Youth Services Ongoing Programs
"Strengthening Pontiac Through Literacy Partnerships"
Early Literacy Tip:
Your child will have a much easier time reading if he/she knows a lot of words, so talk, talk, talk! An easy way parents can help their child learn words is by naming things you see together, whether it is something out the window or food at a grocery store. Naming objects as you drive is a great game and learning experience for your child.
After School Programs
Monday-Friday (except when the library is closed).
Any Time Lego Time: Ask for Legos at the Youth Information Desk!
Mondays, 3:30-5:00pm: Board Games: Ask you friends to join you in a game like Connect 4, Candyland, Hungry Hippos, Checkers, or other all-time favorites!
Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm: Put a puzzle together and admire the beautiful picture when you are done!
Thursday Night Story Time
Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm (except from 11/22, 12/27), Youth Room: We are celebrating back to school and Fall with stories centering on monthly themes. We’ll read on-stage stories for September followed by a theater game, and spooky stories in October followed by crafts making scary creatures. We’ll read building stories in November followed by building a lego creation. In December, we'll read holiday stories followed by creating Holiday decorations. We look forward to some surprise guest story tellers too! An activity or craft is included.
10/25: Join us for a Halloween story, read by local youth, make a craft, and eat a snack.
12/20: "Twas Night Before Christmas Story Time": Build some holiday cheer as we read this old time favorite story, sing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, get a bag of reindeer food to leave out Christmas Eve for the Rudolph, and enjoy Christmas cookies.
Lego & Roblox Club
Saturdays (except from 11/03, 11/10, 11/17, 12/01), 1-2:30pm, Youth Room: Come to the library and play Roblox or join us as we build our own Lego creations. Weekly themes and special Lego challenge events are a fun part of this popular club!
Family Karaoke Nights
Tuesday, 11/27, Thursday, 12/13, 6-7:30pm, Auditorium: Come sing with us in the Auditorium. Our Karaoke program is open to all ages!
12/13: Caroling Karaoke: Come on out for a cozy night of holiday fun. We will be singing all our favorite holiday hits while sipping some cocoa and noshing on light holiday themed snacks. Bring a friend or meet a friend at the library and share some holiday cheer. 'Tis the season!
Light refreshments will be provided.
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