Kids are heading back to school, but with so many changes this year (virtual classes, cancelled sports, etc), you may be struggling to find after-school activities or things to do with your toddlers and preschoolers. It’s even challenging to find adult activities in the community. One great place to check out is your local library. Many libraries have been open for drop off/pick up, “grab and go” service over the summer and even offer many virtual events and take-home activities. Below are some examples from our area branches that are scheduled for September. Please note that many require online registration.
Cromaine Library (Hartland): Cromaine is hosting an ongoing scavenger hunt during the month of September. Prizes include gift cards to Target and Home Depot. They also offer an online story time with a take-home craft kit every Tuesday morning, Babygarten Online on Mondays, and other take-home kits for all ages. Check out their full calendar of events at https://www.cromaine.org/event-calendar.
Brighton District Library: Tuesday mornings offer a virtual program for kids called Alphabet Soup where they share stories, music, rhymes, and literacy tips. There are also book clubs such as Brunch Bunch that meet via Zoom. Have some family fun celebrating the coming fall season on Sept 17th with autumn songs, leaves, apple-picking, (also via Zoom) and a craft bag that can be picked up and completed at home. View the full calendar at http://brightonlibrary.evanced.info/signup.
Howell Carnegie Library: One of the many virtual activities provided by Howell Carnegie Library is Field Trip Fridays. What a fun way to explore different places from the comfort and safety of your home. Enjoyable for the whole family. There are also some outdoor activities scheduled, perfect for those who are missing face-to-face interaction! Early Literacy Class for ages up to 5 years old is one of these outdoor events. The full calendar is available at https://howelllibrary.libcal.com/calendar.