Kids

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club: CYS Edition

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Game On: On the Scene and Geek Out: On the Scene badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Roll up some fun with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming! This ongoing program takes place the fourth Monday of every month. Come to the June or July session to earn your Game On: On the Scene badge for Connect Your Summer!  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice and/or D&D 5th Edition Character Sheet. This program is suggested for ages 9-12, and no registration is required.

Photo 3/52 - Dice Tower by Scott Akerman (CC BY 2.0)

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Nature Discovery Live Animal Exhibit

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Animal Lover: On the Scene badge.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Enjoy a zoo-like experience when you stroll past aquarium tanks for close-ups looks at Michigan reptiles and amphibians!  Nature Discovery will bring over a dozen tanks (filled with a variety of local species of frogs, salamanders, snakes, and turtles) for your viewing pleasure, plus they will answer questions and provide opportunities for feeding turtles and handling snakes.  Drop in any time during the exhibit hours.  All ages welcome!

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Fun With Chocolate

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Be Creative: On the Scene and Chow Down: On the Scene badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Calling all chocolate lovers between the ages of 7 and 10! Join us as we share some fun facts about the world's favorite sweet, play a chocolate guessing game, and make your own delicious treat to take home.

Registration begins on June 24.

[Ganaché de chocolate by Luisa Contreras is licensed under CC BY 2.0]

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Checkmate Chess

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Game On: On the Scene badge.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.
Chess pieces on board

Strengthen your strategy skills with a couple of classic tabletop games: chess and checkers.  We'll have how-to instruction followed by open play.  No registration required!  For ages 7 and up.

9/365 Surrounded by Nathan D (CC BY 2.0)

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club

Dice Tower

Roll up some fun with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming! This ongoing program takes place the fourth Monday of every month. Have fun using your imagination while also working on building problem-solving skills, practicing mathematics and chart-reading, and learning new vocabulary.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice and/or D&D 5th Edition Character Sheet. This program is suggested for ages 9-12, and no registration is required.

Photo 3/52 - Dice Tower by Scott Akerman (CC BY 2.0)

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

El día de los niños/El día de los libros, commonly known as Día, is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. Visit http://dia.ala.org for more information on celebrating this day. The celebration is intended to be year-round, culminating on April 30. (Text from ALSC)

The Día Family Book Club provides worksheets for the following titles with discussion questions and suggested activities to try together. 

Suggested for Ages 4-8

Cora cooks pancit by Dorina K Lazo Gilmore

When all her older siblings are away, Cora's mother finally lets her help make pancit, a Filipino noodle dish. Includes recipe for pancit.

Chronicles the life of Dave, a nineteenth-century slave who went on to become an influential poet, artist, and potter.

NHS students are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you're interested in getting tutored:

  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials

Days and Times

  • Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library
  • Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library
  • Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library

There will be no tutoring during breaks or school closures/snow days, including April25.

Mythology Mania

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Explore History: On the Scene and Keep It Real: On the Scene badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Can't get enough of Zeus, Thor, and Osiris? Take a journey through the ancient world with games, activities, and crafts inspired by Greek, Norse, and Egyptian mythology. You'll even have a chance to write your own myth!

Registration begins on June 22. For ages 7-12. 

Athena & Pegasus by Séb is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Hey Kids!

During the big renovation of the Children's Library, we moved the fish tank out to the East Wing near the Study Rooms. But guess what? Today, our fish moved back to the Children's Library to get ready for the re-opening! I think they'll be happy there! I sent LB in to give you a sneak peek of the new tank and the awesome new benches surrounding it. Now, kids will be able to sit right next to the fish and watch them swim around.  They can't wait to see you again in a few more days after the renovations are complete.

Bear Hugs!

Thorndyke

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