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.

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Early On Oakland Community Resource Guide: A guide to finding the right resources to match a child's and family's needs.

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Slime Instructions


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Summer Lunch Program

Monday-Friday, 06/18-08/24, 12-2pm, Multiple Locations: For school-aged children: Come to the library and lunch off the truck!

12:10-12:30pm: Lunch off the truck. If you arrive after the truck leaves, you will miss the lunch portion of the program;
12:30-1pm, Monday-Thursday: Games in the Pavillion;
1-2pm, Monday: Board Games in the Youth Room;
1-2pm, Tuesday: "Free Day" staff pick activity/location;
1-2pm, Wednesday: Story time/craft in the Youth Room;
1-2pm, Thursday: Music and dance in the Youth Room.

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Thursday Night Story Time

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!

We are jump-starting Spring and Summer into high gear with stories centering around the season’s sights and sounds. Birds, frogs, fish and outside play with a friendly song thrown in will celebrate Spring and Summer in this weekly story time! A craft is included.

Musical Mondays

Mondays, 05/07, 06/25, 07/02, 08/06, 6:30-7:30pm, Youth Room: Children of all ages are welcome. Youth Services are rocking with this great summer reading theme! On May 7th, learn a simple tap dance song, or try a free dance lesson; On June 25th, with Shanon’s Dance Academy; On July 2nd, test out several musical instruments; and on August 6th, learn a simple recorder song!

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PIWI Play Group 0-2 Years Old

Oakland Family Services
PIWI Play Group 0-2 Years Old

Mondays, starting August 6th (except from 09/03), 10:30-11:45am, Youth Room: Join us for a FREE playgroup! Your relationship with your child is critical for early development. We will provide a developmentally supportive environment with opportunities for parent/child play, expanding on your child’s strengths. There will be a different developmental topic each week!

Registration is required at the Library or by calling Margaret Sclesky at 248-858-7766 Ext. 1300.

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Lego & Roblox Club

Saturdays (except from 05/05, 05/26, 06/16, 07/07, 08/11), 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!


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Family Karaoke Nights


Thursdays, 06/14, 07/12, 08/09, 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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