Children's Programs

Baby Storytime (0–18 months)

Wednesday, September 11

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

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


Crafting with Baby (0–18 months)

Wednesday, September 18

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

In the Story Room
 Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft with baby.
Ticket required. Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk 20 minutes before the start of the program.


Dancing Babies (0–18 months)

Wednesday, September 25

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

In the Story Room
Babies will enjoy stories, songs, dancing, and exploring with musical instruments.
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, September 10, 17, 24

   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)

Thursday, September 19

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

In the Story Room
Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs all about our favorite fruits and vegetables! The story time will end with 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, September 12

   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.  


STEM: Lego Robotics (Ages 5–8, caregiver required; Ages 9–11 caregiver welcome)

Monday, September 23

   4:30-5:15 PM    &
    6:30-7:30 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 — eight Lego kits are available per session.
Ticket required. Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk 20 minutes before the start of the program.


STEM: Meet the Ozobots

Monday, September 9 (Ages 5–8, caregiver required)

   4:30-5:15 PM    &
   6:30-7:30 PM 

Monday, September 16 (Ages 9–11, caregiver welcome)

   4:30-5:15 PM    &
   6:30-7:30 PM

In the Maker Space
Get to know Evo — a pocket sized coding robot! Learn problemsolving, critical thinking, and creativity as you use color codes to make Evo follow your commands! 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 5–8, caregiver required; Ages 9–11 caregiver welcome)

Monday, September 30

   4:30-5:15 PM    &
    6:30-7:30 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! Spaces are limited.
Ticket required. Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk 20 minutes before the start of the program. 


Block Party @ the Library (All Ages)

Saturday, September 14

   10:30-12:00 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 Storytime (All Ages)

In the Story Room

Thursday, September 12 - Gwen Frostic

   6:30-7:30 PM

We will read Nature’s Friend, The Gwen Frostic Story, look at her block prints, and make a craft celebrating Gwen Frostic’s style and love of nature! Ticket required. Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk 20 minutes before the start of the program.

Thursday, September 19 - Eric Carle

   6:30-7:30 PM

Eric Carle: We will read one of his books and watch a video about how Eric Carle creates the beautiful artwork in his books and create a collage from painted papers.  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, September 13 & 27

   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.


Very Hungry Caterpillar Day (All Ages)

Saturday, September 21

   11 AM - 2 PM

In Youth Services
his year marks the 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar! Celebrate with fun activities inspired by the book!


Family Fun Night- Not a Box (All Ages)

Thursday, September 26

   6:30 - 7:30 PM

In the Story Room
Join us for the story Not a Box, by Antoinette Portis and use your creativity to make a one of a kind… something, to take home! Registration required. Stop by the Youth Services Desk or Call 989-837-3466 to sign up.


Crafty Kids (All Ages)

Monday, September 30

   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.

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.