Fun Ways to Develop Reading Readiness

What do seed corn and yoga have in common?  They teach skills that are important for reading readiness.  That’s why the Library is excited to invite you and your young children to some fun events coming up in November.

Little Explorers (Saturday, Nov. 12 at 11:00am) gives children ages 1-4 the opportunity to experience sensory play.  They can “get messy” with rice, pasta water, finger paints, play-doh, slime, and much more.  Sensory play has important connections to school success.  If a child has not learned to hold small objects, how is she or he going to hold a pencil?  How does a child learn to express him or herself without early exposure to paint and crayons?  Bring your kids (suitably dressed for a bit of mess!), and find great ideas you can easily replicate at home.

Calendar Items

Please note that all of these events are free and open to the public.

  • Nov. 9: 4:30-5:30pm Teen/Tween Craft: Slime Creatures
  • Nov. 9: 5:30-6:30pm Wee Ones Storytime Yoga
  • Nov. 10: 12:00-1:00pm Booked for Lunch, featuring author Scott Peters, who will discuss his book “Making Waves: Michigan’s Boat Building Industry.”
  • Nov. 12: 11:00am-12:30pm Little Explorers (ages 1-4)
  • Nov. 12: 1:00-2:00pm Super Saturday Storytime
  • Nov. 15: 4:30-6:00pm Teen Writers Workshop
  • Nov. 16: 12:00-1:00pm Fiction Only Book Club, featuring “While Justice Sleeps” by Stacy Abrams.
  • Nov. 16: 5:30-6:30pm Wee Ones Storytime Yoga
  • Nov. 17: 6:30-7:30pm Evening Readers Book Club, featuring “The Ghost That Ate Us” by Daniel Kraus
  • Nov. 19: 1:00-2:00pm Super Saturday Storytime
  • Nov. 19: 3:00-4:00pm VR at the Library
  • Nov. 19: 3:00-5:30pm Chess for Everyone
  • Nov. 24-28: Library Closed for Thanksgiving holiday
  • Nov. 29: 4:30-6:00pm Teen Writers Workshop
  • Nov. 30: 5:30-6:30pm Wee Ones Storytime Yoga
  • Dec. 3: 9:30-11:30am Flint Neighborhoods United meeting (all welcome)
  • Dec. 3: 10:00am-12:00pm Friends of the Flint Public Library book drop-off
  • Dec. 3: 1:00-2:00pm Super Saturday Storytime – Polar Express Edition
  • Dec. 3: 3:00-4:00pm VR at the Library
  • Dec. 3: 3:00-5:30pm Chess for Everyone

Online Calendar

Our website calendar features the most current information about library programs.  Please visit for more information and a complete event listing.

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