Ongoing Programs for Children
Early Literacy Center
Stimulating a sense of wonder is one of the most important things you can do for your children or beloved young ones. Located in the Youth Area of the Lincoln Township Public Library, our Early Literacy Center in Rosetta’s House will fill your little ones with wonder. They will be surrounded by activities, people, and objects that will excite their fertile minds and help them explore the world around them. Whether it is by building Lego projects, growing plants, squeezing soft playthings, or hearing age-appropriate stories, they will grow in this nurturing children’s wonderland. Sign in at the Youth Desk to access the Early Literacy Center.
Early Literacy Center Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
We offer programming for children of all ages.
Books from Birth: Have you recently welcomed a newborn? Many research studies have shown that reading to a newborn stimulates their intellectual development and emotional interaction. Contact our Youth Services department about getting a free “Books from Birth” packet, co-sponsored by our Friends of the Lincoln Township Public Library. These packets are available to parents or guardians of newborns (through 3 months) who live within our service district (Lincoln, Baroda, or Royalton Townships only).
Infants through 18 Months:
Babies Play: Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. before and after the Summer Reading Program in late spring and late summer. While Baby Story Time is on hiatus, enjoy special playtime in Rosetta’s House for your 3-24 month old. New toys and board books will be available for fun interactions and learning.
Baby Story Time: Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. A lapsit story time for babies (3-18 months) and their caregivers. Enjoy music, songs, rhymes, and short stories that support early brain development. This story time is followed by playtime.
Beginning Walkers t0 Preschoolers:
Baby Wiggler Story Time: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Bring your wiggler (ages 12-24 months) to this story time designed for older babies and young toddlers. Rhymes, books, songs, and bubbles will capture their attention and help support brain and motor development.
Play to Learn Story Time: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. before and after the Summer Reading Program in late spring and late summer. Create your own story time experience as a family. Children and caregivers are invited to play to learn each week by reading a book together and completing a variety of activities. Each week will feature a new theme. Ages 2-6.
Family Story Time: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and rhymes designed to help your child (ages 2-6) get ready to read. Kids and caregivers may join us for playtime, crafts, or activities afterward.
My First Book Club: Third Tuesday of the month at 5:00 p.m.
Preschoolers (ages 4+), Kindergartners, and 1st Graders are invited with their parents or caregivers to attend this book club. Kids will receive a free copy of the book at sign up, which can be read with the help of a parent. At our book club meeting, we will have a story time to explore the themes of the book, then enjoy snacks and fun activities. Registration is required.
Bookworms: Third Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m.
Newly independent readers in grades 2-3 will challenge themselves with a chapter book each month, then come together to do activities, play games, eat snacks, and get excited about reading and sharing what they have read. Receive a free copy of the book at registration.
‘Tween Tomes is a book club for students in grades 4 – 6. The club meets the third Thursday of each month throughout the school year for books, food, and fun. We explore time-tested tales and modern masterpieces of children’s literature. Receive a free copy of the book at registration.
Dial-a-Story Can’t join us in person? Simply dial (269) 429-1234 or (269) 429-1240 to listen to a new children’s story every week.
Early Literacy Center and STEAM Activities. The Early Literacy Center is open from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. This educational center for younger children and their caregivers will help children learn and explore while having fun. Sign up at the Youth Desk. Older children will enjoy our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities outside of the Early Literacy Center.
Summer Reading Program: It wouldn’t be summer without the LTPL Summer Reading Program! Special events and guests, exciting themes, prizes, and some of the most awesome teen volunteers in the nation make for seven weeks of pure reading fun and frenzy — it’s all FREE and it’s all FUN! With a reading program for every age and reading level, there’s something for everyone. Just register, read, and report.
Seasonal Children’s Events
Every season brings something new for children. In the fall, watch for our Children’s Halloween party with stories, skits, songs, and indoor trick-or-treating throughout the library! When winter starts blowing in, look out for our Visit with Santa and Holiday Craft programs. Every spring brings Spring Break Week, filled with activities for all those who are “in” town but “out” of school. Spring also marks the return of a classic children’s program—our annual Teddy Bear Picnic! Over 30 years of tradition have made this our premier preschool event of the year—watch for it in May and be sure to bring your camera to capture pictures that you will cherish forever.
Lego Bricks Club
Complete a challenge or build whatever you can imagine. Check our events page for upcoming dates and times. Legos and snacks are provided.
Offered throughout the year, our movie matinees are child/family friendly, free, and on a big screen. Save lots of money, get better acquainted with people in your community, and enjoy your family at the Lincoln Township Public Library. We provide the popcorn!
Special Services for Children, Parents, and Teachers
Tours and visits: We love to host tour groups of all ages and sizes—from a family group to a Boy or Girl Scout troop; from a small class to an entire grade level. We offer instruction, tours, and a friendly welcome. A librarian can also visit your school and share information and stories. Call and schedule a visit or tour at (269) 429-9575.
Explore Kits: Check out our new Explore Kit backpacks with books, activities, and games. Great for parents, teachers, and caregivers. Kits are available for a wide range of ages and interests. Subjects include: All About Me, Tiger Scouts, Community Helpers, Spanish/English, On the Farm, Shapes, Dinosaurs, Alphabet, Space, & Counting.