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The Winter Wonderland Puppet Concert

Kevin Kammeraad and the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe will be at Yankee Clipper Branch this Saturday!

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Fun Songs to Sing

As a nanny, I try to incorporate music as much as possible into my daily routine. Not just for the kids enjoyment, but for my sanity as well! Music is a great way to calm the mind and reduce stress. For music that adults can enjoy as well as the kids, I love Jack Johnson’s […]

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Fun Spanish Books to Read Together!

Have you ever wanted to read books in Spanish to your child but were unsure of where to start? The Grand Rapids Public Library has a great collection of Spanish picture books. Many of them are bilingual, allowing for parents or the child to read the story in both languages! As the library gears up […]

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Evening Explorers: Make a Traditional Dream Catcher

We have a special night in the Evening Explorers series for kids in grades 2-5, this Thursday at the Main Library, 6:30 pm in the storytelling room, level 2.  A mother and daughter from the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians will be teaching how to make your own dream catcher. Learn a little […]

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Let’s Play!

Join us for a four-week workshop that teaches the benefits of interactive play.

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Santa’s Workshop

Come to the library after the parade on Saturday, November 19 for holiday treats and crafts!

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Speech Development Resources

In the wonderful world that my nephew lives in, I can thoroughly understand his incessant 3-month old babble. Speech development is one of the cornerstones of literacy and much like rolling over or walking, every child develops at their own pace. There are a number of factors that may affect development including: gender, how many languages […]

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Fun Toys for Play

If you go to the toy department of your local stores, you might be overwhelmed with the variety of choices. What should you get? Here are some suggestions from the library. Blocks are great for getting the creative juices going. Building towers and knocking them down, or building a house, helps children work on their […]

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Community Resources to Help Families Thrive

Kent County provides a myriad of resources for parents and children in areas such as family health, food, child care, and literacy. Below is a list of various community resources whose mission is to grow healthy families and help children thrive. For: General Information about Community Resources The United Way 2-1-1 service provides Information and […]

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Evening Explorers

Kids can take part in science experiments, art, writing and craft activities.

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