05-24-2018 Summer programs & services available at Tri-City community libraries;

Summer programs & services available at Tri-City community libraries

Sign up June 4 for Watervliet District Library’s Summer Reading Program

The Watervliet District Library is aiming to make summer memorable! Sign-up for the library’s Summer Reading Program begins Monday, June 4; the program runs June 11 – July 21. Four reading clubs offer awards and prizes for kids of all ages. Reading clubs include Early Lit Kids, 0-2 years of age; pre-reading activities for the littlest learners. The other clubs are Ready Readers, 3-10 year olds; Tweens and Teens, 11-16 year olds; and Young Adults (YA), 17 and older.

Summer Safari is always a big hit with the younger patrons at the Watervliet District Library.

And that’s not all! Make-it Music Mondays, for K-6th graders and their families, offers music and rhythm creations to make-n-take and play, happening every Monday, June 11 – July 16. Entertainers sure to dazzle are presented each Thursday during the Summer Reading Program at 11:00 a.m., beginning with the always awesome Wildlife Safari, June 14. Stick around for a free lunch following each Thursday program courtesy of Watervliet Public Schools. The library wants you, YA! Volunteer this summer and earn more than just a great addition to your resume. Why? Because “Libraries Rock!” Help is always needed for program set-up, re-shelving and general library organization. Stop by to pick up an application and learn all the details. Watervliet District Library also hosts a variety of programs for adults throughout the year: In Stitches Knitting Club meets the second Friday of every month, 2:30-4:00 p.m.; take needles and go on down! Beginners are always welcome, too! Third Monday Book Club, 7-8 p.m.; great books & fabulous conversations. A copy of the latest title is always available for check-out. Yoga is on Mondays, 9-10 a.m.; Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. and Chair Yoga on Wednesdays, 6:00-6:45 p.m. And Pinteresting is held the last Monday of the month, 6:30-8:00 p.m.: crafting for grown-ups. Call or stop by to register. This year the library will also be present at Fandom Fest 2018 held at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center, Grand Upton Hall in Benton Harbor on Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Need more information? Please contact the library staff at 269-463-6382, info@wdlib.org and through their Facebook page.

Coloma Public Library offers services for all ages

The Coloma Public Library provides service to residents living in the City of Coloma, Coloma Township, Hagar Township and Bainbridge Township. Residents are eligible for a free library card. Library cards are needed to check out books, movies, audiobooks, magazines, and other items. The library card also allows library card holders to check out eBooks and downloadable audiobooks from the Southwest Michigan Digital Library.

COLOMA LIBRARY… Dave Scheuer of Honor Credit Union reading to kids at the library’s annual Money Smart Kids Read storytime event on April 25.

At the library you will find public access to the internet, many tables for quiet places to work and free access to WI-FI. They have a knowledgeable staff that is able to help with a number of technology questions patrons may have. The staff can also offer assistance with the public computers on programs such as Ancestry Library Edition and Microsoft Office. Faxing and copying services are available for a nominal fee. Families will enjoy spending time in the library’s beautiful children’s section where there is plenty of room for little ones to explore. In addition, there is a room dedicated to local history on Coloma, Paw Paw Lake, cemetery records and many indexed obituaries. The library offers a weekly Story Hour Program for toddlers and preschoolers. During Story Hour kids can expect to hear a story, sing a song or two and do a simple craft while also familiarizing them with the library. Coming up this summer is the annual Summer Reading Program, this year’s theme “Libraries Rock!” will be fun for everyone. Children who are signed up for the Summer Reading Program earn an entry into a weekly drawing for a free book with each visit to the library. They will offer a varie