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Youth Programming

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Ongoing Programs

Chess Knight at the Library

Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 06, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27,

Thu, 6:30-8pm

Enjoy a Knight with fellow chess enthusiasts. We will break into different games as we practice & discuss different strategies. Guests are expected to know the basic chess moves and should bring their own chessboards.

Ages: 7 and up
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No registration
Location: Youth Activity Room

Ready, Set, Play

Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 05, Feb 26,

Wed 10:45-11:15am

Ready, Set, Play! is a relaxed time for young children and their caregivers to play and socialize. Developmentally appropriate toys and activities will be available for children ages 2 and under.

Age: 2 years and under
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Animal Adaptations

Jan 28,

Tue, 6:30-7:15pm

Join Mary Skapof from Wild Child Environmental Education in activities that demonstrate how Michigan plants and animals must adapt to the cold winters here in our state. Activities include “snow shoe” footprints, bird beak relay, and evergreen experiments.

Grades: 1-4
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Youth Activity Room

Mini Masterpiece – Seurat

Feb 03,

Mon, 6:30-7:30pm

Embrace your inner artist and create a masterpiece of your very own! Learn about a famous artist and then complete an art project inspired by their work. Things might get messy, so remember to wear painting clothes.

Grades: 2-4
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Jan 4
Location: Youth Activity Room

Dog Days at the Library

Feb 12,

Wed, 6:30-7:30pm

Read to a dog! Children are encouraged to practice their reading skills with a very patient listener; a therapy dog. Feel free to drop in anytime between 6:30-7:30pm to read to one of our wonderful library dogs!

Grades: K-6
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Lego Club

Jan 25, Feb 15,

Sat, 2pm

Join us for Lego show-and-tell and building activities. We supply the Legos, you supply the imagination.

Grades: K-4
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Activity Room

Dramatic Play Group: Bakery

Feb 17,

Mon, 10:30am-12:30pm

Join us for this drop-in play group session as we pretend to whip up something sweet in the bakery while strengthening early literacy skills. Children ages 1-5 welcome with parent/caregiver.

Ages: 1-5
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Book Bunch Book Club

Jan 21, Feb 18,

Tue, 6:30-7:30pm

Bring a snack and join us for our Book Bunch Book Club for grades 2-3. Each month we’ll discuss a book and do related activities. Book title will be released one month before program. Please see a librarian about getting a copy.

Grades: 2-3
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: 30 days prior to event
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Feb 22,

Sat, 2-3pm

Bring your special stuffed animal friend for an overnight adventure in the library! Enjoy fun crafts, sharing stories, and tucking in your special friend for his/her sleepover. Come back the following day, after 1:30pm, to pick up your animal, hear all about their fun adventures.

Ages: 4-8
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Story Time Room

Time to Explore

Jan 31, Feb 28,

Fri, 10:30-11:30am

Children 2-5 years of age, along with parent or caregiver, will explore and learn together through play based activities that will strengthen and promote early literacy skills.

Ages: 2-5
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Activity Room

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