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
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!  Snack Tales will resume in the fall.

LEGO CLUB

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

Date Day Time Grade
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
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

 

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
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
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
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!

Summer Reading Finale Parties – DATE CHANGE
Dear Summer Readers-
Due to a scheduling conflict at Paradise Park, the summer reading finale parties have been moved to Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Both the Library and Paradise Park apologize for the inconvenience. We hope that you can still join us! If you have questions, please call 248-869-7227 or
astevenson@novilibrary.org .

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 Aug 5 Tue Wed 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
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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