Children's Programs

TINY TOTS STORY TIME (0 - 23 months)

Wednesday, April 17, 24
10:00 am and 11:00 am
Stories, songs, and rhymes to encourage bonding between parents and children. Please pick up a ticket at the Youth Services Desk prior to the program to reserve your place. Tickets will be available 30 minutes before the start of each program.

READY TO READ STORYTIME

Tuesday, April 23
10:00 am  & 11:00 am

Talk, sing, read, write, and play at the Library! Join us for fun songs, action rhymes, stories, and flannel board activities designed to build early literacy skills.  Please pick up a ticket at the Youth Services Desk prior to the program to reserve your place. Tickets will be available 30 minutes before the start of each program.

BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB 

Thursday, April 25
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Join us as we talk about Ban this Book by Alan Gratz and enjoy a craft related to the book. Bring your dinner. We will provide drinks and dessert. Pick up a copy of the book at the Youth Services desk. Registration is required.

FAMILY FUN: FORTS @ THE LIBRARY (Ages 2 - 9)

Friday, April 26
6:30 pm 
Join us for fabulous fort making in the Youth Services area of the Library! We'll provide the sheets for you to create your own structure; you bring the creativity! Carve out your own private space or collaborate with others to make a village! Pick up a snack of walking s’mores at the Youth Services Desk, find a few good books and snuggle inside. Registration is required.

LEGO @ THE LIBRARY (All ages)

Saturday, May 4
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Drop by the Story Room to create an AWESOME masterpiece with our collection of LEGO bricks and mini-figures! We’ll have LEGOs for big builders and DUPLOs for little ones!

CRAFTY KIDS: MOTHER'S DAY CRAFT (All ages)

Wednesday, May 8
Thursday, May 9
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Celebrate Mom! Stop by the Maker Space to create a special craft for Mother’s Day. Supplies and directions will be available each day. Younger children can be assisted by a parent, or caregiver.

AN AFTERNOON WITH THE CLASSICAL GUITAR (Ages 8+)

Saturday, May 11
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Learn, Listen, and Play—Members of the Mid-Michigan Classical Guitar Society will be in our Auditorium to talk about the classical guitar and perform a variety of pieces from an English jig to modern day works. After the concert, children as well as adults will have an opportunity to play a classical guitar with an instructor. 

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.