Youth Programs

 

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Youth boy enjoying the library

Ongoing Programs 

Snack Tales

Mon, 7-7:45pm
Feb 13, Mar 13, Apr 10

Listen to great stories and make a treat to eat!

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

Kiddie Crafts

Saturdays, 10:30-11am
Feb 4, Mar 4, Apr 1

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.

Age: 18 months-4years
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Activity Room

 Lego Club

Mondays, 6-6:45pm
Jan 30, Feb 27, Mar 27, Apr 24

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

Thu, 6-8pm
Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 13

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

Grades: K-6
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Two weeks prior to event
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Youth Computers

MLK Day: The Power of Unity Breakfast,  Celebration & Essay Contest

Mon, 10am-12pm
Jan 16
printer-friendly MLK Event Flyer

Let's celebrate unity! Join us for a delicious hot breakfast, music from area schools, spoken word, and fellowship. Youth, teens, and adults may submit a poem or essay, 100 words or less, on "The Power of Unity". Winners will be selected from each age category, announced at the breakfast, and allowed to read their submission. Finalists will receive a unity certificate of recognition. Children will make unity cookies, bracelets, and other crafts. Email essays and poems to Gail Anderson between December 26th-January 8th. Include name, grade, school, and contact information. Children must provide parent or guardian contact information. Children may also make unity cookies, friendship bracelets and other crafts in the Activities Room.

Diversified Members Credit Union logoThank you to Diversified Members Credit Union for sponsoring this event!

Age: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When program is filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Sensory Sunday

Sunday, 10:30-11:30am
February 12 & March 12

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 fit for your child, this may be just what you are looking for! Registration is limited to 12 children.

Ages: All
Price: Free Community Event
Location: Story Time Room 141

Mini Doodlers

Saturdays, 1-2 pm
Feb 18, Mar 11

This fun program will introduce children to the creative process of art. Children will listen to a story and then create their own unique and original art by focusing on the experience and exploration of techniques, tools, and materials. We might get messy, so please dress accordingly.

Ages: K-3
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

Dog Days at the Library

Mondays, 6:30-8pm
Jan 16, Mar 20, Apr 17

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

Grades: K-6
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When program is filled
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Saturday, 3-4pm
Jan 28

Bring your special stuffed friend for an overnight adventure in the library. Enjoy fun crafts, sharing stories, and tucking in your special friend for his/her sleepover. Come back the following day to pick up your friend and hear all about their fun adventures.

Ages: 4-8
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When program is filled
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Parade of Preschools

Tuesday, 7-8:30pm
Feb 28

Trying to decide which preschool to send your child to? Representatives from local Novi area preschool programs will be here to present information about their schools.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

Wednesday, 6:30-7:30pm
Mar 1

Come help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday! There will be stories, food and fun for all!

Ages: 4 and up
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Whole Meeting Room

AAUW Let’s Read Math

Saturdays, 1-2:30pm
Mar 4, 11, 18

Partnering with American Association of University Women-Novi Northville Chapter for 2nd and 3rd graders and their parent/guardian to explore three books and provide math extension activities for each in concepts such as money, measurement, polygons, etc. Good literature and math will be combined in a fun environment. At the end of the series, students will receive a free book with a math connection. Attendance at all three sessions is encouraged.

Ages: Grades 2-3
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: Feb 24
Location: Whole Meeting Room

After Hours Minecraft Party!

Friday, 6:30-8:30pm
Mar 24

Join us in the celebration of our three Minecraft servers! Spend time with all your favorite mobs and you create whatever you can imagine.*Participation Waiver Mandatory.

Grades: K-6
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Mar 1
Registration Ends: When Program is filled
Location: Adult Computers

Miniature Golf in the Library

Tuesday, 1-2:30pm
Apr 4

Can you shoot par in Picture Books? Birdie the Nonfiction? Drop in and play a few holes of miniature golf right here in the Novi Library Youth Department.

Ages: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Novi Library Public Area 1st Floor

Gordon Russ Magic Show

Wednesday, 7-8pm
Apr 5

Magic, music, comedy, audience participation, this show has it all! Great fun for the whole family.

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

Movie Matinee

Thursday, 1-3pm
Apr 6

Enjoy a recent release feature film on our big screen. Light refreshments will be provided.

Grades: K and up
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: West Meeting Room

Easter Egg Hunt & Movie

Saturday, 1-2pm
Apr 8

Join us as we go on an egg hunt and watch a holiday film. Find the golden ticket in your egg and win a basket full of prizes!

Ages: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When program is filled
Location: West Meeting Room

Storytelling with Karen Czarnik

Tuesday, 7-8pm
Apr 11

Storyteller and seasoned performer Karen Czarnik of storyrhythms.com will entertain and delight the entire family.

Ages: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When program is filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Penny Pinching Piggies

Tuesday, 6-7pm
Apr 25

Come celebrate Money Smart Week with us by painting your very own piggy bank. Then start savings those pennies!

Ages: 4-8
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Program is filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

 

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