Christmas break is a time for parties, presents, baking and… boredom? If the thrill of the new toys has worn off and you are looking for something fun for your kids to do over break, we can help! Kent District Library offers a great line-up of programs to keep kids busy and entertained during their stretch away from school. And if your bank account took a hit from buying gifts and stocking stuffers, have no fear — all these events are free!
Reel Fun: A Family Movie Event
Come enjoy a family movie. Call or stop by the library for details on what’s showing. For all ages.
Monday, December 19, 2:00 PM – Caledonia Township branch
Tuesday, December 20, 2:00 PM – Caledonia Township branch
Wednesday, December 21, 2:00 PM – Caledonia Township branch
Tuesday, December 27, 2:00 PM – Comstock Park branch
Wednesday, December 28, 10:30 AM – Grandville branch
Wednesday, December 28, 6:00 PM – Sand Lake / Nelson Township branch
Thursday, December 29, 2:00 PM – Kentwood branch
It’s a special time for fun, interactive programs just for school kids! Join our Kidz Klub programs for crafts, storytimes, games and activities. For grades K-5.
Monday, December 19, 2:00 PM – Kentwood branch
Wednesday, December 21, 4:30 PM – Sand Lake / Nelson Township branch
Saturday, December 31, 10:30 AM – Alto branch
Teddy Bear Clinic
Bring your teddy bear to the library for a quick checkup! Learn ways to keep teddy healthy and happy and even get a clean bill of health! In partnership with Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. For all ages.
Tuesday, December 20, 10:30 AM – Sand Lake / Nelson Township branch
Take a stroll down Gingerbread Lane and enjoy some tasty gingerbread stories. Each child will make a simple gingerbread house. Registration is required and participation is limited. For all ages.
Tuesday, December 20, 1:30 PM – Alpine Township branch
The Reindeer Are Coming!
Traveling all the way from the North Pole (via the Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farms), live reindeer will be visiting the library. Dress warmly and don’t forget the camera! For all ages.
Tuesday, December 20, 6:30 PM – Wyoming branch
Wednesday, December 21, 5:30 PM – Alpine Township branch
Wednesday, December 28, 2:00 PM – Kentwood branch
Friday, December 30, 2:00 PM – Byron Township branch
Drop in and play chess at the library! All skill levels welcome. An adult will be available to help you with your game or match you up with a worthy opponent. For all ages.
Thursday, December 22, 4:00 PM – Kentwood branch
Pokémon lovers unite! Learn how to play the Pokémon Trading Card game, or if you already know how to play, bring your cards along for some friendly competition. While you are here, participate in other activities and crafts involving Pokémon. For ages 6 and up.
Tuesday, December 27, 2:00 PM – Cascade Township branch
Lego Family Block Party
The library is the place for Lego fun! Drop in and make your own special Lego or Duplo creations. All materials are provided by the library, so come, design, and create! For all ages.
Wednesday, December 28, 2:00 PM – Byron Township branch
Thursday, December 29, 3:00 PM – Spencer Township branch
Be a Miner 49’er
Mosey on down to your library for some good, old-fashioned, Gold Rush-inspired fun! Enjoy crafts, games and activities for all ages.
Thursday, December 29, 2:00 PM – Plainfield Township branch
Celebrate the snow indoors with crafts, games, and activities! For all ages.
Thursday, December 29, 2:00 PM – Walker branch
These are just some of the many programs taking place over Christmas vacation. Don’t miss out on all the free fun!