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Summer Reading Challenge

Join the LTPL Summer Reading Challenge!

Get rewarded for reading this summer by signing up for the Tales & Tails 2021 LTPL Summer Reading Challenge in READsquared!

From June 1 through August 31 track the minutes you spend reading, attend virtual library events, complete fun Challenge Missions (like reading out loud to a pet or exploring one of our online resources), and earn prizes!

Log your activity by creating an account at http://ltpl.readsquared.com/

If you already have an account in our library’s READsquared program from our past summer reading program, you don’t need to make a new one.

All reading counts – magazines, eBooks, listening to audiobooks or even reading subtitles! Challenge Missions are grouped into six categories, so you can participate by reading or by getting out and doing fun activities. We want to encourage everyone to Explore Your World, Be CreativeConnect with Others, Read Every Day, LogOn to Try Out Library Resources, and Attend Virtual Library Events! 

We’ll have lots of Take-and-Make kits and virtual events for all ages. There will be a limited quantity of kits available by registration only, first come first served. Take a look at what’s happening this summer and register on LTPL’s website in the event calendar: https://lyon.lib.mi.us/attend/events/

Signup is free so beat the summer slide, keep your brain active, and participate as much as you can throughout the summer to win prizes!

Pick out a free book each week when you visit the library!

Kids Magazines

Lego Club

Features Lego products, special offers, comics, games, contests, modeling tips, and more.

National Geographic Little Kids

An innovative magazine full of learning and fun for today’s preschoolers and their parents! Bursting with lively photographs, engaging stories, and interactive picture games, each issue supplies you with fresh and imaginative teaching tools created by noted educators at National Geographic.

National Geographic Kids

A fact-filled, fast-paced magazine created especially for ages 6 and up. The articles entertain and inspire readers to learn about their world with amazing information about animals, science, technology, archaeology, geography, and pop culture, plus jokes, games, activities in every issue.

Sports Illustrated Kids

Delivers the excitement, passion, and fun of sports to kids, tweens and young teens in an action-oriented, authentic and interactive style. The authority on kids and sports, SI KIDS reflects the interests and humor of its audience.

Highlights for Children

Puzzles, science projects, jokes and riddles to challenge young minds, while characters in regular features like Hidden Pictures, The Timbertoes, Goofus and Gallant, and the Bear Family.

Michigan History for Kids

Aimed at children in third and fourth grades where state history is taught in Michigan schools.  This magazine goes beyond the textbooks exploring the history and heritage of all of Michigan’s peoples.

Jack & Jill

Award-winning Jack and Jill (ages 6-10) keeps kids entertained with engaging stories, challenging games, colorful comics, kid-centered interviews, recipes and crafts. Readers are also encouraged to share their creativity by submitting their own stories, poems, articles, jokes and drawings for publication.


Cricket feeds the minds and imaginations of kids ages 9 – 14. Every issue of Cricket is filled with stories, poems, puzzles, recipes, and science and nature articles – all designed to stimulate the imagination and help young people discover and explore the world around them.

Dig Into History

Each issue focuses on an archaeological discovery or topic related to the issue’s theme. Ages 9 – 14


A children’s science magazine aimed at kids between the ages of 9 and 14 who love to learn about new things.

Stone Soup

A magazine of creative writing by children ages 8 to 13. Stories and poems written by kids, for kids, make Stone Soup unique. It inspires creativity.

American Girl

Created especially for girls age 8 and up, American Girl is an appealing, age-appropriate alternative to teen magazines. Features advice, crafts, contests, puzzles, games, giggles, and more!

Discovery Girls

A magazine created by girls, for girls ages 8-14, Discovery Girls gives girls advice, encouragement & inspiration. Plus each issue is packed with quizzes, embarrassing moments, contests, fashion and much more!

Ranger Rick

Ranger Rick is for children ages 7 and up. Each issue is packed with amazing facts, stunning photos and outdoor adventures that help kids sharpen reading skills and develop a deeper appreciation for nature. A Parent’s Choice Gold Award recipient.

Ranger Rick Jr.

Ranger Rick Jr. is for children aged 3 to 7 years. Filled with fun activities, simple stories and wild animals that the little ones love. Ranger Rick Jr. draws preschoolers closer to nature and gets them ready to read. Youngsters will enjoy the seasonal crafts, simple cooking recipes, fun games, and more.

Comic Books

Scooby Doo Where Are You?, Scooby Doo Team Up, Looney Toons, & Teen Titans Go! – All from DC Comics

Upcoming Events
Take & Make Kits

We will be providing more fun Take & Make kits this summer!

There will be a limited number of kits, which will be available by registration only, first come first served.

Click here for availability and to register when available