Youth Services

Make a Friend: Pet Rocks

Pets can be wonderful companions and rocks are as low-maintenance as they come! Kids ages 4+ are welcome to create their very own pet rock friend to take home with them on Thursday, June 28 at 2pm.

Teen Craft: Decorate a Mug

Looking to exercise your creativity? Why not beautify a mug with oil-based Sharpie markers? Join us on Friday, June 22 at 2pm where the only thing that you'll need to bring is your imagination (markers and mugs will be supplied). This program is for ages 10-18.

Make Your Own Instruments

Have you ever wanted to put together your very own instrument? On Thursday, June 21 at 2pm you can learn how to do just that with everyday products and materials. We'll show you how to assemble your instrument and noisemakers and then we will all play music together! This program is for ages 4-12.

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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!

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 [...]

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 [...]