Please visit our calendar for current dates and times for story times.
Music and Movement: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. This program is offered in the Fall. Singing, dancing, playing instruments, and lots more musical fun! 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.
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
We offer several events for children during the year. Events include: our annual Visit with Santa, Holiday Craft programs, our annual Teddy Bear Picnic (over 30 years of tradition have made this our premier preschool event of the year), and more.
Lego Bricks Club
Complete a challenge or build whatever you can imagine. Check our events page for upcoming dates and times. Legos are provided.
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 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.
Playaway Launchpads: Check out the new Playaway Launchpads! These tablets are pre-loaded with learning apps grouped together by age, subject area, theme, and grade level. The orange diamond is for ages 3 to 5 and the green diamond is for ages 5 to 7. Limit one per card.