Youth Services Ongoing Programs
"Strengthening Pontiac Through Literacy Partnerships"
Read Babies & Kids, Books, Bits N' Tips, our new monthly early literacy newsletter!
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Early Literacy Tip:
Your child will have a much easier time reading if he/she knows a lot of words, so talk, talk, talk! An easy way parents can help their child learn words is by naming things you see together, whether it is something out the window or food at a grocery store. Naming objects as you drive is a great game and learning experience for your child.
Early On Oakland Community Resource Guide: A guide to finding the right resources to match a child's and family's needs.
Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm, Youth Room: Warm up with the glow of children's most loved faces; stories about Doc McStuffins, Thomas the Train, Curious George, Winnie the Pooh, Corduroy, Cat in the Hat, and many others. Snuggle and 'huggle' with children's favorites this winter! We will have special programs on the 4th Thursday of each month and the whole march, which is the National Reading Month Guest authors and book signing will be in March.
01/19, 5:30-7:30pm, Campfire Story Time: Got the winter time blues? Are bored kids and poor weather making you crabby? Come "camp" at the library! We will make tents out of blankets, tell spooky stories, sing songs around our campfire, and eat s'mores!: 5:30-6:30pm: Set-up and play in our camp; 6:30-7:30pm: Tell spooky stories, sing songs, and eat s'mores!
01/26, 6:30-7:30pm, The Colors Of Honor and Jack and Jill will be celebrating our war heroes. Come hear a story read by local youth, make a craft, eat a snack, and receive a free book!
02/16, 5:30-7:30pm, American Girl Story Time: American Girl has a new girls and she is from Detroit. The Civil Rights era character from Motown has a lot to share. Join us, as we discover her world: 5:30-6:30pm Sing-a-long with some great somgs and activities: We shall Overcome, If I had a Hammer; 6:30-7:30pm: Read excerpts from the Melody American Girl Books.
02/23, 6:30-7:30pm, Jack and Jill of America: We will be paying homage to our BlackHistory Heroes this month. Come hear a story read by local youth, make a craft, eat a snack, and receive a free book!
03/16, 6:30-7:30pm, Meet the Author: T.G. Lawrence: Come see Tuffy the Turtle and Friends! Both Tuffy and T.G. lawrence will also be available for free photo opts and the purchase of signed copies of the book.
03/23, 6:30-7:30pm, Jack and Jill of America: It is Reading Month! We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss, Birthday this month. Come hear a story read by local youth, make a craft, eat a snack, and receive a book!
03/30, 5:30-7:30pm, Monster High Story Time: Come to our Monster High program and share in some Monster fun: 5:30-6:30: Monster High Activities, stickers, and more; 6:30-7:30pm: Monster High excerpts from Monster High books!
04/27, 6:30-7:30pm, Jack and Jill of America: It is an Egg-cellent time for hunting! Join us this month, as local youth read a story, hunt eggs, and share a snack! Free books for all children!
Read Around The World
Mondays (except from 01/02, 01/16, 02/20), 6:30-7:30pm: No passport necessary for this trip around the world! We’ll be reading stories set in both familiar and exotic places. We’ll be adding each week to our library passports, marking each page with a sticker representing a place that we’ve traveled to in our stories. Art, music, food, and culture will be a part of this fun story time! Register today in the library or online! This program is powered by STEAM!
Good Ol' Party Game Bonanza
Wednesdays, 01/11, 02/08, 03/08, 04/12, 4-5pm: We will be playing games that mom, dad, or even grandpa and grandma played, with a new twist. Crawl-Through-The-Hoops, Trasure Hunt Game, Saran Wrap Party Ball Game, and Hot and Cold Hide and Seek are all on the schedule!
Family Karaoke Nights
Thursdays, 01/12, 02/09, 03/09, 04/13, 6-7:30pm, Auditorium: Come sing with us in the Auditorium. Our Karaoke program is open to all ages!
Light refreshments will be provided.
Lego & Roblox Club
Saturdays (except from 01/07, 02/04, 03/04, 04/01, 04/15), 1-2:30pm, Youth Room: Come to the library and play Roblox or join us as we build our own Lego creations. Weekly themes and special Lego challenge events are a fun part of this popular club! Challenges include Pokemon Go, Super Science, Grab Bag, and Board Game. This program is powered by STEAM!
01/21, Pokemon Go!: Build your own favorite Pokemonusing Lego bricks! There will be a drawing for a Lego mini-figure, as well as Pokemon Go lures dropping before and during the program!
02/18, Super Science: Can you make an air-powered vehicle with a bag full of items? Experiment with duct tape, straws, strings, and balloons to see if you can make your Lego vehicle go! All attendeed will be entered into a drawing for a Lego mini-figure. This program is powered by STEAM!
03/11, Paper Bag: Grab one of our lunch sacks with Lego pieces and see if you can build something magnificent with your mystery pieces! There will be a drawing to win a Lego mini-figure. This program is powered by STEAM!
04/08, Board Game: Who can move around the board and collect the necessary Lego pieces to build the Challenge Lego design first? All participants will be entered in a drawing for a Lego mini-figure. This program is powered by STEAM!
Saturdays (except from 01/07, 02/04, 02/18, 03/04, 04/01, 04/15), 3-5pm, Lab: Minecraft Club continues! Youth must sign up to gain access to the Pontiac Public Library Minecraft game server. This program is powered by STEAM!
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