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Events at Mecosta County libraries

EDITOR’S NOTE: While the state has lifted most COVID-19 restrictions, local libraries may have different requirements for entry. Please contact your local library. If any listing is inaccurate or to submit an event, please contact Julie Norwood at

Big Rapids Community Library

426 S. Michigan Ave., Big Rapids

Drummunity: 11 am Aug. 4. An interactive program using hand drums, percussion and simple drum circle games for people of all ages and abilities to participate.

Scavenger Hunt: Cookies Galore. Ages 4-12. Hidden on the first floor of the library are 16 a-dough-able cookies, but can you find them all? Stop by the cirdulation desk throughout August for an activity sheet to participate. Once the cookies have been found, return your sheet for a treat and a chance to enter a drawing for a gift certificate from Three Girls Bakery.

Great Garden Detective Adventure. 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Your garden detectives will: plant a community garden and care for it; grow, harvest, prepare, and taste fruits and vegetables; develop a class cookbook; conduct research to learn about a fruit or vegetable; track their fruit and vegetables; and share what they learn. Registration is required for this program.

2022 Summer Reading Program. The BRCL has a reading program for all ages. Visit our website at for more information. All events are held outside, in the Anna Howard Shaw Memorial Park unless otherwise indicated. Bring your own seating. In the case of poor weather, events will be moved inside and have limited spaces available. This change will be indicated on our Facebook page.

End of Summer Reading Party: 1-3 pm Saturday, Aug. 13. Featuring games, refreshment and giveaways. All ages are welcome.

Stories in the Park. 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Join Mr. Howard at the Bandshell in Hemlock Park every Wednesday for stories, music, & fun!

Movies in the Park. Join us 8:45 pm Friday, Aug. 5, and 8:30 pm Friday, Aug. 19, for a family-friendly movie in the Anna Howard Shaw Memorial Park. Movies will start at dusk. Find the movie titles on our website ( or in-person at the library.

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