If you are not a current patron, sign up for a library card at the Circulation Desk and then come on down to the Youth Department to check out all our awesome materials and items.
Click here to find events and registration: https://www.charlevoixlibrary.org/events/events-calendar/
Youth Activity Center (YAC)
Storytimes Youth Programs Pop-Up Activities Snack Tables Mini Lego Play Table Games Art Projects Sensory Play Dancing
Youth Play Area
Sail Boat Theater Toy Bin Puppets Lego Duplo Life Skills Center Learning Cube Table Puzzles Comfy Seating Board Books Beginning Readers Read to Library Dogs
Science ⋅ Technology ⋅ Engineering ⋅ Art ⋅ Mathematics
New challenges each week Construct, crash, chuck, create, and collaborate solutions Rethink how and why things work Invent the future Enhance hand/eye coordination building Apply knowledge of academics Follow directions and reflect
AWE Computer Stations for pre-school to school age Safe learning environment Age specific content for youth Supports early literacy through games Mouse and touch screen Youth Computers loaded with Windows and Microsoft Office
Magazines & comics Wii Game CD Player & Tween music collection Interactive Lego Mini wall Dry erase wall board TV to play video games & movies
Books & magazines Book to DVD collection Board games After-school snacks Computers Games & Puzzles Apples after-school
Outdoor Play Area
Located on the Northeast corner of the library property Designed for ages 5-12 years old Outdoor seating and picnic tables Swings, climbing elements, and a slide Nature observation areas Shaded and open play areas Paved walkways around rain garden to the library Open year round
Grandma Geri’s Children’s Garden
Play in our fenced in wonderland filled with musical instruments, a magical kaleidoscope and of course a waterfall pond. The garden is named in memory of Geri Lester, a long time resident of Charlevoix. Thanks to a generous donation by local patrons, Mike and Rhea Dow, the garden has experienced a complete renovation with new plants, shrubs; in addition to, a new “sound garden” with musical instruments, a renovated water feature, and a variety of whimsical sculptures and interactive experiences. The Tree Arch that welcomes you into the garden was donated by Craig and Debbie Mann. The drum set was donated by Kiwanis of Charlevoix, wind sculpture by former library employee, Julie Burgess, and the musical flower bells were donated by Mason and Lynne Rosenthal. There is also a child sized picnic table donated by the Evening Garden Club of Charlevoix. When there is not a jazz concert or program going on in the garden, patrons can relax in the Adirondack chairs, enjoy a picnic on the wooden benches or the child sized picnic table, read in a hammock, take a ride down the slide, or play a song in the musical instrument area. A Guide of the Gardens is available at the Circulation Desk.