Youth Services Ongoing 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.
SportPort Equipment Sharing For All
After School Programs
Monday-Friday (except from 01/01, 01/20, 02/17, 04/10, and 04/11 or during programs): Anytime Activities Is Growing! Anytime is Lego time, craft time, coloring time, or story time! Ask thestaff (when the staff is available) in the Youth Room and we’ll get you going!
Wednesday Night Story Time
Wednesdays (except when the library is closed), 5:30-6:30pm, Youth Room: Join us as we celebrate the seasons in this monthly holiday themed story time series. May through August we share stories of discovery of our magnificent universe as we touch, see, and hear to experience the universe on our journey within the Milky Way. NASA stickers will be a part of this program!
1st Wednesday of the Month: Story Time with Pizza (great for parents on the go)!
2nd Wednesday: Prize Week: Children go home with a prize. Each week there is a different theme and prize!
3rd Wednesday: Puzzle Me Week: Children work on puzzles and enter a drawing for a take home puzzle!
4th Wednesday: Vox Week: Children listen to Vox picture books. Don’t know what Vox is? Come find out!
12/18, ‘Twas Night Before Christmas: Build some holiday cheer as we read this old time favorite story, sing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, get a bag of reindeer food to leave out on Christmas Eve for Rudolph, and
enjoy Christmas cookies.
01/15, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday: Youths to the 5th grade, join us for birthday cupcakes, chicken tenders, sweet potato fries, and music. We will share messages of hope, peace, and harmony. Registration is recommended!
02/12, Getting Ready for Valentine’s Day! Children and your caregiver, come fill out your Valentine’s Day Cards at our special pre-Valentine’s Day program! We while provide boxes of cards while supplies last.
Get a Move on Story Time
Saturdays, 3:30-4:30pm, Youth Room: Kids take a school break on Saturdays with a story and active fun: Indoor squish ball basketball, noodles and ball hockey, m&m rockets, and other get-a-move on fun!
Thursdays, 12/12, 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!
Lego & Roblox Club
Saturdays (except from 04/11), 1-5pm, Youth Room: Come to the library and play Roblox or join us as we build our own Lego creations. Weekly themes and special Lego challenge events are a fun part of this popular club!
Any Time is Lego Time or Drop In Craft Time
Come to play with Legos during library hours and up to a half hour before the library closes, but not during a program in the Youth Room. If we don’t have craft materials or legos out, just ask for them at the youth reference desk.
Family Karaoke Nights
Tuesdays, 11/19, 12/10, 01/21, 02/18, 03/17, 04/21, 6-7:30pm, Auditorium: Come sing with us in the Auditorium. Our Karaoke program is open to all ages!
New Year's Themes: 01/21: One Hit Wonders, 02/18: 90's, 03/17: Sock Hop, 04/21: Disco Fever.
Light refreshments will be provided.
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.