JULY Events and Activities for Children and their Families 



Thursday Mornings at 10:30

July 11, 18, and 25

Join us for stories, songs, movement activities, and a craft just for little ones.

Ages 0 - 5 with a caregiver.


Storytime at the Lighthouse

3:00 - 4:00: July 1,8, 15, 22, 29

Hackley Public Library and the Muskegon Lighthouse are teaming up

to host a special storytime on Monday afternoons in July and August.  

We’ll enjoy listening to stories outside and watching ships sail through the channel.

Any children that participate can stay to climb the lighthouse tower for free with the admission of an adult.  

Visitors must be 3 feet tall to climb and sturdy shoes are recommended.



Summer Reading 2019

A Universe of Stories

Now thru August 17

Explore a Universe of Stories this summer with Hackley Public Library’s annual summer reading program.

Read through 4 levels of space to earn different prizes.

The more you read, the more prizes you earn!

Sign up at the library.

Adults, Teens, and Children welcome.



Monthly Makers: Cardboard Rockets

Monday, July 8  5:30-6:30

Engineer your own rocket ship and explore new galaxies.  

Visit new planets and greet new species of aliens--all created from your own imagination.  

The library will provide all building supplies.

All ages.



Mary’s Country Critters

Tuesday,  July 16  3:00-4:00

The petting zoo is coming to the library!  

Pet a pig, cluck at a chicken, and greet a goat.  

We’ll meet these animals and lots more

as we learn about the important role farms and farm animals have here in Michigan.

All ages.



Summer of Sci-Fi Youth Book Club: Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

Tuesday, July 23  1:00-2:00

Dust off your helmet and get ready to travel the universe with Zita the Spacegirl.  

Zita is an ordinary girl until one day her best friend is abducted.

When she tries to save him, Zita finds herself in a strange world on a strange planet.  

This book club is limited to 10 participants.

Register at the Youth Services Desk and pick up a copy of the book.

Snacks will be provided!

Ages 10-13.



How to Draw Your Dragon

Wednesday, July 24,  3:00-4:00

Don’t worry!  These dragons won’t bite.  

Illustrator Corinne Roberts will give us all the best tips and tricks

on how to draw our own dragons.

This class works best for ages 5 and up;

we strongly encourage adults to accompany younger children.

Age 5+.





Thur July 25, 1:00

Players will run, dodge, and dive as they try to out-wit and out-blast the competition during NERF Mobile Games.  

From ‘Capture the Flag’ to ‘Eliminator’ to the ‘Zombies vs Humans,’ players will put their physical and mental skills to the test.

Age 8+.