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ABCmouse is free at the library

This is an educational website with games, books, puzzles, and songs geared toward preschool and elementary children. To access this service for free you must use the library's computers or a laptop using the library wi-fi.  Don't own a laptop?  The library has laptops to check out for use while at the library, laptops must be borrowed by an adult for a child.  There is an app available for mobile devices, however there is a fee assessed while using the app. Create an account and you're good to go!


Need ideas for songs and rhymes to do with your child?  Checkout StoryBlocks.

2017 Play n Learn for Summer

This program is for children birth - 5 years and their adult, is offered by the Allegan County Early Headstart, the Wayland Welcoming Schools and the Henika District Library.  There is no registration necessary.  Each family will receive a free book, enjoy fun interactive activities and have a chance to socialize with other families.  If you have questions about your child's progress, there will be opportunities to talk to professionals about your concerns.

  • June 15, July 13, and August 3 at the Wayland City Park, starting at 11:30 am with free lunch served at noon by the Wayland Union Schools free lunch program for children 18 and younger



St. Therese Catholic School offers Preschool Playgroup on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 9:30-10:30AM in their gym.

  • May 23rd


Great Websites for Kids provided by the Association for LIbrary Service to Children


Looking for books to read aloud to your early elementary children?  Check out this list of Henika owned books.


Early Literacy calendar with daily activities for pre-readers provided by the Wisconsin Library Association Youth Services Section.


Free passes to the Grand Rapids Children's Museum for Henika District Library cardholders.  The pass allows up to 6 people to visit, if you haven't used this pass within a year's time.  Ask at the service desk for yours today. 


Science and math lovers should check out STEMbite on Youtube by Michigan teacher Andrew Vanden Hueval.


Fun game on PBS  that teaches science and learning concepts to children


Does your child know their full name, address and phone number?  Here are some fun ways to teach them those skills.


Seven Things you should be doing as your read aloud to your child