Youth Services

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.

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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 [...]