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What's Happening at the Library?

Summer 2023

Take and Make

Friends of Les Cheneaux Community Library will be sponsoring “Take and Make” crafts throughout the summer.

The kits contain any special materials you will need, although for some kits you may need to use your own scissors, tape, markers, or glue. Kits are available to all ages on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Check back often for new kits.

Please check the Les Cheneaux Community Library’s Facebook page for up- to- date information on kits and activities available.


Story on the Porch

Come stomp, wiggle, roar, and spin your way down our covered porch while reading the book “Clap Your Hands” by Lorinda Bryan Cauley.  Fun for ALL ages.


Little Free Art Gallery

Once again, Friends of Les Cheneaux Community Library is sponsoring a Little Free Art Gallery on the library grounds.  The gallery is based on The Little Free Library concept of book sharing except in this instance it is art sharing.  Art size is limited to anything smaller than 4”x”6 (postcard). All types of art are welcome.

Stop by and have a look around—feel free to take a piece, leave a piece, or both. the only rule is that you can’t take the furniture or the patrons.


Reading Buddies

Our summer reading program, “All Together Now” runs from June 3th through August 19th.   Children are welcome to complete an adoption application to be eligible to take home a reading buddy (while supplies last). There is also a reading challenge that when completed and returned to the library will earn a prize.




Play Dough Lab

Make your own batch of play dough, add ingredients, choose your color(s), and stir. That is all you will need to do to make play dough for you to use at home.  All ingredients supplied; you just need to provide the stirring power. Join the fun on the porch. Thursday, June 29th from 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Adults must accompany children. 




Music on the Porch:

Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

            June 29th with Marty Feldhake

            July 6th with February Sky

            July 20th with the B-Side Growlers

            August 17th with the Blue Water Ramblers


Slime Lab

Make a batch of slime at our slime lab on the porch to take home and enjoy, all materials provided. Join the fun on the porch. Thursday, July 13th from 11:00 a..m-12:30 p.m. Adults must accompany children. 


Author Paula VanderMey

Author, Teacher & Tai Chi Instructor, Paula VanderMey will be speaking and signing her latest book on July 15th at 1:00 p.m.


Tie Dye Lab

Create a one-of-a-kind design on a (provided) bandana and learn the basic techniques of tie dying. You will leave with a project that will need to be rinsed and finished at home. Join the fun on the porch, Tuesday - August 1st from 11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.  Adults must accompany children. 



Reading Buddy Reunion

As a wrap-up to our Summer Reading Program, we would like to invite the summer reading buddies, and their owners back to the library some fun and surprises. Just bring your reading buddy to the library anytime from August 16th to 19th to participate.



20th Birthday Party

Les Cheneaux Community Library will be celebrating 20 years of community service on Sunday, July 16th, from 1-3 p.m.! We are planning music, games, a bounce house, balloons and so much more, not to mention cake and ice cream!  Come and join us for this family-fun event that will mark an important milestone in the life of Michigan's first privately built for public use library!! See you at the library!


Michigan Science Center – “Eureka”

Imagine where we would be without inventions such as the light bulb, microwave oven, or even our favorite toys. Join us as we explore the unexpected and amazing tales of how these everyday modern marvels came to exist and celebrate the scientists and inventors who made them possible. Friday, July 28th in the afternoon. Time to be determined.



Scavenger Hunts

Did you know that every month throughout the summer there will be a different scavenger hunt at the library? Explore the library while looking for the hidden objects, find them all and you might even get a prize.



Used Book Sale

Friends of Les Cheneaux Community Library will once again be holding a used book sale.

Dates are:

July 5th Pre-Sale 3-6 p.m.

(Must be a member of the Friends of Friends or pay $5.00 to gain access to the sale on the porch this day only.)

July 6th 10am - 5 p.m.

July 7th 10am - 5 p.m.

All books sold by donation, no set prices.


Maker Space

Every Thursday morning from 10:30 a.m.to12:00 noon starting on June 29th through August 10th.

We will have our Maker Space hosted, and our robots, Keva planks, Lego, games, Perler beads, Nintendo, iPads and more available for use and exploration. Come on in to see what this is all about.



Look for announcements of pop-up activities throughout the summer. These events will be posted at the library as well as on our Facebook page.


All of these programs are free and open to the public.



Friends of Les Cheneaux Community Library will be sponsoring the community programs for Les Cheneaux Community Library, a Superior District Library, again this summer.

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