Did you know singing, talking, and playing with babies and young children builds the skills they need to do well in school? Research shows that when parents and caregivers talk and listen to young children, kids develop the cognitive and language skills they need to do well in school and beyond. TALK sends 8-10 fun … Continued
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December 20 at 11:00 am, 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Choose one time slot to join us to craft a Cardboard Gingerbread House! We will provide all the cardboard and lots of different supplies to decorate your house. A take-and-make kit will be available for anyone not able to join us in person, so please … Continued
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September 25, 11:00 am Build your way through the alphabet! Choose from a variety of materials to construct letter art. Paint, cut, glue, and create! Which letters will you choose? This workshop is designed for children aged 4–7 years old but older children are welcome as well. Registration is required, please click here to register. … Continued
July 31, 1:00 pm Dreaming of dragons, gryphons, more? Look no further than your own backyard for beasts of myth and legend! Explore the magical adaptations of Michigan’s wildlife with this live animal presentation including native birds, mammals, and reptiles and learn that the supernatural is just that – SUPER NATURE! Presented by a wildlife specialist … Continued
July 22, 6:00 pm We will be learning about the difference between beneficial and harmful insects with Linda Schilbe, Master Gardener. We will also be creating wooden bug whirligigs. Registration is required, please register here. This project is made possible in part by the Next-Level Leadership in Small and Rural Libraries program of the University … Continued
July 9, 11:00 am Join DNR educator Alan Wernette from the shores of Lake Michigan at Ludington State Park to learn about the Great Lakes, the largest freshwater ecosystem in the world. The Great Lakes contain over 20% of all the world’s surface fresh water and provide drinking water, recreation, transportation, wildlife habitat and economic … Continued
July 8, 6:00 pm We will be gathering outside the library to plant green beans in pots. We will provide the pots, seeds, & potting soil. We will also be decorating a whimsical plant marker . Registration required, please register here! This project is made possible in part by the Next-Level Leadership in Small and … Continued
Get rewarded for reading this summer by signing up for the Tales & Tails 2021 LTPL Summer Reading Challenge in READsquared! From June 1 through August 31 track the minutes you spend reading, attend virtual library events, complete fun Challenge Missions (like reading out loud to a pet or exploring one of our online resources), … Continued
We have added several new STEM kits to our Library of Things for Kids! Click the image to see the complete collection of kits, and check for availability.