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MAP Michigan Activity Pass 
use your library card to check out free or discounted passes to dozens of cultural partners all over Michigan! Available for immediate download and printing.

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Big Green Gym/Park and Read
Check out a pass good for free entry for one day in a beautiful Michigan park! Limited quantities per week available; must be checked out from library circulation desk.

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More places to visit and activities to keep your family busy & entertained:
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The Air Zoo features rare and historic aircraft, amusement park-style rides, flight simulators, a 3D theatre, and educational activities in Kalamazoo
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Ann Arbor Hands On Museum
Inspire your family to discover the wonder of science, math and technology. 

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Barnes & Noble
Storytimes and other activities, check local store for details.
Earn a free book through their summer reading program!

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Belle Isle Nature Zoo
Bring the wilds of Michigan to the heart of Detroit.

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City of Rochester Hills
Get information about parks and special events.


Cranbrook Institute of Science
Michigan's Museum of Natural History


Detroit Institute of Arts Family Sundays
Take in family performances, storytelling, art-making workshops and more.


Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve and Den               

Sixteen heavily wooded acres full of trails.  Families will find lots of hands-on activities.

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Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Celebrating 50 years of providing Michigan with exhibits and program about the history of the Great Lakes and the Detroit River.

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Downtown Rochester
Check the Events Calendar to see all the great events the Rochester DDA is planning for you!

Home Depot  

Free kids' workshop program.  Home Depot has wood projects for kids to build. 


Huron-Clinton Metroparks

A special regional park district encompassing the counties of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, and Livingston.


Jo-Ann Superstores        

Free Creative Kidz Events.  Select Saturdays, 2-3pm.  Call your local store for additional details.

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Michigan 4-H Children's Garden
Indoor and outdoor gardens, including a pizza garden and a storybook garden, to explore on the campus of Michigan State University in Lansing


Paint Creek Trail       

The Paint Creek Trail is a 8.9 mile linear park, located in northeast Oakland County.  The non-mortorized Trail is 8 feet wide, and traverses through Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, Orion Township and the /village of Lake Orion.


Upland Hills Farm        

Old fashioned hayrides, visit and feed the animals, enjoy farm demonstrations.  Visit the website for special events held at the farm.


Van Hoosen Farm   

Historical tours and outdoor programs for families.  Open year round, Wednesday through Saturday.


Village Mall of Rochester 

Craft and storytime activities, check the website for additional information.


Waterford Oaks Waterpark

Buy one ticket, get one free after 4pm Monday through Friday.



Discover the variety of programs the Y offers for any interest, age, ability.  Call for programming schedules.  North Oakland Family YMCA 248 370-YMCA

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Great sites for more information on entertainment and education possibilities:
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Destination Oakland

Information on recreation and tourism in southeast Michigan.

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Great Parents, Great Start

Michigan's initiative for school-readiness and success for young children.  Find out about parenting classes, special programs, assessments and other resources.

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Macaroni Kid

What's happening in Rochester and surrounding areas.

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Metro Parent Calendar of Events

Events and attractions in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties

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Michigan Department of Education

Literacy & Math activities for prekindergarten through 2nd grades.  (printable in PDF format)

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Museum Adventure Pass

Free or discounted passes to museums all over southeastern Michigan.  You can check them out on line with your library card number and PIN.

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Park & Read Program

Get a free pass from the library for a day at any state park.

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Pure Michigan - Attractions for Kids & Families

Lots of ideas for adventures all over the state.

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Other Rewards for Reading
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Barnes & Noble Summer Reading

A free book, summer reading kit, and more!

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Book Adventure

A free reading program from Sylvan Learning

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Family FUNdamentals, PreK-3 Reading Activities

from the State of Michigan's Department of Education

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Pizza Hut Summer Break Reading Challenge Workshop

Your chance to win a Diary of a Wimpy Kid prize package!

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Pottery Barn Kids 2014 Summer Reading Challenge

Read from the PBK list, get a free book; while supplies last, through July 31.  Must be 10 or under to participate.

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Scholastic Summer Challenge

Read.  Log minutes.  Win prizes.

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