Kids' Happenings

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
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

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


Sep 18, 2013
Mrs Fry
Rhythm & Rock Time

NEW! Sing, play and move along with your child! Your little one's natural rhythm will shine in this interactive music program for ages 1-5, with a caregiver. 1:30-2pm, September 8, 15, 22, 29. 

No registration, siblings welcome.

Aug 27, 2013
August Non-Fiction Reading Challenge

Summer Reading fun continues in August with the Youth Non-Fiction Challenge.  Children will read books at their own reading level from different subject areas.  Each category completed will earn an entry for a chance to win cool prizes.  Earn weekly coupons and other prizes along the way.  Finishers can choose a free book to keep!  The Non-Fiction Challenge runs from August 1 to August 30 and is for kids going into kindergarten on up.  Pick up your challenge sheet at the Youth Services Desk today!

Aug 5, 2013
Just a reminder...

Summer Reading logs are due July 27th. Don't forget to turn in your reading logs on or before that date to claim your prizes!

Jul 22, 2013
The Summer Reading Program has Begun!

Kids are invited to join us as we Dig Into Reading for our annual Summer Reading Program!

From June 15th - July 27th, we are challenging you to read 600 minutes. That's only about 20 minutes a day! If you finish, you get a free book, a ticket to a magic show, and an entry into our grand prize drawing!

Sign-up at the Youth Reference Desk to participate in this exciting program.

Jun 18, 2013
Summer Reading Program Coming Soon!

The 2013 youth Summer Reading Program will begin Saturday, June 15. Mark your calendars now for this wonderful 6-week program!

Children who read 600 minutes will receive a free book and an invitation to a magic show.

May 6, 2013

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