Kids' Happenings

Book Clubs for All Ages!

Check out our monthly youth book clubs!

Each month children will read and then meet to talk about a featured book, have a snack, and enjoy fun book-related activites!

Here is a list of all our youth book clubs: 

K-2 Book Club (children will listen to the story on the day of the program)

3rd & 4th Grade Book Club

5th-8th Grade Book Club

Family Book Club

For dates and more information about our book clubs see our online calendar here. 

Oct 8, 2018
Lord of the Gourd

Tuesday, October 2


Pat Harrison, AKA "Lord of the Gourd", will present a pumpkin sculpting program at the library.  Drop in anytime between 3:00PM - 7:00PM and watch him create Halloween masterpieces.  This is a "must see" program!  He has traveled Michigan for 20 years doing carving demonstrations.  

All ages welcome!

Oct 1, 2018
Storytimes are a GO!

Sleepytime Storytime – Mondays 6:30pm

Babytime Storytime – Tuesdays 10am

Toddler Tales – Wednesdays 10 & 11am

Preschool Storytime – Fridays 10am

For more details about these storytimes check out our calendar

Sep 12, 2018
August Nonfiction Reading Challenge 2018

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 31. Pick up your challenge sheet at the Youth Desk anytime in August!

Logs must be turned in by Friday, August 31 at 5:00pm.

Jul 30, 2018
Summer Reading ENDS SOON

Summer Reading is ending soon!

Saturday, July 28 is the last day to turn in reading logs for kids and teens. 


Children who participated in the Summer Reading Program are welcome to join us at our finale party on Monday, July 30 from 5:00-7:00pm at the H2O Spray Zone in Tattan Park: 1901 North Carlson St. Westland, MI 48185.

Teens who completed the Summer Reading Program are invited to a special after hours party on Friday, August 3 from 6:00-8:00pm at the library. A permission slip is REQUIRED to attend.  

Jul 19, 2018
Meet Up and Eat Up This Summer!

Free, healthy meals are available to Michigan children over the summer break under the Michigan Department of Education’s Meet Up and Eat Up program. Meals are available for children 18 and younger.  At no cost to your family, these meals are full of healthy fruits and veggies to help fuel kids all summer long. See our Meet Up and Eat Up brochure for more information and a list of Westland locations providing free meals this summer. 

Jun 18, 2018
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program

Saturday, June 16


Mark your calendar and plan to join us at our Summer Reading Kick-Off Party.  We’ll have face painting, indoor and outdoor activities and more!  Everything is FREE as we begin our Summer Reading Program!  LIBRARIES ROCK!

For all our Summer Reading events check out our calendar

May 22, 2018
Live Farm Animals at the Library

Saturday, May 19


The farm is coming to the library!  

The whole family will enjoy coming to see a pony, a donkey, goats, sheep, alpaca, bunnies, ducks, and a baby cow. When you’re done, browse our collection of books to learn more about each animal. This program will be outside, so dress appropriately. 

No registration required.

May 14, 2018
Free Comic Book Day

May 5, 10am-4pm

Stop by the library to pick up your FREE comic book! All ages welcome!

Apr 30, 2018
Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week is April 21-28, 2018!

We will have all kinds of fun and free programs for kids in celebration of Money Smart Week, a week dedicated to teaching kids how to manage their money. 

  • Kids receive a FREE book during Sleepytime Storytime - Money Smart Week on Monday, April 23
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Math Jedi takes place on Tuesday, April 23. 

For more information about these and other library programs check out our calendar

Also, during the month of April kids can vote at the youth desk and answer the question "If we gave you $10 what would you do with it? Spend it, Save it, or Give it"


Apr 9, 2018

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