Hopkins library staff and volunteers completed updates to the children's, pre-teen and junior's fiction area and more just prior to the Summer Reading Program kick off.Hopkins library staff and volunteers completed updates to the children's, pre-teen and junior's fiction area and more just prior to the Summer Reading Program kick off.Hopkins library staff and volunteers completed updates to the children's, pre-teen and junior's fiction area and more just prior to the Summer Reading Program kick off.Hopkins library staff and volunteers completed updates to the children's, pre-teen and junior's fiction area and more just prior to the Summer Reading Program kick off.

Hopkins completes quick renovations in time for summer reading program

By: 
Kayla Deneau, Staff Writer

Hopkins District Library closed for renovations Thursday, June 12, through Saturday, June 14, in order to complete renovations throughout the library.

Librarian Natalie Bazan said the changes were to be "something of a surpises," but the volunteers and library staff were planning on updating children's, pre-teen and junior's fiction area and more.

Two fabric-backed bookcases, art work and a new table were added to the teen area. Bazan said the bathroom was modernized with beadboad, a chair rail, new fiztures, a mirror, new flooring and artwork. 

In the junior's section the bookcase was painted with a rainbow theme and a rug, couch, coffee table and new artwork was added along with a deep cleaning.

Finally, a new seating area was added with an electric fireplace, rug, couch and art.

"We had a busy three days with volunteers to get this all done," Bazan said.

The renovations have been completed, and just in time for the library's Summer Reading Program which kicks off today, Monday, June 16.

For more before and after photos, visit www.facebook.com/pages/Hopkins-District-Library-MI/119626638141575.

The Summer Reading Program schedule is as follows:

June 16 Summer Reading kickoff 
June 18 at 6 p.m. Learning about Geodes 
June 21 at 11 a.m. Annual pet show in the park 
June 23 Guessing Jar #1 - Win prizes.
June 25 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Butter Making 
June 26 at  6:30 p.m. in Dorr—Foraging Class 
June 28 at 11 a.m. Bleached T-shirts (bring a shirt) 
June 30 at 11 a.m. and  6 p.m. KoolAid Dyed Roving
July 2 at 6 p.m. Cheese Making - Mozzarella 
July 4 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Open as a cooling center 
July 4 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Annual craft fair and silent auction 
July 5 Closed
July 7 Guessing Jar #2
July 9 at 6 p.m. Felting with Roving 
July 12 at 11 a.m. Homemade bath fizzies 
July 14 at 6 p.m. Mosaic Stepping Stones 
July 18 at 3 p.m. Seed Bombs
July 21 Zombie Survival Week begins
July 21 at 6 p.m. Zombie Survival—weapons 
July 22 at 10:30 a.m. Sock Zombies 
July 22 at noon Zombie Identification
July 22 at 1 p.m. Zombie First Aid Class 
July 23 at 6 p.m. Basic Zombie Survival 
July 24 Take a picture of your survival kit 
July 26 at 10 a.m. Zombie Workout. 
July 26 at 1 p.m Pizza party and prizes
Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Dorr: Mini-Comicon 
For more information, visit www.hopkinspl.michlibrary.org or call (269) 793-7516

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