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.
How to Fold Origami
Tuesday, 02/05, Thursdays, 03/07, 05/02, 6:30-7:30pm, Youth Room: Come to the library to learn how to fold Origami. The classes are taught by Tomoko Wakabayashi and Akiko Kashiwagi-Wood.
Tuesday, 02/05: Chinese New Year (02/05).
Thursday, 03/07: Japanese Girls' Day (Hinamatsuri, 03/03).
Thursday, 05/02: Japanese Children's Day (Koinobori, 05/05).
Cinco De Mayo Fiesta!
Saturday, 05/04, 2-4pm, Youth Room: Enjoy a story, a snack, a craft, and a bit of Mexican History!
Mother's Day Celebration
Saturday, 05/11, 2:30-4pm, Youth Room: Calling all Mothers of all kinds, Grandmothers, Stepmothers, ‘Aunties’, and their children! Come join us for an appreciation celebration for mothers. Share a Mother’s Day story, make a Mother’s Day bouquet of flowers by choosing from our ready-made flowers or make your own, decorate a cupcake, and sing a Mother’s Day song to your special person!
Daddy & Me – Playgroup
Saturdays, 05/18, 07/27, 08/31, 2-3pm, Youth Room:
If you are the dad or male caregiver of a child 5 years-old or younger, this is for you! You can: play with your child, connect with other dads, learn how your child is developing through playing, and enjoy more library events after the playgroup!
Youth Summer Reading 2019
Saturday, 06/15, 12-5pm, Youth Room: SIGN UP at the Youth Reference, read 3 books, and you will receive a prize. Read 12 books to finish. Complete summer reading to 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!
A Universe of Stories
Saturday, 06/15, 2-3pm, Auditorium: Hear an intergalactic story and have some stellar fun as we celebrate a universe of stories. A craft and an activity are included.
Summer Reading Kickoff Party/Juneteenth Celebration
Saturday, 06/15, 12-5pm, Auditorium: What better way to celebrate summer and Juneteenth than to dance! Show off your own dance moves and try out some new ones, by joining our dance party and celebrating a universe of dance!
4th of July Celebration
Saturday, 07/06, 2:30-4:30pm, Youth Room: Celebrate our country’s birthday with hot dogs and chips. We’ll have a craft and story to commemorate this important holiday.
Summer Reading Completion Party
Saturday, 08/24, 1-3pm, Auditorium: If you complete the Youth or Teen summer Reading Program you are invited to join us for a celebration! We will have food, music, prizes, and our award ceremony for everyone who completed their summer reading. A few lucky participants will win the grand prize drawing for the Youth and Teen Summer Reading Programs.
By Invitation Only!