Youth Services Ongoing Programs
"Strengthening Pontiac Through Literacy Partnerships"
Read Babies & Kids, Books, Bits N' Tips, our new monthly early literacy newsletter!
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.
Thursday Night Story Time
Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm (except from the library's closing dates), Youth Room: Join us as we celebrate the seasons in this monthly holiday-themed story series. December will be about holidays and what is the message for the holiday season; January will be about Winter and Martin Luther King; February will be Valentine’s Day and Black History; March will be about eggs, Dr, Seuss, and St. Patrick’s Day; April will be about poetry and our favorite children’s poet, Dr. Seuss!
01/25, 6:30-7:30pm, Jack and Jill of America-Fun in the Snow: Come hear a story read by local youth, make a craft, eat a snack, and receive a free book!
02/22, 6:30-7:30pm, Jack and Jill of America-Black History Month: Join us for a story read by local youth, make a craft, eat a snack, and receive a free book!
03/22, 6:30-7:30pm, Jack and Jill of America-Dr. Seuss Reading Month: Join us for a story read by local youth, make a craft, eat a snack, and receive a free book!
04/26, 6:30-7:30pm, Jack and Jill of America-Swimming Safety: Join us for a story read by local youth, make a craft, eat a snack, and receive a free book!
Getting Ready to Read Story Time
Fridays, (except from the library's closing dates), 10:30-11:30pm: (For Infants and Toddlers!) Get your child ready by doing these pre-reading activities that the very young love! We’ll do finger plays and sing nursery rhymes and simple songs for this introductory story time.
Monday Night Story Time
Mondays, (except from the library's closing dates), 6:30-7:30pm: Children of all ages are welcome. Come join us and special guests as we share a story. Children can also pick their own story and we will read it together for this child-empowered story time.
Lego & Roblox Club
Saturdays (except from 02/03, 03/03, 03/31, and 04/07), 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!
Saturdays, 01/20, 02/03, 02/17, 03/03, 03/17, 04/14, and 04/28, 3-5pm, Lab: Minecraft Club continues! Youth must sign up to gain access to the Pontiac Public Library Minecraft game server.
Family Karaoke Nights
Thursdays, 01/25, 02/22, 03/22, 04/26, 6-7:30pm, Auditorium: Come sing with us in the Auditorium. Our Karaoke program is open to all ages!
Light refreshments will be provided.
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