Letters to Santa

December 1-17

Santa's getting ready to make his lists and check them twice, so be sure you mail your special letters at the magical North Pole bound mailbox at the Imlay City library branch.

Letters to Santa Claus flyer - green and red with Santa in sleigh full of presents.

Pony Bead Christmas Tree

December 6-11

Patrons of all ages can choose to create a pony bead tree keychain to keep the holiday spirit with them wherever they go, or craft a paper tree to proudly display at home.

These kits can be picked up at either library branch, while supplies last.
Christmas tree craft flyer with Christmas tree art and stars.

Leftover Crafts Giveaway

December 6-11

Are you looking for clever ideas for Christmas gifts?

Grab some of our leftover craft kits to use as gifts or stocking stuffers this holiday season, while supplies last.

Displays leftover craft materials such as gems, felt, paper, and beads.

Virtual Cozy Christmas Story Time

December 8

Cozy up by the fire with Ms. Lorry during a virtual, pre-recorded holiday themed story time, perfect for all ages.

A woolly mammoth, snow owl, wolf, and polar bear cartoon art read a book together on the story time flyer.

On the Go - Mini Clay Pot Gingerbread Man

December 13-18

Run away with this gingerbread man craft, a perfect addition to any holiday decorations.

Gingerbread man craft flyer with ornaments, santa clause, gingerbread men, hot cocoa, and candy canes. Background is deep green.

On the Go - Snowman Key Ornament

December 20-23

Winter may not be the key to your heart, but crafting an adorable snowman out of a key could be. Pick up this craft kit from either library branch while supplies last.

Picture of a snowman with red and green hat, flyer to promote snowman key craft.

Happy New Year Celebration Kit

December 27-30

Another year has flown by and it's time to celebrate the start of a New Year.

Pick up a 2022 New Year Celebration kit, great for any age.

Happy New Year 2022

Blizzard of Books

January 3-31

Have your kiddos been missing our summer reading program? Do they need a sweet treat to help get through the cold winter? 

Ages 0-18 are welcome to participate in our annual Blizzard of Books program in collaboration with the Imlay City Dairy Queen. Pick up a tracking bookmark from either branch, read the required number of books, then return the bookmark for a free blizzard coupon from our Imlay City Dairy Queen.

Thank you to Dairy Queen for their generosity in helping out with this program!

Blizzard of books informational flyer, snow scene with two people in snow gear playing in the snow.

On the Go - Melted Snowman

January 3-8

Don't you wish all that snow would just melt away? Create your own melted snowman craft out of felt and paper, and melt your winter blues away.

Melting snowmen on a background of light blue with dark blue snowflakes, and text giving information about melted snowman craft.

Virtual Story Time

January 4, 11, and 18

Join Miss Lorry during a live, virtual story time Tuesday morning at 11:00 AM. Pick up an accompanying craft the week prior to each scheduled virtual story time.

Watch our Facebook page and website for more detailed information. Remember, the last Tuesday of the month there will not be a story time.Information about virtual story time - background has blue and white lines with school supplies such as a backpack, books, and glue.

Happy Birthday Tedd Arnold

January 20

Do you have a Fly Guy fan in your home who just can't get enough of Tedd Arnold's books?

Drop by either library branch to pick up a birthday kit to celebrate Tedd Arnold's special day.

Purple background with beautiful purple birthday cake, text says "Happy Birthday Tedd Arnold, author of Fly Guy"


Love you to Pieces Puzzle Wreath

January 24-29

Show off your love of Valentine's Day by crafting a heart-shaped puzzle piece wreath, perfect for indoor decorating.

These kits are available for all ages while supplies last, and can be picked up from either library branch.

Purple cat on pink heart background with text about the love you to pieces craft the end of January.

Virtual Story Time

February 1, 8, & 15

Join Ms. Lorry for a live, virtual story time on Tuesday mornings at 11:00 AM. Don't forget to stop by the library and pick up a craft the week prior to each week's scheduled story times.

There will be no story time the last week of February.

Love Bugs Craft Kit

February 7-12

What do you get when you have pom poms, googly eyes, pipe cleaner, and felt? A love bug of course! 

Kits for all ages will be available to pick up the week of February 7th from either library branch, while supplies last.

Ladybug with red dots on a beige background, details about the love bug craft included in text.

Happy Birthday Laura Ingalls Wilder

February 7

Have fun celebrating the birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder by picking up a celebration kit on her birthday, Monday February 7th. 

Along with the kit, you will also receive a free copy of one of Laura Ingalls Wilder's books, while supplies last.

Guitar Pick Necklace Kit

February 11

All ages can stop by either library branch and pick up a guitar pick necklace kit to make in honor of National Guitar Day, while supplies last.

STEM Dinosaur Noodle Skeleton

February 21-26

Have you ever wondered what it may be like to be a paleontologist? Now is your chance to practice your puzzle skills and piece together a dinosaur skeleton using only uncooked pasta noodles.

Pick up your materials from either library branch the week of February 21, while supplies last.

Thanksgiving Paper Weave Placemat – On the Go Craft Kit

November 15-20

Want to add a bit of color to your place at the table this Thanksgiving? Children ages 5 and up are invited to pick up a Thanksgiving placemat kit.

Clip art of turkey wearing pilgrim hat with thumb up, pumpkins and apples on ground by turkey's feet.

Be Thankful Story Time – Bedtime Edition (Virtual)

November 22

Enjoy the fun of story time from the comfort of your home! Wear your pajamas, grab your favorite teddy bear, and snuggle in for some stories and songs with Ms. Lorry.

Watch the library website and Facebook page for more information.

Clip art of moon with night cap in dark starry sky

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