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.
Free Professional Training for Daycare Staff
Wednesdays, 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!
06/21: CSEFEL 1.3-Preschool Responsive Routines (Preschool Training);
07/05: Active Learning;
07/12: Schedules and Routines;
07/19: Playroom Materials and Organizations;
08/02: Infant Milestones;
08/09: Caregiver Interactions;
08/16: Understanding Preschool Development;
08/30: Conflict Resolution: Temperament and Learning;
Youth Summer Reading Program 2017
Saturday, June 17th through Saturday, August 5th:
► Sign up and get a prize.
► You must have a Pontiac Library card to sign up and a parent must be present.
► For every 3 books completed you receive a prize.
► Read 12 books to finish Summer Reading.
► Everyone who completes Summer Reading receives a book, a prize, a free Chipotle kid’s meal coupon, an invitation to the party, and enters the raffle for a special prize.
Companies contributing to Summer Reading
Saturday, 07/08, 3-5pm: Sign-up for Camp PPL! Sign up to be assigned to a “Cabin” where you will make a cabin flag and learn a cabin cheer. You and your cabin will participate in fun camp activities such as the Craft Pavilion, “Archery”, Canteen (snack time), and closing Flag and Awards Ceremony at the campfire.
Registration is highly recommended!
Tuesdays, 07/11, 07/18, 07/25, 08/01, 1-2pm: Come join us for this fitness favorite, Zumba! Ages 5 and up are invited to give Zumba a try with a licensed instructor!
End of Summer Reading Completion Party
Saturday, 08/12, 3-5pm: Come celebrate with us the end of the summer reading program!
Must Complete the Summer Reading Program to Receive an Invitation! Summer Reading Program Cutoff Date is Saturday, August 5th!
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