Youth Services

Full STEAM Ahead

Each month there is a program for kids 7-12 years old! We’ll do STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) activities and have fun. This month - on Thursday, February 14 at 4:00 pm - Thumbprint Art! Full STEAM Ahead was made possible through the generous help of Steven and Kathryn Bandstra. Thank you!

Ready to Build?

The first Wednesday of the month is coming and with it comes a LEGO Block Party! On Wednesday, February 6, at 4pm, we’ll get out our giant tub of LEGO blocks for kids ages 4-12 to build with. What will you construct? Spaceships, battle scenes, gardens, monster trucks, cities, the only limit is your imagination. After [...]

Valentine Crafts

Day off of school? Stop in to create Valentine’s Day cards for your family and friends!  Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 2:00 pm.

Be Safe on Your Snowmobile

Getting outside during the winter is one of the best ways to beat the winter blues, but when we go out in the snow, safety has to be a priority. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department will teach a free snowmobile safety course here at the library on Thursday, January 10 from 6-8pm. The Michigan DNR recommends [...]

Winter Break Scrap Craft

Drop by the Storytime Room January 3, at 2:00 pm, to get creative with our craft supplies and help make good use of our leftover scraps.

Teen Gingerbread Challenge

On Thursday, December 6 at 4pm, teens ages 10-18 are invited to construct gingerbread houses as a team! The finished creations will be on display in the arch leading  into the children's area of the library.

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Baby Sign Workshop

Sign language as an effective way of communicating with your infant and has been a widely discussed topic recently.  If you are curious about the benefits or where to get started, we have a class for you! On Monday, December 3 at 10:30am, kids ages 0-2 and their caregivers can sign up to come to [...]

Teen’Scape

On Wednesday, November 28, teens ages 10-18 are invited to stop by the library at 3:30pm for an afternoon of playing video games, making crafts, hanging out with friends and eating pizza.

Family Movie: Incredibles 2

Stop by the library on Friday, November 23 at 2pm to catch a free showing of the movie Incredibles 2. The film is rated PG and has a runtime of 125 minutes.

T-Rex Tea Party

Celebrate Dinovember with a dinosaur themed tea party! On Monday, November 19 at 10am, we'll enjoy stories, hands-on activities and, of course, some dino treats. It's a party, so feel free to come dressed to impress - costumes, hats and fanciness welcome! This program is for ages 2-6.