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.
After School Programs
Monday-Friday (except when the library is closed).
Any Time Lego Time: Ask for Legos at the Youth Information Desk!
Mondays, 3:30-5:00pm: The Library and Crafts Go Green! Change our recyclables into your favorite art project; Youth Services will display your creations with your first name for others to enjoy, as space permits, or you can take your project home. No registration required.
Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm: What Do You Say? We will provide colored pencils, paper, either lined or unlined, and other tools for you to share with us your thoughts in whatever form you like – whether as a story, a poem, a song or a picture. Youth Services will display your creations with your first name for others to enjoy, as space permits, or you can take your project home. No registration is required.
Summer Lunch Program
Monday-Friday, 06/17 - 08/23, Multiple Locations
12:10-12:30pm: Lunch off the Truck for school-aged children.If you arrive after the truck leaves you will miss the lunch portion of the program.
12:30-2:00 Monday-Universe of Song in the Youth Room
12:30-2:00 Tuesday—’Free Day’ Staff Pick Activity/Location
12:30-2:00 Wednesday —Story Time/Craft in the Youth Room
12:30-2:00 Thursday—Board in the Library –board games in the auditorium
Calling all Pokémon players! Pontiac Public Library has 3 Pokémon stops, and you can battle at the Pontiac Monument gym while standing on library property. Meet your friends for a free lunch and battle other trainers at the Pontiac Public Library! We’ll drop lures Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Thursday Night Story Time
Thursdays (except when library is closed), 6:30-7:30pm, Youth Room: Join us as we celebrate the seasons in this monthly holiday themed story time series. April will be about poetry, eggs, and our favorite children’s poet, Dr. Seuss! An activity or craft is included. 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!
05/23: Memorial Day at Your Library: Men and women gave an exceptional sacrifice to defend our country and our way of life. This special program will recognize their sacrifice. Story and craft are included.
06/13: Father's Day Celebration: Come join us say ‘thank you’ to fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and father figures of all kinds and their children with a Father’s Day Story Time. Children, decorate a hero badge as we share a snack. Participants can enter into our drawing for a special Father’s Day t-shirt prize.
Saturday Warm Up Story Time
Saturdays, 3:30-4:30pm (except from 04/06, 04/13, 04/20), Youth Room: Join us as we warm up at the library with special ‘wintry’ fun. Whether it’s gliding on wax paper skates (inside of course!), celebrating the Chinese New Year with a dragon craft, or bringing winter snow inside to make our own snow creations before the snow melts, we will have warm winter fun, even if it’s cold outside!
Universe of Stories Story Time
Saturdays, 3:30-4:30pm (except from 05/04, 05/25, 06/15, 07/06, 08/17, 08/24), Youth Room: Join us as we fly an arrow to the sun, practice our moon walk steps or drive by Mars or Jupiter as we explore the universe with stories and activities.
Itty Bitty Child’s Play Time
Mondays, 11-11:30am, Youth Room: Whether mother, father, "auntie" or grandparent, you truly are your child’s best teacher. Broaden your child’s world of learning with this one-on-one story and play time!
Wednesdays, 04/10, 05/08, 06/12, 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 04/06, 04/13, 04/20, 05/04, 05/25, 06/15, 07/06, 08/17, 08/24), 1-2:30pm and 1-5pm May - August, 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
Thursdays, 03/28, 04/25, 05/16, 06/20, 07/18, 08/22, 6-7:30pm, Auditorium: Come sing with us in the Auditorium. Our Karaoke program is open to all ages!
Light refreshments will be provided.
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