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Fall Programs for Kids and Families

The new season of Story Times and Family Nights set to begin in late September
Fall Programs for Kids and Families
First Family Night of the Fall Season

Mini Maker Fair at White Lake Community Library

Explore, design, build and experiment with a variety of hands-on materials at our Mini Maker Fair.  This Family Night kick-off event is set for 6:30 on Thursday, September 28.  Use our new collection of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics tools to solve a marble maze, construct a working doorbell, learn the basics of coding, or create a simple machine with Lego, among other challenges. The event is just one of many fall programs the library has planned for children and teens, including family nights, story times, Read to Zeke, and teen gaming events. 

 Family Nights, weekly programs for children and families, are offered at 6:30 every Thursday from September 28 to November 16.  In addition to the mini maker fair, planned events include a visit from the Exotic Zoo, the 3rd annual Spooky Story Walk, and a watercolor painting class, just to name a few.  All events are free, all ages are welcome, and registration is not required.

 The library is also offering Baby Time and Play & Learn groups this fall.  Both are designed to boost important early literacy skills in a fun and interactive setting for kids and caregivers.  These programs are free, and registration is not required.

 Baby Time meets Mondays at 10:30, and is aimed at infants through 2 year olds.  This brief program full of books and bouncy rhymes will be followed by some free-play time so parents and caregivers can visit while the babies play under their supervision.

Play & Learn meets Tuesdays at 10:15 and 6:15, and is for infants through 4 year olds.  It is a hybrid of a traditional story time and a preschool classroom, with lots of hands-on stations for youngsters to explore their world through play. These sessions last for one hour each, and participants will receive one new book to keep each month.  Participants are welcome to attend any combination of morning and evening sessions.

 Read to Zeke is back this fall with a twice-a-month program that gives kids a chance to hone their reading skills by reading aloud to a registered therapy dog.  It is offered on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 6:15-7:15, beginning October 3, and is open to all young readers.  It will be held in conjunction with the evening Play and Learn session, and kids will be be able to take a turn reading one-on-one with Zeke, a big, cuddly spaniel.

 GAMERS are welcome to gather in the library’s Coffee Connection room every Friday afternoon from 2 to 4 pm.  The library provides an Xbox 360, a variety of video and board games, and free snacks.  Players should bring their own decks for Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, and other card-based games.  The new STEM materials will also be available for use during this time.

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