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Youth Story Times

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The Novi Public Library offers a variety of story time programming for youth ranging in age from birth to 5 years old. "Story time tickets" are required to enjoy story time. The tickets will be available 15 minutes prior to the start of story time and are limited to the first 40 participants. Please choose the story time and session that fits your family’s schedule AND is intended for your Child’s age group.

Children must be the designated age to participate in the story times for that age group. Due to the expected number of participants, each child may attend only one age-appropriate story time each week. Please arrive on time for story time. It is very distracting for the children and the librarian when others arrive after the program has started. Please be considerate of others and do not enter the program if you are late. Thank you for your cooperation.

Baby Time: Story Times for Ages Birth-12 Months

Mondays, 10:15-11am
Oct 22, Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 26, Dec 3

This program is for babies to attend with a parent/caregiver. Babies and their parent/caregiver will enjoy engaging stories, rhymes, songs, finger plays and other activities to promote early literacy and socialization. Stop at the first floor information desk prior to story time to pick up a ticket for you and your child to reserve your spot. No story time the week of November 19.

Age: 0-12 months or non-walkers
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the program, limited to the first 45 attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Tot Time: Story Times for Ages 12-23 Months

Mondays, 11:15-11:45am
Oct 22, Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 26, Dec 3

Wednesdays, 10:15-10:45am
Oct 24, Oct 31, Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 28, Dec 5

Tots and their parent/caregivers will enjoy a wide variety of fun stories, finger plays, songs, and other activities to promote early literacy. Stop at the first floor information desk prior to story time to pick up a ticket for you and your child to reserve your spot. No story time the week of November 19.

Age: 12-23 months or walkers
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the program, limited to the first 45 attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Time for Twos: Story Times for Two Year-Olds

Tuesdays, 11:15-11:45am
Oct 23, Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 27, Dec 4

Fridays, 10:15-11:45am
Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 30, Dec 7

Toddlers and their parent/caregiver participate together in the engaging program filled with stories, tunes, and action rhymes.  Stop at the first floor information desk prior to story time to pick up a ticket for you and your child to reserve your spot. No story time the week of November 19.

Age: 2 years
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the program, limited to the first 40 attendees
Registration Ends: When maximum attendance has been reached
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Time for Threes:  Story Times for Three Year-Olds

Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45am
Oct 23, Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 27, Dec 4

Fridays, 11:15-11:45am
Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 30, Dec 7

Children and their parent/caregiver will share stories, amusing finger plays, action rhymes and melodies. Please stop at the first floor information desk prior to story time to pick up a ticket for you and your child to reserve your spot.

Age: 3 years
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the program, limited to the first 40 attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room

On My Own:  Story Times for Four and Up

Thursdays, 2-2:30pm
Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15, Nov 29, Dec 6

Designed not only to promote a love of books and reading, but also to be a listening, sharing, and enriching time.  This program consists of stories, songs, conversation and kid fun.  Youngsters may attend the program without an escort, but for legal reasons as well as the comfort of your children, parents/caregivers must remain in the Library during the program. No story time the week of November 19.

Age: 4 and up
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the
program, limited to the first 45 attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Saturday Family Story Time

Saturdays, 11-11:45am
Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 10, Nov 17, Dec 1, Dec 8

Families will enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, and other activities to promote early literacy. Please stop at the first floor information desk prior to story time to pick up a ticket for you and your child to reserve your spot.

Age: Birth-5 years
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the program, limited to the first 45 attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Sensory Sunday

Sundays, 10:30-11:30am
Oct 21, Nov 11, Dec 9

Sensory Sunday is a before hours story time for children of all ages with special needs, their siblings, and parents/caregivers. Join us for fine/gross motor activities, songs, finger plays and stories in a small and relaxed environment. If other story times have not been the right ft for your child, this may be just what you are looking for! Registration is required. Watch this video to help prepare you and your child for your visit.

Age: All Ages
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Bedtime Stories Family Story Time

Mondays, 7-7:45pm
Oct 22

Feel free to wear your jammies and bring your favorite stuffed animal as we enjoy stories, music, rhymes and more during this special evening story time for the whole family!

Age: 1 and up
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the
program, limited to the first 45 attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Special Family Storytime with Television News Anchor and Children’s Author Devin Scillian

Wednesday, 11am-12pm
Oct 10

Join Television News Anchor and Children’s Author Devin Scillian as the special guest for Family Story Time. Have a great time as Devin reads from his children’s books and maybe plays the guitar and sings a tune or two. (Book signing as well).

Age: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: West Meeting Room

International Story Times

Click here for information on International Story Times.