This summer at the Riverview Veterans Memorial Library

A universe of stories

Our June Nerf war helped end the first week of summer reading with a ‘big bang!’ while setting the tone for galactic-sized fun in July and August! Don’t miss your opportunity to make edible slime, watch a magic show, pet some live animals and crawl into an inflatable planetarium! These special events are open to everyone and require nothing more than a quick registration. 

Can’t make our Thursday events? Come and see us on Mondays for stories, games, a cool craft and a pizza lunch or on Wednesdays for a toddler & preschool storytime that includes stories, songs, games and a bagged lunch.

We are still accepting registrations for our summer reading challenge. In an effort to keep readers motivated to read and learn throughout the summer, we will be giving out stellar prize bags to children ages 0-12 who read a minimum of 10 hours from June 17-August 12.

Three children that go above the minimum required and read the most minutes for the entire program will earn a special prize basket. Those interested in participating can register at the circulation desk and receive their reading logs starting June 17. 

Readers who complete the minimum of 10 hours can pick up their prize bag at the circulation desk from August 12 until August 30. All reading logs are due to the Library by August 12 to qualify for the grand prize contest. 

Registration is required for each child participating.

Our youth readers aren’t the only group we are hoping to motivate and celebrate this summer…teens and adults have special contests and incentives planned just for them! Teens ages 12-17 are invited to win a prize basket by reading and reviewing their newly discovered books. From June 17-August 9, teens are encouraged to read as many books as they can, fill out a quick book review form and submit them to the Library. The two teens who read and review the most books will win! Winners will be notified by phone. Review forms are available at the circulation desk from June 17-August 9. 

No registration required.

Readers 18+ have the opportunity to win one, or all five, of our fantastic adult reading baskets filled with edible treats, books, fun trinkets and more! A big thank you to our neighbors at Leo’s Coney Island and Starbucks for their generous basket donations. If you are reading this summer, there is no excuse to not stop in and fill out slips for the books, magazines, newspapers, or audiobooks you have been reading/listening to. 

Just place those slips in the entry box for the basket you hope to win. At the end of summer reading, five people will win one of their chosen baskets. The more you read, the greater the chances are of winning! Winners will be notified by phone. 

No registration required.


Professor Pamela Sayre & the Mycenaean Civilization
Mondays @ 6:30 p.m.
July 1 – August 5

Our returning friend, Professor Pamela Sayre of Henry Ford College, is discussing the Mycenaean Civilization from the beginning to its violent, disruptive collapse during the Bronze Age. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity! Registration is on-going.

  • July 1 – Mycenaean Origins
  • July 8 – The Mycenaean World
  • July 15 – Art, Architecture and Linear B
  • July 22 – (In) Mythology
  • July 29 – The Trojan War
  • August 5 – Collapse


Mondays @ 11 a.m.  |  July 8  – August 5

Reading and space enthusiasts of all ages will hear space-themed stories, play games and make a take-home, keepsake craft. Free pizza lunch provided to participants ages 0-18. Lunch includes 1 piece of pizza per child and a drink.

Registration is required. Only registrants are guaranteed lunch and craft materials.


Wednesdays @ 11 a.m.  |  July 10 – August 7

Wednesdays is just for our lil’ ones. Toddlers and Preschoolers ages 0-5 can join us for stories, songs and games. Bagged lunch provided.

Only registrants are guaranteed lunch. Registration is required.


Thursday, July 11 @ 11:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.

Ages 6+

Come and join us for a fun hour of awesome space-themed science experiments using items typically found in the kitchen. Ms. Wassick will do a variety of experiments including making edible slime and creating lunar colors that dance on a milky surface. Bagged lunch provided.

Registrants are guaranteed lunch. Registration is required.


Thursday, July 18 @ 11:00 a.m.

All ages

A2 Magic is landing at the Riverview Library for an awesomazing, interactive magic show for the whole family. Each child will take home a free space-themed magic trick and gravity-powered reflex tester! Bagged lunch provided.

Registrants are guaranteed lunch. Registration is required.


Thursday, July 25 @ 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 a.m.

All ages

Animal enthusiasts of all ages will meet an array of friendly critters from the animal world. Everyone who attends will get the opportunity to touch each creature and learn fun facts about each animal friend! Bagged lunch provided.

Registrants are guaranteed lunch. Registration is required.


Thursday, August 1 @ 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. 

All ages

Explore the wonders of the night sky in the portable, inflatable Starlab Planetarium. Stargazers will take a star walk into the planetarium and have the opportunity to see the Northern Hemisphere, night sky and much more! Bagged lunch provided.

Registrants are guaranteed lunch. Registration is required.


Monday, August 5 @ 11:00 a.m.   

All ages

Help us celebrate the conclusion of the summer reading program with treats, outdoor activities and a visit from our friends at the Riverview Fire Department & Riverview Police Department. Everyone will get a chance to see a fire truck and police car up close! Lunch includes one piece of pizza per child and a drink.

Registration is required.

If you are interested in attending our storytimes or events, please register by stopping in at 14300 Sibley Road or by calling us at 734-283-1250. Information about our programming and links to our online resources are available on our website & on our Facebook page. Happy reading and creating!

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