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Summer Reading Program

June 13-July 23, 2022

Oceans of Possibilities


Join the Bridgman Public Library for six weeks of reading and a summertime of fun! Keep your brain sharp and explore the ocean and all things water-related.

Movie Mondays are back at a new time! Plus in-person programs and take & make projects.

For ages 2-18


Log your children's reading time HERE on ReadSquared. The reading challenge runs June 13-July 23.

Don't forget to check the Teen page for more age-appropriate activities.


Toddler & Me and Storytime

LIVE and In-Person with Miss Tami. Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m.


Toddler & Me

Tuesday 9:30 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m. for parents and children age 2-5


Story Hour

Tuesday 10:30 a.m.

for parents and children age 2-5


Diverse stick figure children


Michael Albert Pop Art Experience

Register now; attend the event on June 24, 10.30a.m.-12.30p.m.

Michael Albert in collaged lettersMICHAEL ALBERT POP ART EXPERIENCE

June 24, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Toth Street Park

Click here to sign up now.

Meet collage artist Michael Albert and join us for a hands-on workshop where you can create your very own collage!  Please bring an empty cereal box to the workshop. Learn more at

Grades 3 - 12; parents are welcome too.

Movie Mondays are back!


All movies begin at 2:30 p.m. in the library’s Community Room


June 27    Princess Bride (Rated PG)

July 11     Dolphin Tale (Rated PG)

July 18     Sing 2 (Rated PG)

July 25     Surf’s Up (Rated PG)

August 1   In the Heights (Rated PG-13)

August 8   Luca (Rated PG)

August 15   The Mitchells vs. the Machines (Rated PG)


Little Explorers Sensory Play Sessions

Twice a month--second and fourth Fridays

Second and fourth Fridays from 10-11 a.m. For age 2-5 with adult.

Take & Make Project: Flying Fish

Pick up at the library between June 27-July 1

Decorate a kite with an aquatic creature, then send it soaring!

Age 8 and up.

Bubble Day

Thursday, June 30, 2022 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Plan to get wet at the intersection of science, water, and fun!

Soap bubble line art in pink, blue, and yellow

Meet in the library’s south parking lot.

Age 4-10; volunteers needed 8th grade-adult. Click here to volunteer.


Encanto Watch Party

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.

Join the library for a musical afternoon as you sing and dance along with the movie.

Costumes welcome. All ages.

In the library's Community Room.

Chalk the Walk

Friday, July 8, 2022 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Decorate the sidewalks around the library.

You bring the creativity—we’ll provide the chalk. All ages.line art sticks of chalk

Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary

Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. Registration required.

Alligators at the library??

Meet live alligators and learn about their habits and habitat.

Age 5 and up. No exceptions, per presenter.

Registration opens June 24. Click here for tickets.Brown and white logo Chrichtlow Alligator Sanctuary


Take & Make Project: Shark Lady Suncatcher

Pick up at the library between July 18-23

Send scientist and diver Eugenie Clark swimming among the sharks in this craft for ages 6 and up.

Supplies needed: scissors.

Take & Make Project: Fish Tangram

Pick up at the library between July 25-30

Make designs using simple puzzle pieces.

Helps develop spatial relationships and imagination!

 Ages 3-7. Fish composed of tangram pieces