Children's Programs

Programs for All Ages: 
1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

1000 Books is a national program developed to encourage early literacy development by reading to young children. The program is simple. Pick up a reading log for the first 100 books at the Youth Services Desk or print online by clicking this link. Read 100 books together, then bring the completed log to the library to pick up your child’s recognition and the next reading log. The program lasts until you have read 1000 books with your child or they start kindergarten.1000 books may sound like a lot, but by reading just one book a night, you could read over 1000 books together in just three years.

FREE KINDLE eREADER LENDING!

The library has four Kindles available for check out for use by patrons ages 6 to 17.
Load a Kindle with up to four OverDrive titles and check them out for a period of three weeks. eReaders must be checked out on the parent's or legal guardian's library card. For more information about borrowing a Kindle, the policies, and FAQ, see the library website or contact the Youth Services staff at 989-837-3466.  
Click here for the KINDLE eREADER CHECKOUT USER AGREEMENT.
Click here for the Kindle eReader CHECKOUT INFORMATION, POLICIES, AND faqS.   
 
BABY TIME with Miss Jenny  (Babies not yet walking)
Baby Time
 introduces young infants to books, songs, bounces, and rhymes, with a social time afterword for babies to play and adults to visit. 
Tuesdays at 1:00 PM
January 10, 17, 24, 31

TODDLER TIME  (Walking babies to 24 months)
Our more active baby program includes books, rhymes, and songs, followed by a social time for toddlers to play and adults to visit. 
Tuesdays at 9:45 or 10:45 AM
January 10, 17, 24, 31

MUSIC ON THE GO with Miss Cora of the Children's School of Music
Wednesdays at 9:45 AM and 10:45 AM
January 11, 18


Thursdays at 9:45 AM and 10:45 AM
January 12, 19

CIRCLE TIME with Miss Barb
Wednesdays at 9:45 AM and 10:45 AM
January 25 and February 1


MUSIC FOR MUNCHKINS with Michele Spitz
Thursdays at 9:45 AM and 10:45 AM
January 26 and February 2


FAMILY FUN NIGHTS (Ages 2 - 6)
  
 

Start the week off right with an evening of fun entertainment for your family!


MUSIC FOR MUNCHKINS with Michele Spitz
Mondays at 7:00 PM
January 9, 23, 30

MUSIC ON THE GO with Miss Cora of Children's School of Music
Monday, January 16, 7:30 PM

MORE FAMILY EVENTS:

LEGO @ THE LIBRARY (Ages 4 and up)

Join other brick builders for a morning of fun and creativity! Use your imagination to build anything you'd like. The sky is the limit! Lego creations will be displayed at the Youth Services Desk.for the rest of the month. Program is for ages 4+ but there will be a Lego Duplo table for little ones to enjoy. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 
Saturdays, 10:30 - NOON
December 3
January 7
February 4
March 4
April 1

CRAFTY READERS (K-3rd) Full STEAM Ahead

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS, MATH…Crafty Readers is jumping on the STEAM wagon this year!  
Registration is required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk or call 837-3466. Meet in the Community Room.

ART DOWN UNDER
Tuesday, December 13 
4:15 - 5:00 PM or 6:30 - 7:15 PM

Children will use repeat patterning to combine math and art with the land down under byu creating an Australian Aboriginal inspired painting. Outback animals will be explored in stories. So grab a mate and sign up today!  

GEARS, GEARS, GEARS!
Tuesday, January 17 
4:15 - 5:00 PM or 6:30 - 7:15 PM

Gear up for some fun with technology in January. Watch a 3D Printer in action and use printed gears to assemble a backpack key fob or key chain.  


CHAT & CHEW FOR 4TH & 5TH GRADERS!
Do you like to read? Do you like to eat snacks? Do you like to chat and have fun? If so, join us after school to chat about books and chew on some awesome snacks (and ideas). Copies of the books are available at the Youth Services Desk. Registration is required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk or call 837-3466. Meet in the Community Room.

All Four Stars by Tara Dairman. Be prepared for a culinary challenge! 
Wednesday, February 1
4:15 & 6:00 PM

FREE HOLIDAY MOVIES FOR KIDS
Don't miss seeing these movies on the big screen in the Library Auditorium!

The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave (82 minutes, G Rated)

Wednesday, December 28 at 10 AM 

Zootopia (108 minutes, PG Rated)
Friday, December 30 at 2 PM

​CONSCIOUS DISCIPLINE - FREE 3-week Parenting Series 
Conscious Discipline offers a proven approach that empowers parents to respond with positive intent rather than react to everyday conflict. Conscious Discipline will improve both your life and the lives of your children by helping them make the best behavior choices. The program runs three weeks. A lite dinner is provided. Registration is required. Space is limited. For more information, and to register, contact Linda Benson at 989-501-1270.
Mondays, March 6, 12, 20
6:00 - 7:45 PM