April is Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, and students in grades 5-12, are invited to celebrate with Willard. Teens may pick up Poetry Kits, which are full of fun activities to inspire them to create their own poetry -- and a surprise or two. Listen to Miss Stephanie and Miss Alisha talk about poetry in the video.

NOTE: The Poetry Kits have all been given out.
 
**Video premieres Monday, April 5, at 11 a.m.

Teen Time

Now, more than ever, teens need their space to unwind and relax. Willard’s teen librarians welcome students in grades 5-12 to visit the downtown library’s Lower Level on weekdays between 2 and 5 p.m. Teens are encouraged to enjoy some gaming, make arts and crafts projects, use a computer, or simply sit back and take a break from it all.

Students may use the side entrance near the parking lot to enter the building. Individuals are limited to one hour inside the building per day, social distancing and masks are required. Due to occupancy limitations, students may be asked to wait before entering.  

NOTE: Teen Time will return when the Battle Creek Public Schools resume in-person classes

Monday through Friday on school days, 2-5 p.m.,
Downtown Lower Level

Take and Make

Pick up a Take and Make Craft Bag from either library, watch the videos, and then use the supplies to make your own craft.

Mini Block Print Cards

Block printing can be done in a variety of ways.  We will create unique designs on a set of blank cards with the twine and block method. By wrapping twine around a wooden block, you can create multiple patterns to stamp on the cards. Add an optional “hi” with a pre-cut vinyl decal. Burmese card sets also are available.
Tuesday, March 23: Kits available,
Monday, April 5, 6 p.m.: Video premieres on Willard’s Facebook and YouTube channels

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Magnetic Poster Hanger

This versatile magnetic poster hanger is the perfect home decor piece. It makes changing seasonal messages easy. It also provides a place for the kids’ or grandkids’ most recent artwork.  You can print off your favorite inspirational quote to display or use it for daily affirmations.  So many options! Create this look by simply gluing magnets between two bamboo strips of wood and attaching your choice of string, beads and tassels to the top. 
Tuesday, April 6: Kits available,
Monday, April 19, 6 p.m.: **Video premiere