Ongoing Programs for Children
Jumpin' & Jammin'
Mondays at 10:30 AM for children 1-5. A music and movement program for children ages 1-5 and their grown-up. Enjoy 30 minutes of wiggling, dancing, clapping and more.
A monthly program for kids kindergarten through 5th grade to explore and create.
Playgroup at Baker
This monthly playgroup engages birth to 5-year-olds with crafts, sensory play and fun. Attending families receive a free picture book each month.
For ages 0-5, this playtime will allow kids to explore, create and make messes!
Little Explorers Storytime
A fun, active storytime for children ages birth to 5 years of age. Books, movement, singing and play.
How can you help your child get ready to read before for Kindergarten?
This program encourages you to read 1,000 Books to your child before they start Kindergarten.
Come to any Allegan County public library, pick up your reading log to track the first 100 books, then READ. You can read from your home collection, borrow books from the library, books read at library storytimes and preschool count too. Anytime a book is read aloud (even if it is over and over), check it off your list.
After you complete your first 100 books reading log from our library, bring the log to the library, place a sticker on your tracking log at the library and receive a 1,000 Books book bag.
After completing 500 books, your child will receive a coupon for a free cookie from the Wayland Harding’s Market. Your coupon will be redeemable between the hours of 8AM – 4 PM at the Bakery counter.
When you finish the program – 1,000 books, your child will receive a certificate of completion and a free t-shirt. There will be a fun photo-op at this time, so bring your phone or camera!
Events for Children and Families
Animals love being read to! Pick a book and cozy up with a kitty. Welcome to all kids who want to practice their reading skills!
See what amazing art you can make with watercolors and salt in this event for the whole family!