Kids' Happenings

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Mini Golf in the Library!

Play mini golf IN the library after hours on our course designed by library staff!

Bring the whole family to this FREE event! Snacks will be provided and all ages are welcome. 

Friday, July 22

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

*Registration required 

Jul 5, 2016
TamieB
Homework Help continues through May!

Homework Help continues!  Thanks to the volunteer services of a retired teacher, we are able to continue offering Homework Help on Tuesdays from 4:30-6pm.  We encourage you to bring your 1st - 6th grader to Meeting Room C for assistance in reading, math, and other subjects.  Walk-ins are welcome starting Tuesday, April 19th and continuing through May 24th.

Apr 26, 2016
Andy
Food for Fines
food for fines / food for thought

Get your fines reduced and help fight hunger with us during the month of April! For every non-perishable, unexpired food item you bring in, we'll forgive $2 in fines from your account (up to $20 total, lost or damaged fees not included). For more information or a list of suggested items, visit our Food for Fines event notice or stop by the library Circulation Desk anytime the library is open between April 1 - April 30.

Mar 23, 2016
Andy
1000 Books Celebration *POSTPONED*

The Youth Department has postponed our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Finishers Celebration until August to allow more families the chance to participate. So keep up with all of your great reading adventures and see if you can join us for a fun-filled celebration in August!  Families who have finished the program and would like to pick up their Finishers Backpack can stop by the Youth Desk to get it.

Mar 4, 2016
Andy
Take Your Child to the Library Week

Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with us from February 15 - 21 (we had so many fun things to do we decided to create a week out of it!).  We have galactic knights, robot building, minecraft creating, storytellers, storytimes, and crafts scheduled throughout the week. If you can't make it to any of our events, please join us at the library to make use of our many kid's play areas (both tech-oriented and family fun), as well as our books and reading nooks and quiet, study areas.

If you have questions about any of these events, please visit our Events page or call the Youth Department at 734-326-6123 (press "4").

Feb 11, 2016
Andy
Detroit Zoo savings

Gobble up some savings for the Detroit Zoo courtesy of the Westland Library's affiliation with The Library Network. Adult and children's tickets are $2 off year-round if you purchase them via this link: Detroit Zoo - The Library Network.

Jan 19, 2016
Andy
CLOSED

Due to construction the youth department will be closed Friday morning from 9:00am -1:00pm (January, 15).

As a result, Preschool Storytime will be CANCELLED.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Jan 12, 2016
TamieB
New Hooked on Phonics Kits

We got new and updated Hooked on Phonics Kits!

Dec 18, 2015
TamieB
Introducing Beanstack

The Youth Department is happy to introduce Beanstack to our community of families and readers. This new e-resource offers:

  • weekly book recommendations and learning tips for kids and their caregivers that target books in Westland library's catalog; 
  • learning tracks that kids and families can follow at their own pace to earn badges;
  • book lists and app lists that libraries around the U.S. recommend for use with your family; 
  • online sign-up and tracking for Summer Reading Program;
  • and much, much more.

Beanstack will officially be open for all library users on Tuesday, December 1st. Set up a profile for your child(ren) at westland.beanstack.org.

Stop by or call the Youth desk if you have any questions.

Nov 28, 2015
Andy
Storytime Kits!

Bring home all of the fun and learning of Storytimes with our Storytime Kits!

Each kit contains 4-6 books, suggested activities, and toys to re-inforce learning and early literacy skills. Kits are located behind the Youth Services desk.

Check out up to 2 kits for 2 weeks.

15+ kits including:

  • African American Authors
  • Bible Stories
  • Caldecott Winners
  • Colors
  • Community Helpers
  • Dinosaurs
  • Dr. Seuss
  • Farm Animals
  • Jungle Animals
  • Latin American Authors
  • Ocean Animals
  • Seasons
  • Shapes
  • Transportation
  • Welcoming a New Sibling
  • and more to come!

Created by Youth Services staff. Funding courtesy of the Friends of the Westland Library.

Sep 15, 2015
TamieB

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