Children's Programs and Events

Preschool Story Hour

Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
January 9 - May 15, 2024
*No Story Hour March 26

Children, ages 0-5, and parents/caregivers are invited to join us for an hour of fun!  Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and a snack.
* If Chippewa Hills School District closes as a result of inclement weather, Story Hour will also be canceled.  

Lego Club 

For children in grades K - 5
Saturday, April 20   11:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Saturday, May 18  11:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Children in grades K - 5 are invited to join us for Saturday morning Lego Club!  Design and construct an amazing creation, participate in the monthly challenge, and display your creation in the library if you'd like!  All supplies are provided.  
Lego Club is made possible in part by the Mid-Michigan Library League.

Literacy Link Tutoring Program

Literacy Link is a free individual tutoring program for children in literacy and/or math.  Limited spots are available.  All tutoring sessions take place at the library.  If interested, please call the library 231-972-8315. 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Morton Township Library has partnered with Chippewa Hills Mecosta Elementary to host a 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in 3 years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think - so get started today!

HOW TO PARTICPATE
Read with your child. Studies have shown that reading with your child provides a great opportunity for bonding. Reading together is fun and will create life-long memories for both of you.

1.)  Register - you may register at the library or online at http://mtplibrary.readsquared.com   

2.)  Select Books - Check out books from the library or read books from home!

3.)  Log Books - Keep track of the titles that you read with your child. You may print a paper log here or you may create an account for online tracking through our Readsquared website:  http://mtplibrary.readsquared.com  You may also download the app from the apple or google play store.

4.) Track Milestones and Collect Prizes - For every 100 books read, your child will receive an age-appropriate prize from the library.  Upon reading 1,000 books, your child will receive a certificate of completion, a book from the library, and a t-shirt from Mecosta Elementary.  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who can participate in this program? Any child from birth until he or she enters kindergarten can participate in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

How long will the program take? The program will take anywhere from a few months a few years. The program is self-paced and will depend on how often you read together.

How many of my children can participate? All of them (provided they have not yet started kindergarten). Make it even more fun and read as a family!

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Upcoming Events
Preschool Story Hour Apr 23, 2024 10:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Children's Programming Room
Preschool Story Hour Apr 30, 2024 10:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Children's Programming Room
Preschool Story Hour May 07, 2024 10:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Children's Programming Room