Youth Services

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Ready to Build?

The first Wednesday of the month is coming and with it comes LEGO Block Party! On Wednesday, June 7 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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Here Comes Summer Reading!

Readers of all ages, get ready for Summer Reading! Starting on Monday, June 12 and continuing through August 5, kids and adults can sign up to spend the summer reading books and winning prizes. For adults, sign up is as easy as stopping by the Check Out Desk!  Participants can earn a prize (up to [...]

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Thinking about Boater Safety

Everyone who operates a boat or personal watercraft on Michigan waterways is encouraged to take a Boater Safety Course by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, but some people are required to take the class before using water vehicles.  Those born after July 1996 can only operate a boat legally if they have been issued [...]

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Spring Break Fun

In town for Spring Break? Spend Spring Break at the library!   During the week of April 3, we have programs every day of the week for students on Spring Break. On Monday, April 3 at 2pm, the Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway will be bringing some special visitors to their program, Things that Go Whoo [...]

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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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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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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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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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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 [...]