Youth Programs

 

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Youth boy enjoying the library

Ongoing Programs 

Kiddie Crafts

Saturday, 10:30-11am
Oct 3, Nov 14, Dec 12

Toddlers and preschoolers will have the opportunity to create a work of art using their imaginations. Each child must be accompanied by an adult helper, and we may get messy so please dress accordingly.

Ages: 18 months-4 years
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Youth Activity Room
Registration Ends: When Filled

Snack made at Snack Tales

Snack Tales

Monday, 7-7:45pm
Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14

Listen to great stories and make a treat to eat! Registration is required.

Grades: K-4
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begin: Aug 1
Location: Youth Activity Room
Registration Ends: When Filled

Lego Club

Monday, 6-6:45pm
Sep 28, Oct 26, Nov 30, Dec 28

Join us for Lego show-and-tell and building activities. We supply the Legos, you supply the imagination.

Grades: K-4
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Activity Room

Get Mobbed With Minecraft

Thursday, 6-8pm
Sep 10, Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10

Join us and play on our very own Minecraft servers! Spend time with all your favorite mobs and you create whatever you can imagine.

Grades: K-6
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: West Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Filled

Dog Days At The Library

Monday, 6:30-8pm
Sep 21, Oct 19, Nov 16

Read to a dog! Children are encouraged to practice their reading skills with a very patient listener: a therapy dog. Designed for readers in grades K-6.

Grades: K-6
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Youth Story Time Room
Registration Ends: When Filled

 

Just Like a Pirate Ahoy Landlubbers!

Saturday, 12-1:30pm
September 19

Drop in and join me mateys for some swashbuckling fun. Make a pirate hat and create a treasure map. And while yer at it, grab ye some booty as well.

Ages: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Activity Room

Spaghetti In A Hot Dog Bun: The Musical

Thursday, 7:30-8:30pm
October 1

Based on the book by Maria Dismondy, Stars Within Reach Productions proudly presents “Spaghetti in a Hog Dog Bun: The Musical!” A fun program for Pre-K - 5th grade children and their families.

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

Design-A-Plate Day

Saturday, 1-4pm
October 3

Tuesday, 5-8pm
October 6

Join us in a time-honored Novi Library tradition by designing a keepsake plate that makes a perfect present for loved ones or a way to capture your children’s artistic talent at every age. Plates must be completed and returned to the library by October 7th. The cost is $7.50 per plate which is payable by cash or check.

Ages: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Activity Room

Star Wars Reads Day

Saturday, 2-5pm
October 10

Play bingo by crossing off the Star Wars characters that are chosen. Stop by to watch Clones Wars or participate in other activities. May the force be with you at this Star Wars Reads Day event!

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

Star Wars Reads Day!- Paper Crafts

Saturday, 2-5pm
October10

Enjoy Star Wars Reads day by making paper crafts and solving a riddle!

Ages: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Youth Activity room
Registration Ends: When Filled

Costume dance party

Monday 11-11:45am
October 19

Dance, sing, and shake, shake, shake. We will do it all at our costume dance party. Children ages 18 months to five years old can dress up in costume or just wear something comfortable for jumping and jiving.

Ages: 18 months-5 years
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Halloween Tales

Tuesday, 6:30-7:15pm
October 27

Start the Halloween fun a little early with Halloween-themed stories and a craft, followed by trick-or-treating and games within the Library. Come in your favorite costume!

Ages: 18 months-6 years
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Whole Meeting Room

International Games Day

Saturday, 12-5pm
November 21

Celebrate International Games Day with various tabletop/board games from trivia to strategy! Play various video games, Minecraft, or use our ping pong table to serve up some fun! Sudoku challenge for all.

Ages: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Activity Room /West Meeting Room/Board Room

Minecraft In Real Life

Saturday, 1-2pm
December 5

Like Minecraft? Come to this event where we solve a real life Minecraft Puzzle!

Grades: 3-8
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Filled

Celebrate Chanukah

Tuesday, 7-7:45pm
December 8

Join us for stories, crafts and tastings to celebrate the Jewish holiday.

Grades: K+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Story Time Room
Registration Ends: When Filled

Gingerbread House Engineering

Saturday 1-2pm
December 12

Join us for some family fun designing and building an edible gingerbread house. All supplies will be provided; child and adult supply design skills.

Grade: K-4
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Youth Activity Room
Registration Ends: When Filled

Rainbow Magic Fairy Party

Saturday, 2-3:30pm
December 19

Calling all fairies! Come to the library to celebrate the Rainbow Magic Fairies. We’ll make some fairy crafts, dance to fairy music, and have some special fairy treats.

Grades: K-4
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Filled

Toddler Drive-In Movie

Monday, 11am-12pm
December 21

Create a car out of a cardboard box, hop in and “drive in” for a movie. We supply the materials; child and adult supply the creativity. Then watch a popular animated picture book on DVD. Participants take home car creations for more drive-in fun.

Age: 18 months-4 years
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: East Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Filled

Clean-Out-The-Cupboards Craft

Tuesday, 12-5pm
December 22

Looking for something to do on a cold winter’s day? Stop into the Youth Activity Room and make something special to take home. We’ll provide the supplies, you bring the creativity!

Age: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Activity Room

Monday Movie Madness

Monday, 12-2pm
December 28

Take a break from the holiday bustle and enjoy a movie on the Library’s big screen. Pack a lunch and blanket and have a picnic while enjoying the show.

Age: Preschool+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Ring In The New Year Craft

Tuesday, 11-11:45am
December 29

Be sure to celebrate 2016 in style. Create your own fun favors and decorations for New Year’s Eve.

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

 

 

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