Youth Services

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Robotics & Coding Workshops

Do you have a 7 through 12-year-old child interested in robotics or coding?  We have two workshops in August just for them!  At 10am on Wednesday, August 24, kids will be able to put their building skills to work in a Robotics Workshop by creating robots out of LEGO blocks.  Later at 2pm, children will [...]

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Just for Teens!

Kids 10-18 have a summer of fun planned for them at the library!  Those entering Grades 5-12 are invited to sign up for our Tweens & Teens (T2) Reading Club.  They’ll get to choose from a special ‘big kid friendly’ list of prizes for completing their reading cards.  Prizes will include earbuds, books, glow necklaces, [...]

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Introducing the Muskegon Risers

Western Michigan has its very own men’s professional soccer team – the Muskegon Risers! Come to the library on Thursday, July 21 at noon to meet some of the players, learn about playing professional soccer, and ask questions about their skills and backgrounds. Do you want to be a professional soccer player one day? Get [...]

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Garden Club for Kids: Wild Things

Before the Tri-Cities Garden Club Flower Show, kids aged 3-12 have a chance to learn about flower arranging and make their very own arrangement under the guidance of the Garden Club! The kids’ event is on Tuesday, July 12 at 10am, and the arrangements will be available for viewing through the Flower Show. Kids 3-6 [...]

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Storytime’s Back!

After a short break, we’re back with Preschool Storytime on Thursday and Friday, June 16 and 17 at 10:30am.  Storytime will be held every Thursday and Friday during Summer Reading. Preschool Storytime is designed with children ages 3 to 5 years old in mind.  Each session features stories, music, dancing, crafts, and other opportunities for [...]

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Create Video Games with Us

Want to create video games this summer? Learn the basics in our Teen Video Game Making Workshop on Monday, June 13 from 4-6pm then spend the summer building and perfecting your own games. Kids 10-18 will explore video game develop and design using Unreal Engine 4.  Unreal Engine 4 is a full suite of design [...]

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Ready Set Cram!

Final exams for Spring Lake Middle and High School students are coming up fast.  If students need a change in scenery or a place to study with friends, we’re hosting an Exam Cram on Monday, June 6 from 5-8pm. Whether by themselves or in small groups, teens are invited to come study, enjoy refreshments, and commit [...]

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Ready to Dance?

Put on your dancing shoes, preschoolers! Children ages 2-6 and their grownups are invited to a Preschool Dance Party on Friday, May 20 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, [...]

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Baby & Toddler Sign Workshop

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 a class for you! On Thursday, May 18 at 10:00am, kids ages 0-4 and their caregivers can sign up to come [...]

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Looking for Fantastic Teen Volunteers!

Maybe it doesn’t seem like it, but Summer is coming up fast.  The Youth Services department is looking for some great teens to volunteer to help make Summer Reading 2016, On Your Mark, Set, Read!, wonderful for all participants.  We’re getting really excited about the programs and events we have planned, and we need some [...]