Teen Programs

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National Poetry Month

Come celebrate National Poetry Month by taking a look at our latest display “Young Adult Novels-In-Verse.”  Click here for a list.

Ongoing Programs

TEEN SPACE

The Novi Public Library has partnered with the City of Novi Parks & Recreation Department, Novi Community School District, and Novi Youth Assistance to offer a Teen Space in the West Side Meeting Room of the Library on Mondays-Fridays 2-5 pm (except over vacation breaks) during the school year. The Teen Space was created for students to “hang out” and socialize when traditional use of the library is not needed, and is open to students in Grades 7-12. Teen Space is not in session during summer months.

 

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Join the TAB as we create and plan programs for teens at the Library. Meeting attendance will count as volunteer time. In September, November and December, stay after TAB for a fun teen program! Stay after TAB for a fun teen program!

Date Day Time Grade
May 16 Fri 3:30-4:30pm 9-12

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: West Meeting Room

Teen Advisory Board
Teen Advisory Board

 

TEEN BOOK CLUB!

Teens in Grades 9-12 are invited to join us each month as we get together talk about the books that we as a club have selected to read! There will be food, new friends and fun! And best of all, our club is totally run by teens! For us, by us! Check the library’s events calendar for updates to see the book we have decided to read each month for the next month.

Date Day Time Grade
May 3 Sat 1-2:30pm 9-12
Jun 7 Sat 1-2:30pm 9-12
Jul 5 Sat 1-2:30pm 9-12
Aug 2 Sat 1-2:30pm 9-12
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begin: No Registration Needed
Location: 2nd Floor Meeting Room

 

BETWEEN THE PAGES – TWEEN BOOK CLUB

Kids in grades 5-7 are invited to join us for book discussion, snacks and fun! Our book for this month is “The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate. Titles for July and August will be discussed at the first meeting in June.

Date Day Time Grade
Jun 16 Mon 7-8pm 5-8
Jul 14 Mon 7-8pm 5-8
Aug 11 Mon 7-8pm 5-8
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begin: Apr 1
Location: Youth Activity Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

WRITE YOUR WAY TO COLLEGE ADMISSIONS – ESSAY-WRITING WORKSHOP

Good grades and test scores might not be enough to get into the school of your dreams, but you can wow admission officers with a strong application essay. Learn about prompts, voice, choosing a topic and how to stand out from the college-bound crowd. Bring paper and a pen, and come prepared to write.

Date Day Time Grade
May 14 Wed 7-8:30pm 9-12
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Youth Activity Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

TEEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Interested in volunteering? The Youth & Teen Services Departments are looking for students going into grades 7-12 to assist with the Summer Reading Program. Volunteers are asked to work two-hour shifts once a week for at least four weeks of the program (Jun 16-Aug 2). Volunteers should be able to work with computers and be friendly, outgoing, and enjoy working with people of all ages. Applications to volunteer will be available online and in the Library beginning May 1.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM TEEN VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

This is a required orientation meeting for teens who have already submitted applications to be volunteers for the Summer Reading Program. Assignments will be given out at these meetings. (You may attend either meeting.)

Date Day Time Grade
Jun 2 Mon 4:30-5:30pm 7-12
Jun 4 Wed 4:30-5:30pm 7-12
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Applications must be received – available May 1
Location: East Meeting Room

 

SPARK A REACTION: TEEN SUMMER READING GAME

Click here for more information on the Summer Reading Program.

 

TIE DYE DAY!

Celebrate the beginning of Summer Reading Program with our annual Tie Dye event! Bring a pre-washed 100% cotton t-shirt.

Date Day Time Grade
Jun 17 Tue 3-4:30pm 5-12
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

THE SCIENCE OF REPTILES – BY R.E.P.T.I.L.E., INC.!

Come visit with Michael Brophy, our resident reptile guy, as he brings his favorite friends to share with the crowd.

Date Day Time Grade
Jun 24 Tue 7-8pm 5-12
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

HOT SUMMER FLICK

Cool off at the Library with a recent DVD release on our big screen. Check the Library website after June 1st for the specific title.

Date Day Time Grade
Jul 1 Tue 3-5pm 5-12
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

TWEEN/TEEN SUMMER ART-BOOK-MAKING CRAFT

Make a memory book out of cool stuff, and collage inside! Come learn from a true crafting artist, Stephanie Duimstra – one of the founders of the Detroit Urban Craft Fair.

Date Day Time Grade
Jul 8 Tue 1-2pm 5-12
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

ANN ARBOR HANDS ON MUSEUM’S SUMMER SCIENCE FESTIVAL

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum’s Summer Science Festival features a wide variety of unique, interactive tabletop projects that include science experiments, make-and take activities and art creations.

Date Day Time Grade
Jul 15 Tue 3-4pm 5-12
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

TEEN UNO TOURNAMENT!

UNO! Is UNO the one game you just can’t get enough of? Register for and play in our tournament, and be eligible to win some super-cool prizes!

Date Day Time Grade
Jul 22 Tue 3-4pm 5-12
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

ZOMBIES AMONG US!

Do you scare yourself silly with all things zombie? Then this program is for you!

Date Day Time Grade
Jul 29 Tue 3-4pm 5-12
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

SUMMER READING FINALE: PARADISE PARK!

Finish the Summer Reading Game and get an exclusive invitation to a fun time at Paradise Park. Thanks to our friends at Paradise Park you can enjoy free games, laser tag, and food.

Date Day Time Grade
Aug 4 Mon 3-5pm 5-12
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: June 16
Location: Paradise Park, 45799 Grand River Ave., Novi, MI 48374
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

SPELLING BEE

Participate in The Novi Library’s seventh annual spelling bee for students going into grades 5-6 before you return to school, or come cheer on your favorite speller! If you take part in the spelling bee, be sure to check our web site or come into the library for a list of words that might be included (though this year there will be other words used as well); the list will be available online and in the library Aug. 11. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE SPELLING BEE.

Date Day Time Grade
Aug 28 Thu 2-3pm 5-6
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled