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Special Programming

Kids & Teens Short Film Festival
Kids and teens kindergarten through 12th grade, make a 2 minute movie summarizing your favorite book! Submissions will be accepted February 1st through March 31st, and we'll show the movies during a special viewing on Friday, April 10 at 11:00am. Go to our Film Festival page for more information.

Spring Break Fun!
As of now, spring break events will occur as scheduled, but please be aware we are monitoring the Michigan Health Department's recommendations and this could change.

Tech Take Apart
Join us as we take apart different kinds of technology and machines. Please bring your own screwdrivers if you are able; a limited number of screwdrivers will be available for use. For children 10-15. Sign up required. Monday, April 6 10:30am-12:00pm.

Lego Free Build
Come build something awesome with Legos! Cool creations will be displayed in the library. Monday, April 6 1:30-3:00pm.

Tech Make-a-Bot
Come create something new with the pieces from Tech Take Apart. For children 10-15 years. Sign up required. Tuesday, April 7 10:30am-12:00pm.

Curious Kids' Museum
Join the Curious Kids' Museum for "Believe in the Impossible," an Alice in Wonderland themed event that uses Alice's adventures and games to create positive feelings about yourself. Wednesday, April 8 2:00-3:00pm.

Lego Free Build
Come build something awesome with Legos! Cool creations will be displayed in the library. Thursday, April 9 10:00-11:30am.

Dog Agility Demonstration
Join the Echo Dog Agility Club as they demonstrate how their dogs do agility courses. Thursday, April 9 2:00-3:00pm.

Film Festival  and Movie Showing
Join us for popcorn and viewing all the entries to our Kids and Teens Short Film Festival, followed by a feature-length movie (title to be announced). Friday, April 10 11:00am.

Star Wars Day
Stop by the library on Monday, May 4th for make and take Star Wars crafts and activity pages. Those in Star Wars clothing or costumes will get a button! May the 4th be with you!

Regular Programming
Has been suspended until further notice.

Pokemon Club
Bring your Pokemon cards and have fun battling, trading, or just talking Pokemon! For children 7 to 12.

Story Time
Come sing, dance, listen to stories, and then make a craft. For children up to six years old. .

Jack Knight Cafe
Middle school kids, come play games, do a craft, eat a snack, and chill out after a long day at school!

Geeky Bits Tech Club - featuring littleBits
A 3-week class creating special projects with littleBits for our Certified Geeky Techs will be offered Thursdays 4:00-5:15pm, April 23 through May 7. Certification and registration required; space is limited. Sign up at the Front Desk.

littleBits Beginners Class
New to littleBits?  This is the class for you. Children 8-14 can join our 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 Bits Tech Club programs.  You will receive a certificate and button.  Registration required; space is limited. Sign up at the Front Desk to be notified when the next class is scheduled.

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:   

Hammer Slammer Party Game 

Makey Makey Drum Kit  

Remote Controlled Robots

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.  See Miss Sarah for your welcome packet, which includes a new book, a reading list, and information on early child development and reading.  After each 100 book milestone, your child receives a sticker.  When your child reads 1000 books, his or her photo and name will be proudly displayed in the Desenberg Children's Corner and they will receive a book.  One book a day is 365 books read in 1 year!  Get started today! 

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

Youth Digital Access Cards
Buchanan Middle and High School students or juvenile residents age 10 to 17 years without a standard library card may be issued a Youth Digital Access Card. The Youth Digital Access Card grants the cardholder access to the library’s digital media collection, including eBooks and audiobooks through Overdrive or Libby. It does not grant access to library computers or checking out circulating items. Those wishing to apply for a Youth Digital Access Card must present a Buchanan School ID, driver’s license, or other ID.