Jul 092021

Dorothy Busch Branch Library

Computer with colorful keyboard and mouse

The Warren Public Library is pleased to announce that Busch Branch Library now has an AWE Early Literacy Station, an all-in-one computer station that is preloaded with more than 75 educational software titles.

The AWE Early Literacy Station’s preloaded software has an early literacy focus. The interactive games explore skills for reading as well as for STEAM topics—science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The station is available for children to use while the library is open. It does not require a library card, and it cannot access the internet.

Parents and Caregivers: If your child uses the AWE Early Literacy Station at Busch Branch Library, please consider completing an optional questionnaire. Your answers will help plan future programming.

Funding is provided in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library of Michigan.

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Jul 072021

Civic Center Library

The Civic Center branch of the Warren Public Library is pleased to announce a new program we have for families with preschool aged children. Any family that is a resident of Warren and has a child between the ages of 3 to 5 is eligible to receive a free early literacy kit to help prepare children for their kindergarten year. The early literacy kits will allow families to work with their children on specific skills they will need when they enter kindergarten. The kits include two activity workbooks and an early reader book to practice sight words. In addition, the Civic Center Library purchased Playaway Launchpads, which are pre-loaded tablets with educational preschool games, available for checkout with a library card.

Early literacy kits are available for pickup at the Warren Civic Center Library beginning July 1, 2021 and will also be available at children’s programs that are offsite (any outdoor programs that are scheduled at Veterans Memorial Park). Children must be present in order for library staff to issue a kit.

Funding is provided in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library of Michigan. 

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Thursday, July 22, 6 pm, Zoom

Pollinators are responsible for helping over 80% of the world’s flowering plants to reproduce. Without them, humans and wildlife wouldn’t have much to eat or look at! Join Brian, one of the founders of Bees in the D, to learn how to grow plants in your yard and garden that help benefit pollinators.

Bees in the D is a Detroit nonprofit organization dedicated to educating about the importance of pollinators and the conservation of honeybees while building a network of urban honeybee hives throughout Detroit, Southeast Michigan, and internationally in Canada.

Registration is required and will end at noon on the day of the program. Register here or call 586.751.5377.

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Thursday, July 22, 4-6 pm, Maybelle Burnette Library

Teens and tweens can meet up at the playground behind the Burnette Library for this special edition of Retro Recess! Hang out on the playground with your friends, tie dye a t-shirt, play yard games, and enjoy some retro fun like sidewalk chalk, hula hoops, jump rope, giant bubbles, and squirt gun painting. Pizza will be served. Registration is required.

Teens should bring a beach towel or blanket for sitting on the grass and a white t-shirt to tie dye.

Ages 10-17. This is a parent-free, outdoor event. Attendance is free, but registration is required. To register or for more information, please call 586.353.0579 or sign up online.

This meet up will take place at the playground behind the Maybelle Burnette Library.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 6:30 pm, Veterans Memorial Park

Tweens and teens can join us at Veterans Park on Wednesday, July 14 at 6:30 pm to make fairy gardens. We will provide all of the supplies needed to design and construct a fairy garden. Register by calling 586.751.0770 or sign up online.

Warren residents with library cards will receive first accommodation. Everyone (Warren residents and others) must sign up for the wait list. You will be notified and moved to the main list if space is available.

Veterans Memorial Park is located at 27400 Campbell Road and is South of Martin Road and West of Hoover.