Flint Public Library is Open @ Courtland Center

Flint Public LibraryYou can browse books and movies, use public computers, research genealogy and use our reference materials.

You’ll find our temporary location at Courtland Center (4190 E. Court St., Burton). Visitors should use the main entrance (Entrance A) and then look for the Library signage just east of Sloan Museum @ Courtland. Plenty of free parking is available, and the mall is served by the #10 bus (Richfield Rd.).  Standard safety protocols are in place,

We are following State of Michigan guidelines as far as being open vs. closed.  You can always check fpl.info or call us at 810.232.7111 if you would like to confirm that we are open.

Summer Reading Challenge: Tails and Tales!

In this, our second year of COVID-challenged summer reading, we’re going to amp up the excitement with more prizes and more interaction.

Summer reading is absolutely critical for kids.  Reading just 3-4 books over the summer can dramatically improve their reading skills, as well as their ability to start school prepared to read in the fall.  While more kids have been in school this year, we all know that learning environments have been challenging at best.  The Summer Reading Challenge is a great opportunity to build on what your kids are learning and give them something fun to do at the same time.

The first important step is to register.  Either stop by the Library for assistance, or go online to fpl.info/summer-reading-challenge/ and sign up all your readers.  Registration begins June 17.

The next step is to get engaged in the activities.  We’re kicking off this season of animal-themed activities on Saturday, June 19 at 2:00pm.  Look for more details on our online calendar. Every activity earns points, and points lead to prizes.

And speaking of prizes…we’re going to have a lot of them this year!  We don’t want to move any more than we have to out of our temporary space in November, so we’re planning to empty the prize closet this year. If you’re not sure how to get your kids involved in summer reading, dangle the lure of prizes in front of them!

You can always visit the Library to pick up some amazing reading and entertainment.   Our librarians are happy to help patrons of all ages find something special to read.  Visit fpl.info for our hours, calendar, downloads, and much more.

Calendar Items

We’re hosting a series of virtual programs this month.  We invite you to visit fpl.info for more information.  Please note that all of these virtual events are free.  Anyone can register or request a link to attend.  Also note that Flint Public Library will be closed May 28-May 31 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

  • June 5: 2:00pm Virtual family program with The Music Lady. Visit fpl.info, choose Join In, and click the calendar date for the Zoom link.
  • June 5: 10:00am-12:00pm Friends of the Library book drop off (1111 James P. Cole Blvd)
  • June 12: 10:00am-2:00pm Friends of the Library Mystery Bag sale at the Farmers Market.
  • June 12: 2:00pm Virtual family program with Deep Fried Pickle Project. Visit fpl.info, choose Join In, and click the calendar date for the Zoom link.
  • June 12: 7:00pm Virtual Saturday Night concert with Minor Element. Visit fpl.info, choose Join In, and click the calendar date for the Zoom link.
  • June 16: 12:00-1:00pm Fiction Only Book Club will meet via Zoom to discuss “Disappearing Earth” by Julie Phillips. Visit fpl.info, choose Join In, and click the calendar date for the Zoom link.
  • June 17: 10:00am-4:00pm Friends of the Library used book sale at the Farmers Market.
  • June 19: 2:00pm Summer Reading Challenge kickoff with Alex Thomas and Friends.
  • June 26: 2:00pm Virtual family program with jazz and reggae pianist Matthew Ball. Visit fpl.info, choose Join In, and click the calendar date for the Zoom link.

*Registration required for these events.

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