Youth Services

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Come Volunteer with Us!

Summer Reading is coming up fast, and the Youth Services department is looking for teen volunteers to help make Summer Reading 2017, Build a Better World, the best yet!  We’re really excited about the programs and events we have planned, and we need some great teens to help us carry them out. Teens will be [...]

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Spring Kids’ Reading Club!

To celebrate Reading Month in March, we’re starting our Kids’ Spring Reading Club on March 1!  Kids from preschool to 8th grade can stop by the library anytime during March to pick up their Book Bingo sheet and start reading.  Turning in the completed Bingo sheet will earn the child a book to keep and [...]

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Be the Source of Change

One of the first signs of Spring around the library is Teen Tech Week! From March 5-11, we’ll be celebrating teens and technology with some events just for them. On Wednesday, March 8 from 3:30-5pm, we have a Super Smash Bros. tournament planned. We’ll set up the brackets and provide nunchucks, Wii remotes, and cookies. [...]

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Ready to Build?

The first Wednesday of the month is coming and with it comes LEGO Block Party! On Wednesday, March 1 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 the LEGO [...]

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Do you like green eggs and ham? Come find out at our luncheon celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Thursday, March 2 at noon.  Chef Hillary Kraak of Artisan of Grand Haven will cater the lunch featuring food from one of Dr. Seuss’ beloved books – Green Eggs and Ham!  And since we’re also celebrating Read [...]

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Valentine Making Workshop

Want to create some Valentines? We have your back! Our Valentine Making Workshop is during Spring Lake Schools’ Midwinter Break - Tuesday, February 9 from 2-3pm. Whether cards are needed for friends or family, kids 4 and up are invited stop by to make cards, pictures, and other Valentine greetings.  We’ll have materials available; kids [...]

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Winter Break Activities

Not traveling this holiday season and looking for something to do with your family?  We have you covered at the library!  We have three special programs during the week after Christmas for the whole family to enjoy together. On Wednesday, December 28 at 2pm, we’re hosting a LEGO and Coloring Party. Come to build with [...]

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Explore a Winter Craft Wonderland!

Spend Saturday afternoon at the library! On Saturday, December 10 at 2pm, we’ll be hosting a Craft Wonderland for kids to come & make wintry creations for gift-giving and decoration.  They’ll make ornaments, cards, picture frames, and more. We’ll also welcome a very special Frozen guest that afternoon – Princess Anna of Arendelle.  Princess Anna [...]

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Be Safe on Your Snowmobile

This class is canceled due to lack of sign ups. 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 [...]

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Read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Have you signed your baby, toddler, or preschooler up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten yet? It’s a new program from the Spring Lake District Library to help encourage a love of reading in our youngest patrons! We know you already read to your children and bring them to library programs like Storytime or Toddler Time, [...]