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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|April/May/June 2014 Newsletter||February/March 2014 Newsletter||January 2014 Newsletter||December 2013 Newsletter|
|November 2013 Newsletter||September/October 2013 Newsletter||August 2013 Newsletter||July 2013 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!
05/03: CSEFEL 1.1-Understanding Infant/Toddler Social/Emotional Development;
05/10: CSEFEL 1.2-Understanding Infant and Toddler Behavior;
05/17: CSEFEL 1.3-Building Relationships with Infants, Toddlers and their Families;
05/31: CSEFEL 1.4-Essential Messages for Infants and Toddlers;
06/07: CSEFEL 1.1-Relationships as the Foundation (Preschool Training);
06/14: CSEFEL 1.2-High Quality, Supportive Environments (Preschool Training);
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;
Mother’s Day Celebration
Saturday, 05/06, 3-5pm: Come join us for an appreciation celebration for mothers of all kinds. We’ll hear a special story and song, decorate a flower pot, and have some ice cream!
Father's Day Celebration
Friday, 06/16, 4-5pm: Come join us for an appreciation celebration for fathers! Make a craft for dad and have some ice cream!
Summer Reading Kick Off
Saturday, 06/17, 12-5pm: Come sign up for the Summer Reading program! We’ll learn the Tuffy Shuffle with Tuffy the Turtle. Children build your own world with unique materials, eat food, listen to music, meet local authors, plus make fun drop-in crafts!
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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