library: Children’s eBook database of picture books and read-along chapter books
  • BookFlix:  Interactive reading experience to explore fiction and non-fiction for grades PreK – 3
  • TumbleMath: eBooks about math for grades K – 6
  • Scholastic Teachables: Printable educational materials for grades PreK – 6, user ID: schteachables46, password: blue
  • PebbleGo: Informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy for grades K – 3
  • Brainfuse: Get help with your homework online from 2pm to 11pm daily (excluding some holidays).
  • Read It!: Articles on a variety of subjects that include comprehension supports for middle school – adult ELL and other different learners
    All BTPL Youth Databases

Resources for Teens and Adults


Web Resources


Business and Employment Resources

Games and Activities

Mental Health and Wellness