Posts Categorized: Youth Services

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Turn Dreams into Reality this Teen Read Week

Every October, we celebrate Teen Read Week – a celebration of teens, reading, and fun!  This October, Teen Read Week is from the 12th to the 18th, and this year, we have some great stuff planned.

Friday, October 17th is a day off for Spring Lake Schools, and to celebrate that and Teen Read Week, we’ll be having our first Teen Movie Event!  Teens aged 13 and up are invited to a free showing of the movie Divergent (rated PG-13, 139 minutes) at 2:30pm.  Based on the first book in the hit trilogy by Veronica Roth, if you haven’t seen this fast-paced and exciting movie, now’s the time!  If you have seen the movie, why not come see it again?

On Wednesday the 15th, our monthly Teen’Scape event is scheduled at 3:30pm.  Kids and teens aged 10-18 years are welcome to come play video games, have pizza, and enjoy time with their friends.  In October, we’ll also be painting pumpkins for the teens to take home.

Throughout the week, teens are encouraged to read off their library fines!  Late fees can be mitigated by reading at the library – $1 for every 15 minutes of reading up to $10 over the week.  Want to know more?  Stop by the Youth Services desk to get started.

Come visit us during Teen Read Week to pick up your next favorite read, to watch Divergent, hang out at Teen’Scape, or to read off your late fines!

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21st Annual Bookmark Contest at the Library!

Calling all kids from preschool through 8th grade! Do you want to show off your artistic skills and show the world what you love about the library?  From October 1 through 25, you’re encouraged to submit original bookmark designs for the 21st annual bookmark contest!

Children are invited to create a bookmark based on the theme “I Love My Library!”  A panel of local artists will judge the entries and award prizes for each grade level.  We print the winning bookmarks in full color for distribution at the library throughout the year.  Since the bookmarks will be printed in color, using crayons and markers for the designs are encouraged.

Are you ready to start drawing? Download and print an entry form right away!  Forms are also available at the library as well as through local schools. Entries are due Saturday, October 25 at 5 pm.  We look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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Come to our Stuffed Animal Sleepover!

We’re welcoming Bedtime Storytime back with a very special event – a stuffed animal sleepover! On Tuesday, September 16 at 7pm, kids of all ages and their families are invited to bring themselves and their stuffed animal friend to Bedtime Storytime. After our special half-hour evening Storytime, the stuffed animals will be tucked in to spend the night at the library all by themselves! What will our furry friends get up to while the library is closed and all the people are at home? You’ll have to come back Wednesday to pick up your stuffed animal friend and find out.

Bedtime Storytime continues on Tuesday evenings at 7pm throughout the school year. If you can’t bring your children to our daytime storytimes or you’d like to come more often, Family Storytime is for you! All ages of kids (older brothers & sisters, that means you) are invited. Bedtime Storytime is a half-hour of fun stories, songs, and dancing to get everyone’s wiggles out before bed. Pajamas are always welcome as is everyone’s best stuffed friend.

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It’s a Storytime Hiatus!

This week’s Five Senses Storytime was our last preschool storytime of the summer, but don’t worry, we’ll be back with more fantastic storytimes in the fall.

Our next preschool storytime will be September 4th and 5th at the regular time of 10:30am.

Toddler Time will start back up in September too!  Just for toddlers ages 18-36 months, this storytime is geared for the younger set.  September 24th at 10am is the first Toddler Time of the fall.

And on Tuesday September 16th at 7pm, Bedtime Storytime will be back with a special event – a Stuffed Animal Sleepover!  If you can’t bring your children to our daytime storytimes or you just want to come more often, Family Storytime is for you! Older brothers & sisters are welcome as well as is everyone’s best stuffed friend.

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Summer Reading is Almost Here!

As hard as it is to believe, there’s just under 2 weeks until the start of the library’s Summer Reading Programs!  We’re busy here at the library getting everything ready behind the scenes.  Brand new books, fun events and programs, and great prizes are coming.  It took a while to arrive, but it’s going to be a great summer!

Our kids’ Summer Reading Program is ‘Fizz, Boom, Read!’ – science experiments, zoo visits, and construction parties are just part of the fun Youth Services is planning.  For the adults, the theme is ‘Taste of Summer,’ and adults will have the chance to read to win gift certificates to great local restaurants! It all begins on June 9.  Both programs run through August 2nd.