Youth Services Ongoing Programs
"Strengthening Pontiac Through Literacy Partnerships"
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.
After School Programs
Monday-Friday (except when the library is closed).
Any Time Lego Time: Ask for Legos at the Youth Information Desk!
Mondays, 3:30-5:00pm: The Library and Crafts Go Green! Change our recyclables into your favorite art project; Youth Services will display your creations with your first name for others to enjoy, as space permits, or you can take your project home. No registration required.
Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm: What Do You Say? We will provide colored pencils, paper, either lined or unlined, and other tools for you to share with us your thoughts in whatever form you like – whether as a story, a poem, a song or a picture. Youth Services will display your creations with your first name for others to enjoy, as space permits, or you can take your project home. No registration is required.
Thursday Night Story Time
Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm (except from 12/27), Youth Room: Join us as we celebrate the seasons in this monthly holiday themed story time series. We’ll read building stories in November followed by building a lego creation. In December, we'll read holiday stories followed by creating Holiday decorations. We look forward to some surprise guest story tellers too! January will be about winter and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. February will be about Valentine’s Day and Black History Month. March will be about Dr. Seuss, and St. Patrick’s Day, and finally, April will be about poetry, eggs, and our favorite children’s poet, Dr. Seuss! An activity or craft is included.
02/07, Getting Ready for Valentine’s Day! Children and your caregiver, come fill out your Valentine’s Day Cards at our special pre-Valentine’s Day program! We will provide boxes of cards while supplies last.
02/14, Valentine’s Day! Share a special Valentine’s Day with a holiday story, make your unique Valentine’s Day Card, and share special warm hugs, smiles, and treats too with that special person that brought you to the Library on Valentine’s Day!
Saturday Warm Up Story Time
Saturdays, 3:30-4:30pm (except from 01/19, 02/02, 03/02, 04/06, 04/13), Youth Room: Join us as we warm up at the library with special ‘wintry’ fun. Whether it’s gliding on wax paper skates (inside of course!), celebrating the Chinese New Year with a dragon craft, or bringing winter snow inside to make our own snow creations before the snow melts, we will have warm winter fun, even if it’s cold outside!
Itty Bitty Child’s Play Time
Mondays, 11-11:30am (except from 01/21, 02/18), Youth Room: Whether mother, father, "auntie" or grandparent, you truly are your child’s best teacher. Broaden your child’s world of learning with this one-on-one story and play time!
Wednesdays, 01/09, 2/13, 03/13, 04/10, 6:45pm-7:45pm, Auditorium: Come join us for this fitness favorite, Zumba! Ages 5 and up are invited to give Zumba a try with a licensed instructor!
Lego & Roblox Club
Saturdays (except from 01/19, 02/02, 03/02, 04/06, 04/13), 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!
Family Karaoke Nights
Thursdays, 01/24, 02/28, 03/28, 04/25, 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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