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.
Wednesdays, 10/10, 11/14, 6:45pm-7:45pm, Auditorium: Come join us for this fitness favorite, Zumba! Ages 5 and up are invited to give Zumba a try with a licensed instructor!
Imagine That Youth Art and Craft Program
Saturdays, 09/15-12/29 (except from 12/01), 3-5pm, Youth Room: Come to the library for an ongoing art class, Imagine, that will provide a youth program created to focus on visual arts; drawing, painting and craftworks. Students will learn different techniques and skills to enhance their artistic abilities, which in return will help youth to express their creativity in a more effective way. This program is led by local Artist Clark Milton and sponsored by the Library.
Saturday, 10/06, 3-4pm, Youth Room: Come to our library for a Hawaiian Luau, featuring Hawaiian Music, Hula, Lei crafts, a free Hawaiian dance lesson, and light refreshments!
5th Annual Tea Party
Saturday, 10/20, 3-5pm, 7 N. Saginaw, Suite 2B, Pontiac MI 48342: Inviting all princes and princesses of Pontiac to a dress up tea time! Dress up in your finest costume, eat out of pretty cups, eat cookies, and of course hear a great story! Galant princes defend the princesses against the flying dragon!
Halloween at the Library
Wednesday, 10/31, 3:30-7:30pm, Multiple Locations: Dress up and Trick or Treat at the library, make a Halloween craft, hear a spooky story, and go through our haunted house (5:30pm)!
Maya the Storyteller: Write Our Own Book!
Saturday, 11/03, 3-5pm, Youth Room: Children, use the sights and sounds from our nature walk to write our own unique story! Children’s names and comments become a part of our library adventure. You make your own book cover and take home your book!
Deck the Library
Saturday, 11/17, 1-5pm, Multiple Locations: Use your creativity to help decorate for Christmas! Pontiac Public Library partners with the Holiday Extravaganza to join in the holiday celebrations.
Saturday, 12/01, 8am-5:30pm, Multiple Locations: The Pontiac Public Library partners with the 37th Holiday Extravaganza to join the Holiday Celebrations!
8:00-10:30am: WinterFUN Festival Fun! Crafts at Crofoot! Free activities on Saginaw Street; See us there!
11:00am: Parade; The Library will be there too!
Grab a lunch at the Library as you enjoy the Holiday activities, while supplies last!
Caroling in the Youth Room following the parade.
1-3pm: 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!