Kids

Pokemon Club

Pokemon Club

Tuesday, April 23 | 4 pm-5 pm
Kids and teens, are you looking for a place to play the Pokemon TCG? You found the spot! If you have a deck at home, you are invited to bring it but we will have a few available to use at the library.

Paper Flyers

Paper Flyers

Wednesday, April 24 | 6-7 pm
Can your paper airplane go the distance? Or make a boomerang that returns to your hand? You will learn to make a few different types of paper flyers and get to test them on a few challenges.

Make Your Own Stuffed Animal

Make Your Own Stuffed Animal

Wednesday, May 8 | 6 pm-7 pm
Have you ever wanted to create your own huggable companion? Now you can! Come see how anyone can make their own stuffed animal using felt, string, and stuffing!

Programs


Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime

Mondays | 10 am in the program room
Toddlers with an adult can join us for stories, songs, and dancing.

Playdough Playdates

Playdough Playdates

1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month | 10 am – 11 am
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month during the school year for our Playdough Playdates. We provide playdough, tools, stencils, playmats and a space for you and your toddlers to play and build in this early-learning STEAM activity. Network while your children have fun and learn together.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursdays | 10 am in the program room
This lapsit storytime is for children from birth to preschool age and their adult caretaker. Nursery rhymes, stories, songs and bounces can be enjoyed in this early literacy program.

Kids Vote

What Kids Think at the Library

Ever wish you could vote, or make your opinion count as a kid? Well, now you can! Each month at the library, you can vote on a variety of topics, and we will post the results on our website afterwards. Come by the library, and let us know what you think!
March’s favorite Dragon was blue.
This month, we will be voting on your favorite Cat.

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

Come join in on our monthly scavenger hunts! You will learn about using the library and library materials, and have a chance to get to know us better. Once you finish, you will get a prize from the children’s librarian. April’s theme: I Spy – can you find all the umbrellas in the children’s room?

Guess the Number

Guess the Number

Come join in our monthly Guess the Number guessing game! If you’re awesome at making guesses and estimation, or can count quickly on the fly, this one is for you! At the end of the month we will do a prize drawing for those that place an entry into the box. Each month, you’ll have a chance to win a cool prize. Will you get the number right?

Text TALK to 75547

TALK, text and learn for kindergarten

Make anytime learning time!
Talk sends 8-10 fun activity suggestions each month that parents and caregivers with children 5 and under can do any time to build school readiness skills.

Text TALK to 75547

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Start your child’s journey as a life-long reader. The goal is to read 1000 books (repeated titles are okay!) before starting Kindergarten. Earn a small reward for every 100 books read. Upon completion, they will have their photo taken and added to our Wall of Fame. Start reading today!

Smokey Bear Reading Challenge

The USDA Forest Service is teaming up with libraries nationwide for the Smokey Bear Reading Challenge to celebrate Smokey Bear’s 80th Birthday. The challenge invites children aged 4-10 to read books, do fun activities and learn about wildfires and the environment. Just Register on Beanstack and stop in for a bookmark and sticker. Complete eight activities before November 28, Smokey’s birthday, and earn a certificate.

500 Books Before Middle School

500 Books Before Middle School

Read a book, any book, and have fun! The goal is to read 500 books before you start middle school. Earn rewards for reaching milestones along the way. Registration can begin at any time for any child in grades K-5. Best of all, you can complete the program at your own pace.

Kalamazoo Growler's Reading Program

Step up to the plate and join the Kalamazoo Growler’s Reading Program where you can turn your love for reading into an unforgettable day at the ballpark! Log four hours of reading in total on Beanstack by May 31st to unlock fantastic rewards, including a ticket to catch a Kalamazoo Growlers home game! With each hour you read, you’ll round the bases, moving closer to a home run.

Single: Free Ice Cream Coupon and Kalsee Kub Zone Admission
Double: Free Pizza Coupon and a Hotdog at the game
Triple: Free Desert Coupon from Traveler’s Craft BBQ and a Hat at the game
Homerun: Tickets to the Game!

Featured Resources


beanstack

Beanstack

Track your reading and participate in library reading challenges and the summer reading program.

ebsco ebooks k=8 collections

eBook K-8 Collection

Ebooks that support K-8 students across all subject areas, full text accessible from a computer or downloadable to most popular portable devices.

explora elementary schools

Explora for Elementary Students

Easy-to-read entries about animals, musicians, fitness, space exploration, and much more.

novelist k-8 plus

NoveList K-8 Plus

Reading recommendations, book reviews, and Lexile scores for children K-8.

pebble go

PebbleGo

For grades Pre K-3, tool that is packed with informational articles, interactive lessons, games, and ready-made activities to reinforce learning.

world book online

World Book Kids

For grades Pre K – 5. Easy-to-read content for elementary school learners. Hundreds of activities, science projects, and experiments