Children can create a work of art during the month of May on these dates at one of Grand Rapids Public Library’s eight branches. We will read the book “Press Here” by Herve Tullet and create art with an artist from Cook Art Center operated by Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities based on that book. [...]
We had a huge crowd of 165 people for our 5th Annual Winter Wonderland Puppet Concert with Kevin Kammeraad at Yankee Clipper last Saturday, 12/8/12. People were dancing, singing, laughing at jokes and just having good holiday cheer. Thank you to Kevin for donating this concert again this year.
Johnathan Rand spoke to a crowd of 165 excited people at Yankee Clipper Library Monday night, Oct. 9, 2012. He kept the audience entertained with stories of his previous jobs and how he writes his books. He said all you need is a head and a pencil and you must write and re-write over and [...]
I found a letter to the Meerkats in the children’s play mailbox at Yankee Clipper on July 5, 2012. It was a thank you note from Katrina to our mascots, the Meerkats, for taking care of Ashley, a stuffed floppy-eared bunny. Ashley had spent the night here on July 3 and 4 for our Stuffed [...]
The Grand Rapids Griffins and Safe Kids Greater Grand Rapids gave away 93 free bike helmets to children at Yankee Clipper Branch Library on 6/12/12. Even Griff had a bike helmet on! Many of the children also signed up for the Grand Rapids Public Library Summer Reading Program, Dream Big Read! Reading and riding my [...]
Do you need volunteer hours this summer? Would you like to volunteer in a cool, fun environment? If so, consider becoming a Teen Summer Reading Volunteer at a Grand Rapids Public Library Branch near you! As Jeanne said last year, “You will benefit by learning valuable job skills. Your volunteer experience gives you an advantage [...]
We celebrated Laughfest at Yankee Clipper Saturday, March 10, by reading Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, doing the chicken dance, and walking with a nest full of eggs on our heads! Congratulations are in order for Emily who won the Pigeon and Knuffle Bunny caption contest. We all made pigeon hats and some [...]
Do you enjoy observing our feathered friends? Is watching your bird feeder your idea of a good time? Then our Treats for Tweets program is for you! Come listen to the book, Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert. Learn about the birds you will see in your backyard and make a bird feeder that you [...]
We had a very special guest direct from the North Pole at Yankee Clipper Library last night. Mrs. Claus entertained us all with the inside story of Santa’s new suit and life at the North Pole. The children had fun talking one on one with Mrs. Claus, decorating Christmas Cookies, and making a reindeer puppet. [...]
If you know the question to this answer, then Harry Potter Jeopardy is for you. Tessa was last night’s Harry Potter Jeopardy winner at Yankee Clipper Branch. Congratulations Tessa! You too can win a Harry Potter Jeopardy contest. Check out all of our Harry Potter Programs at Grand Rapids Public Library.