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.
Celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Saturday, 01/19, 2:30-4:30pm, Auditorium: Youths up to the 5th grade, join us for birthday cupcakes, chicken tenders, sweet potato fries, and music. We will share messages of hope, peace, and harmony. Registration is recommended.
Black History Month: A Journey to Remember with Vickie Brent-Touray
Saturday, 02/02, 2:30-4:30pm, Auditorium: The Pontiac Public Library proudly celebrates the broad contributions of African Americans through books, music, and activities (with special prizes) during this special program for children and their families. Coral reading, crafts, games, and music will carry children through the stages of African-American accomplishments and experiences of Slavery, Reconstruction, and Civil Rights through today. Please register for this event!
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).
Story Time and Sign in with Author Tommi L. Stephens
Saturday, 02/20, 6:30-7:30pm, Youth Room: Come to our library to meet author Tommi L. Stephens and enjoy story time with her book: "Only When It Rains". You will be able to purchase a signed copy of her book.
Book Description: Only When it Rains” is a children’s book (4th grade and up) that addresses the issue of illiteracy. One’s ability, or inability to read, is an important topic which affects us globally. This entertaining, heart-warming story addresses this subject as seen and experienced through the eyes of a young child. He learns, unexpectedly that his beloved grandfather has very limited reading ability. The boy convinces him that it is never too late to improve reading skills believed to have been lost many years before. It is an engaging lesson of tolerance, inspiration, family history, and love. Although classified as a “children’s book,” “Only When it Rains” is a story that can also be read and enjoyed by adults, especially those who struggle with limited reading skills.
Cat in the Hat Story Time
Saturday, 03/02, 2:30-4:30pm, Auditorium: Celebrate National Reading Month with Cat in the Hat! We will sing some songs, do some silly Cat in the Hat things, but mostly have a great time as we celebrate books and reading.
St. Patrick’s Day!
Saturday, 03/16, 3:30-4:30pm, Youth Room: Join us for a day with the luck of the Irish: music, leprechauns, pots of gold, and the jovial laughter of a fun-loving spirit.
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!