Tuesdays at 10 AM
February 1 – May 10
Ages 0-24 months
Sing, read, and play with your little ones and friends!
Storytime – All Things That Go!
Thursdays at 10 AM
February 3 – May 12
Each session includes stories, songs, and a craft.
February – Winter Wonderland
March Spring – Surprises
April/May – Feathered Friends
Music & Movement
Wednesdays at 10 AM
February 2 – May 11
Movin’ & groovin’ fun with sensory play!
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
February 1 – May 10
(No meetings February 15 or April 5)
Kindergarten – 5th Graders
Drop in each week and choose one or several stations to investigate and discover new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) related ideas.
Spring Break Programs – Free as a Bird!
Fly on over to the library during spring break for some fun bird programs!
Tuesday, April 5 at 2 PM
Play a fun game of bingo featuring our feathered friends and win some prizes!
Birds of Prey
Presented by the Kalamazoo Nature Center
Friday, April 8 at 10 AM
During this one-hour Birds of Prey program, KNC’s educators will take the audience into the lives and habits of four unique birds. Program includes touchable artifacts and different species of live birds!
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 about this 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 are 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.
Announcing the installment of our new ODL STEAM kits! These STEAM kits offer your family a fun way to learn and work on various science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics topics through stories, activities, games and flash cards!
This round of kits made possible by a generous grant from EATON. These Math topics are heading to the shelves shortly: Addition, Subtraction, Time and Clocks, Fractions, Money. Also coming soon – Place Value & Decimals, and Ecosystems and Biomes! You can look forward to even more science and technology kits this year from our recent EATON grant as well!