Free Haircuts for Youth and Teens @ Your Library
Mondays, beginning on May 8th, unless we are closed, Michigan Room: Hair-cutting professionals bring their years of experience to your library to offer free haircuts to youth and teens of ages 4 through 17. Tell your friends and family about it!
Summer Lunch Program
School-age children are invited to get a free lunch from Meet Up and Eat Up at the Pontiac Public Library. Lunches will be delivered off of a truck in the library parking lot. Dates and times TBD. The truck will be present Monday through Friday, starting shortly after the end of the school year.
Fridays, 06/09, 07/21, 08/18, 3-4:30pm, Auditorium, Grades 6-12: Middle and high school students can compete in a nerf gun war at the Pontiac Public Library. You will be divided into two teams and given time to build up your bases before the war begins for the best defense. Each team will have 1 medic who can revive fallen team members, so do your best to protect your medic. Spaces are limited. Register in advance to guarantee a spot.
Let’s Make “Art”
Tuesdays, 06/20, 06/27, 07/11, 07/18, 07/25, 08/01, 08/15, 08/22, 1-2:30pm, Auditorium, Grades 6-12: You don’t have to be a talented artist to have fun making art. We’ll be hosting a series of art classes this summer for middle and high school students.
06/20: Painted Rocks
06/27: Button Making
07/11: Black Out Poetry
07/25: Adult Coloring
08/01: Painting with Squirt Guns
08/15: Mug Recipe Baking
08/22: Creative Writing Workshop
Metro Detroit Youth Day
Wednesday, 07/12, 8am-3pm, Ages 8-15: Join the Pontiac Public library on our annual trip to attend Metro Detroit Youth Day in Belle Isle Park. A bus will be provided to take participants from the Library to Belle Isle. The bus will depart from the Library at 8am and will be back at the Library at 3pm.
We must receive a registration form, signed and completed by a child’s parent or legal guardian for participation. If we don’t have it before the 12th you will not be able to go.
Middle and high school students are welcome to ask the staff member on duty in the Teen Zone to get them set up on our video game systems. You can also ask for a deck of UNO cards or playing cards to play at the tables with your friends.
Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
Saturday, 05/06, 06/03, 07/15, & 08/26, 1-2pm, for Grades 6-12, Teen Zone: Sign up to join our Teen Advisory Board and let your voice be heard. You could influence future library programs. Talk directly with the Teen Services Librarian and other teenagers to make a difference in your community.
Pontiac Middle School Book Club
Tuesdays, Lunch time for 7th and 8th grades, Pontiac Middle School Library: On Tuesdays, during lunch hours, 7th and 8th grade classes are able to join the Pontiac Middle School Book Club. Free books are provided by the Pontiac Public Library. Participants are expected to read and participate in discussions.
Free After School Tutoring
Available for Grades K-12, Teen Zone: Sign up for a free one-on-one tutoring session at the Pontiac Public Library. This program is possible thanks to a partnership with Eton Academy. Registration is required and there are a limited number of tutors available. Sessions are for 30 minute intervals. To register for a specific date and time scan the QR code pictured and consult the website or register below or call 248-642-1150.
Pontiac Chess Club
Saturdays, 2-4pm, Michigan Room, Ages 8-17: The Pontiac Chess Club is meeting at the Pontiac Public Library every Saturday starting January 28th. All experience levels are welcome. Meetings are dependent on weather conditions, but members will be contacted in advance if there is a cancellation.
Tween/Teen Summer Reading Challenge 2023
06/17: Summer Reading Kick Off
08/ 26: Summer Reading End Celebration
Grades 6-12, we challenge you to read at least 5 books this summer. If you log your time on our summer reading tracking website pontiac.beanstack.com and reach the 5-book goal you will be entered into a drawing for some amazing themed prize baskets at the end of the summer. You could even win extra tickets towards the prize basket drawing by writing a short book review of what you have read or by reading extra books. Don’t worry though, even if you do not hit the 5-book goal, you will still be able to collect prizes along the way for each book you have read.
Go to pontiac.beanstack.org to sign up for an account or sign in if you have already one!