Byron Twp. Branch News

Summer Programs for Kids

Babytime: Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills. For babies from birth to 18 months with a caregiver. Tuesdays, June 4 – August 13, 10:00 am (no program July 30)

Toddler Time: Nurture your toddler’s love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills. For children ages 3 and younger with a caregiver. Wednesdays, June 5 – August 14, 10:00 am (no program July 31)

Preschool Storytime: Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading. For children ages 3 to 6. Wednesdays, June 5 – August 14, 10:00 am  (no program July 31)

Chess Anyone? – Wedensdays, June 5 – August 28, 3:30 pm (no program July 31) Drop in and play chess at the library! All skill levels welcome. An adult is usually on hand to help you with your game or match you up with a worthy opponent. For all ages.

Family Building Bricks Party – Mondays, June 10, July 8 & August 12, 2:00 pm Design, build and bond. Bring the whole family together and create a towering monument using the library’s building bricks. The best part? No big mess at home to clean up. For all ages.

West Michigan Chalk Art Festival – Saturday, June 15, 10:00 am – noon Byron Community Wellness Foundation is proud to announce the fourth Annual West Michigan Chalk Art Festival, bringing an explosion of color to downtown Byron Center through the work of talented sidewalk chalk artists! Artists of all ages and levels are invited to participate and compete for awards. Stop by the branch from 10:00 AM to noon for sidewalk chalk games including snail hopscotch, human board games and Angry Birds water balloons. Visit for more information. For all ages.

Joel Tacey’s Underground Comedy Show – Thursday, June 20, 6:30 pm Joel’s new program is a subterranean celebration of reading! Join Michigan’s family funnyman on an exciting adventure as he takes the gift of books to Paulie the Possum’s Birthday Party with comedy, juggling, magic, music and more. Program will be held at the Byron Township Offices, 8085 Byron Center Ave. SW. For all ages.

Ruff Readers – Mondays, July 1 – August 12, 6:30 pm (no program July 29) 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. For ages 6 and older.

We Live Underground Scavenger Hunt – Monday, July 1 – Saturday, August 10 Visit the Byron branch each week to find and solve the latest clue. A new clue will be added each week from July 1 through August 10. For all ages.

Dinosaur Dig – Tuesday, July 9, 2:00 pm Discover dinosaurs at your library! Come to the library for fun crafts and games related to dinosaurs. For ages 6 and younger.

Magic: Can You Dig It? – Thursday, July 18, 6:30 pm 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. For all ages. Program will be held at the Byron Township offices (8085 Byron Center Ave. SW).

Down in the Dirt Nature Crafts – Tuesday, August 6, 2:00 pm Dig into nature-inspired crafts with ideas and materials from Mother Nature. For all ages.

Get the Dirt on Great Desserts – Tuesday, August 13, 2:00 pm Dig into great dirt dessert ideas and use your imagination to create fun edible messes! Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. For all ages.

Mary’s Country Critters Petting Zoo – Thursday, August 15, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Stop in for this mobile Petting Zoo where you can see a mini horse, a goat, a pot-bellied pig and other critters in this drop-in program from 2:00—4:00 PM. Sponsored by the Byron Center Kiwanis Club. For all ages.

Byron’s Branch Birthday Bash: Saturday, August 10, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Help us celebrate the 10th anniversary of the building of the Byron Township Branch. It’s a birthday party / carnival / end-of-summer celebration all rolled into one fun, family-friendly event from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. In partnership with Byron Township and Byron Center Kiwanis Club. For all ages.



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