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Kids@the Library

Kids@the Library


Summer Events for Children


June 10, 6:30 Ruff Readers These dogs dig listening to kids read aloud! Ruff Readers is a unique read-aloud program that pairs kids with a trained therapy dog and their handler from West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc. Kids read their favorite books and the pooches just curl up and listen. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. Kids will be scheduled for a 15-minute time slot as they arrive.


June 11, 10:30 Outdoor Play Meet your friends for an outdoor play date on Tuesday mornings.  Bubble fun, hula hoops, farmers market scavenger hunt, sidewalk chalk and more.


June 11, 10:30 Down to Earth Gardening How does your garden grow? Join us for crafts and activities full of gardening goodness.


June 12, 6:30 Pokemon Club Bring your Pokemon cards to trade or battle with friends. A few decks will be provided for players to learn on.


June 17, 6:30  Ruff Readers These dogs dig listening to kids read aloud! Ruff Readers is a unique read-aloud program that pairs kids with a trained therapy dog and their handler from West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc. Kids read their favorite books and the pooches just curl up and listen. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. Kids will be scheduled for a 15-minute time slot as they arrive.


June 18, 10:30 Outdoor Play Meet your friends for an outdoor play date on Tuesday mornings. Bubble fun, hula hoops, farmers market scavenger hunt, sidewalk chalk and more.


June 18, 10:30 Get the Dirt on Great Desserts Dig into great dirt dessert ideas and use your imagination to create fun edible messes! Pre-registration is required and spots are limited.


June 20, 7:00 Outdoor Summer Family Night Jest Having Fun! Join award-winning comic juggler Ben Christensen in a show that also includes illusions, music, and lots of audience participation.


June 24, 6:30 Ruff Readers These dogs dig listening to kids read aloud! Ruff Readers is a unique read-aloud program that pairs kids with a trained therapy dog and their handler from West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc. Kids read their favorite books and the pooches just curl up and listen. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. Kids will be scheduled for a 15-minute time slot as they arrive.


June 25, 10:30 Outdoor Play Meet your friends for an outdoor play date on Tuesday mornings. Bubble fun, hula hoops, farmers market scavenger hunt, sidewalk chalk and more.


June 25, 10:30 To Market, To Market Tuesdays: Burrowing Beasts Meet some critters that live underground and call the sweet soil of Michigan home. You’ll see live turtles, snakes, frogs, and other subterranean life in a hands-on program brought to you by the Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway.


June 27, 7:00  Outdoor Summer Family Night Kevin Kammeraad in Concert Kevin teams up with his favorite puppets to bring us a fun, interactive musical show that’s sure to get even the youngest movin’ and groovin’.


July 1 We Live Underground Scavenger Hunt Visit your KDL branch each week to find and solve the latest clue. A new clue will be added each week from July 1 through August 10.


July 1, 6:30 Ruff Readers These dogs dig listening to kids read aloud! Ruff Readers is a unique read-aloud program that pairs kids with a trained therapy dog and their handler from West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc. Kids read their favorite books and the pooches just curl up and listen. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. Kids will be scheduled for a 15-minute time slot as they arrive.


July 2, 10:30 Outdoor Play Meet your friends for an outdoor play date on Tuesday mornings. Bubble fun, hula hoops, farmers market scavenger hunt, sidewalk chalk and more.


July 8, 6:30 Ruff Readers These dogs dig listening to kids read aloud! Ruff Readers is a unique read-aloud program that pairs kids with a trained therapy dog and their handler from West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc. Kids read their favorite books and the pooches just curl up and listen. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. Kids will be scheduled for a 15-minute time slot as they arrive.


July 9, 10:00 Family Storytime Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement as a family; develop early literacy skills and encourage a love of reading.


July 9, 10:30 Outdoor Play Meet your friends for an outdoor play date on Tuesday mornings. Bubble fun, hula hoops, farmers market scavenger hunt, sidewalk chalk and more.


July 9, 10:30 To Market, To Market Tuesdays Butterfly Bonanza Michigan Butterflies of Jenison is on tap to teach about the beautiful Monarch butterfly. See up close how they develop from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly and why they are a big part of the Michigan wildlife scene.


July 10, 6:30 Pokemon Club Bring your Pokemon cards to trade or battle with friends. A few decks will be provided for players to learn on.


July 11, 7:00 Outdoor Summer Family Night Magic: Can You Dig It? Tom Plunkard presents an amazing program filled with live animals and loads of audience participation. Witness flowers appearing on your head and garden utensils vanishing and reappearing in the craziest places. Event sponsor: Cook Family Services


July 15, 6:30  Ruff Readers These dogs dig listening to kids read aloud! Ruff Readers is a unique read-aloud program that pairs kids with a trained therapy dog and their handler from West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc. Kids read their favorite books and the pooches just curl up and listen. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. Kids will be scheduled for a 15-minute time slot as they arrive.


July 16, 10:00 Family Storytime Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement as a family; develop early literacy skills and encourage a love of reading.


July 16, 10:30 Outdoor Play Meet your friends for an outdoor play date on Tuesday mornings. Bubble fun, hula hoops, farmers market scavenger hunt, sidewalk chalk and more.


July 16, 10:30 To Market, To Market Tuesdays Art Attack Kids, explore your inner artist and be a creative genius in this fun art program that includes a wide array of projects.


July 18, 7:00 Outdoor Summer Family Night Fiddlers Restrung in Concert This 19-piece string ensemble from Saline, Michigan, is one of the best high-school Celtic, bluegrass and American folk fiddle groups in the nation. Enjoy foot stompin’ hand clappin’ fun for all ages. Event sponsor: Dr. Dave Cramer


July 22, 6:30  Ruff Readers These dogs dig listening to kids read aloud! Ruff Readers is a unique read-aloud program that pairs kids with a trained therapy dog and their handler from West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc. Kids read their favorite books and the pooches just curl up and listen. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. Kids will be scheduled for a 15-minute time slot as they arrive.


July 23, 10:00 Family Storytime Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement as a family; develop early literacy skills and encourage a love of reading.


July 23, 10:30 Outdoor Play Meet your friends for an outdoor play date on Tuesday mornings. Bubble fun, hula hoops, farmers market scavenger hunt, sidewalk chalk and more.


July 23, 10:30 To Market, To Market Tuesdays Music@the Market Put your dancin’ shoes on and swing to toe-tappin’ vintage acoustic blues, jazz and country. The B-Side Growlers will entertain while you shop the market and enjoy a nice summer day.


July 25, 7:00 Outdoor Summer Family Night Pet Show Is your pet a star? Every critter’s a winner in this unique show designed to put the spotlight on your furry, scaly or feathered friend. All acts must pre-register. Visit the library for more details. Event sponsor: Northway Family Dentistry


July 29,  6:30 Ruff Readers These dogs dig listening to kids read aloud! Ruff Readers is a unique read-aloud program that pairs kids with a trained therapy dog and their handler from West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc. Kids read their favorite books and the pooches just curl up and listen. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. Kids will be scheduled for a 15-minute time slot as they arrive.


July 30, 10:00 Family Storytime Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement as a family; develop early literacy skills and encourage a love of reading.


July 30, 10:30 Outdoor Play Meet your friends for an outdoor play date on Tuesday mornings. Bubble fun, hula hoops, farmers market scavenger hunt, sidewalk chalk and more.


July 30, 9:30-noon To Market, To Market Tuesdays Kids/Teens Craft Show Arts and crafts for sale by local kids and teens. Stop in the library to register as a seller or just come to shop.


August 1, 7:00 Outdoor Summer Family Night Grandville Idol Talent Show Catch the excitement with one of the city’s best events. The finest young talent in grades K-8 will perform for the top spot. Stop in the library for rules and entry forms. Event sponsor Macatawa Bank


August 6, 10:00 Family Storytime Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement as a family; develop early literacy skills and encourage a love of reading.


August 6, 10:30 Outdoor Play Meet your friends for an outdoor play date on Tuesday mornings. Bubble fun, hula hoops, farmers market scavenger hunt, sidewalk chalk and more.


August 6, 10:30 To Market, To Market Tuesdays Farm on the Go The Critter Barn of Zeeland brings a little of the farm to the city in a program featuring the cutest barnyard animals around to touch and pet.


August 10 Last day to turn in Summer Reading Club slips!


August 13, 10:00 Family Storytime Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement as a family; develop early literacy skills and encourage a love of reading.


August 13, 10:30 Outdoor Play Meet your friends for an outdoor play date on Tuesday mornings. Bubble fun, hula hoops, farmers market scavenger hunt, sidewalk chalk and more.


August 14, 6:30 Pokemon Club Bring your Pokemon cards to trade or battle with friends. A few decks will be provided for players to learn on.


August 20, 10:00 Family Storytime Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement as a family; develop early literacy skills and encourage a love of reading.


August 20, 10:30 Outdoor Play Meet your friends for an outdoor play date on Tuesday mornings. Bubble fun, hula hoops, farmers market scavenger hunt, sidewalk chalk and more.


August 27, 10:00 Family Storytime Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement as a family; develop early literacy skills and encourage a love of reading.


August 27, 10:30 Outdoor Play Meet your friends for an outdoor play date on Tuesday mornings. Bubble fun, hula hoops, farmers market scavenger hunt, sidewalk chalk and more.


 


 


 

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