Youth Services

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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 great 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 [...]

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Spring Break Festivities

What are you planning for Spring Break?  If you won’t be traveling, we’ll have fun activities all weeklong at the Spring Lake District Library. First up on Monday, April 2 at 10am, we’re hosting a very special visit from everyone’s favorite bookish duo – Elephant & Piggie.  Elephant & Piggie will be available to greet [...]

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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 2018, Libraries Rock!, 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 [...]

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Kids’ Spring Reading Club

To celebrate Reading Month in March, our Kids’ Spring Reading Club began 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 an entry [...]

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Explore a Winter Craft Wonderland!

Spend Saturday afternoon at the library! On Saturday, December 9 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, decorations and more!

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Here Come the Pumpkins!

October is the time for pumpkin fun! On Monday, October 23, 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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Adventures in Reading! Kids’ 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 now through October 21, we’re encouraging you to submit original bookmark designs for the 24th annual bookmark contest! You are invited to create a bookmark on the theme “Adventures in Reading”  A panel [...]

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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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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. [...]