Tired of stepping on LEGOs? Bring them to us and we'll make sure they get plenty of play and then get put away! We plan to use a lot of LEGOs for programming in 2017. Donations of basic bricks and all types of classic LEGOs are needed! LEGOs may be brought to the Children's Department during library hours.
BUBBLE GUM, BUBBLE GUM by Lisa Wheeler has been selected as the Michigan Reads! book for 2017. Meet the author during a special visit Friday, March 31st. Visit the library anytime to check out titles by this local author and make exciting crafts related to the book's theme. While you're here, don't forget to guess how many pieces of bubble gum are in the guessing jar.
Come explore, learn and have fun with fellow homeschoolers of all ages! We will meet twice a month; future topics will be determined by the group.
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 Thursdays at 7 pm:
March 30, and April 27
Friday, March 31, 12:30 pm
Lisa Wheeler is the award-winning author of over 35 children's books, including Even Monsters Need to Sleep (2017) and the popular Dino-Sports series. Lisa's book, Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum is the 2017 Michigan Reads! One Book One State Children's Book Program recipient.
Featuring Mo Willems Book Characters
Tuesday, April 4, 1-3 pm
Make an elephant and piggie paper bag puppet, a knuffle bunny cartoon figure, a pigeon tube puppet, collect coloring and activity pages, plus a few extra crafty surprises.
Enjoy a matinee and popcorn. Rated PG. 97 minutes. Featuring the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks and Ed O’Neill.
Saturday, April 8, 1pm
Please visit the library to register for the movie and receive one free copy of the book FANTASTIC MR FOX by Roald Dahl. (Only one copy per family.) Share some special family reading nights and enjoy the book together. We will watch the movie on Saturday and, then, discuss which was best, the book or the movie?
National Library Week, April 9-15
To celebrate this special week of fun, the library is sponsoring a bookmark contest. The theme coincides with the special summer activities planned at the library, “Build a Better World.” Use your imagination and create a bookmark around this theme. What do you think would make the world a better place for everyone? More stories? More care for Mother Earth? More kindness? More singing and dancing?
Kids ages 5-11 will have fun learning about different cultures! Ever wonder what kids eat, listen to, or play in other countries? Hear stories from around the world, learn a song in another language, play games, and do crafts all while celebrating national Día Day!