STAIR DISTRICT LIBRARY morenci, michigan

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Library Summer Hours: Monday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"LIBRARIES ROCK!" Summer Reading Program


Wednesday, June 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.:

Morenci Band Director Bill Muarry, with the help of Morenci band students and Marshall Music, will show and demonstrate band instruments and then kids will get a chance to try them out! 

Also: Register for READ, ROCK & REC: Sign up for the Summer Reading Program if you haven’t already done so! • Learn about Wandoo Reader for keeping track of the books you read! • Earn Book Bucks for attending the Petting Zoo! • Enjoy snacks and a prize!


The Summer Reading Program (and Summer Camp at the Elementary School and the City of Morenci's Summer Rec program) is FREE! It's part of READ, ROCK, & REC and also includes the Cradle to Career Literacy Pop-Ups on the Thursdays during the weeks that the SRP meets. Sign up at the library if you haven't already signed up for Summer Camp. Campers will be bussed to the library on Wednesdays after eating a FREE lunch. For kids participating ONLY in the library program, stop in or call (458-6510) during regular library hours to register.


Wednesdays, June 20 & 27; July 11 & 18 @ 11:30 a.m.Stories, art, crafts, games, snacks, science, mini “rock concerts,” “Rockin’ the Boxes,” and Rocket with NASA @ My Library!


Wednesdays, August 1 & 8 @ 11:30 a.m. Everybody in the community is invited to attend these special programs:

August 1: MADCAP PUPPETS! "Jules and Verne's Excellent Adventure"

August 8: BICHINI BIA CONGO DANCERS! High energy African drumming and dance!


(For children from age three to five, accompanied by an adult)

Mondays, June 18 & 25; July 9 & 16; July 30 & Aug. 6, Noon to 1 p.m. 

Books and stories! Music and movement! Hands-on activities and snacks!


(For children from birth to age two, accompanied by an adult)

10:30 to 11 a.m., Mondays: June 18 & 25; July 9 & 16; July 30 & Aug. 6

Short stories, songs, nursery rhymes, finger plays! 



The public is also invited to shop at the Scholastic Book Fair at the library. Children in the Summer Reading Program will earn “Book Bucks” for reading and attending programs and use them to shop at the Book Fair.




Monday, June 25, 5 to 7 p.m.:

Light Bright Library: an evening at the library with electrical gadgets such as Snap Circuits, Lite-Brites, Makey Makey.

Registration requested to help with staff planning. Send a message on Stair District Library Facebook, email or stop in or call 458-6510 during regular hours: Monday & Wednesday: 10  a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(“MADDOGGS” stands for Mothers, Aunts, Daughters, Daughters-in-Law, Grandmothers/granddaughters/girlfriends, and Sisters. The "O" is for other people: everybody is welcome to attend! BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY!)

“GIRLS NIGHT OUT” is a series of 6 FREE events/field trips with short demonstrations of scientific principles. It's part of the NASA @ My Library grant initiative sponsored by the American Library Association and the Space Science Institute.

Other event dates and times to be announced:

Starry, Starry Night: Field trip to the Dark Sky Preserve at Lake Hudson

Bright Idea: Field trip to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum to explore light and optics.

Out to Ohio: Field trip to Plum Brook Station to tour the Glenn Research Center & NASA Glenn Visitor Center. 

  • Previous events:

  • Planetarium: Science Cafe at the library with Snippets of Science and Snazzy Snacks, followed by field trip to Adrian College Robinson Planetarium with Dr. Sarah Hanson & /cosmic Colors planetarium show. Feb. 17, 5 p.m. at library; 7 p.m. at planetarium.

  • Paint & Sip: of Van Gogh's "The Starry Night" Oct. 19


TALK with TED @ TWO  


    Talk @ Two discussion group has morphed into Talk with TED at 2 p.m. featuring TED Talks from followed by discussion. Come talk about it! Click on the link, browse the site, and offer suggestions of talks you'd like us to feature.



    NOTE: The book discussion group meets the third Monday of the month, February through November. 

    Who: Anyone who loves books and a good discussion. 

    What: TBA  by TBA 

    When: Monday, June 18, 7 p.m.

    Where: In the Library Annex

    Why: It's fun! Intellectually stimulating! Socially uplifting!

    How: Ask for a copy of the book at the circulation desk; large print and audio available.



    Books and stories! Music and movement! Hands-on activities and snacks!

    • Mondays, 5 - 6 p.m.
    • RESUMES FALL, 2018. See KinderTime above!
    • The program focuses on the 3-5 year-old age group, but all family members are encouraged to attend. Pre-schoolers must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Attend any or all of the Mondays, registration is helpful for planning; see contact info.
    • Send a message on Stair District Library Facebook, email or stop in or call 458-6510 during regular hours: Monday & Wednesday: 10  a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Wednesdays in the summer at 5 p.m.


    • Every Monday at 10:30 a.m. throughout the Morenci school year.
    • The program is canceled when Morenci schools are delayed or closed.
    • The program is a participatory, rollicking half-hour of short stories, songs, nursery rhymes, finger plays and the like for children under two and their parents or caregiver. Pre-school age children accompanied by their parent or caregiver are welcome to attend.
    • Registration is not required, but is helpful for staff planning.


The group usually meets at 11:11 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month in the library annex.


From 4 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday, staff will be available to help you with your mobile device or give computer-related instruction. Bring your questions: If we don't know the answer, we'll find someone who does!


Creative Construction Toys Available Daily in the Library

Play with our NEW totally cool creative construction toys whenever we're open! (Funded by Disney through a grant administered by the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association)

  • MagnaTiles
  • B. Toys Bristle blocks
  • Connectagons
  • Keva planks
  • Magformers
  • Quadrilla
  • Strawbees
  • Blocks: architectural, unit, Haba
  • 255-piece domino race set
  • Sculpture in a Box
  • K'Nex
  • Zoob
  • Suspend
  • Squigz

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