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Jump into Oceans of Possibilities with CDL’s Summer Reading Program

From CDL

Where can you attend a beach party, see a live animal show, enjoy a steel drumming demo, crush your opponents in a water wars competition, or be amazed by a Cirque Amongus show? At the Chelsea District Library (CDL) this summer! As part of the 2022 Oceans of Possibilities
Summer Reading Program, the library offers weekly events and activities, as well as reading challenges for all ages. Sign up at for CDL’s Summer Reading Program to log your reading and activities and win awesome prizes from June 10–July 27.

June 10 kicks off Oceans of Possibilities with a beach party-themed celebration on the library lawn. From 12–2pm, enjoy stunning bubble creations, search for treasure with our metal detectors, make ocean-themed crafts, sing karaoke, and enjoy a frozen treat. Then be sure to sign up for the reading program to earn incentive prizes like frozen custard coupons from Culver’s, a laser-engraved bookmark, and a free book to keep. This year’s grand prizes vary by age and include Cedar Point tickets, Henry Ford Museum passes, horseback riding experiences, ATA Martial Arts classes, and water play prize packs for kids, as well as a $100 Target gift card or a Destruction Depot gift card for teens. Adults can win $50 gift cards to local shops and restaurants such as the Garden Mill and Grateful Crow. Visit to sign up and see a full list of grand prizes.

“After a two-year hiatus from in-person summer reading activities, we cannot wait for an action-packed summer here at the library,” says Shannon Powers, Head of Information Services. “While fun is a top priority at CDL, the ultimate goal of the Summer Reading Program is to encourage lifelong reading and learning. That’s why from babies and toddlers to adults, there is something for everyone at your library.”

The Summer Reading Program is possible because of CDL’s wonderful sponsors and volunteers. This year, CDL is in need of more teen volunteers to help with activities and assisting kids with logging their reading. Teens entering 7th through 12th grade are invited to become Youth Services Group (YSG) members. YSG members help make the fun happen in June and July, and even get their own summer finale party to celebrate their hard work. Sign up to be a YSG volunteer by visiting

A special thank you to the 2022 CDL Summer Reading Program Sponsors: Gold Sponsors Culver’s of Chelsea, The Friends of the Chelsea District Library, and Mason Olive Lodge #156. SIlver and Bronze sponsors Chelsea ATA Martial Arts and the Kiwanis Club of Chelsea. Prizes were also generously donated by Kitty Face, Spad’s Twisters, Happy Hooves Equine, and Collected Treasures Farm.

About Us: Chelsea District Library is a not for profit organization whose mission is to engage, inspire, and equip through evolving services and resources. The Library currently serves 16,126 residents in the Chelsea area including the City of Chelsea plus Dexter, Lima, Lyndon and Sylvan townships. More than 16,000 individuals visit the Library each month. For more information visit

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