Tuesdays at 10 AM
September 21 – November 16
Ages Birth – Young 2’s
Fun with songs, stories, and large gross motor play for our youngest patrons. Please note the younger age range for this fall session.
Storytime – All Things That Go!
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM (Same program each day)
September 22 – November 18
Ages 2 – 5
Get ready to rev up your engines and join us for stories and songs while we celebrate all things that go. This fall we are having two days of identical sessions to promote literacy while encouraging social distancing. Activities that you can do at home with your children to correlate with the theme will be presented each week.
A shortened version of the “All Things that Go” Storytime will be posted on the Library’s Facebook page on Wednesday mornings.
Take & Make Kids’ Craft Kits
Preschool – 5th Grade
Each month you will be able to pick up a seasonal themed craft kit.
Supplies and instructions will be included. Kits will be available throughout the entire month at our drive-thru pickup window.
Tuesdays at 4 PM
September 21 – November 16
Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Stations will be set up to discover fun aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
Family Game Day
Hosted by Kevin with Fortress of Solitude – Local Game Store in Plainwell
Saturday, November 13
10 AM – Noon
Bring the whole family to the library to learn some family-friendly games. Two games will be featured at this event – “Ticket to Ride” and “A Game of Cat & Mouth”. Snacks will be provided.
Book Packs To Go
Would you like a library staff member to pick out books for you or your child?
You can list your interests or genre’s you prefer and a staff member will choose up to 10 books that they feel you will enjoy. Do you like a certain genre or want to learn more about a certain subject? Staff member(s) will choose books to match that subject. The library will put them on hold for you to be able to pick up at our Drive-Thru Pickup Window. Click HERE to get your book pack started!
Rising Reader Activity Kits
We are VERY excited to announce a new upcoming collection at ODL: Rising Reader Activity Kits! These are packs families will be able to check out that have phonics sets of books, games, flashcards, puzzles, and reading activities in them to help kids learn to read/improve their reading skills! The kits are based on the areas of vocabulary, phonics, comprehension, fluency, and phonemic awareness and are full of fun activities for families to do together. There will be multiple kits for preschool through third grade! Rising Reader Kits require parental supervision and are not for children under 3 due to choking hazards in some of the game pieces. These kits were brought to us by the generous memorial donation of Albert Hoekstra.
The library staff is busy preparing and cataloging the kits for use! Watch Facebook for the announcement that these kits are out on the library shelves ready for your family to use to work on your reading skills at home!