Youth Services

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Welcome to the Jungle

Spring Lake Schools have a half day on Friday, October 21 so let’s all take a trip into the Jungle Book! Mowgli and his animal friends await. We’ll be showing the new live action movie at 2pm on Friday the 21st.  It’s rated PG and lasts 105 minutes.  Children 7 and younger must be accompanied [...]

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Here Come the Pumpkins

October is the time for pumpkin fun! On Monday, October 17, 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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Reading Gives You Superpowers! 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 October 1 through 22, we’re encouraging you to submit original bookmark designs for the 23rd annual bookmark contest! You are invited to create a bookmark on the theme “Reading Gives [...]

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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 [...]