Youth Programs

 

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Youth boy enjoying the library

Ongoing Programs 

KIDDIE CRAFTS

Use your imagination and creativity to make a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Toddlers and preschoolers will have the opportunity to create a work of art using their imaginations and the supplies that we will provide. Each child must be accompanied by an adult helper, and we may get messy so please dress accordingly.

Date Day Time Age
Dec 13 Sat 10:30-11am 18 months-4 years
Jan 10 Sat 10:30-11am 18 months-4 years
Feb 7 Sat 10:30-11am 18 months-4 years
Mar 7 Sat 10:30-11am 18 months-4 years
Apr 18 Sat 10:30-11am 18 months-4 years

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Youth Activity Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

Snack Tales

Snack made at Snack TalesListen to great stories and make a treat to eat!

 

Date Day Time Grades
Jan 12 Mon 7-7:45pm K-4
Feb 9 Mon 7-7:45pm K-4
Mar 9 Mon 7-7:45pm K-4
Apr 13 Mon 7-7:45pm K-4

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begin: Aug 1
Location: Youth Activity Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

LEGO CLUB

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

Date Day Time Grades
Dec 29 Mon 6-6:45pm K-4
Jan 26 Mon 6-6:45pm K-4
Feb 23 Mon 6-6:45pm K-4
Mar 30 Mon 6-6:45pm K-4
Apr 27 Mon 6-6:45pm K-4

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

POKEMON

Bring your trading cards and electronic games to train and to battle.

Date Day Time Grades
Jan 17 Sat 1-3pm 3-12
Feb 21 Sat 1-3pm 3-12
Mar 21 Sat 1-3pm 3-12
Apr 18 Sat 1-3pm 3-12
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Youth Activity Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

MINI MASTERS ART SERIES

Do you love to create? Come get some inspiration which you can use in your own art projects. In this series, we will learn about four artists and their unique styles. Then we will become like those artists and create just like they did. We will learn about Michelangelo and Renaissance art, Seurat and Pointillism, Mondrian and Modern art, and finally Eric Carle and illustration. This is a four part series; in registering you are signing up for all four sessions.

Date Day Time Grades Program
Dec 13 Sat 2-2:45pm K-4 Illustration

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Youth Activity Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

TODDLER DRIVE-IN MOVIE

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.

Date Day Time Ages
Dec 15 Mon 11am-12pm 18 months-4 years

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: East Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

NURSERY RHYME OLYMPICS

Come jump with Jack B. Nimble, find your way through the Itsy, Bitsy Spider’s Maze, and participate in other events centered around your favorite Nursery Rhymes as we move, work on early literacy skills and of course have fun!

Date Day Time Ages
Dec 18 Thu 11:30am-12:30pm Preschool

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

CLEAN-OUT-THE-CUPBOARDS CRAFT

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!

Date Day Time Ages
Dec 23 Tue 12-5pm All

 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Activity Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

RING IN THE NEW YEAR CRAFTS

Be sure to celebrate 2015 in style. Create your own fun favors and decorations for New Year’s Eve.

Date Day Time Ages
Dec 30 Tue 11-11:45am All

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

GET YOUR WIGGLES OUT

Get up and get physical with Mega Fun and Fitness Club.

Date Day Time Age
Jan 2 Fri 10:15-11am 18 months-4 years
Jan 2 Fri 11:15am-12pm 5-10 years
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Whole Meeting Room

GIRLS’ EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM

Hosted by our Teen Book Club, this program is aimed to empower girls and encourage reading through crafts and stories.

Date Day Time Age
Jan 10 Sat 1-2:30pm All
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

MONSTER TEA PARTY

You and your favorite monster are invited to a tea party.

Date Day Time Grades
Jan 17 Sat 2-3pm K-4
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

STORIES & SONGS TO HONOR MARTIN LUTHER KING’S VISION

Special stories and songs about hopes, dreams and treating all individuals equally will be shared.

Date Day Time Ages
Jan 19 Mon 1-1:30pm 4 and up
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

CRAFTS & FUN TO HONOR MARTIN LUTHER KING

Bring your creativity and we’ll provide the supplies as we remember Martin Luther King.

Date Day Time Ages
Jan 19 Mon 1:30-2:30pm   4 and up
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

DOG DAYS AT THE LIBRARY

Children are encouraged to practice their reading skills with a very patient listener: a therapy dog. **Registration is required. Please call the library to schedule a 15 minute appointment between 6:30pm and 8:00pm**

Date Day Time Grades
Jan 19 Mon 6:30-8pm K-6
Mar 16 Mon 6:30-8pm K-6
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Youth Story Time Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

AFTER HOURS MINECRAFT PARTY!

Join us in the inauguration of our very own Minecraft server!

Date Day Time Grades
Jan 30 Fri 6:30-8:30pm K-6
Mar 20 Fri 6:30-8:30pm K-6
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

START: ART CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS

Interested in art and want to learn more? Register for our beginning art classes. This program is presented by the Novi High School Art Club students

Date Day Time Ages
Jan 31 Sat 1-3pm 8-12
Feb 28 Sat 1-3pm 8-12
Mar 28 Sat 1-3pm 8-12
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Youth Activity Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

STAY IN YOUR PJS MOVIE DAY

Come into the library to watch a recent movie. Stay extra comfy by bringing your own pillow to snuggle. Title TBA.

Date Day Time Grades
Feb 16 Mon 10:15am-12pm K and up
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Whole Meeting Room

LATE, LOUD AND LOCKED-IN AT NPL

Join us for a lock-in at the library. Food, games, giveaways and more! For more information, see the flyer on page 18.

Date Day Time Grades
Feb 27 Fri 7-10pm 5-8
 
Price: $10
Registration Begins: Dec 1 - Register at cityofnovi.org
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

SCIENCE SATURDAY

Join us for some science fun as we explore a science related topic, do a little background research, construct a hypothesis, conduct an experiment, and analyze the data.

Date Day Time Grades
Mar 21 Sat 11-11:45am 1-4
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: West Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

BUBBLEMAN

See the wonder of bubbles with Ron Lloyd the Bubbleman.

Date Day Time Grades
Apr 7 Tue 11-11:45am All
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Whole Meeting Room

PRESCHOOL MATH FUN

Come to this interactive workshop to learn how to help your preschooler understand these basic math concepts.

Date Day Time Ages
Apr 8 Wed 10:15-11am or 11:15am-12pm 3-5
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE PARTY

Let’s party! Hear stories, play games, and enjoy a bunch of Elephant and Piggie’s favorite things.

Date Day Time Grades
Apr 9 Thu 2-3pm K and up
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON MOVIE MARATHON

Learn new tricks as you enjoy these great feature films.

Date Day Time Grades
Apr 11 Sat 1-5pm K and up
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: West Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

MONEY SMART KIDS

Understanding and appreciating the skill of money management is important even for elementary aged children. Come enjoy a Money Smart Kids Story Time presented by the Library and in partnership with Community Financial (Grades K-4) with books, music, games and more.

Date Day Time Grades
Apr 25 Sat 10:30-11:15am under to k-4
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Story Time Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

 

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