Youth Services Featured Programs
"Strengthening Pontiac Through Literacy Partnerships"
Read Babies & Kids, Books, Bits N' Tips, our new monthly early literacy 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.
Maya the Storyteller: Black History Month Story Time
Saturday, 02/03, 3-5pm: Back by popular demand! Hear a story that celebrates Black History with our own local story teller, Maya, followed by a craft!
Free Professional Training for Daycare Staff
Wednesdays, 02/07, 03/07, 04/04, 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!
02/07: Playroom Material and Organization: In this training, participants will learn how to label and shelve materials so children can find and return their play items and strategies for equipping the play space to encourage creativity by using free, found, and recyclable materials.
03/07: Talk To Me: In this training, participants will be able to discuss the rationale for the importance of conversations with children, identify and use support strategies for sharing intentional conversations with children, and describe how to introduce children to new words.
04/04: Caregiver Interaction: In this training, participates will learn techniques to enhance caregiver-child interactions.
Wednesdays, 02/14, 03/14, 04/11, 6:30-7:30pm Come join us for this fitness favorite, Zumba! Ages 5 and up are invited to give Zumba a try with a licensed instructor!
Cat in the Hat Story Time
Saturday, 03/03, 3-5pm: Celebrate the 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.
PIWI Play Group 0-2 Years Old
Mondays, starting on 03/26, mornings 10:30-11:45am, Youth Room: Join us for a FREE playgroup! Your relationship with your child is critical for early development. We will provide a developmentally supportive environment with opportunities for parent/child play, expanding on your child’s strengths. There will be a different developmental topic each week!
Registration is required at the Library or by calling Margaret Sclesky at 248-858-7766 Ext. 1300.
National Poetry Month Story Time with a Dr. Seuss Favorite!
Saturday, 04/07, 3-5pm: We will celebrate our most favorite Children’s Poet, Dr. Seuss! We will develop our own Seuss animals, Seuss Stories, and chant our own “Seussily Ever After” lines. Dress your silliest for an extra prize!
Cinco de Mayo
Saturday, 05/05, 3-5pm: Come to our library to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and break the Piñata.