Youth Services Featured 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.
Parenting and Early Childhood Workshops
Wednesdays, 11/20, 12/18, 01/08, 02/26, 03/25, 04/22, 5:30-7:30pm, Auditorium: Presented by the Early Learning Communities through Oakland Family Services.
11/20, Schedules and Routines: A daily routine determines how we will use space within our program and what types of interactions children will experience during each part of the day. This predictable daily
sequence of events gives children a sense of control and a feeling of confidence.
12/18, Caregiver Interactions: Participants will learn techniques to enhance caregiver-child interactions.
01/08, Infant Milestones: In this training, the participants will learn the developmental milestones of the first year of life, why infants are called sensory motor learners, and strategies for building trusting relationships with infants.
02/26, Baby Basic: This training will focus on basic infant care and licensing rules. Adult-child interaction will be demonstrated when tending to infant care needs.
03/25, Conflict Resolution Temperament and Learning: In this training, participants will learn strategies for using conflict situations to help develop important social skills, as well as methods of using natural or logical consequences as alternatives to punishment and to set limits.
04/22, Conflict Resolution Strategies for Problem Solving: In this training, participants will learn advanced techniques of the conflict resolution process, how to recognize a child's feelings in conflict situations, and an important six-step process to help children resolve conflicts on their own.
Must pre-register at www.miregistry.org . No walk-ins are allowed. You can find in the youth room a flier with instructions on how to register for the class.
Writers’ Workshop: The Hero’s Journey
Saturday, 11/09, 3:30-4:30pm, Michigan Room: This program is for all aspiring writers from ages 7-18. Do you enjoy writing and reading stories? Well, come flex those creative muscles by participating in our writing workshop focused on one of the classic story formulas, The Hero’s Journey.
Deck the Library
Saturday, 11/16, 1-5pm, Multiple Library Locations: Use your creativity to help us decorate for the Holidays! You’ll be helping to set a magical and festive mood, while having fun with staff and other people.
38th Annual Holiday Extravaganza
Saturday, 12/07, 8:30-3:30pm, Multiple Locations: The Pontiac Public Library partners with the Holiday Extravaganza to bring the community fun holiday events:
8:30-10:30am: WinterFUN Festival Fun! Free activities on Saginaw Street-see us there!
11am: Parade-The Library will be there too! Caroling in the Youth Room following the parade while you wait!
Caroling in the Youth Room following the parade.
1-2pm: Lunches at the Library
1-3pm: Decorate holiday cookies at the library
1:30-3:30pm: See Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Library. Get a candy cane and a jolly welcome from Santa!