Youth Services

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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, [...]

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Happy Halloween!

On Monday, October 31, kids are invited to stop in for a sweet treat from 4-6pm. Just say ‘trick-or-treat!’

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Welcome to the Jungle

Spring Lake Schools have a half day on Friday, October 21 so let’s all take a trip into the Jungle Book! Mowgli and his animal friends await. We’ll be showing the new live action movie at 2pm on Friday the 21st.  It’s rated PG and lasts 105 minutes.  Children 7 and younger must be accompanied [...]

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Here Come the Pumpkins

October is the time for pumpkin fun! On Monday, October 17, we have two pumpkin-centric activities for your family. Back by popular demand, the Lord of the Gourd, Patrick Harrison will be in the lobby from 3:30pm – 7:30pm to show off his amazing talent for sculpting pumpkins and other gourds. You can stop by [...]

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Reading Gives You Superpowers! Bookmark Contest

Calling all kids from preschool through 8th grade! Are you ready to show off your artistic skills and show the world what you love about the library?  From October 1 through 22, we’re encouraging you to submit original bookmark designs for the 23rd annual bookmark contest! You are invited to create a bookmark on the theme “Reading Gives [...]

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Robotics & Coding Workshops

Do you have a 7 through 12-year-old child interested in robotics or coding?  We have two workshops in August just for them!  At 10am on Wednesday, August 24, kids will be able to put their building skills to work in a Robotics Workshop by creating robots out of LEGO blocks.  Later at 2pm, children will [...]

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Just for Teens!

Kids 10-18 have a summer of fun planned for them at the library!  Those entering Grades 5-12 are invited to sign up for our Tweens & Teens (T2) Reading Club.  They’ll get to choose from a special ‘big kid friendly’ list of prizes for completing their reading cards.  Prizes will include earbuds, books, glow necklaces, [...]

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Introducing the Muskegon Risers

Western Michigan has its very own men’s professional soccer team – the Muskegon Risers! Come to the library on Thursday, July 21 at noon to meet some of the players, learn about playing professional soccer, and ask questions about their skills and backgrounds. Do you want to be a professional soccer player one day? Get [...]