Summer Youth Programs

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Our programs are scheduled according to the calendar under "SUMMER EVENTS".

  • 10:30 Toddler Time: This program is free to the community. We will bring books to life through song, dance, and your children’s favorite characters such as Lady Bug Girl, Pete the Cat, Belle, a dancing dinosaur, and Mother Goose!.  Every day except Sundays.
  • 10:00-3:30 pm Make & Take Souvenirs: Join us in using your imagination to create your own memories or special Leland souvenirs.  Activities are priced individually and may include rock jewelry, metal and leather stamping, sand bottles, face painting, henna tattoos, nail and hair art, unicorn or superhero makeovers, statue painting, model boats, backpack decorating and more.

  • 4-6 pm Activities for All Ages

    • Fairy Spotting $35: Two beautiful woodland fairies will teach you to think like a sprite and attract them to your yard. Program includes; storytelling, fairy makeovers with face paint and wings, dances in a Fairy Ring at the Village Green, make and take fairy houses using woodland materials and a fairy dance show for parents.

    • Great Lakes Mermaid and Rock History $30: Get your face painted in the spirit of Mermaid Lore. Learn about Lake Michigan dunes, glaciers, and local rocks. Storytelling continues as the Youth Leaders walk you to the beach to meet a real-live, swimming mermaid. Make a unique souvenir necklace from a special rock Lelanii will give you from her deep-sea bag!

    • Block Stamping & Poetry in the spirit of Gwen Frostic $20: Children will learn about legendary Gwen Frostic, and create a block print art and poetry book in her style. This program will take place on the LB Back Porch and the Village Green.

    • Great Lakes Pirate & Games $25: Did you know there were pirates in the Great Lakes?  Our own real pirate will tell stories about actual events and pirate lore. The Youth Leaders will take you to the Village Green for active pirate games.  GRRReat FUN!

    • Princess Tea Party $30:  Come to Leelanau Books to spend an afternoon reading, crafting, singing and dancing with our very own princess! Learn about true beauty and tea party etiquette from Belle. Beauty is found within our hearts and in the things that make us each unique. Everyone will find the princess inside of them through kindness, compassion, love, and bravery! Princess makeover and afternoon tea included.

    • Paint Watercolor Animals $20: Through a fun story and great instruction manual, our Youth Leaders will teach you to confidently draw & paint watercolor animals. You will take home your many great paintings and a new skill!

    • You are an Artist! (painting with guidance) $25: With direction from our Youth Leaders, you will be amazed at the great souvenir acrylic painting of Van’s Beach or Leland Tug you will create. Come embrace your inner artist with our step by step instruction (no experience needed)!

  • 7-8:30 pm Activities
    • Harry Potter & Wizard Trivia $10: Come and enjoy a crazy magical trivia night. This event will begin with “sorting” into trivia teams and competing with your knowledge of  favorite wizard series with a special prize for the winner. The Youth Leaders will be watching a movie afterward.  You are welcome to join them.