Youth Services Featured 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.
PIWI Play Group 0-2 Years Old
Mondays, 08/07, 08/14, 08/21, 08/28, 09/11, 09/18, 10:30-11:45am, Auditorium: Join us for a 6-week 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.
Free Professional Training for Daycare Staff
Wednesdays, 09/20, 10/18, 11/01, 5:30-7:30pm, Auditorium: Free required training for your Day Care staff at the library in two-hour sessions! Certificates will be awarded at the end of each two-hour session. Registration is recommended!
09/20: Infant Milestones
10/18: Caregiver Interactions
11/01: Conflict Resolution: Temperament
Wednesdays, 09/13, 10/11, 11/08, 7-7:45pm Come join us for this fitness favorite, Zumba! Ages 5 and up are invited to give Zumba a try with a licensed instructor!
4th Annual Pretty Princess Tea Party
Saturday, 10/07, 3-5pm Inviting all princesses of Pontiac to a dress up tea time! Bring your favorite doll, dress up in your best princess frock, drink out of ceramic cups, eat cookies and of course hear a great story and make a Tiara to take home!
Halloween at the Library
Tuesday, 10/31, 5:30-7:30pm Dress up and Trick or Treat at the library, make a Halloween craft, hear a spooky story, and go through our haunted house!
Gallant Knights Story Time
Saturday, 11/04, 3-5pm Come forth, gallant knights of the library! Listen to the tale of a dragon slaying knight, make your own cape, and slay the fierce dragon (piñata)!
Deck the Library
Saturday, 11/18, 1-5pm: Use your creativity to help us decorate for the Holidays! You’ll be helping to set a magical and festive mood, while having fun with staff and other patrons.
Saturday, 12/02, 8:30-5pm: The Pontiac Public Library partners with the 35th Holiday Extravaganza to join the Holiday Celebrations. The program of the Holiday Extravaganza follows below:
8:30-10:30am: WinterFUN Festival Fun! Free activities on Saginaw Street (Crofoot). Look for our booth there!
11:00am: Parade-The library will be there too! (Carol in the Youth Room following the parade while you wait!)
1:00-2:00pm: Pontiac Pizza Party at the Library
1:00-3:00pm: Decorate holiday cookies at the library.
1:30-3:30pm: See Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Library. Get a candy cane and a jolly welcome from Santa!
1:00-5:00pm: See and hear Pontiac History on our 30 minute trolley tour. The trolley departs from the library at 1pm and 2pm.
Jack and Jill of America are back with two Story Times. Times to be announced!
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