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.
Summer Lunch Program
06/29 through 08/25, (except from Saturdays and closing dates), 12-2pm, Pancake Pavilion: We will be a Meet Up and Eat Up site again this year! Join us for stories about building a better world and crafts and activities to go along with them as part of our Summer Lunch Program. Stay tuned for more information about Special Guests!
Free meeals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under or people up to 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by the state or local public educational agency. The meals will be provided without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. This is a U.S.D.A. Meet Up and Eat Up site.
Lunch off the truck, Monday through Friday, 12:10-12:30pm. Please note: If you arrive after the truck departs, you will miss the lunch portion!
Outside activities like jump rope, chalk, games, 12:30-1pm.
Join us for stories about building a better world! For kids up through 12-years-old, Monday through Thursday 1-2pm, as follows:
► July 3, 2017, Zumba;
► July 10, 2017, Louie The Lightening Bug;
► July 17, 2017, Activities and Crafts with Oakland Family Services;
►July 19, 2017, Book Swap and Building Box Castles;
► July 24, 2017, Zumba;
► July 31, 2017, Zumba.
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. October will be about masks and Halloween themes. November will have stories and crafts centering on gratitude and thankfulness. December will be about holidays and what is the message for the holiday season.
08/24, 6:30-7:30pm, Jack and Jill of America: Jack and Jill story theme is Back to School! Come hear a story read by local youth, make a craft, eat a snack and receive a free book!
09/21, 6:30-7:30pm, Jack and Jill of America are back: Theme to be determined. Come hear a story read by local youth, make a craft, eat a snack and receive a free book! Build a Better World is the theme for this month’s Jack and Jill story time! Come hear a story read by local youth, make a craft, eat a snack and receive a free book!
10/26, 6:30-7:30pm, Jack and Jill of America are back: Theme to be determined. Join us for a story read by local youth, make a craft, eat a snack and receive a free book!
Monday Night Story Time
Mondays, (except from the library's closing dates), 6:30-7:30pm: We’ll be reading stories about how we all can make this world a better place. Whether it is by showing kindness, taking care of the world we live in, or by building something new, we all have something we can do!
Lego & Roblox Club
Saturdays 09/02, 09/09, 09/16, 09/23, 09/30, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/25, 12/09, 12/16, 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, 09/02, 09/16, 09/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/25, 12/09, 3-5pm, Lab: Minecraft Club continues! Youth must sign up to gain access to the Pontiac Public Library Minecraft game server.
Autism Support Group
WE SHARE BECAUSE WE CARE!
Tuesdays, 09/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/05, 5:30-6:30pm, Michigan Room: The Autism Support Group is facilitated by Kiesha Jones. Parents of children with autism face a unique set of challenges. The opportunity to connect with other families, caregivers or friends who have been through similar experiences can be a valuable form of support. Topics for discussion will include: Advocating for your child - Dealing with the impact on the entire family - Navigating school and learning issues - Resources and Services - Activities - Stress Management - IEP navigation - Assistive Technology - ASD Employment Assistance and more!
Family Karaoke Nights
Thursdays, 09/14, 10/12, 11/09, 12/14, 6-7:30pm, Auditorium: Come sing with us in the Auditorium. Our Karaoke program is open to all ages!
On 12/14: Holiday Karaoke!
Light refreshments will be provided.
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