Children's Programs

Boyne District Library serves our youngest patrons on the lower level of the library. In the Children's Department, we have programming for children birth through elementary school. We offer weekly storytime sessions for our toddlers and preschoolers. We also have fun family-centered programming ranging from STEAM challenges to movie nights to reading challenges. Don’t forget to stop by after school to see what fun can be had. Boyne District Library also hosts a great summer reading program filled with performers, arts and crafts, and prizes!  

In our physical space there is a play area where children can play with toys, put on a puppet show, cook something up in our play kitchen, or build on our LEGO wall. We have AWE learning stations for our littlest learners to fine tune their computer skills alongside their critical thinking skills. There is also a seek-and-find mural by one of our our very own hometown artists.


1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

The program in a nutshell:

  • When you enroll your child in 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, you will receive a Reading Chart. Record the titles of books read on your chart.
  • When you have read 100 books to your child, bring the completed chart. Your child will get his or her picture on the wall in the hall leading to the Children's Room, a sticker and a new chart for the next 100 books.
  • After every 100 books, make sure to pick up your sticker and the next reading Chart.
  • When your child reaches 500 books, he or she will receive a prize.
  • When your child reaches 1,000 books, he or she will receive a certificate of completion and a larger prize.
  • Finished all the steps? Congratulations! You did it! You gave your children a priceless gift — the readiness to read!

Every child in your family can participate, from infant up to Kindergarten.

Does reading 1,000 books seem totally overwhelming? We promise, it's not as hard as you think!

3 books a day for 1 year = 1,095 books
10 books a week for 2 years = 1,040 books
1 book a day for 3 years = 1,095 book

Stop by the library to pick up a packet, or download the packet (pdf) to get started!

You can also visit this wepage to download monthly Early Literacy Activity Calendar guides.

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