Kids' Happenings

Rosetta Stone is here

Learning a new language is just a click away. Rosetta Stone, the premier language learning program, is now available through our library. Whether you are interested in the most commonly spoken languages (English, Spanish and Madarin) or the less prominent (Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog), it is now available to you or your child. Learn from the comfort of your home or stop by the library to access this product. To get started, have your library card number handy and either visit the Help with your Homework page or click on the Research tab on the library homepage and locate Rosetta Stone.

Sep 24, 2014
Outside the Box: Outdoor Movie

The outdoor movie was a great success! Thank you to everyone who attended. If you missed it, you can check out photos at our flickr page.

Sep 13, 2014
Outdoor Movie: Friday, 9/12

Please join us Friday, September 12th for our Friday Night Outdoor showing of "Muppets Most Wanted" in our Children's Garden. Activities start at 6:30 with a Kermit craft for the kids and trivia for the adults, with prize-winners announced at 7 p.m. The movie will start at 7:15 p.m. Any child who would like to enter our Muppet drawing contest must have their art work to the Youth Desk by September 11th at 9 p.m. Thank you to RedBox, OCLC, and Project for Public Spaces for making this event possible.

Sep 4, 2014
Just a Reminder...

Our Non-Fiction Challenge ends September 6th. If you're participating, don't forget to turn in your reading logs on or before that date to claim your prizes!

Aug 28, 2014
Shop for a Cause

The Westland Macy's and the Public Library of Westland are teaming up for Shop for a Cause this year. Buy a $5 coupon at the library by August 23rd and use that coupon to get 25% off most items at Macy's exclusive Shop for a Cause sale on August 23rd. All coupon proceeds benefit the library. Everyone who uses their coupon at Macy's on 8/23 is entered into a $500 gift card drawing, too. Stop by the Circulation Desk to buy your coupon. Thank you for your support!

Aug 9, 2014
We Need Your Suggestions

We invite you to let us know how you use the library and what we can do to make it even better. Help us with future plans by taking our online survey. If you prefer, printed surveys are available at service desks all around the library. Thank you for your input!

Jul 30, 2014
Youth Non-Fiction Challenge

For the month of August, we are challenging you to read non-fiction books from the different "Dewey Decimal" number groups.  Pick up your game sheets at the Youth Services Desk and explore topics like mythology, computer science, biographies, wild animals and more!  Each box you complete will earn you an entry slip for a chance to win a jar of treats! As a bonus, you'll get credit for doing a fun activity with your family. Do all 12 boxes and receive a free book to keep and be entered in a finishers' drawing. Turn in sheets by September 6.

Jul 29, 2014
Just a reminder...

The 2014 Youth Summer Reading Program, "Fizz, Boom, Read!," ends July 26th. Don't forget to turn in your reading logs on or before that date to claim your prizes!

Jul 16, 2014
Summer Reading Kickoff Photos!

Check out our Facebook page for some of the photos that were taken at our Summer Reading Kickoff on June 14th:

We had games, crafts, snacks, a reading corner, and tons of fun!

Jul 5, 2014
The 2014 Youth Summer Reading Program has Begun!

Our Youth Summer Reading Program has officially begun! Stop by the library anytime to obtain your reading log. The program runs from June 14th to July 26th.

This summer, we're challenging you to read 600 minutes; that's only 20 minutes a day! For every 100 minutes you read (up to 600), you get a prize. Once you've read all 600 minutes, stop in to receive a free book, an invitation to a wacky science show, and an entry slip for our grand prize drawing, where you have a chance to win a Kindle Fire!

We hope to see you soon!

Jun 14, 2014

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