Hackley Public Library June Programs 2024

Community News |May 21, 2024|7 min read

Hackley Public Library Hours


Main Hackley Library Building
Mon-Tues: 9-7 pm

Wed-Sat: 9-5 pm


Torrent House (HPL’s Local History/Genealogy Department)
Tues-Sat: 10-5 pm

All Ages Programs:


Summer Reading Program – Hackley Library

June 3 through August 3

ALL AGES are encouraged to sign up and participate in HPL’s FREE Summer Reading Program!
How does it work?
HPL’s Summer Reading Program uses an online platform called Beanstack.  By tracking your reading and activities through the HPL Beanstack platform, whether through the website or through the Beanstack app, you’ll earn badges, prizes, and tickets to enter for grand prizes.
For every 200 points you earn by tracking, you’ll be eligible for a prize!
Once you reach 600 points, you’ll receive a completion prize for finishing SRP. 

However, you can continue to track your reading and activities to earn additional tickets, which can be used to enter for chances to win a grand prize!
What reading counts toward SRP?
All reading counts!  For example: print books, eBooks, audiobooks, manga, graphic novels, magazines, and more, are included.
Find more details at hackleylibrary.org, and to access HPL’s Beanstack site – or download the Beanstack app.  

https://www.hackleylibrary.org/events-programs/annual-events/summer-reading/   Free.

*A library card is not needed to participate but library card registration is free.


Knot on My Watch – Intergenerational Fiber Arts Group

In-Person at Hackley Library

3rd Thursday of each month

Thursday, June 20 from 3:00 – 4:00pm

Get ‘knotty’ with other crafters who like to knit, crochet, macramé, sew, felt, embroider… bring your projects (or learn something new) and let’s hang out together.  A small supply of yarn, macramé cord, and embroidery floss will be provided with limited instruction.  This drop-in, no strings attached fiber arts group is open to anyone ages 5 – 105+.  FREE.

Youth & Teen Programs:

Early Childhood Play Group

In-person at Hackley Library

Wednesday mornings from 10:00 – 11:30am

This weekly drop-in play group at Hackley Library connects young families in a space where children and their caregivers are invited to play, talk, learn, and grow together!

Ages 0-4.  Free.


June Youth Take and Make Kits

Summer Reading 2024 – Adventure begins at your library!

These Take and Makes will be available from Hackley Library beginning Monday, June 3, and through the month while supplies last.  Free.

Chart Your Adventures!
To kick off Summer Reading 2024 we will be making adventure trees.  Keep track of all of your summer adventures, inside and outside of books, on your very own adventure tree!

Map Your Adventures!
Where will your map lead you this summer?  To Hackley Public Library to pick up a Treasure Map Take and Make!  This adorable muslin map will lead to all sorts of fun in the warm summer months.


Paws and Read with Breezy and Dolly

In-Person at Hackley Library

Mondays, June 3 & 17 from 4:00 – 5:00pm

We have four-legged reading helpers in Hackley Library’s Youth Services!  Practice and strengthen literacy skills by reading out loud to our friendly therapy dogs who are calm, non-judgmental listeners.  Call 231-722-8014 to register your child for a 20-minute time slot.  Ages 3-12.  FREE.


Preschool Story Time
In-person at Hackley Library

Friday mornings in June at 10:30am

Join us at Hackley Library for stories, songs, and movement activities! Intended for ages 0-5, our in-person story time is designed to teach early literacy skills to parents and caregivers while children enjoy a fun, interactive atmosphere. Free. Please check our Facebook page for any cancellations.


Food Adventures

In-Person at Hackley Library

Saturday, June 15 from 2:00 – 3:00pm

Come to Hackley Library and go on a flavorful expedition with your children (ages 5-8) in this upcoming class!  Jessi Holden, local Culinary and Family Registered Dietitian, will lead hands-on exploration of exotic fruits and veggies, as well as the joy of following a recipe for crafting imaginative snacks.

Your adventurers will discover the exciting world of taste, flavor, and culinary creativity.  Ages 5-8.  Free.


Tea Blending
In-Person at Hackley Library

Wednesday, June 19 from 3:00 – 4:00pm

Explore the benefits of chemical-free, locally grown herbs!

Come to Hackley Library and create your own tea blend with Kaleidoscope Farm to take home – plus try samples during the event!

Kaleidoscope Farm grows flowers and herbs in Muskegon for use in tea blends and other self-care products.  Learn more and make your own during this fun and free program.  Youth and teens.  Free.


LEGO Competition

In-Person at Hackley Library

Saturday, June 22 from 2:00 – 3:00pm

This isn’t your average LEGO Building Day – this is a competition to see which team can put their LEGO kit together the fastest!

Call 231-722-8014 to register a team of up to 4.  This is intended for youth participants with minimal adult assistance, and participants must be at least 7 years old.  Free.


Reptiles and Amphibians Drawing Class – Youth & Teen

In-Person at Hackley Library

Wednesday, June 26 from 3:00 – 4:00pm

Corinne Roberts will be back at Hackley Library to show us how to draw reptiles and amphibians!

This class is paced for youth/teen ages 6-17 to learn how to draw or sharpen developing skills.  This program is open to the first 60 people and will start promptly at 3:00pm.

Late arrivals will not be admitted.  Free.

Adult Programs:

Navigating Medicare for Seniors

In-Person at Hackley Library

Tuesday, June 4 from 4:30 – 5:30pm

Join us at Hackley Library for an informative presentation aimed at seniors to demystify the complexities of Medicare.  Learn how to navigate the Medicare system confidently, understand your benefits, and make informed decisions about your healthcare coverage.  This program is in partnership with Individual Benefit Solutions.  Registration preferred.  Free.


Local LGBTQ+ Authors Event

In-Person at Hackley Library

Thursday, June 6 from 6:00 – 7:30pm

Muskegon Pride and Hackley Library present a Local LGBTQ+ Authors event on June 6 at Hackley Library!  Authors include Stephen Schmidt, Bob Switzer, and Davis Gerencer.  Join us for an exciting night as we spotlight Muskegon’s talented LGBTQ+ authors.  This will be a thought-provoking and inspiring event that celebrates diversity and inclusivity. We hope to see you here at HPL!  Registration preferred.  Free.


Books on Tap at Pigeon Hill

In-Person at Pigeon Hill (895 4th Street, Muskegon, MI)

Tuesday, June 11 from 6:00 – 7:00pm

Join Hackley Library staff and Muskegon Area District Library staff for an evening book discussion each month over a beverage at Pigeon Hill Brewery.  Check out the MADL Facebook page to vote on the next book we read.  You do not need to be 21+ to participate in book club, but you MUST be 21+ to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages.  June’s book is “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan.  This book discussion is free to participate in!  Find more details at madl.org or hackleylibrary.org.


Music at HPL – Music of New Orleans and Swing with Matthew Ball

In-Person at Hackley Library

Thursday, June 13 from 6:30 – 7:30pm

Mark your calendar for the piano & song man of 5 million YouTube views for this incredible concert!  Fast-paced, upbeat, and fun for all ages, Matthew Ball, aka The Boogie Woogie Kid, will perform timeless New Orleans Songs, Boogie-Woogie Piano, and Swing Dance Era Favorites from the Classic American Songbook, including the likes of In the Mood, It Had to be You, Basin Street Blues, On the Sunny Side of the Street, and many more.  Join us for this free program of music entertainment!  Registration preferred.  Free.


Senior Social Hour – BYOB (Bring Your Own Board game)

In-Person at Hackley Library

Thursday, May 30 from 3:00 – 4:00pm

Join us at Hackley Library for fun, activities, light refreshments, and conversation with fellow seniors.  Registration is preferred.  To find more details, or to register, go to hackleylibrary.org.  Free.