The Chelsea District Library is proud to present its 2016 Summer Reading Programs. Our Summer Reading Programs are geared towards every age group, encouraging learning and reading throughout these warmer and sunnier months.

Information about all our programs can be found below along with registration links.

Enjoy reading in the sunshine… but don’t forget to wear plenty of sunscreen!

Kids Summer Reading Program

NEW this year: Online Registration! Get signed up for Summer Reading in just 2 steps!

  • Click the registration button above. Follow the prompts to complete registration.
  • Come to the library during Summer Reading Kickoff on June 15 (or any time after) to pick up your Reading Log and start reading!

How does the Summer Reading Game work?

  • For every 5 hours (or books) read, you get a small prize and entry into our Grand Prize Drawings.
  • Keep on reading; after 20 hours/books, you earn a free book!
  • Earn extra entries into our Grand Prize Drawings by coming to a summer program, exploring the Discovery Center at the youth information desk, checking out a Challenge Card, and more!
  • Grand Prize winners will be announced after the Finale at 2:05pm on July 27.
  • Learn about the awesome programs happening this summer by visiting the library’s online calendar!

Teen Summer Reading Program

  • Once you’ve registered, visit the library at Kickoff on June 15, or after, to pick up your Reading Log! Need a hand with registration? Come to the SRP Kickoff on June 15 or visit the library any time after to register in person.
  • BMS and CHS students who complete summer reading will receive special incentives from their schools in the Fall.
  • Read 5, 10, 15 hours to win Free Bowling from Chelsea Lanes, $5 Off Library Fines, and a Free Donut from Chelsea Bakery.
  • Read for 20 hours to win a free book!
  • Register for the Teen Summer Reading/Summer Learning Finale at Zap Zone! Grand prize winners will be announced at the Finale!
  • GRAND PRIZES: Movie Tickets to Quality 16, iTunes Gift Cards, Amazon.com Gift Cards, Cedar Point Tickets for Middle School players, and a tablet computer for High School players!

All entries are due by 12pm on July 27. Winners will be announced at the
Teen Summer Reading/Summer Learning Finale at Zap Zone on July 28, 5–7pm.

Adult Summer Reading Program

Go Anywhere in a Book! Adult Summer Reading Game

June 15 to July 27

Enjoy a unique adventure and win prizes as part of our 2016 Adult Summer Reading Game! Receive prize drawing slips for reading or by taking part in activities right here in Chelsea. Pick up your game card to find out how to win prizes like a gift certificate to The Common Grill and other popular local spots! Sponsored by Friends of the Chelsea District Library.

Michigan’s Historic Railroad Stations & Adult Summer Reading Kick-off

Wednesday, Jun. 15 | 7–9pm
Chelsea Depot | 125 Jackson St.

Join us for this presentation in our own Historic Chelsea Depot. Also, find out about our Adult Summer Reading Game, prizes, and how to sign-up!

For his book, Michigan’s Historic Railroad Stations, Detroit News arts writer Michael H. Hodges photographed and profiled 31 depots across the state, from Detroit to Iron Mountain to Three Oaks, and including Chelsea’s Depot. In this lecture and slideshow, Hodges traces the evolution of the train station and the styles architects employed to both tame and exalt rail transportation. Touching on news accounts, literature and lm, Hodges also considers the central role the depot once played as the nation’s principal crossroads — a much-used, much-loved public space that has no real analog in American life today. In partnership with Chelsea Depot Association.