Tamarack District Library Lakeview, Michigan

Growing Minds~Building Communities


Escape the Ordinary! Summer reading program 2015

Signups for this summer’s reading program started on May 16th, but don’t worry, there is still time to get signed up for great prizes.  Summer reading this year is for all ages, preschool through adult, and runs from June 6th through July 18th.  Stop into the library to receive your signup bag which includes your reading log.

We have a packed calendar for you, with programs for the kids on Thursdays from 4-5 PM and on Fridays from 11-noon. Most teen and adult programs are on Tuesdays at 6 PM, with some of them on Thursdays. Check our calendar for complete details.

There are gifts and prizes galore from area businesses, including some really awesome grand prizes that will be given away.  Make sure to include the library in your summer plans!


Celebrate Earth Day 2015!

April 22, 2015 is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day.  Traditionally most people plant trees on this day, but we thought we would make a fun project that anyone can do – even your children.  Our inspiration came from “Kids Chia Pet” at beautifulhomeandgardendiy.com


We used a 2-liter bottle for the “adult” and a 16-oz. bottle for the “child”.  We also used grass seed instead of chia seed to make it more affordable.  If you come into the library during the week of April 20-25 and bring your own empty bottle, we will have the supplies for you to make your own Earth Day pet.



Haunted Halloween @ your Library

On Halloween, Friday, October 31, 2014, the Tamarack District Library will be closing at 4:00 PM to allow the ghouls (girls) at the library time to prepare for a Haunted Halloween.  From 5:00 to 7:30 PM they will have special treats and tricks for the area children. Bats and rumors are flying around town, and there’s talk of spooky activities such as “The Donuts of Doom,” scary crafts and a mysterious maze for children to master.  Everyone is guaranteed a frighteningly good time! Plan to include your local library in your Halloween itinerary.


Teen Tuesdays!

New for 2014, Teen Tuesdays are a once a month program just for teens.  There is always snacks and lots of fun projects to do.  Watch our calendar and home page for exact dates and activities.




Spark a Reaction! Teen Summer Program 2014

This year Andrea will be bringing lots of fun and creativity to our Teen programs.  There will be pizza, zombies, werewolves, bonfires, challenges, games, a lock-in, weekly prizes, golden tickets, and grand prizes!  Check our calendar for dates and times.



Zombie Walk and Classic Horror Movie Marathon

You’re too old to trick or treat but young enough that you want to have some creepy fun on Halloween! TDL has the perfect party for you. Join us on October 31st from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Makeup artists will be available to put on your Zombie face, snacks and drinks will be available and a 4 hour Classic Horror Movie Marathon will be playing. Once everyone is Zombiefied you can take the Zombie Walk through Lakeview.
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Do-It-Yourself Programs at TDL

In our continued effort to bring community members together to learn, share and grow TDL is hosting a DIY Day at the library each month. These programs will be the perfect place for a day out with friends or family. If you need to spend some time with your teenager bring them along and share the experience of creating your own unique creation.

Our first DIY Day is Saturday, September 21st, starting at 10:30 AM. TDL Staff will show you how to make a Book Page Dahlia and then you can create one of your own. These Dahlia Wall Hangers create interest and conversation when displayed. Once you know how to make one you can make them in different sizes and with different types of paper to create your own style.

Bring a friend and join us on September 21st at 10:30 AM.


Yu-Gi-Oh! @ your library

It’s always great when patrons initiate programs at the library because then we know that at least one person will show up. So when a young teen come to us this summer and said he would like the library to offer a Yu-Gi-Oh! Club we were willing to look into the possibility.

yugiohFace it most of us here at TDL are of a certain age where we are lucky to know what Yu-Gi-Oh! is let alone know how to play it. We scheduled an open play day and had the teens and tweens bring their decks in to play. Well they did, they came and kept coming. A dozen players gathered at the library on Saturday and played. Some attended without knowing how and those who did were willing to share their decks and teach them. Iw was exciting to see and plans have been made to continue holding a Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Play program every other Saturday from Noon-2:00 PM. The next one is scheduled for August 17th.

We want to be able to provide playing decks for anyone who shows up to learn how to play so if you have outgrown your Yu-Gi-Oh! days (if that’s even possible) please feel free to drop off your old cards at the library and we will make them available on our game days.


Teen End of Summer Reading Club Party

Whether you read the One Book One Summer book Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins, if your participated in the program you need to come to the party. Thursday, August 8th @ 6:00 PM

Prizes will be awarded, there will be food and most importantly you can help design teen programs for the coming school year. Book Clubs, Art Clubs, Gaming Days…they are all possible, with your help. For more information contact Sandy Perez at the library.


Calling all Teens!!!

Are you interested in participating in a monthly after school library group? Group activities will include Do It Yourself Projects, Video Games, Book Discussions and Movies. Contact Sandy at the library and let her know what day works for you.