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.
Free Professional Training for Daycare Staff
Wednesdays, 06/06, 08/01, 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!
06/06 Active Learning: An understanding of active learning is the cornerstone of helping young children grow and learn in any childcare setting. In active learning setting, children construct their own knowledge through their interactions with the world around them.
08/01 Let's Move: In this training, participants will learn the importance of movement, how to incorporate active learning into movement activities, and movement activities to do with children.
Wednesdays, 06/13, 07/11, 08/08, 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!
Youth Summer Reading 2018
Saturday, 06/16 (Kick Off) - Saturday, 08/11 (Completion Party): SIGN UP and get a prize! Read 3 books and you receive a prize! Read 12 books to complete summer reading and receive a book, a prize, an invitation to our completion party, and a raffle ticket for our special prize.
You must be a Pontiac resident, have a library card, and sign up with a parent at the Youth Reference desk!
Story-Teller Vickie Brent-Touray and Nanou Djiapo African Drum and Dance
Saturday, 06/16, 3-5pm, Youth Room-Pavillion-Library Park: The theme for summer reading is Libraries Rock! So look forward to featured programming involving music this summer. We are proud to feature Nanou Djiapo this year during our celebration.
"Nanou Djiapo" literally means "Keep Together..," as a culturally related, and traditionally bonded, artistic family. The group is widely known and admired as one of the premier youth and young adult African Drum and Dance groups locally and internationally, and is constantly in demand to perform.
3:00pm, Youth Room: Craft
3:30pm, Pavillion and Library Park: African Drum Performance
4:00pm, Pavillion and Library Park: African Dance Instruction
Shanon’s Dance Academy Ballet or Jazz Dance Lesson
Monday, 06/25, 6:30-7:30pm, Auditorium: Children of all ages are invited to enjoy a free ballet or jazz dance lesson!
Light refreshments will be provided!
Imagine that Youth Art and Craft Program
Tuesdays, 06/26-08/14, 2-4pm, Youth Room, Lower Level: 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 and is another great example of how libraries rock this summer!!!
No registration is necessary!
Saturday, 07/07, 3-5pm, Youth Room: Calling all Captain Underpants fans! Come join us for a tidy whitey toss into the library Turbo Toilet 2000, complete our Wacky Word Wedgies and Flushable fill-ins to make your own Captain Underpants story, and discover your true name using our Professor Poopypants' Name Changer program! School-aged children. Win a prize for the next tidy whitey designer look!