Youth Services

Boater Safety Class: Part 1 of 2

Earn your Boating Safety Certificate! Monday, April 29 at 5:00 pm.  This class is for boaters born after June 30, 1996; most personal watercraft operators who operate a vessel in Michigan must have a boater education card (boating safety certificate.)  Instruction by Ottawa County Sheriff’s Dept. Marine Unit. Please register at sllib.org. Part 2 will [...]

Wanted: Teen Volunteers

--Gain volunteer experience and help with the 2019 Summer Reading Club! --Pick up an application form at the Youth Services desk by May 3. --Minimum age 13 (or entering 7th grade in the Fall)

Teen ‘Scape

Teens ages 10-18 are invited to stop by the library for an afternoon of playing video games, making crafts, hanging out with friends and eating pizza. Wednesday, April 24 at 3:30 pm.

Mommy and Me Dance Class

Join instructor Steph Rau of Steph's Steps as she leads a dance class for younger children and their moms. Recommended ages: 18 months - 2 years. Registration required; space is limited to 15 children. Please register each child individually.  Wednesday, March 6, at 10:00 am.  Register here, today.

Green Eggs and Ham

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a special lunch catered by Chef Hilary of Artisan of Grand Haven.  Limit is 40 attendees and registration is required.  Friday, March 1, at noon.  Sign up here.

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.