Summer Reading Week 1: Farmyard Friends

Library of Michigan - Summer Reading Program

This week, we head to the farm for some “Udderly Amazing” shows, crafts, and special guests. Don’t be chicken! Check out the videos and get ready for some farmyard fun. Find all these activities in the MISSIONS section of READSquared. If you haven’t signed up for Summer Reading, click HERE. Have fun!


Week #1:Farmyard Friends

SHOW DAY: MYRTLE OVER THE MOON In this original Moooosical Adventure, a “boring bovine” seeks love and fame on MooTube by attempting to jump over the moon using a trampoline, roller skates, and a jetpack. She fails, but finally realizes the appreciation she craves was there all along. A cast of talented kids join Kenny and Page Turner in this tale of farmyard friendship.

CRAFT DAY: Cow Over the Moon Paper Plate Spinners With a couple of paper plates and a few simple supplies, kids can make their own Myrtles or Clydes or Jessicas or….

Supply List and Directions Here

AUTHOR DAY: Tammi Sauer Tammi Sauer, has written 30 picture books with more on the way! In THE FARM THAT MAC BUILT: The scarecrow from Old Mac Donald’s farm emcees a barnyard theater production that collapses into hilarious chaos in this rollicking rendition of “The House That Jack Built.” And in NOT NOW, COW, all of the farm animals are ready for the seasons to change—but not Cow. Visit her at:

MASHUP DAY: Clucking Chicken Cups Time for another egg-cellent craft. Today we’re making chickens out of cups that actually cluck!

Supply List and Directions Here

GUEST DAY: Kamal Bell from Sankofa Farms Kamal Bell is not your average farmer. He started the 12-acre Sankofa Farms, in Durham, NC to improve food policy, teach nutritional literacy, and educate kids about agricultural-related professions. Kamal will take us on a virtual tour of Sankofa farms, including their working beehives, and give kids a “taste” of modern farm life. Visit his website at

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