Library Hours
Monday 10am-8pm
Tuesday 10am-8pm
Wednesday 10am-8pm
Thursday 10am-8pm
Friday 10am-5:30pm
Saturday 10am-5:30pm
Sunday Closed

Youth Services Featured Programs

"Strengthening Pontiac Through Literacy Partnerships"


Read Babies & Kids, Books, Bits N' Tips, our new monthly early literacy newsletter!

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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.

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Early On Oakland Community Resource Guide: A guide to finding the right resources to match a child's and family's needs.

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Slime Instructions


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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.

Oakland Family Services

01/04: Kitchen Art;
01/11: Let's Pretend;
02/01: Reading With Preschoolers;
02/08: Terrific Twos: Staying Ahead of Conflict;
03/08: Babies and Big Kids: Managing a Space with Multiple Ages;
03/29: Outdoor Play;
04/05: Respecting Families 1 (Cultural Competency);
04/12: Respecting Families 2 (Cultural Competency);
04/19: Talk to Me: Using Conversation to Develop Language Skills.

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Zumba Night!


Mondays, dates for Fall are coming soon, 6-7pm: Come join us for this fitness favorite, Zumba! Ages 5 and up are invited to give Zumba a try with a licensed instructor.

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Superhero Celebration


Saturday, 04/01, 3-5pm: Attention all Superheroes! Join us for the Super special event. There will be buildings to leap, citizens to save, and evil to end. Do not miss this fun event filled with a test of your super strengths in the form of an obstacle course, super crafts to make, and super food to refuel with, after all of that rescuing. Be sure to take some pictures in our Super Phone Booth!

Registration is Recommended!

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Celebrate National Library Week: Library Family Fun Night at McDonald's

National Library Week

Tuesday, 04/11, 4-7pm: The Pontiac Public Library and the McDonalds Corporation are celebrating the National Library Week, April 9th-15th, at the McDonald's on 44961 Woodward Avenue, Pontiac MI 48341, with a special family fun night at McDonald's. Hear a story, make a take-home craft, meet Hamburglar, and be ready for some Hamburglar surprises! A portion of all food sales will go to the Pontiac Public Library.

Please, register online, on the phone or at the youth reference desk!

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Pontiac Poetry Slam

Pontiac Poetry Slam

Saturday, 04/22, 1-4pm: A program by the Pontiac Public Library in collaboration with the Oakland University Libraries. 1-2pm: Poetry Workshop with Peter Markus; 2-4pm: Poetry Slam. All ages our welcome. Refreshments will be served!

Rules for the Slam

► Bring two original poems, one for each round of the competition.

► No warm up! Come ready to compete!

► Three-minute time limit (plus a ten-second grace period) to read one poem, a one-half point deduction per each ten seconds over.

► Scoring is on a 10-point scale; high and low scores will be dropped, giving a total score of between 0 and 30 points.

► No profanity, sexism or racism! This is an all ages contest and audience.

► No props, costumes or musical instruments.

► First place: $75; second place: $25.

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PHOTO/VIDEO USE - The Pontiac Public Library reserves the right, under federal, state and local law, to use photographs and video taken at library events for reproduction on the library's website or in other official library publications and displays, including but not limited to print or online, without consideration or compensation. The Library reserves the right to crop or treat the photographs/video at its discretion. Full names will not be used unless participants express their desire to be identified.

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