Shelf. Life

A look at what's happening at Willard

Why should youth visit the library?

Wonderbooks, Playaways, and Launchpads are a great resource for children.

Willard Library has something for youth of all ages.

Ages 0-2 years can participate in Babytime, which takes place at 11 a.m. Thursdays at the Helen Warner Branch. Babytime gives our youngest guests opportunities to talk, sing, play, read, and write.

Our Little Explorer Story Times focus on building family literacy and language skills. These story times are perfect for preschool-aged children. Story times are at 11 a.m. Tuesdays at Willard downtown and at 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Helen Warner Branch.

The book collection in the Children's Room downtown is another reason youth should visit the library. Not only do we have the latest titles in picture and chapter books, we also offer Launchpads and Playaway Views available for checkout on an adult library card.

The Children's Room staff are currently updating the nonfiction section to have the most accurate texts to use for reports and experiments.

Also, don't forget to check out a Wonderbook or two. These new books have an audio player built inside of it. The book reads to you as you turn the page!

And, we have not forgotten about the teens! The lower level is reserved daily for teens from 2:30-5 p.m. Teens may relax and play games on the PlayStation 4 with friends after school. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the "Take Your Dreams off the Shelf" programs connect teens to outside agencies such as Bronson Battle Creek, Leila Arboretum, and Summit Pointe.

Can't make it to the library? Students may access all of Willard's apps from home. Hoopla, Freegal, RB Digital, and TumbleBooks are great resources for children and teens as well.

This is just a small snapshot of all of the resources available to youth at Willard Library. Please stop by and see a Youth Services staff member if you have any questions or need more information.

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Wednesday, 27 October 2021