Posts Categorized: Youth Services

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Storytime Hiatus!

This is the last week of storytime of the spring, but don’t worry, we’ll be back with a summer of fun in June!

After Friday the 16th, our next preschool storytime will be June 12 and 13 at the regular time of 10:30am.  Storytime themes this summer will feature preschool-friendly science topics and include science exploration stations for children and their caregivers to investigate after the songs are sung and stories read.

We suspend Toddler Time and Bedtime Storytime during the summer months so our Wednesday morning and Tuesday evening storytimes will be back in September.

There will be plenty of fun things for kids of all ages during the summer!  We’re getting ready for this year’s Summer Reading Club ‘Fizz Boom Read!’  You can take a look at the events we have planned on our Summer Reading calendar.

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Spring Break at the Library!

This long winter is officially behind us, and we’re looking ahead to Spring Break!  We have a great lineup of programs scheduled during Spring Break as well as our reading club for kids in preschool through Grade 8 which is from April 7 – 19. Signups for the reading club begin on Monday March 31.  Kids will read to earn prizes such as books, LEGO kits, movie passes, a Frozen DVD, and a 2014 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 2014, Fizz, Boom, Read!, the best yet!  We have a great array of programs and fun times 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 perform science experience, collecting reading logs and handing out prizes, and helping to prepare for storytimes or crafts or science 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.


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DIY @ Your Library During Teen Tech Week

Teen Tech Week is coming to Spring Lake District Library on March 9-15th! It’s a time for teens to geek out at the library while exploring new technology or familiarizing themselves with online resources (beyond Wikipedia).

Throughout the week, teens can stop by the Youth Services desk to test themselves on library trivia.  Working together and looking up answers is highly encouraged, and right answers will win a sweet treat!


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Sign Language for Babies and Toddlers

Sign language as an effective way of communicating with your infant or toddler has been a widely discussed topic recently.  If you are curious about the benefits or where to get started, we have the class for you!

Beginning on Tuesday, February 4 at 10:30am, Shyle Lyons of Small Talk Signing will be teaching a 4 week class for caregivers and their young ones ages 0-4.  Shyle will be teaching many of the most helpful signs to begin using with your child. The classes will also include music, stories, and games to help reinforce the signs learned, as well as providing flash cards to reinforce learning at home. Parents, grandparents, caregivers and daycare providers will all take something away from this class!

There is a limit of 15 children for this class (2 children per caregiver please).  We ask that you pre-register by calling the Youth Services desk 616.846.5770 ext. 134 or stopping by to sign up.