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Spring Break Fun for Kids and Families

A wide variety of programs and activities for all ages, April 2-7
Spring Break Fun for Kids and Families

The library will be offering a wide array of kid-friendly programs the week of April 2, including crafts, movies, story times, and a carnival on Saturday.  All events are free, and registration is not required.  Children of all ages are welcome, but those under six require adult supervision. 

Monday and Tuesday, April 2 and 3, preschool story times will meet at their usual times, with Baby Time on Monday at 10:30 and Play & Learn on Tuesday at 10:15 & 6:15.  The Tuesday morning session will include an introduction to Tinkergarten, an outdoor class where kids learn through play.  Zeke the therapy dog will be available for reading practice during the evening session.

             Wednesday, April 4, all are welcome for a free movie on the big screen.  Showtime is 2 p.m.  This family-friendly animated tale tells the story of a misunderstood bull named Ferdinand, who was built to fight but born to love.  Rated PG.

 Thursday, April 5, from 10:00 until noon, kids of all ages are invited to a drop-in art program sponsored by the White Lake Kid Crafters group.  Kids will learn new techniques for creating three-dimensional sculptures out of construction paper.

 Friday, April 6, the library will host an all-ages coding challenge event in conjunction with the regularly-scheduled Open Gaming session from 2 to 4 pm.  Younger children will be able to experiment with the library’s Code-A-Pillar and Code-And-Go Robot Mouse learning toys.  Older children will be able to practice coding skills through various online tools.  Light refreshments will be served.

 Saturday, April 7, The Friends of White Lake Community Library are hosting a free carnival for kids, featuring balloons, face painting, games, prizes, and more. All are welcome at this event, which marks the start of National Library Week.  Carnival hours are 11 am to 1 pm.

 In addition to the scheduled programs, the library is offering some “anytime fun” opportunities, including a guessing jar contest and a Lego Town construction project.  All are welcome to participate in these activities during regular library hours.

 The following week, the library is hosting an after-hours screening of a newly released live-action film based on the book Jumanji.  This teen event will be held on Friday, April 13th, at 8 pm, after the library has closed for the night.  Free popcorn will be served, courtesy of McCormicks.  The film is rated PG-13, and has a running time of 119 minutes.