Michigan Reads


Welcome to the Michigan Reads! One State, One Children’s Book Program. We invite you to take part in Michigan Reads!, a statewide program highlighting the importance of early childhood literacy by focusing on a picture book by a Michigan author.

Michigan Reads! One State, One Children’s Book program is sponsored by the Library of Michigan Foundation in partnership with Target Stores. The program is designed to highlight the importance of reading and sharing books with very young babies, toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary (Kindergarten – Second Grade) children. Modeled after the highly successful “One Book, One Community” concept, Michigan families, library and teaching communities are encouraged to read and talk about a chosen picture book, written by a Michigan or Great Lakes area author. Parents, caregivers, and librarians are given guidance in helping children develop literacy skills through play and extension activities.

As part of the program, Hamtramck Public Library invites you to a story hour every Saturday at noon, starting on September 19.