Find out when summer reading clubs start and learn about other Library events.
Find a list of websites that kids love along with online resources for parents.
We have multiple apps that provide children and teens with access to ebooks, audiobooks, and even tv shows/movies! Click on the links to find out how to use these apps.
We hope that you join us during the school year for this monthly meeting of book lovers! Each month we will pick a general theme and allow the participants to choose what book they would like to read that fits said theme. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month to discuss what books were chosen and how they fit the theme. Snacks will be provided to enjoy during our discussion!
During the school year we host a monthly after school program for students 6th grade and above. We plan a variety of activities that include pizza & movie viewings, board game afternoons, and helping the community! Ask our youth librarians for more information! Events fliers will be posted on this page.
This program includes: - Children, Junior Fiction, Tween, and Young Adult books with an OZ sticker on the back --- Interloaned books from other libraries may still accumulate fines - Books checked out on or after July 1, 2019 --- Unfortunately, books checked prior to Monday, July 1st will still accumulate overdue fines Any materials that are lost or damaged will still have a replacement fee.
Learn about the types of activities available to classes for field trips.
See what events we have this month and in the future for children and teens! The calendar is being constantly updated.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!
Infants to Kindergarten
Pick up your first reading log (Books 1-100) from the Youth Desk at the Howard Miller Library in Zeeland. Read any book to your child (Newborn to entering Kindergarten), and color in an animal shape. When you have completed your reading log, come in to collect a sticker for your child and receive your next reading log. When you have completed all 10 logs (1,000 books), your child will receive a free book and a certificate recognizing your family’s hard work and dedication to reading!
A safe way to let your children use tablets.
Have you ever been nervous to hand your child a tablet? What if they dropped it, or worse, used the internet and found something inappropriate? We have a solution to these problems at the Howard Miller Library - the Playaway Launchpad!
These tablets come preloaded with games and apps that teach children about specific subjects.These launchpads are not eligible for holds nor renewals so it is first come first serve. They may be checked out for one week at a time. Each day overdue results in a $0.15 fine until the fine reaches the cost of replacement ($110-160). These are tough tablets that are made for children, but it can cost up to $160 to replace them if destroyed!
If you're interested in checking out a Playaway Launchpad, be sure to visit the children's selection and grab one of the boxes that interests your child! The boxes are checked out like a book from the front desk.