Children's Programs

Happy Halloween (1-5 year with caregivers)

    smiling pumpkin    Thursday, October 31

                              9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

In Youth Services
Stop by the Story Room for a Halloween story then join a parade in Youth Services that will be filmed by MCTV. While you’re here, join us for trick or treating, a snack, and a craft.smiling ghosts

Halloween Storytimes: 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 1:30 PM

Halloween Costume Parades: 10:10 AM, 10:40 AM, 11:10 AM, 1:10 PM, and 1:40 PM


Baby Time (0-18 months)

Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20


  10:00-10:30 AM   &
  11:00-11:30 AM

In the Story Room
Babies will enjoy storytime filled with stories, songs, movement, and socialization.Ticket required. Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk 20 minutes before the start of the program.


Toddler Time (18 months–3 years)

Tuesdays,  November 12, 19, 26

   10:00-10:30 AM    &
    11:00-11:30 AM

In the Story Room
Talk, Sing, Read, Write, and Play at the library! Enjoy books, songs and movement followed by 10–15 minutes of play! Ticket required. Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk 20 minutes before the start of the program.


Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)

Thursdays,  November 7, 21

   10:00-10:30 AM    &
    11:00-11:30 AM

In the Story Room
Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs. The story time will end with an activity or a simple craft.Ticket required. Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk 20 minutes before the start of the program.


Move & Groove (3-5 years)

Thursday,  November 14

   10:00-10:30 AM    &
    11:00-11:30 AM

In the Story Room
Build active bodies and minds! Dance to fun action songs and participate in movement activities.Ticket required. Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk 20 minutes before the start of the program.


Free Play Friday (1–5 years with caregiver)

Friday October 25; November 8, 22

   2-4 PM

In the Story Room
Drop in on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month for free play with blocks and manipulatives.


Diary of a Wimpy Kid Day (Grades 2-5)

Saturday, November 16

   11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

In Youth Services
Calling all readers of the Wimpy Kid books! Join us for an afternoon of fun activities, including crafts, wimpy-related games, and a scavenger hunt!


Family Storytime (3-8 years)

Thursday,  November 14

   6:30 - 7:30 PM

In the Story Room
Happy fall! Join us for stories and crafts to celebrate the sights and sounds of fall. Ticket required. Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk 20 minutes before the start of the program.


Family Fun Night - Pumpkins (All Ages)

Thursday, October 24

   6:30 - 7:30 PM

In the Story Room
Join us for a fun night of everything pumpkins! Try pumpkin seeds, taste pumpkin juice, and decorate a pumpkin to take home! Registration required. Stop by the Youth Services Desk or Call 989-837-3466 to sign up.


Family Fun Night - Peanuts Thanksgiving (All Ages)

Thursday, November 21

   6:30 - 7:30 PM

In the Story Room
Join us for A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving! We will watch the movie snack on the foods Charlie Brown and his friends ate, make a craft and enjoy what we are thankful for! Registration required. Stop by the Youth Services Desk or Call 989-837-3466 to sign up.


Block Party @ the Library (All Ages)

Saturday, November 9

   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

In the Story Room
Bring the whole family to the Story Room to create awesome structures using Legos, Keva Planks, and other building toys. Adult supervision required. Some building materials have small parts.


Family Craft Night (Ages 3-8)

Thursday, November 7

   6:30 - 7:30 PM

In the Maker Space
It’s craft night at the library! Drop in with your family to create a craft. While supplies last.


 Crafty Kids (All Ages)

Tuesday, November 5

   11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In the Maker Space
Create a craft using the supplies and directions provided. Younger children can be assisted by a parent, or caregiver.


STEM: Keva Planks (Ages 6-9, caregiver required; Ages 10-12 caregiver welcome)

Monday, October 28

   4:30-5:15 PM    &
    6:30-7:15 PM

In the Maker Space
Combine engineering, physics, and design as you create a unique structure using Keva Planks! What will you build today? Spaces are limited.
Ticket required. Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk 20 minutes before the start of the program.


STEM: Ozobots 

Monday, November 4 (Ages 6-9, caregiver required)

   4:30-5:15 PM    &
    6:30-7:15 PM

Monday, November 11 (Ages 10-12 caregiver welcome)

   4:30-5:15 PM    &
    6:30-7:15 PM

In the Maker Space
The Great Thanksgiving Ozobot Escape: Hear a Thanksgiving story, then use color codes to program your Ozobot to navigate the obstacles at Grandma’s Thanksgiving Dinner! Spaces are limited.
Ticket required. Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk 20 minutes before the start of the program.


STEM: Lego Robotics (Ages 6-9, caregiver required; Ages 10-12 caregiver welcome)

Monday, November 18

   4:30-5:15 PM    &
    6:30-7:15 PM

In the Maker Space
Build a Lego model that uses drag-and-drop programming to move, make sounds, and light up! Spaces are limited.
Ticket required. Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk 20 minutes before the start of the program.


STEM: Q-Ba-Maze (Ages 6-9, caregiver required; Ages 10-12 caregiver welcome)

Monday, November 25

   4:30-5:15 PM    &
    6:30-7:15 PM

In the Maker Space
Use colorful, interlocking cubes to design and build a creative marble maze sculpture. Learn about probability, physics, and engineering while having a blast!
Ticket required. Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk 20 minutes before the start of the program.


Free Movies

In the Auditorium

Friday, October 25,  6:30 PM - Thor (PG-13)

Friday, November 1, 6:30 PM  - The Avengers (PG-13)
Saturday, November 2, 2:00 PM - Coco (PG)

Friday, November 8, 6:30 PM  - Iron Man 3 (PG-13)

Friday, November 15, 6:30 PM  - Thor: Dark World (PG-13)

Friday, November 22, 6:30 PM  - Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13)


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 record for the first 100 books at the Youth Services Desk or print online by clicking this link (PDF). Read 100 books together, then bring the completed log to the library to pick up your child’s recognition and the next reading record. The program lasts until you have read 1,000 books with your child or they start kindergarten.1,000 books may sound like a lot, but by reading just one book a night, you could read over 1,000 books together in just three years.