Community Resources for Children and their Parents

From this list you will see that there are many organizations working to help you and your family and our community’s children. General Information about Community Resources United Way 2-1-1 Information and referrals for all area resources, including support groups.  1-800-887-1107 or 211 or 459-2255. Helping Hand: Guiding Michigan Citizens to Assistance Resources.  Maintained by […]

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Palmer School Story

One of the most recent collections added to the Archives is the Palmer School Building Story Slides. This collection documents the building of the new Palmer School from 1953-1954. Included are images of the construction of the school, classrooms, teachers, and events surrounding the dedication of the building. The original Palmer School was built in […]

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

10 Books, 40 Events

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All locations closed on Friday, July 4, 2014

Seymour, West Leonard and Yankee Clipper are also closed on Saturday, June 5.

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Play at the Main Library!

Do you want to be a firefighter?  A Princess?   Move our trains around the track?  Fix and build the track?  Cook dinner?  Put on your own puppet play?  And more? Let’s Play at the library! As part of our commitment to provide fun environments where you and your young child can read, play and learn, […]

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Pop Culture Junkie

OK, maybe not a junkie, but I do love pop culture and in particular, I love reading about movies or shows or theatrical productions that are near and dear to my heart. So, when I saw the book Top of the Rock, I knew I had to read it. It is a book about NBC […]

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Summer Reading Challenge 2014

Babies, kids, teens – sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge! The more levels you complete the more prizes you earn! Plus, check out all our awesome events!

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Why should you participate in the Summer Reading Challenge?

It’s fun! You get to be a mad scientist! We challenge kids and teens to take the Summer Reading Challenge to unlock levels and reveal prizes! Parents and caregivers, there are studies that back up the importance of reading in the summer for your child’s brain development and success in school. The Summer Reading Challenge […]

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Let’s Write!

We all know how important it is to encourage our developing little ones to read, but remember that getting ready to write is equally important and will improve a child’s overall literacy. Any time a little one is grasping a writing utensil, they are getting ready to become a writer. Today’s scribbles are tomorrow’s epic […]

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All locations closed Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day

Madison Square, Ottawa Hills, Van Belkum, and West Side are also closed on Saturday, May 25.

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