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Just a reminder...

The 2014 Youth Summer Reading Program, "Fizz, Boom, Read!," ends July 26th. Don't forget to turn in your reading logs on or before that date to claim your prizes!

Jul 16, 2014
Heather
Summer Reading Kickoff Photos!

Check out our Facebook pages for some of the photos that were taken at our Summer Reading Kickoff on June 14th:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152212941716700.1073741827.2....

We had games, crafts, snacks, a reading corner, and tons of fun!

Jul 5, 2014
Heather
The 2014 Youth Summer Reading Program has Begun!

Our Youth Summer Reading Program has officially begun! Stop by the library anytime to obtain your reading log. The program runs from June 14th to July 26th.

This summer, we're challenging you to read 600 minutes; that's only 20 minutes a day! For every 100 minutes you read (up to 600), you get a prize. Once you've read all 600 minutes, stop in to receive a free book, an invitation to a wacky science show, and an entry slip for our grand prize drawing, where you have a chance to win a Kindle Fire!

We hope to see you soon!

Jun 14, 2014
Heather
Fizz, Boom, READ! Summer Reading Program Kickoff!

Mark your calendars for our “Fizz, Boom, READ!” Summer Reading Program Kick-off! On June 14th, stop by the library between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to pick up your reading log. In addition to learning about the program, there will be lots of fun stuff for you to do, including crafts, a reading corner, games, and even light refreshments. We hope to see you there!

If you can’t make it to the library on the 14th, don’t worry; you can still sign up at the Youth Reference Desk the following week. Just make sure you have your reading log finished by July 26th!

 

Jun 5, 2014
Heather
Pinterest

The William P. Faust Public Library of Westland Youth Services Department is pleased to announce that we're now on Pinterest! Feel free to follow us for recommendations, early literacy tips, library events, and other fun, book-related things! You can find us here: http://www.pinterest.com/WPLYouth734/

May 16, 2014
Heather
Teen Volunteer Training
Teen Volunteer Training

We're looking for some enthusiastic and reliable teen volunteers to assist in the Youth Services Department this summer.  College students are also welcome!  Volunteers will help check in reading minutes for kids and give out prizes.  We also need lots of help with our fun summer programs!  Interested? 

Fill out the application and Hold Harmless agreement on the reverse side and return it to the Youth Services Desk.  Keep the side with training dates listed and come to one of our training sessions!  Applications will also be available in the library.       

No need to sign up for training, but applications should be turned in to the Youth Services Desk before your chosen training date.

Training Sessions: 

Thurs., May 22 and Mon., June 2, 6:30 - 8pm

or Wednesday, May 28, 7:15 - 8:45pm.

Apr 30, 2014
Claire
100 Books Read-a-thon!

The Youth Department will release their newly-updated 100 Books Every Child Should Hear Before Starting School during a Read-a-thon on Saturday, March 8th. Staff and community members will try to read all 100 books on the list between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. that day. All children who attend and listen to at least 1 story will receive a free cookie courtesy of Heartland Marketplace. Crafts will also be available. Parents and caregivers of young kids who would like to read can sign up at the Youth Services Desk or call 734-326-6123. 

Information and initial lists for our 1000 Books initiative will also be available starting Saturday, 3/8. Come hear more about this great program aimed at increasing early literacy among our kids.

Mar 1, 2014
Andy
DID YOU KNOW?...

For homework help, links to our databases, and links to some GREAT websites for children, just click on the HOMEWORK FISH above!  ↑

For book and DVD recommendations, and for a link to help you answer the question, "What should I read?", just click on the BOOKS & DVDs FISH above!  ↑

 

Nov 3, 2013
Mrs Fry
Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy, thar, matey!  It's Talk Like a Pirate Day at the Westland Library today, September 19.  Talk like a pirate to yer librarian captain and get a bit o' pirate booty (candy or sticker)!  Don't be a scallywag--wear a pirate name tag and put on a bit o' pirate apparel (pirate patch or jolly roger hat).  All hands ahoy fer a swashbucklin' time, an' don't ferget to check out the best treasure of all--a good book!  Thar's pirate tales a'plenty to be had here. Tally-ho, me hearty!

 

Sep 19, 2013
Mrs Fry
Michigan Reads! Author Visit!

 

The Westland Public Library is pleased to welcome Leslie Helakoski, author of this year’s Michigan Reads! book selection Woolbur, on Tuesday, Oct. 8th at 11am.  We invite all children and families to attend this special author visit, listen to the book, meet the author, and enjoy some refreshments.  The program will begin promptly at 11am in Meeting Rooms A & B. 

Following this visit, author Leslie Helakoski will visit P.D. Graham Elementary School in Westland to read “Woolbur” and do a group activity with the younger students.

Michigan Reads! is presented by Target, the Library of Michigan and the
Library of Michigan Foundation. Learn more about Michigan Reads! at www.michigan.gov/michiganreads.

 

Sep 18, 2013
Mrs Fry

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