Youth Services Featured 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.
How to Fold Origami
Tuesday, 02/05, Thursdays, 03/07, 05/02, 6:30-7:30pm, Youth Room: Come to the library to learn how to fold Origami. The classes are taught by Tomoko Wakabayashi and Akiko Kashiwagi-Wood.
Tuesday, 02/05: Chinese New Year (02/05).
Thursday, 03/07: Japanese Girls' Day (Hinamatsuri, 03/03).
Thursday, 05/02: Japanese Children's Day (Koinobori, 05/05).
School Spring Break Scavenger Hunt
Monday-Thursday, 04/01 04/04, 10am-8pm, Friday-Saturday, 05/05-04/06, 10am-5:30pm, Youth Room: Open to all school aged youths. Prizes will be awarded and children will be invited to a pizza party if they hand in their scavenger hunt form. Invitations with the date and time of the pizza party will go out to those youths who have completed the scavenger hunt. You must register to participate!
National Poetry Month Story Time with a Dr. Seuss Favorite!
Saturday, 04/06, 2:30-4:30pm, Youth Room: We will celebrate our most favorite Children’s Poet, Dr. Seuss! Write your own Dr. Seuss book with your own Seuss animals, Seuss Stories, and ‘Seussily Ever After’ lines. Dress your silliest for an extra prize. Light refreshments and goody bags will be provided!
Saturday, 04/13, 3:30-4:30pm, Youth Room: Help us find all of the eggs (and the surprises inside) as we celebrate this seasonal favorite!
Cinco De Mayo Fiesta!
Saturday, 05/04, 2-4pm, Youth Room: Enjoy a story, a snack, a craft, and a bit of Mexican History!
Mother's Day Celebration
Saturday, 05/11, 2:30-4pm, Youth Room: Calling all Mothers of all kinds, Grandmothers, Stepmothers, ‘Aunties’, and their children! Come join us for an appreciation celebration for mothers. Share a Mother’s Day story, make a Mother’s Day bouquet of flowers by choosing from our ready-made flowers or make your own, decorate a cupcake, and sing a Mother’s Day song to your special person!
Daddy & Me – Playgroup
Saturdays, 05/18, 07/27, 08/31, 2-3pm, Youth Room:
If you are the dad or male caregiver of a child 5 years-old or younger, this is for you! You can: play with your child, connect with other dads, learn how your child is developing through playing, and enjoy more library events after the playgroup!