Posts Categorized: Youth Services

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Spring Break is Coming!

Suddenly it’s spring, and Spring Break is almost here!  If you’re staying in town for Spring Break, we have a great lineup of programs scheduled to keep everyone engaged and happy during the week off school. We’re also having our Spring Reading Club for kids in preschool through Grade 8 from April 6 – 18. Signups for the reading club begin on Monday March 30.  Kids can read to earn prizes such as books, LEGO kits, movie passes, a Boxtrolls DVD, and a 2015 Guinness Book of World Records!


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Wanted: Teen Volunteers!

Summer Reading is coming up fast, and the Youth Services department is looking for teen volunteers to help make Summer Reading 2015, Every Hero Has a Story, 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 able to choose from an assortment of tasks like helping children with crafts or activities, collecting reading logs and handing out prizes, and helping to prepare for storytimes, crafting or other programs.  We’ll be asking our volunteers to sign up for at least three time slots to volunteer during the summer so they’ll be able to schedule times around other commitments like sports, jobs, or family vacations.


Teen Tech Week 2015

Celebrate Teen Tech Week 2015!

Not only is Spring on the way, but it’s Teen Tech Week at the library!  From March 8 through 14, this week is a time for teens to geek out at the library while exploring new technology or familiarizing themselves with online resources (beyond Wikipedia).  We’ll be hosting a variety of programs during Teen Tech Week for teens to come and enjoy.


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Youth Tree Banner Contest

Do you live in the Spring Lake School District and have a child 5-18 years old who likes to draw?  Then we have a contest for you.  The Spring Lake District Library is partnering with the Village of Spring Lake, North Bank Communities Fund, and Spring Lake Rotary to host a banner contest in celebration of the two decades that the Village of Spring Lake has been designated Tree City USA.  School children are invited to create tree-related drawings to submit to the contest.  The winning drawings will be reproduced as banners to be displayed throughout the Village.

Want to know more? Download a copy of the contest rules and entry form in PDF format or stop by the Youth Services desk of the library to pick up an entry packet.  All entries are due by March 9, 2015.

To kick this fun contest off, we’re excited to have the Outdoor Discovery Center visiting the library on Tuesday, February 3rd at 2pm.  They’ll talk about the importance of trees to many of Michigan’s animals and the many roles trees play in our ecosystem.  And they’ll bring some live tree-loving animals for attendees to look at up close!  Come to learn about animals and trees in Michigan then get inspired to create a banner.

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Halloween Fun at the Library

We’ll be having a spooky good time the week of Halloween!  Join us for any or all of our Halloween events.

Starting on Monday October 27 at 4pm, we’ll have Pumpkin Painting for Kids!  Pumpkins and paint will be provided so kids only need to bring themselves and their imaginations.  Pre-registration is not necessary; 70 pumpkins will be available.  While painting, attendees will also be able to register to win pumpkins painted by artist Ken Widing.

The Grand Rapids Ballet Junior Company will be at the library on Tuesday, October 28 at 7pm to present a Halloween Spooktacular!  Young dancers will be portraying favorite Halloween characters as they dance for us.  All attendees are also encouraged to come in costume.  Following the performance, there will be time to meet the dancers and take pictures.

Preschool Storytime on Thursday and Friday (the 30th and 31st) at 10:30am will also be Halloween-themed.  Kids and adults are welcome to join us dressed up in their Halloween costume as we read stories, sing, dance, and make a fun Halloween craft.

And finally don’t forget to stop by on Halloween for Trick-or-Treating!  Costumed trick-or-treaters will be welcomed with a special treat from 3-5pm on the afternoon of the 31st.