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.

Date Day Time Age
May 2 Sat 10:30-11am 18 months-4 years
Jun 13 Sat 10:30-11am 18 months-4 years
Jul 11 Sat 10:30-11am 18 months-4 years
Aug 8 Sat 10:30-11am 18 months-4 years
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Two weeks prior to event
Location: Youth Activity Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

Snack Tales

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

Date Day Time Grade
May 11 Mon 7-7:45pm K-4
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begin: Apr 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 Grade
Apr 27 Mon 6-6:45pm K-4
May 18 Mon 6-6:45pm K-4
Jun 29 Mon 6-6:45pm K-4
Jul 27 Mon 6-6:45pm K-4
Aug 31 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. Beginners are welcome.

Date Day Time Grade
May 16 Sat 1-3pm 3-12
Jun 20 Sat 1-3pm 3-12
Jul 25 Sat 1-3pm 3-12
Aug 22 Sat 1-3pm 3-12
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Youth Activity 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
 

MINECRAFT PARTY!

Celebrate the inauguration of our very own Minecraft server!

Date Day Time Grade
May 7 Thu 6-8pm K-6
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 23
Location: East Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

MOTHER’S DAY CRAFT

Your Mom does so much for you…come make a craft to say “Thanks!” and “I love you!”

Date Day Time Grade
May 9 Sat 1-2pm K-4
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begin: Apr 25
Location: West Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

SUPERHERO DANCE PARTY

Dance, sing, and shake, shake, shake. We will do it all at our superhero dance party. Children can dress up as their favorite superhero or just wear something comfortable for moving, jumping and jiving.

Date Day Time Age
Jun 1 Mon 11am-12pm 18 months-5 years
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Whole Meeting Room

 

DANIEL TIGER STORY TIME

Follow the trolley to this awesome story time featuring Daniel Tiger books. Songs, rhymes, and a brief video will also be a part of the fun.

Date Day Time Age
Jun 9 Tue 11-11:45am Preschool
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: May 26
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

EMPOWERING CHILDREN WITH AUTHOR MARIA DISMONDY

Author Maria Dismondy will share the messages in her award-winning children’s books on becoming your own personal super hero. Come to this special story time with an entertaining
craft afterwards.

Date Day Time Grade
Jun 16 Tue 7-8pm K-4
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begin: Apr 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY: NOVI PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING GAME

Beginning Monday, June 15 and continuing until Saturday, August 1, you will be able to go online or come into the Library to sign up for our Summer Reading Game. This year we will sponsor two separate games for preschool and elementary age children:

• “Read to Me” for children under kindergarten age
• “Every Hero has Story” for children going into grades K-4

Using our website, keep track of the time reading/being read to. Teen volunteers will be on hand to assist you with the registration process and the prize redemption. Information may be found in the Summer Reading Program brochures distributed in the schools in June, at www.novilibrary.org , or at the Library.

 

SUMMER READING PROGRAM ENTERTAINMENT

Hooray for Heroes! Join us as we learn about all kinds of heroes this summer through reading and interactive programs with our Every Hero has a Story theme. You are sure to learn and enjoy something that will have you flying up, up, and away!

Date Day Time Grade Performance
Jun 16 Tue 11am-12pm K+ Doug Scheer Superhero Math
Jun 20 Sat 11-11:30am Preschool Super Summer Story Time
Jun 23 Tue 1-3pm K+ Summer Movie Spectacular!
Jun 30 Tue 2-3pm All Patriotic Craft Fun *
Jul 7 Tue 11am-12pm All Superhero Gear *
Jul 7 Tue 7-8pm All Superhero Gear *
Jul 14 Tue 7-8pm K+ Exotic Zoo Educational Wildlife Program
Jul 21 Tue 2-3pm K+ Edible Architecture *
Jul 30 Tue 1-2pm All Superhero Training Academy *
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: *Two weeks prior to event
Location: Whole Meeting Room

 

SIZZLING SUMMER’S WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS

In partnership with Novi Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Services, bring your blanket, family and friends to celebrate summer with us. After the show, walk over to the Library and check out your favorite reads.

Date Day Time Age Performance
Jun 17 Wed 10:30-11:15am All Gemini Music Duo
Jun 24 Wed 10:30-11:15am All “Jo Jo Fish” Puppet Show, The Amazing Clark
Jul 8 Wed 10:30-11:15am All Crazy Craig, Juggler
Jul 15 Wed 10:30-11:15am All Cupcakeasaurus,
Music Duo
Jul 22 Wed 10:30-11:15am All Scheer Genius ”The Laugh Factory”
Jul 29 Wed 10:30-11:15am All Tom Plunkard, Magician
Aug 5 Wed 10:30-11:15am All The Merry Music Maker
Aug 12 Wed 10:30-11:15am All Beverly Meyer, The Music Lady
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration

 

SCIENCE SUPERHERO

Kids can fi nd out about great discoveries of famous scientists and participate in some fun experiments and activities. Space is limited to the fi rst 36 kids in attendance.

Date Day Time Grade
Jun 27 Sat 11:15am-12pm 1-4
Jul 11 Sat 11:15am-12pm 1-4
Jul 25 Sat 11:15am-12pm 1-4
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the Program, limited to the first 36 attendees
Location: Whole Meeting Room

 

SUMMER READING STORY TIMES

Children and their parent/caregivers will enjoy age-appropriate stories, music, and fun! Story time sticks are available at the 1st floor Information Desk.

Date Day Time Age
Jun 22-Jul 27 Mon 10:15-10:45am Birth-12 months
Jun 22-Jul 27 Mon 11:15-11:45am 12-23 months
Jun 23-Jul 28 Tue 10:15-10:45am or 11:15-11:45am 2-3 years
Jun 25-Jul 30 Thu 10:15-10:45am 2-3 years
Jun 26-Jul 31 Fri 10:15-10:45am or 11:15-11:45am 4+ years
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration: Day of the Program, Limited to the First 40 Attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

PLAYGROUPS

Have a play date at the Library! Toys will be provided.

Date Day Time Age
Jun 22-Jul 27 Mon 10:15am-12pm Preschool
Jun 23-Jul 28 Tue 10:15am-12pm Preschool
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Activity Room

 

SUMMER READING FINALE: READ TO ME

Preschoolers who finish the summer reading game can come and enjoy a party fit for preschoolers. Parachutes, bubbles, music, and more!

Date Day Time Age
Aug 3 Mon 10:30-11:30am Preschool
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Upon Completion of the Summer Reading Game
Location: Whole Meeting Room

 

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 Tue 2–4pm K-4
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Upon Completion of the Summer Reading Game
Location: Paradise Park, 45799 Grand River Ave., Novi, MI 48374
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

DOG DAYS AT THE LIBRARY

Read to a dog! Children are encouraged to practice their reading skills with a very patient listener: a therapy dog.

Date Day Time Grade
Jun 22 Mon 6:30-8pm K-6
Jun 26 Fri 1-2:30pm K-6
Jul 24 Fri 1-2:30pm K-6
Aug 17 Mon 6:30-8pm K-6
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Youth Story Time Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

RAINBOW LOOM FUN NIGHT

Come and make your own Rainbow Loom creations with the inventor of Rainbow Loom Family. Already a Loomer? Bring your creation in for a contest to win Rainbow Loom products. Amazing creations from Loomers around the world will be exhibited.

Date Day Time Age
Aug 6 Thu 7-8pm 8+
Aug 20 Thu 7-8pm 8+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: West Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

GAME DAY!

Get some relief from the hot weather and play video games, ping pong or tabletop games in the library!

Date Day Time Age
Aug 15 Sat 12-5pm All
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Activity Room /Whole Meeting Room

 

MONDAY MOVIE MATINEE

Bring your picnic lunch and eat it inside the
meeting room while we feature a movie on the big
screen.

Date Day Time Grade
Aug 17 Mon 12-2 pm K +
Aug 24 Mon 12-2 pm K +
Aug 31 Mon 12-2 pm K +
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: West Side Meeting Room

 

INTERNATIONAL STORY TIME FAIR

Cultures from around the world will be presenting stories and music, displaying crafts and costumes, and sharing food samples in a fun and interactive environment for the whole family.

Date Day Time Age
Aug 22 Sat 11am-12:30pm All
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begin: No Registration
Location: Whole Meeting Room

 

SWEETNESS OF ROSH HASHANAH

Join us for stories, crafts and tastings to celebrate the start of the Jewish New Year.

Date Day Time Age
Aug 24 Mon 11-11:45am Grade K and up
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Story Time Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

 

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