Resources for Kids (Ages 0-12)

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Coloring & Crafts Club

Are you crafty? Do you love to color? Come to this new club and help pick the craft programs YOU want to see at the library. Geared towards kids ages 7 and up. Free and open to the public.

Upcoming Event Dates- Program is typically held the 2nd Thursday of each month.

  • Thursday, February 8th from 5-6 p.m. in the Elsie Munro Room
  • Thursday, March 8th from 5-6 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room
  • Thursday, April 12th from 5-6 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room
  • Thursday, May 10th from 5-6 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room

Thursday Tales Storytime

Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room

Spring Session: March 22nd – April 26, 2018.

Raise your children to be lifelong readers by bringing them to storytime at the Library! You and your little one will enjoy stories, songs, music, and crafts that will help them develop the essential skills they will need in Kindergarten. children ages 2 through 5 and a parent or caregiver. Free and open to the public.

litlogofinalCheck out the Family Literacy Program!

Join us for stories, songs, art, and interactive centers that encourage the development of reading, writing, and community skills. We will provide a light meal or snacks and a gift certificate to each registered, qualifying family that attends. This series is made possible by a generous grant from the Albion-Homer United Way.

For parents and their children ages 2-6. Older or younger siblings may attend, but at least one child ages 2-6 and their parent or caregiver must be present in order to participate. Registration is required. You must register for each event separately.

 

Family Literacy Program:  Around the World

Select one of the following sessions:

  • Tuesday, January 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room at Albion District Library
  • Tuesday, January 23 at 1:00 p.m. at the Charles Snyder Community Center

Join us for a fun evening of fun, reading, writing, play, songs, and art.  For parents and their children ages 2-6. All registered families in attendance will receive an Albion Bucks gift certificate! Free and open to the public, registration is required and space is limited. This event is sponsored by the Albion-Homer United Way.

Click here to register!

Family Literacy Program:  A Trip to the Zoo

Select one of the following sessions:

  • Tuesday, February 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room at Albion District Library
  • Tuesday, February 27th  at 1:00 p.m. at the Charles Snyder Community Center

Join us for a fun evening of fun, reading, writing, play, songs, and art.  For parents and their children ages 2-6. All registered families in attendance will receive a gift certificate! Free and open to the public, registration is required and space is limited. This event is sponsored by the Albion-Homer United Way.

Registration opens around February 1st Check back for the link!

Family Literacy Program:  Little Artists

Select one of the following sessions:

  • Tuesday, March 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room at Albion District Library
  • Tuesday, March 27th  at 1:00 p.m. at the Charles Snyder Community Cente

Join us for a fun evening of fun, reading, writing, play, songs, and art.  For parents and their children ages 2-6. All registered families in attendance will receive a gift certificate! Free and open to the public, registration is required and space is limited. This event is sponsored by the Albion-Homer United Way.

Registration opens around March 1st. Check back for the link!

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Family Literacy Program:  Theme TBA

Select one of the following sessions:

  • Tuesday, April 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room at Albion District Library
  • Tuesday, April 24th at 1:00 p.m. at the Charles Snyder Community Center

Join us for a fun evening of fun, reading, writing, play, songs, and art.  For parents and their children ages 2-6. All registered families in attendance will receive a gift certificate! Free and open to the public, registration is required and space is limited. This event is sponsored by the Albion-Homer United Way.

Registration opens around April 1st. Check back for the link!

Family Literacy Program:  Dinosaurs

Select one of the following sessions:

  • Tuesday, May 15th at 6:00 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room at Albion District Library
  • Tuesday, May 22nd at 1:00 p.m. at the Charles Snyder Community Center

Join us for a fun evening of fun, reading, writing, play, songs, and art.  For parents and their children ages 2-6. All registered families in attendance will receive a gift certificate! Free and open to the public, registration is required and space is limited. This event is sponsored by the Albion-Homer United Way.

Registration opens around May 1st. Check back for the link!

Block Party Thursdays

Drop by Block Party Thursdays anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.  We will have lots of LEGO®  and DUPLO®  blocks available so you can build. Starting in March, we will even watch a LEGO® movie while we build. Make something cool? Staff can take a photo of it and put it in the online Facebook gallery. Best of all, this program is totally free! Open to the public. Children under the age of 6 must be with an adult

Upcoming Event Dates- Program is typically held the 1st Thursday of each month.

  • Thursday, Feb 1st from 5-7 p.m. in the Elsie Munro Room
  • Thursday, March 1st from 5-7 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room
  • Thursday, April 5th from 5-7 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room
  • Thursday, May 3rd from 5-7 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room

Let the library come to you. Request a visit!

Click to Request a Visit  from Library Staff

Library visits are available, free of charge to daycares, schools, homeschool groups, and other community groups in the area. We are also happy to maintain a presence at any local event where we can meet with families and share our services. Program types vary by age but include storytime visits, family literacy training, database and research instruction, book talks, crafts, and more! Please contact Mrs. Jamie at jbernard@albionlibary.org to set up a visit. Bringing a group to the library? If you are coming to research or just want a tour, we can generally accommodate same-day requests.

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Free books delivered to your home!

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a program where each month, from the day a child is born until his/her fifth birthday, a carefully selected book arrives in the mail.

To learn more about Albion District Library’s Imagination Library program and how you can participate or support the program, please call (517) 629-3993 or visit the Children’s Room at the Albion District Library.

Click here to register!

Supervision & Phone Use Policies

11.2.1 Unattended Children

  • Children 5 years of age or under must have a parent/caregiver, 16 years of age or older, within visual proximity of them at all times. Exceptions may be made for library programming.
  • Children ages 6 through 8 may use the Children’s Room unattended, provided they have a parent or caregiver, 16 years of age or older, present in the building.
  • Children ages 9 and up may utilize the Library unattended.
  • Children ages 8 and under will be referred to Albion Public Safety if Library staff members are unable to contact a parent or caregiver by closing time.
  • For the safety of all minor library patrons, Library staff will not confirm or deny the whereabouts of a minor to anyone other than a public safety officer, nor will they verbally page a minor for a phone call using the Library telephone.

Gift Certificate Policy for Family Literacy Nights

1. Gift certificates are limited in quantity and are not guaranteed.

2. Families must pre-register for events to receive gift certificates, there is no registration during the event. Event registration closes when we reach our capacity, or the day before an event, which ever comes first.

 3. Adult must be present at the event to receive gift certificates. You are welcome to bring a child from another family; however, you can not take a gift certificate home to a parent who did not attend.

 4. Families can receive only one gift certificate per event.Children may not be split up among adults for the purpose of receiving multiple sets of Albion Bucks. For example, when two or more adults attend together with multiple children from the same household they will receive only one gift certificate.

5. Families must have at least one child age 6 or under in attendance to receive a gift certificate.

6.Families who arrive more than 20 minutes after the beginning of the event will not receive a gift certificate.

7. Families who leave early will not receive a gift certificate. We distribute the gift certificates during the last 15 minutes of the event