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Upcoming Programs and Events

Supervision of Children Policy

The library is a public place, and as such, cannot be responsible for unattended children. For their safety and protection:
 
Children under the age of seven must be accompanied and adequately supervised by an adult throughout the building. Children 7-11 years of age must have an adult in the building.
 

Winter Reading 2018



What is the Winter Reading Challenge?
We are joining libraries across the country in trying to reach our reading goal. By participating, you can earn prizes and a free book. If all libraries meet their goals Mark Cuban will donate $25,000 to the charity “First Book”, which provides books to kids in need.

When will it be?
January 1st, 2018 through January 31st, 2018.

What do I need to do?
1. Get online with an adult and create an account at our library’s Beanstack website.
2. Choose a way to log your reading. One way to log your reading is a paper log (available at the library). Another is to track your reading through Beanstack.
3. Get reading! You can choose any reading material you would like.
4. Earn real prizes for each digital badge received. Prizes may be picked up at the library any time in January. The final prize for completing the program is a free book.

 
Live Homework Help with Tutor.com



Our library is proud to offer the Tutor.com service for all your child's homework needs. Tutor.com offers personalized chat help for all grades and subjects from 4 pm until 11 pm daily. They also provide a 24 review service for papers and math assignments. All you need to log in is a library card and PIN number. We hope you check out all this service has to offer!
 


Toddler & Preschool Storytimes:
Our next storytime session will run from January 15th through February 20th. Toddlers and Preschoolers can join us for stories, songs and a craft on the following dates. No registration required.

Monday, January 22nd at 1 pm (Preschool)
Tuesday, January 23rd at 10 am and 11 am (Toddler)
Theme: Wonderful Winter

Monday, January 29th at 1 pm (Preschool)
Tuesday, January 30th at 10 am and 11 am (Toddler)
Theme: Super Shapes

Monday, February 5th at 1 pm (Preschool)
Tuesday, February 6th at 10 am and 11 am (Preschool)
Theme: Let's Count!

Monday, February 12th at 1 pm (Preschool)
Tuesday, February 13th at 10 am and 11 pm (Toddler)
Theme: What I love

Monday, February 19th at 1 pm (Preschool)
Tuesday, February 20th at 10 am and 11 am (Toddler)
Theme: Ms. Kelly's Favorites



BABY STORYTIMES
For babies under 24th months (with caregiver)

Thursdays at 10:15 am
January 18th - February 22nd

 
Kidding Around:
Happy Birthday Mo!



At February’s “Kidding Around”, we will be celebrating the birthday of author Mo Willems. Mo has written books such as the “Elephant and Piggie” series, and the Pigeon books. Our party is for Grades K-2 and will include activities related to Mo’s books. It will be held Wednesday, February 7th at 5:00 pm. Registration is required and can be done by calling 586-725-0273.

 

ATLAS:
Cozy Crafts for a cause



At February’s ATLAS (At The Library After School), we will be creating some warm and cozy fleece crafts. Our Cozy Crafts program will be on Wednesday, February 14th at 5:00 pm and is for Grades 3-6. We will be using fleece to make blankets, scarves and other crafts to give to loved ones or donate to charity. The library will supply the materials. Registration is required and can be done by calling 586-725-0273.
 

Lego Club



Lego Club will be held for Grades K-6 on February 8th at 5 pm. The library supplies the Legos. No registration required.

 

American Girl Club:
Meet Luciana



The next American Girl we will focus on is Luciana Vega, the “Girl of the Year” for 2018. 3rd-6th graders will meet on Thursday, February 15th at 5:00 pm to do crafts and activities related to Luciana’s stories. Registration is required and can be done by calling 586-725-0273.

 

Check out Miss Kelly's Storytime & Library Programming Blogs: These blogs are intended to be a resource for parents. Miss Kelly hopes that by sharing literacy promoting activities that take place at storytime as well as information about what's new and exciting at the library with parents and their children, this will encourage the continuation of these activities at home.
 

The Anchor Bay School District offers students the opportunity to participate in the Accelerated Reading Program.

Here are links to the area school accelerated reading lists for your convenience:
Ashley
Lighthouse