Kids' Happenings

Michigan eLibrary


Allow us to introduce a great
Michigan resource to you: 


– Learn, play and read on MeL’s KIDS PAGE! 

The MeL KIDS PAGE offers educational
materials for all ages, but there are also game websites like ABCya, Bedtime
Math, and FunBrain!  You can also read
online with Storyline Online and Starfall!

– Get ready for your future: Visit the Learning Express Library!

MeL offers FREE access to the Learning
Express Library, where you can prepare for college by taking practice SAT
tests, enhance your computer skills, and explore careers.  You can also review the basics, such as math,
science, language arts and social studies. 

– Find curriculum resources for every grade level online!

The MeL EDUCATORS PAGE offers support
curriculum broken down by grade level and discipline.  Each page offers instructions and code for
embedding these resources on your own educational platform.      

Click on “Learning
from home during COVID-19
” on the
Educators Page for resource you can offer your students during this time away
from school. Some content, like PebbleGo, requires a login and password for you
to share with your students.

Earn a free SCECH hour while home by
taking two 30-minute training courses on the Michigan eLibrary featured here: There are many online classes you can
take, but the ones with the little clock can earn you SCECH hours!  Enroll here:


Apr 11, 2020
Mrs Fry
Digital Resources for Kids

The Westland Public Library's DIGITAL RESOURCES are at your fingertips!  

Hoopla provides access to digital music, movies, TV shows, eBooks and ausiobooks. 

We have increased the number of digital "check-outs" though Hoopla to 12 per month per card until the library opens to the public again. 

PLUS!  A huge list of JUST SHARED items can be found here

In order to use Hoopla, you need to set up an account using your library card number and PIN. 

TumbleBooks Premium includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, graphic novels and more!  

TumbleMath is a collection of math picture books.  It includes animated talking picture books, lesson plans, and quizzes. Available through August 31, 2020.

Need help? Email a librarian at

Mar 20, 2020
Mrs Fry
Storytimes happening all month!

Stop by the Westland Public Library during March (Reading Month) to experience BOOKS GALORE!  We have storytimes for everyone!


The use of picture books, songs, and stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write, and play. All storytimes are drop in.

Sleepytime Storytime (3 to 7 years) - Mondays, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 6:30-7:15 PM

March is Reading Month Storytime (Ages 2 to 6 years) - Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25 from 10-10:45 AM

Storytime at Biggby Coffee (all ages) - Thursday, March 12 from 10-10:30 AM

Preschool Storytime (3.5 to 5 years) - Fridays, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 from 10-10:30 AM  


Mar 2, 2020
Mrs Fry
Holiday Sing-Along

Join us on Wednesday, December 4 from 6-8PM for our annual Holiday Sing-Along!  We'll begin outside for songs and visit with a live reindeer.  Then go inside for hot cocoa, cookies, crafts and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  Bring a camera to take pictures of your child with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  

Nov 6, 2019
Check Out All of Our Fun Halloween Events!

There are a lot of fun events happening at the library this month!  Take a look at our calendar!  October Events 


Oct 8, 2019
Storytime @ Your Library

Storytimes have begun!  Be sure to check out our montly calendar for all of the fun events happening at the library!

Sep 9, 2019
August Nonfiction Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Fun continues in August with the Children’s Non-Fiction Challenge! 

Children will read books at their own reading level from different subject areas.

Earn coupons, treasure chest prizes, a chance to win the jar of treats, entry into the grand prize drawing, AND finishers can choose a free book to keep! 

The Non-Fiction Challenge runs from August 1 to August 30. Pick up your challenge sheet at the Youth Desk anytime in August!

Logs must be turned in by Friday, August 30 at 5:00pm.

Jul 29, 2019
Michigan Activity Pass (MAP): Soar and Explore

Discover Michigan:  Using your library card, check out a pass for one of Michigan's cultural attractions or state parks and recreation areas!  For more information, and to see a list of participants, visit:  This program is presented by The Library Network:  Libraries Working Together.  

Jun 1, 2019
Summer Reading Begins Saturday, June 15

Our Summer Reading Kickoff will take place on Saturday, June 15!  This year we'll be exploring A Universe of Stories.  Stay tuned for more details!  

Apr 3, 2019
March is Reading Month Storytime

Every Wednesday in March from 10:00am - 10:45am. 

March is READING MONTH!  Come enjoy books, rhymes, songs, and a simple craft with our fun and friendly youth staff! This storytime is appropriate for children ages 2-6 with a caregiver.  No registration required.  There will only be ONE storytime each Wednesday during the month of March.  

The use of picture books, songs, and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write, and play. 

Mar 6, 2019

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