We're happy to announce we have started a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, encouraging all Wixom families and caregivers to read 1000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten. Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary. There will be prizes for kids when they read 100, 500, 800 and 1000 books. They can also receive a special sticker for every 100 books read. Just register your child on our Beanstack site and the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program will appear as a program as soon as you sign in! You can register and track your child's reading here.
Join us for our seventh annual Community Reads event. This fall six area libraries (Lyon Township, Northville, Novi, Salem-South Lyon, Walled Lake, and Wixom) encourage our readers to check out a copy of this year's Community Reads title, Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world’s greatest distance runners and learn their secrets, and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong. Copies of the book are available at the Library. This great, multi-community event brings neighboring libraries together to strengthen community ties and promote literacy.
The Library is holding multiple events this fall tied to the Community Reads title. Learn how to make healthy lifestyle modifications at You Can Achieve Your Goals as well as join the special Between the Lines Book Discussion about the book. Lastly, everyone is encouraged to attend a Meet the Author event with Christopher McDougall at the Novi Public Library. We hope you enjoy this year's Community Reads event!
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. This September, if you register for a library card, you will be entered into a drawing for a prize basket! Patrons who already have a library card can also be entered in the drawing if you refer a Wixom resident to sign-up for a new library card. To register for a Wixom Public Library card, you just need a picture ID and proof of residency. A library card opens up a wealth of resources - from books and databases to movies and downloadable eBooks. Do you have the smartest card in your wallet?