It’s Oceans of Fun!
You are “o-fish-ially” invited to get your very own library card! Make sure you receive your free bag and sticker, plus add a link to our octopus chain. Help the octopus grow, using all of his arms to reach for some great reads.
This year’s Michigan Reads! picture book is DO UNTO OTTERS by Laurie Keller. Sponsored by the Library of Michigan Foundation, Michigan Reads! emphasizes the important role books and reading play in school success. Everyone is encouraged to stop in, enjoy the book, and you “otter” make a great craft.
September 15: We will discuss summer reads and introduce new titles.
Saturday, September 19, drop-in 11 am - 1 pm
You’ll have a “whale” of a time making some exciting and mysterious ocean creatures. Reading “shore” is fun when you get “hooked” on a great book!
NEW! Everyone age 5-9, with a special adult, is invited to listen to a terrific book. This month the librarian will read an exciting adventure story about the secret lives of toys, TOYS GO OUT by Emily Jenkins. (Sorry, due to the length of the books, no preschoolers.) Bring a pillow if you’d like to lie down while listening. This is a fun, informal group which will meet monthly.
Additional dates: October 19, November 16, and December 21.
For children in grades 1-3 who LOVE to read and would like to share stories, crafts and treats! Registration is required, limited to 15 members, with a waiting list. Meets monthly on the following Wednesdays at 7 pm
September 30, October 28, November 18, December 16.
Everyone ages 3-8, plus their special grown-ups, is invited. Come prepared to dance the night away with silly songs, bouncing books and goofy games.
For ages 8-11. Learn about the great online databases and resources to help with your homework available from the RTDL website.
The Organization for Bat Conservation will introduce us to live nocturnal creatures. This is a family program.
Libraries around the world are participating in today’s event! The whole family is invited to play board games at the RTDL. Bring your own board game or pick one from the Library’s assortment.
Saturday, December 5, 11 am–1 pm
Join us to make some very special holiday and winter decorations. You bring the creativity; we'll provide the supplies.
Join us for popcorn and a great movie! (Rated PG, runtime 98 minutes.)
Everyone age 5-11 can join others in making a special Lego structure. Pictures of finished models will be on display in the Children’s Department. We will supply the Library’s LEGOs, just bring your creativity!
Kids will have fun and build skills and confidence by reading to Molly, a friendly bibliotherapy dog from Dr. Paws Pet Assisted Therapy. Beginning through fifth grade readers can make an appointment at the Children’s Desk to meet this gentle Old English Sheepdog. Molly is specially trained to listen, and loves kids with books!