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Rochester Hills Public Library
Contact: Amanda Harrison Keighley
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For Immediate Release May 10, 2018


Rochester Hills Public Library Launches Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock

(ROCHESTER HILLS- May 10, 2018) This summer, the Rochester Hills Public Library is turning up and getting loud with its summer reading program, Libraries Rock! The program challenges participants to read quality literature while jamming along to their favorite songs beginning June 9.

At the library’s “palooza” June 9, attendees will enjoy food, games, live music a rock wall sponsored by Rivercrest Orthodontics, and coffee donated by Lava Mountain! Be sure to be there between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to enjoy all the activities and get signed up for Libraries Rock!

“The kickoff party is a fun way to increase awareness of our summer reading program, and encourage the community to get involved in our important and varied activities over the course of the summer. Libraries Rock is designed to help forestall the ‘summer slide’ that some students experience during summer vacation,” said Amanda Harrison Keighley Community Relations Specialist.

The “summer slide” is the tendency for students to lose up to a year of academic achievement during the summer if they don’t continually challenge and expand their minds. Even just a few minutes of reading every day can keep children attentive and mentally in shape to prepare them for a new school year.

Kids aren’t the only ones who benefit from Libraries Rock. The summer reading program offers plenty of fun activities for community members of all ages, and certain programs geared specifically towards our adult patrons.

“The benefits of reading in adulthood are sometimes overlooked. Libraries Rock is our opportunity to remind adults that reading is just as important for your brain health as exercise is to your physical health,” said Adult Services Manager Jessica Parij.

Libraries Rock runs from June 9 to Aug. 10. More information on Libraries Rock and its activities can be found at calendar.rhpl.org.


The Rochester Hills Public Library provides life-long learning opportunities, instills a love of reading, and offers equal access to information. The library serves as a community town square, where over 45,000 monthly visitors enjoy innovative ways to learn and socialize through a variety of programs including Sunday concerts, a summer reading challenge, parent-child workshops, and weekly lectures. The library’s expansive and user-friendly database system allows its 70,000 card holders access to eBooks, movies, and music downloads, language and genealogy services, and consumer reports from the comfort of their own home at no cost. Find more information on Rochester Hills Public Library’s unique offerings at rhpl.org