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Youth Story Times

Where literacy begins…

All storytimes are drop in programs in the Youth Activity Center, no registration necessary.


Storytime with Ms. Laura
Thursdays at 10:30 am
Birth-Five years
Hear stories, dance to songs, play with friends, and learn fingerplays.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge

Begins October 1st or sooner- check at the Youth Desk

Register at the Youth Desk to receive a reading log and milestone rewards along the way to kindergarten.

On behalf of the 1000 Books Foundation, you are invited to participate in this program which encourages you to read 1000 books with your child before kindergarten. Reading one book a day will get you to 365 books in one year, and that adds up to 730 books in two years, and then 1095 books in three years before starting kindergarten. Reading is a great opportunity for bonding with your child, increasing words spoken and heard in the home, and creating life long memories for both you and your child. Strengthen your family by challenging yourselves to read 1000 books by signing up at the Youth Department Desk for a reading log packet. To learn more about this initiative, visit:

 Meet Ms. Laura, Ms. Nicole, and Ms. Jenn!

Ms. Laura

Every week Ms. Laura leads Thursday morning storytime in the Youth Activity Center at the library and she also reads stories for PJ Storytime every 3rd Tuesday each month. Every month during the school year, Ms. Laura visits the Charlevoix High School for book talks and discussions.








Ms. Nicole

Every month during the school year, Ms. Nicole visits three preschool classes, including Bright Beginnings Preschool AM and PM classes and Charlevoix Head Start located at Charlevoix Elementary School.








Ms. Jennifer

Every month during the school year, Ms. Jenn visits three preschool classes, including Bright Beginnings Preschool Thursday AM class, Charlevoix Children’s House Montessori, and Saint Mary’s School Preschool. 







 Field Trips

The library is a great place for school groups to visit and helps students build a connection to the community. Most field trips involve a story time, tour, bookmark craft activity, and if time allows, a scavenger hunt or topic specific tutorial upon request. Visit to learn how to use Bibliocommons, our online catalog, and track your reading lists. We can show you how to take a trip to another continent with our digital resources from World Book on the homework help page. Go back in time browsing through our large collection in the Juvenile Biography section to find someone to inspire your dreams.

Please call 231-237-7350 to schedule your field trip so we can be prepared to give your students a memorable day that fits your curriculum.

Schools that take annual field trips to the library:

  • Charlevoix Elementary School 1st Grade & 4th Grades
  • Ellsworth Elementary School
  • Home-schooling cooperatives

Special Reading Events

Celebrate literacy throughout the year with the Charlevoix Public Library at a special event. Join us to commemorate an author’s birthday, support Children’s Book Week, spread awareness about Banned Book Week, gear up for Teen Tech Week, come to a book signing, or participate in our seasonal reading challenges and summer reading programs.

Super Seuss Spectacular (Winter 2019)