“Strengthening Pontiac Through Literacy Partnerships”
Thursdays, 06/24, 07/01, 07/08, 07/15, 07/22, 07/29, 2-3pm, Zoom-Facebook: This is a free 6-week program for kids in grades Kindergarten – 5th grade that teaches children how and why to choose healthy foods and be physically active.
Description: Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities™ (HSHC™) is an educational program that teaches children how and why to make healthy choices. It will provide students with education on how to eat better and increase their daily physical activity. HSHC™ is consistent with the current U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, USDA’s MyPlate, and the National Health Education Standards. Children will learn healthy behaviors by completing six HSHC™ lessons. Each lesson will be around one hour long and will contain three sections. Healthy behaviors will be learned by completing interactive activities, food tastings, and nutrition-themed physical activity breaks. Lessons will also include Fit Bits, which are physical activity breaks, to get children moving. They will be asked to do jumping jacks, run in place, and a variety of other no-equipment needed activities. The program also aims to connect families and schools with the learning completed in class in order to promote healthy behaviors throughout the community.
Tuesdays (starting 06/22), 12:30-1:30pm, Porch, Lawn (When Weather/Staffing/Volunteers Permit): Celebrate Summer with our outdoor story time! We will share adorable animal stories featured in this year’s Summer Reading Program of Tails & Tales!
Grab and go craft included, while supplies last - Social distancing and masks required for attendance!
Thursdays, (starting 06/24), 12:30pm: Want something fun to do? Stop by the library and grab a craft kit (while supplies last) to do at home! Check our web site for the dates and times for our crafts-in-the-garden outdoor programs!
Saturday, 08/28, 3:30-4:30pm, Pancake Pavilion: Talking animals are a common theme in mythology, folktales, and children's literature. Fictional talking animals often are anthropomorphic, possessing human-like qualities. The usage of animals that speak enables storytellers to combine the basic characteristics of the animal with a human's behavior, to apply metaphor, and to entertain children. This program will feature a variety of live animals to provide a fascinating and unforgettable show. Live animal presentations typically draw the largest crowds of the summer for the library!