Public Libraries Can Be Partners with You!
Do you need additional materials or activities for your students? Do you need a place that can help your students' parents? Public Libraries Can Help!
Michigan's public libraries provide free programs throughout the year for young children, K-12 students and lifelong learners. Many of these programs can help your students and their parents or caregivers. The attached list highlights many of the typical services provided in addition to print and online materials and reference assistance.
Discovery Packs: Discover Packs will be available for check out for both parents and providers. They may include books, activities, and/or games that coordinate with a theme or topic area (examples may include Farm Animals, Animal Sounds, No Biting, No Hitting) and may contain additional resources when appropriate.
Early Learning Bins: Larger than the Discovery Packs, early learning bins will be available for check-out exclusively to Great Start Provider Card holders. They may contain manipulative's, toys, larger games, and other activity-based materials.
Some libraries and the Great Start Western Regional Child Care Resource Center have partnered to develop an exciting new lending library for child care providers in Holland. Providers are invited to apply for a Herrick Library Great Start Provider Card in order to have access to the materials and enjoy benefits such as longer check-out periods, waived late fees and damage penalties, and reduced fees on photocopying and laminating.
Participating Lending Library Partnership Sites
- Coopersville Area District Library
- Flat River Community Library
- Freemont Area District Area
- Hackley Public Library
- Herrick District Library
- Loutit District Library
- Mason County Library
- Muskegon Area District Library
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