Tamarack District Library Lakeview, Michigan

Growing Minds~Building Communities


Fizz….Boom….Read!!! Summer Reading Program for Children

TDL’s Summer Reading programs starts June 17th.  Stop in that day to sign up.  Join us at 4PM to see the Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary put on a reptilian program.

When you sign up for the SRC, read books from the library and keep track of your time on the log that you receive each week. Report your time each week to the library to enter and win prizes!


Spark a Reaction! Teen Summer Program 2014

This year Andrea will be bringing lots of fun and creativity to our Teen programs.  There will be pizza, zombies, werewolves, bonfires, challenges, games, a lock-in, weekly prizes, golden tickets, and grand prizes!  Check our calendar for dates and times.



Zombie Walk and Classic Horror Movie Marathon

You’re too old to trick or treat but young enough that you want to have some creepy fun on Halloween! TDL has the perfect party for you. Join us on October 31st from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Makeup artists will be available to put on your Zombie face, snacks and drinks will be available and a 4 hour Classic Horror Movie Marathon will be playing. Once everyone is Zombiefied you can take the Zombie Walk through Lakeview.
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Do-It-Yourself Programs at TDL

In our continued effort to bring community members together to learn, share and grow TDL is hosting a DIY Day at the library each month. These programs will be the perfect place for a day out with friends or family. If you need to spend some time with your teenager bring them along and share the experience of creating your own unique creation.

Our first DIY Day is Saturday, September 21st, starting at 10:30 AM. TDL Staff will show you how to make a Book Page Dahlia and then you can create one of your own. These Dahlia Wall Hangers create interest and conversation when displayed. Once you know how to make one you can make them in different sizes and with different types of paper to create your own style.

Bring a friend and join us on September 21st at 10:30 AM.


Yu-Gi-Oh! @ your library

It’s always great when patrons initiate programs at the library because then we know that at least one person will show up. So when a young teen come to us this summer and said he would like the library to offer a Yu-Gi-Oh! Club we were willing to look into the possibility.

yugiohFace it most of us here at TDL are of a certain age where we are lucky to know what Yu-Gi-Oh! is let alone know how to play it. We scheduled an open play day and had the teens and tweens bring their decks in to play. Well they did, they came and kept coming. A dozen players gathered at the library on Saturday and played. Some attended without knowing how and those who did were willing to share their decks and teach them. Iw was exciting to see and plans have been made to continue holding a Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Play program every other Saturday from Noon-2:00 PM. The next one is scheduled for August 17th.

We want to be able to provide playing decks for anyone who shows up to learn how to play so if you have outgrown your Yu-Gi-Oh! days (if that’s even possible) please feel free to drop off your old cards at the library and we will make them available on our game days.


Teen End of Summer Reading Club Party

Whether you read the One Book One Summer book Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins, if your participated in the program you need to come to the party. Thursday, August 8th @ 6:00 PM

Prizes will be awarded, there will be food and most importantly you can help design teen programs for the coming school year. Book Clubs, Art Clubs, Gaming Days…they are all possible, with your help. For more information contact Sandy Perez at the library.


Shelf Life Book Club for August

The Book Club selection for August is “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford.  Join us for a book discussion on Thursday evening, August 22nd, 6:00 PM in the Tamarack Room of the library.



Calling all Teens!!!

Are you interested in participating in a monthly after school library group? Group activities will include Do It Yourself Projects, Video Games, Book Discussions and Movies. Contact Sandy at the library and let her know what day works for you.


Shelf Life Book Club

July’s title for the Shelf Life Book Club is “Sing You Home” by Jodi Picoult. Join us for our book discussion on Thursday, July 25th, at 6:00 PM in the Tamarack Room at the library.


Super Hero Academy

How does a Super Hero become a Super Hero? Here is your chance to find out if you have what it takes to be a Super Hero.

TDL is holding a Summer Reading Club Super Hero Academy for children up to 11 years old on Monday, July 15th at the library. Trainees will create their Super Hero costume and compete in Super Power Challenges.

We are also looking for teens and parents willing to volunteer to help at one of the many booths the trainees will be visiting. If you are interested please contact Cheryl Lucas at the library (989)352-6274.

Part of our Summer Reading Club events.

Part of our Summer Reading Club events.