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View our Winter 2018 Children's Programming Brochure here!

Special Events

Spring Break Fun!
Tech Take Apart: Have you ever wanted to get into the guts of a machine but were afraid to try? Join us as we take apart different kinds of technology. For ages 10-15. Registration required; space limited. Monday, April 2nd 2:00-3:30pm.
Dog Agility:
Join us for a display of tricks and agility by boxers Maddie and Stratton. Fun for all ages. Tuesday, April 3rd 11:00am-12:00pm.
Tech Make-a-Bot: Come make a robot or other creations with the pieces from Tech Take Apart.
For ages 10-15. Registration required; space limited. Tuesday, April 3rd 1:00-2:00pm.
Bicycle Safety: Berrien County Sheriff's Deputy Kelly Laesch will present a workshop on bicycle safety. Tuesday, April 3rd 2:00-4:00pm.
Craft Day: Come choose from the many crafts available and create your own masterpiece! Wednesday, April 4th 2:00-4:00pm.
Geeky Bits Makerspace:
Geeky Techs or those new to littleBits, stop by for an open build makerspace session. No need to register. Ages 8-14. Wednesday, April 4th 3:30-5:00pm.
Exploration of Bats:
Join us as Corey from Fernwood Botanical Gardens presents a program on bats! Thursday, April 5th 2:00-4:00pm.

Money Smart Kids Read
Children 5 and older, come learn about money, specifically coins, with United Federal Credit Union. Participate in a special activity and take home the book "Lots and Lots of Coins" by Margarette S. Reid (provided by Money Smart Week). Thursday, April 26th 4:00-5:00pm.

Star Wars Day
May the 4th be with you! Come take a photo with Star Wars characters, answer trivia, make a craft, and celebrate all things Star Wars! Dressing up is encouraged. Fun for all ages. Friday, May the 4th 4:00-5:30pm.

Regular Programming

Mini Story Time
Come sing, dance, and and listen to stories. For children up to six years old. Tuesdays 10:30-11:00am, January 23rd through April 24th.

Pokemon Club
Bring your Pokemon cards and have fun battling, trading, or playing Pokemon Go or Pokemon Monopoly! For children 7 to 12. Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm, February 6th through April 24th.

Preschool Story Time
Come sing, dance, and hear stories and then make a craft. For children up to six years old. Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am, January 24th through April 25th

Lego Club
Build with Legos, participate in challenges, and put your creation on display! This program is for ages 6-12 and is sponsored by Country Heritage Credit Union.  Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm, February 7th through April 25th.

Jack Knight Cafe Game Time
5th through 8th graders, come hang with your friends and play Wii Sports, chess, checkers, and other board games! Thursdays 3:00-4:00pm, February 8th through April 26th.

Geeky Bits Tech Club - featuring littleBits
A two-week class for our Certified Geeky Techs will be offered Wednesdays February 28th & March 7th 4:00-5:15pm OR Thursdays March 1st & 8th 4:30-5:45pm. Certification and registration required; space is limited.

Join us for an open build makerspace session on Wednesday, April 4th 3:30-5pm. No registration needed.

A two-week class for our Certified Geeky Techs will be offered Wednesdays April 25th & May 2nd 4:00-5:15pm OR Thursdays April 26th & May 3rd 4:30-5:45pm. Certification and registration required; space is limited.

littleBits Beginners Class
New to littleBits?  This is the class for you. Children 8-14 can join our 2-week Beginning Bits Class to learn what littleBits is all about and become a Certified Geeky Tech!  Once you are certified then you can sign-up for Geeky Tech Club programs.  You will receive a certificate and button.  Registration required; space is limited. Contact the library for the next available date.

What are littleBits?  Click here to see how it works.

To see what is taking place at our Geeky Bits programs take a look at the videos below or check out our YouTube Channel:   



1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This program promotes early literacy skills for children from birth to age five and encourages parent and child bonding through reading.  Sign your child up with Miss Sarah and track your progress.  Your welcome packet includes a new book, a reading list, and information on early child development and reading.  After each 100 book milestone, you child receives a small prize.  Participants' names and achievements will be proudly displayed in the Desenberg Children's Corner.  One book a day is 365 books read in 1 year!  Get started today! 

Looking for a good book to read?

View our most checked out titles and staff favorites by clicking here.

Hour of Code
Learn how to code with games, free and accessible from any computer with the internet! Check it out at HourOfCode.com!