Kids' Happenings

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AWE Early Literacy Stations

The Youth Department announces the acquisition of two Early Literacy Stations™ (ELS) from AWE. These comprehensive educational computers are loaded with over 70 educational software programs for kids ages 2–8, covering curriculum areas like reading, language arts, math, science, and more.

Some of the great applications on AWE’s Early Literacy Station™ include: SpongeBob SquarePants Typing; Giggles Kids My Musical World/ABCs and 123s; Math Doodles; Sesame Street; Know Your USA; Miss Humblebee’s Academy; and, Speakaboos interactive storybooks.

Children and their caregivers are encouraged to visit the Youth Department to learn more about these one-of-a-kind learning tools. These Early Literacy Stations are made possible by donations from the Friends of the Westland Library and the Rotary Club of Westland

Dec 10, 2014
Andy
Outside the Box video

The Public Library of Westland's September 12th outdoor movie event is at the center of this promotional video for the Outside the Box program. Take a look at the video to
learn more about this wonderful program and our successful event. Keep your eyes out in the coming year for more fun, outdoor events in our wonderful Children's Garden.

Nov 1, 2014
Andy
Halloween Fun!

Halloween fun is for everyone!  The Westland Library is offering an array of programs for all ages.  All storytimes the week of October 27 will feature a Halloween theme.  Little ones are invited to dress up in costumes and visit our Trick-or-Treat stations after storytime (bring a bag!)  Older kids and tweens can sharpen their math skills and enjoy free food at "How to Survive a Zombie Attack" on October 15.  Tweens and teens can do Zombie make up and make a Zombie craft on October 21. Teens are invited to a full-fledged Halloween Party on Saturday, October
25!  Teens and adults can prepare to be scared when they come to the Friday night movie on Halloween night, October 31.

 

Sep 30, 2014
Claire
Rosetta Stone is here

Learning a new language is just a click away. Rosetta Stone, the premier language learning program, is now available through our library. Whether you are interested in the most commonly spoken languages (English, Spanish and Madarin) or the less prominent (Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog), it is now available to you or your child. Learn from the comfort of your home or stop by the library to access this product. To get started, have your library card number handy and either visit the Help with your Homework page or click on the Research tab on the library homepage and locate Rosetta Stone.

Sep 24, 2014
Andy
Outside the Box: Outdoor Movie

The outdoor movie was a great success! Thank you to everyone who attended. If you missed it, you can check out photos at our flickr page.

Sep 13, 2014
Andy
Outdoor Movie: Friday, 9/12

Please join us Friday, September 12th for our Friday Night Outdoor showing of "Muppets Most Wanted" in our Children's Garden. Activities start at 6:30 with a Kermit craft for the kids and trivia for the adults, with prize-winners announced at 7 p.m. The movie will start at 7:15 p.m. Any child who would like to enter our Muppet drawing contest must have their art work to the Youth Desk by September 11th at 9 p.m. Thank you to RedBox, OCLC, and Project for Public Spaces for making this event possible.

Sep 4, 2014
Andy
Just a Reminder...

Our Non-Fiction Challenge ends September 6th. If you're participating, don't forget to turn in your reading logs on or before that date to claim your prizes!

Aug 28, 2014
Heather
Shop for a Cause

The Westland Macy's and the Public Library of Westland are teaming up for Shop for a Cause this year. Buy a $5 coupon at the library by August 23rd and use that coupon to get 25% off most items at Macy's exclusive Shop for a Cause sale on August 23rd. All coupon proceeds benefit the library. Everyone who uses their coupon at Macy's on 8/23 is entered into a $500 gift card drawing, too. Stop by the Circulation Desk to buy your coupon. Thank you for your support!

Aug 9, 2014
Andy
We Need Your Suggestions

We invite you to let us know how you use the library and what we can do to make it even better. Help us with future plans by taking our online survey. If you prefer, printed surveys are available at service desks all around the library. Thank you for your input!

Jul 30, 2014
Andy
Youth Non-Fiction Challenge

For the month of August, we are challenging you to read non-fiction books from the different "Dewey Decimal" number groups.  Pick up your game sheets at the Youth Services Desk and explore topics like mythology, computer science, biographies, wild animals and more!  Each box you complete will earn you an entry slip for a chance to win a jar of treats! As a bonus, you'll get credit for doing a fun activity with your family. Do all 12 boxes and receive a free book to keep and be entered in a finishers' drawing. Turn in sheets by September 6.

Jul 29, 2014
Claire

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