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Whose Tail is This Scavenger Hunt

Whose Tail is This?Downtown Monroe Scavenger Hunt Running June 21 – July 31, 2021 Presented by the Monroe County Library System & Downtown Monroe Business Network. Participating Downtown Monroe businesses will have an animal tail in their window. Spot the tail, then write down the animal it belongs to. Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet from any branch of the Monroe County Library System, or download one below. Once your form is complete, return it to the Dorsch Memorial Branch Library to enter in for a prize drawing.Our thanks to...

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Adult Summer Reading 2021

Adult Summer Reading 2021Why let kids have all the fun? This summer, discover a whale of a tale at your library and participate in an Adult Summer Reading program.Participating branches:Bedford Branch Library's Summer Reading Club for Adults Running June 21 to August 28, 2021 Enter to win a book lover’s gift basket by reading this summer in the Bedford Branch Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program! Each book read is an entry for a prize at the end of the summer.  Pick up an entry slip at the Bedford Branch, or download one here,...

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Teen Summer Reading 2021

Teen Summer Reading 2021Enter to win Summer Reading Prizes Running June 21 - July 26, 2021 Fill out a summer reading slip for every 3 books or 6 graphic novels you read. Every slip you turn in is an entry for our end of summer reading drawing. The prize is a chance to win one of three $25 Barnes and Noble gift cards.

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National Poetry Month Contest Winners

National Poetry Month Contest Winners 2021Congratulations to this year's winners of the Monroe County Library System's National Poetry month poetry contest!Adult Category By Ryan Skidmore The pleasures of my childhood were cheap.A body too young for all the hospital visits it took ensured it.I knew better than to ask for much,but a visit to the library—that was always a chorus of yeses.“Is that Aunt Bet’s bear, Mommy?”“Yes.”The one that gave me the mug?”“Yes”“If I write a book can I have a bear?”“Yes.’ The pleasures of my teenage...

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Spring Coloring Contest

Spring Coloring ContestSpring Coloring Contest Celebrate spring with a coloring contest!  During the month of May, download a coloring sheet, or pick one up from your local branch of the Monroe County Library System. Return completed coloring sheet to any branch of the Monroe County Library System between May 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021 Make sure your name, age, and phone number are on your completed coloring sheet Entries may be displayed in the library and/or online Contest is open to all ages The winner will receive a prize!

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Seed Library

Seed LibrarySeed libraries are now available at participating branches. "Check out" seed packs to plant, then if possible, save your seeds after your harvest and donate them back to next year's collection. Participating Branches: Bedford Branch Library Maybee Branch Library Vivian Branch Library More About the Seed Library: Up to 3 seed packets may be “checked out” at a time Patrons are invited to use this program and are encouraged to save the seeds from the year’s harvest to donate back for future use The Seed Library is free and...

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National Poetry Month Contest 2021

National Poetry Month Contest 2021The Monroe County Library System is celebrating National Poetry month with a poetry contest! Submit an original poem by turning it in at your local branch, or via email to jennifer.saul@monroe.lib.mi.us. Please make sure you have your name, age, and contact information on the page with the poem.Submissions Accepted April 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021Guidelines: Poems may be rhyming or non-rhyming Poems must be no longer than one typed page Include your name, phone number, age, and email on the entry...

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Share a Rainbow

Share a RainbowMarch is Reading Month March is Reading Month, and to celebrate, we are using the book, Share Your Rainbow by R.J. Palacio, to share hope for the future with artwork. To participate, decorate the rainbow on this coloring sheet, or make a rainbow of your own in some other creative way. Submit your rainbows to the Ida Branch Library, or email stephanie.wintersteen@monroe.lib.mi.us

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Lucky Leprechaun Contest

Lucky Leprechaun Contest Lucky Leprechaun Contest We are looking for our Leprechaun’s Pot of Gold! We need your help to find him. To enter, download the contest sheet, then draw and color the leprechaun's face. Return your completed sheet to the Vivian Branch Library between March 1, 2021 - March 13, 2021. If your picture helps us find our sneaky little friend, you might win his Pot of Gold!

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All Ages Autumn Coloring Contest

Enter by Monday, November 30, 2020 Contest Rules One entry per person. You can only use the provided coloring sheet. Sheets are available to pick up at your nearest branch, or you can click here to download your coloring sheet. Return completed coloring sheet to any branch of the Monroe County Library System, or email them to jennifer.saul@monroe.lib.mi.us, between Monday, November 2, 2020 and Monday, November 30, 2020. Make sure your name, age, and phone number are on your completed coloring sheet. All entries must be original....

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