Kids Day at the Farmers Market

June 16

The third Thursday of every month, visit Miss Lorry at the Farmers Market for Kids' Day from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We have plenty of fun activities planned for you, so make sure you stop by and visit a while!

Young kids happy to be at the Farmers Market Kids Day with the Library - this picture is on blue background with clouds and birds

Farmer's Market Kids' Day

July 21

The third Thursday of every month, visit Miss Lorry at the Farmers Market for Kids' Day from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We have plenty of fun activities planned for you, so make sure you stop by and visit a while!

Happy kids on outdoor background, blue sky with clouds and birds

Farmer's Market Kids' Day

August 18

The third Thursday of every month, visit Miss Lorry at the Farmers Market for Kids' Day from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We have plenty of fun activities planned for you, so make sure you stop by and visit a while!

Happy Kids outside with blue sky, clouds, and birds

Attica Days Festival

July 16

Stop by the library tent Saturday afternoon for fun kids' activities with Miss Lorry. At 1:00 PM, we will have a special visit from Bubble Man who will help us make giant bubble creations. 

Don't miss out on all the festival happenings.

Rainbow background with bubbles, text states Miss Lorry will be at Attica Days Festival Saturday July 16 and Bubble Man will make a visit at 1:00 PM

Oceans of Possibilities - Summer Reading

June 13 - August 6

Children ages 0 to 12 are welcome to break out of their shells this summer and join our Oceans of Possibilities summer reading program. The fun begins on Monday, June 13 and ends Saturday, August 6. During the first week of registration, we will have a flower lei craft available while supplies last. 

To participate, register at either library branch and you'll receive a tracking sheet to use for the duration of the program. Each day you read earns you a chance at receiving small weekly prizes, and being entered into our grand prize drawing in August.


Ocean creatures on a white background - Oceans of Possibilities June 13 to August 6

Summer Reading Kick-Off Bike Parade

June 11

Why ride around on a plain ol' bike when you can use your imagination and creativity to create an ocean-themed bike to cruise around Attica Park? 

The bike parade will begin at 1:00 PM and kick off by the library, so make sure your bike is decorated before you line up, and arrive a little early to find the perfect space in the pack. Miss Lorry can't wait to see what bike creations you come up with! 

Let's have a wave of a good time together this summer!

Little girl on bike on a dirt path by a couple trees on a blue sky day - bike parade at Attica Park Saturday, June 11th at 1:00 PM.

Pirate Scavenger Hunt

June 13 - June 18

Pirates sailed into town recently and left a few things behind! Pick up your scavenger hunt sheet from the Imlay City Library anytime the week of June 13th. Solve the puzzles with the hints provided, find the hidden items in the shop windows of downtown businesses, then bring your completed sheet back to Miss Lorry for a special pirate-y treat!

Pirate boat on the ocean with clouds in the background - pirate scavenger hunt June 13 to June 18

Upcycled Sea Creatures Design Challenge

June 20 - June 25

Do you think it's possible to create an octopus or crab from a plastic water bottle?

Using materials you have at home, craft unique sea creatures for the library to display during the summer reading program. Drop off your finished art to Miss Lorry anytime while the library is open, all week long.

Circle of ocean creatures surrounding text that says upcycled ocean creatures.

Swim Away Sand Art

June 23, 4:00 PM

Swim away from this art program with your own dolphin, mermaid, or fish sand creation.

Learn how to make waves in sand while adding it to your special bottle. This children's program is perfect for ages 8 and up, but has limited space and supplies, so registration is required.

Registration will begin on Monday, June 6, so call to save your space then!

Swim Away Sand Art - brown background with palm trees, life preserver, and surf board. Thursday, June 23 at 4:00 PM

Fish Aquarium Craft Kit

June 27 - July 2

The best kind of pet is the type that does not need food to survive and can be kept in a small, tight space!

These (pretend) goldfish aquarium craft kits are sure to be a hit during the hot summer, when you need something special to do together at home! 

Pick up from either library branch while supplies last.

Fish aquarium kit June 27 to July 2 - picture of goldfish on dark background

Bermuda Triangle Virtual Escape Room

June 27 - July 2

Test your luck at a virtual escape room as you travel by plane through the Bermuda Triangle. 

Learn a few tricks along the way and see if you can emerge victorious! The link for this virtual escape room will be posted on our Facebook page and website the week of June 27 to July 2nd. 

Virtual Escape Room June 27 to July 2 - photos of tropical paradise with palm trees and crashing waves. Hand on airplane window.

Kids Versus Adults Food Creations

July 11, 6:00 PM

No need for boxing gloves, but this friendly competition may need a cutting board or two!

Miss Lorry and Miss Lisa have joined forces to create a fin-tastically jaw-some food activity for you all to devour. Registration for this program will open on Monday, June 27, so call to save your o-fish-al spot!

Bakery items in background with teal shape and text that says "kids versus adults food creations, Monday July 11th at 6:00 PM.

Family Outdoor Story Time

July 12, 11:00 AM

Miss Lorry is ready to have some ocean-themed fun outside with you during this family friendly story time. We will meet on July 12 at the Imlay Township Park Pavilion at 11:00 AM for stories, songs, and crafting fun.

If it rains, we will plan to meet instead at the Ruth Hughes Library in Imlay City.

Deep ocean with whale and jellyfish, text says "Outdoor family story time. Join the ocean themed adventure on Tuesday, July 12 at 11:00 AM"

Family Outdoor Story Time

July 19, 11:00 AM

Miss Lorry is ready to have some ocean-themed fun outside with you during this family friendly story time. We will meet on July 19 at Attica Park near the library at 11:00 AM. 

Deep ocean blue color with whale and jellyfish, text reads "outdoor family story time - join the ocean themed adventure on Tuesday, July 19 at 11:00 AM"

Japanese Ocean Day Kits

July 18 - 23

July 18 is known in Japan as "Ocean Day," or "Sea Day," and is recognized as a special Japanese holiday. Stop by either library branch to pick up a special kit, which will help you learn more about and celebrate this unique national holiday.

Japanese Ocean Day - under the ocean scene with sea horse, turtle, fish, jelly fish, and puffer fish.

Summer Reading Program Finale

August 6, 1:00 PM

Our summer reading program ends at this grand finale party!

If you participated in the Summer Reading Program, join us near the library at the Attica Park for a water relay race and a special cool treat. Registration is required so we're sure to have enough for everyone who attends. 

Please call the Imlay City branch to reserve your space.

Palm branches with sea shells and ocean waves - text says "summer finale party" with a happy sunshine

Free Comic Book Day

May 7

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plan...it's FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

That's right: stop by the Imlay City Branch on Saturday, May 7th between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM to pick out a free comic book, and help us celebrate this unique storytelling format.



Happy Birthday Mary Pope Osborne

May 20


Let's celebrate the birthday of Mary Pope Osborne (author of Magic Tree House) on Friday, May 20th! Pick up a take-home birthday kit to join in the celebration. 

The kits will be available at either library branch, while supplies last.

Happy Birthday Mary Pope Osborne - birthday balloons and confetti

Summer Reading COMING SOON

June 13 - August 6


Hoopla Kids Mode


Hoopla is full of great digital content for kids, including books, audiobooks, comics, movies, and music. You can use the Kids Mode setting to set your children's Hoopla account to access only this content that has been specially selected for them. Click here for instructions on Kids Mode, and get your family started with Hoopla today!


Digital Media Zone for Kids


 

Welcome to the children's page!

Wide view of children's room at the library, with books, train table, computers, and train mural