For Kids

New to Our Library for Kids

Crafts for August

Our kids craft for the month of August is a Back to School Daisy! Bright and cheery, made out of construction paper, you get to personalize it on each petal with what you hope to achieve this year. We wish everyone a fun and successful year at school! Our storytime is held on Thursdays at 2 p.m. Curbside service is available as well, just give us a call at 231-238-8581.

Want to request a book?

If you attend Inland Lakes High School and you know of a book you’d like to check out at the library, please fill out this form. Make sure you have a valid library card first. You can give us a call (231-238-8581) or stop by.

Early Literacy Station Children’s Computer

The Early Literacy Station™ (ELS) is designed specifically the youngest library patrons ages 2-8 and features over 4,000 localized learning activities. The fun, interactive and engaging content spans all seven curricular areas: math, science & nature, social studies & geography, reading, art & music, writing & computer skills, and reference.

Studies show that the integration of blended learning into early childhood education can increase literacy, improve school readiness, and prepare young learners for curriculum that is based on STREAM and STEM. The Early Literacy Station™ from AWE Learning creates an easy-to-use, single learning solution for young learners of all ages to build their literacy skills.

Children’s iPads

The Library has two iPads set up for children’s use while visiting the Library. These iPads allow children access to educational games and activities while restricting access to the internet. 

View the iPad borrowing policy here. 


MeL Kids

MeL has so much to offer for kids. Check out some of our awesome datatbases for kids.

PebbleGo web button Grades PreK-3. Animals (including dinosaurs) and social studies sections of this early literacy and learning tool. Easy-to-navigate visual interface for emerging readers.

Britannica Learning Zone web button

Grades 3-4. Find information on countries, animals, and people. Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities.

World Book Early Learning web button Grades PreK-3. Follow Trek and Taffy the cat around the world. Share their love of colors, numbers, and other fun things. Come inside for stories and pictures.

World Book Kids web button Grades Pre K – 5. Easy-to-read content for elementary school learners. Hundreds of activities, science projects and experiments.