Youth Services

Magician Renee Hudson

Are you ready for some magical fun? On Tuesday, July 24 at 2pm you can enjoy a laugh-filled magic show featuring juggling, comedy and plenty of audience participation with magician Renee Hudson. This program is for kids ages 6-12.

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Ready to Dance?

Put on your dancing shoes, preschoolers! Children ages 1-6 and their grownups are invited to a Preschool Dance Party on Tuesday, July 24 at 10:30am. The library will supply the music and dancing props – children need only bring their best dance moves! This event is perfect for young children who love to jump, wiggle, [...]

Family Minute to Win It

Can you move a cookie from your forehead to your mouth without using your hands? Team up as a family to compete against other families in this minute to win it challenge. It takes place on July 23 at 7pm. Space is limited, so please pre-register your family!

Try an Instrument

Are you interested in instruments, but haven't had the opportunity to try one out? Tuesday, July 17 at 2pm is your chance! Kids ages 6-12 are invited to meet the West Michigan Symphony and learn about their instruments. Everyone will have the opportunity to handle and play an assortment of instruments from the four instrument [...]

Garden Club for Kids: Vintage Treasures

On Tuesday, July 10 at 10am kids aged 3-12 have a chance to learn about flower arranging and make their very own arrangement under the guidance of the Tri-Cities Garden Club! There are two groups for this event based on age. The younger kids should register for the 3-6 year-old group while the older kids can register for the 7-12 [...]

Teen Craft: Sew a Creature

Would you like to pick up some sewing machine experience with a fun, quick project? On Thursday, July 5 at 2pm teens ages 10-18 are invited to try out the library's sewing machines by constructing a creature friend of their very own to keep. No sewing experience is necessary to attend. However, there are only [...]

Dance Classes for Kids

Dancing can be a lot of fun! Have you ever wanted to take a class to learn some moves? Kids preschool age and older can do just that on Tuesday, July 3. There are two classes that day: one for preschoolers ages 3-5 that starts at 10am, and one for kids ages 7-12 that takes place [...]

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.