Summer reading program beginning to extend learning outside of school

ISHPEMING —  Summer is about to begin and even though it’s a time for fun and outdoor activities, people also want to continue learning.



The annual summer reading program at the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library is set to begin on June 11th.

All age groups are encouraged to participate, each year there are several hundred kids that sign up and nearly 150 adults sign up.

“We just kind of encourage kids and adults alike to continue reading throughout the summer even though it’s a busy time. Kids are off of school and it’s really easy to kind-of get into a moment of not wanting to do that kind of stuff, but the program gives incentive for, especially the kids, to continue reading throughout the summer” said Assistant Librarian, Kelsey Boldt.

Those wanting to participate in the program can begin signing up now; the program will end the first week of August.

The kick-off event is the busiest time of the year for the library and to begin the program, they will be hosting a Michigan author and musician who will be performing Beatles Forever.

All ages are welcome to attend the kick-off event as well, information on the program and events are available at the Library’s website, click here.