Youth Programs

 

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Program Registration

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Also see Youth Story Times

Youth boy enjoying the library

Ongoing Programs 

Kiddie Crafts

Saturdays, 10:30-11am
May 14, Jun 11, Jul 2, Aug 6

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: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When program is filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

Snack made at Snack Tales

Snack Tales

Mondays, 7-7:45pm
May 9

Listen to great stories and make a treat to eat!

Grades: K-4
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When program is filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

Lego Club

Mondays, 6-6:45pm
Apr 25, Jun 27, Jul 25, Aug 29

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

Thursdays, 6-8pm
May 12, Jun 9

Thursdays, 2-4pm
Jul 14, Aug 11

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-4
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Two weeks prior to event
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: West Meeting Room

Dog Days at the Library

Mondays, 6:30-8pm
Jun 20, Jul 18, Aug 15

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 8pm**

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

 

Science Saturday

Sat, 11-11:45am
Apr 23 (Register)

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.

Grades: 1-4
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When program is filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Novi Library Author Night

Wed, 7-8pm
Apr 27 (Register)

Join us as we welcome local children’s book authors. Learn about the writing process and hear an excerpt from their book. Authors will be available for questions and answers and will be selling and signing their books.

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

Money Smart Kids

Sat, 11:15-12pm
Apr 30 (Register)

Understanding and appreciating the skill of money management is important even for elementary aged children. Come enjoy a Money Smart Kids Story Time with books, music, games and more.

Grades: K-4
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Mar 28
Registration Ends: When program is filled
Location: East Meeting Room

Excite Your Emotions

Tue, 6:30-7:30pm
May 24 (Register)

Excite your emotions at our fabulous Inside Out party! There will be games, crafts, activities, and snacks.

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

Family Coloring Party

Sat, 1-3pm
May 28

Looking for a relaxing activity for the whole family? Join us for an afternoon of coloring! Coloring pages of varying difficulty and interest will be provided for children and parents/caregivers, along with colored pencils, crayons, and markers.

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

Preschool Science Fun

Tue, 10:15am &11:15am
Jun 7 (Register)

Preschoolers learn more about the world around them through simple science activities. Bring your little ones and let them discover how fun science can be. Please sign up for only one session either 10:15am or 11:15am.

Ages: 3-5 Years
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

On Your Mark, Get Set, Dance!

Mon, 11-11:45am
Jun 13

Get set to dance, sing, jump and groove at our super summer dance party. Children ages 18 months to five years old can race in for some jumping and jiving fun.

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

My Little Pony Party!

Sat, 1-2pm
Jun 18 (Register)

Hang out, play games and make crafts featuring your favorite ponies from Ponyville!

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

Summer Reading Program On Your Mark, Get Set, READ

Click here for more information on the Summer Reading Program.

“Read to Me” for children under kindergarten age
“On Your Mark, Get Set, READ” for children going into grades K-4

Summer Reading Program Kick-off

Mon, 10am-9pm
Jun 20

Celebrate the beginning of the Summer Reading Program at our fabulous kick-off party. Join us for crafts, puzzles, scavenger hunts, a photo booth and more! Don’t miss the special entertainment at 1pm as we welcome Doug Scheer’s Have a Laughing Fit show.

Doug Scheer’s Have a Laughing Fit Show

Mon, 1-2pm
Jun 20 (Register)

Doug Scheer is back with his fantastic show sure to entertain and delight!

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

On Your Mark, Get Set, CRAFT!

Tue, 2-3pm
Jun 21 (Register)

Get ready to cheer for your team by making a sports pennant. Get ready to keep cool watching your favorite sport by making a visor. Get ready to award the winner with a one of a kind medal.

Grades: K and up
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
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.

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15am

Jun 22 - Crazy Craig, Juggler
Jun 29 - Gemini Music Duo
Jul 13 - Howell Nature Center Michigan Mammals
Jul 20 - Tom Plunkard, Magician
Jul 27 - Beverly Meyer, The Music Lady
Aug 3 - Mad Science Up, Up & Away
Aug 10 - Gordon Russ, Magician
Aug 17 - Cirque Amongus

Ages: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Fuerst Park/Library in Inclement Weather

Yoga Story Time

Fri, 1-2pm
Jun 24 (Register)

Have fun learning some beginning yoga poses and listening to stories about yoga!

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

STEAM Saturday

Saturdays, 11-11:45am
Jun 25, Jul 9, Jul 23

Join us for some science, technology, engineering, art and math fun as we explore various topics, discover and learn with hands-on activities and experiments. Space is limited to the first 36 kids in attendance.

Grades: 1-4
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Playgroup

Mondays, 10:15am-12pm
Jun 27, Jul 11, Jul 18, Jul 25, Aug 1

Have a play date at the Library! Toys, crayons and coloring sheets are provided.

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

Playgroup

Thursdays, 10:15am-12pm
Jun 30, Jul 7, Jul 14, Jul 21, Jul 28, Aug 4

Have a play date at the Library! Toys are provided.

Grades: Preschool
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Story Time Room

MSU Tollgate Farm Children’s Garden Story Hour

Mondays, 9:30-10:30am
Jun 27, Jul 11, Jul 25, Aug 8

Preschoolers ages 2-5 will enjoy a story time and participate in engaging activities; such as process-based art, moving to music, or a game. Children will have the opportunity to visit and observe the animals in their farm habitat. Please pre-register for the event by visiting www.events.anr.msu.edu/tollgatefarmstoryhour/ . The program costs $6/child and includes materials. Questions, please contact Brooke Larm at 248-347-0269 x230.

Ages: Preschool
Price: $6.00 per child
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled - Please pre-register for the event by visiting www.events.anr.msu.edu/tollgatefarmstoryhour/
Location: Remote Location

Sport Science

Tue, 7-7:45pm
Jun 28 (Register)

Big league thinkers and players know the physics of their game. This sports science program will teach physical science through sports.

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

Summer Movie Matinee

Tue, 1-3pm
Jul 5

Get out of the heat and enjoy a recent release feature film on our big screen. Light refreshments will be provided.

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

Exotic Zoo Educational Wildlife Program

Tue, 7-8pm
Jul 12

Come and see some live animals! We will learn about their habitat, habits, and agility. You won’t want to miss this!

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

Summer Design-A-Plate Day

Fri, 1-3pm
Jul 15

Fri, 3-5pm
Jul 22

Thu, 6-8pm
Aug 25

The time-honored Novi Library tradition Design-A-Plate Day is now being held in the summer. Design a keepsake plate that makes a perfect present for loved ones or a way to capture your children’s artistic talent at every age. Special paper and markers will be provided. The cost is $8 per plate which is payable by cash or check. Plates will be available for pick-up in late September.

Ages: All
Price: $8 per plate
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Activity Room

Novi Police Department K-9 Program

Thu, 2-3pm
Jul 21

Come in and meet Novi Police Department K-9 Officer and his partner. Learn how police dogs are trained, what their job is, and how they help keep the community safe.

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

Tutu Making Workshop

Sat, 2-3pm
Jul 23 (Register)

No sewing needed! Come in and create a beautiful hand-made tulle tutu--without sewing a thing!

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

Summertime Concert on the Patio

Tue, 7-8:15pm
Jul 26 (Register)

Family band CROSSROADS will play a variety of styles of music including jazz, blues, funk and contemporary. Children will dance and adults will not stop smiling. In the event of inclement weather performance will be indoors.

Ages: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Patio

Super Summer Olympic

Tue, 1-2pm
Aug 2 (Register)

Celebrate the summer Olympics by competing in games and races. Then make your own Olympic torch. Let the games begin!

Grades: K and up
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Patio

Summer Reading Finale: Paradise Park

Mon, 10am-12:30pm
Aug 8

Tue, 10am-12:30pm
Aug 9

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.

Grades: K-6
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Upon Completion of the Summer Reading Game
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Paradise Park, 45799 Grand River Ave., Novi, Mi 48374

Summer Reading Finale: Read to Me

Tue, 11am-12pm
Aug 9

Preschoolers who finish the Summer Reading Program can come and enjoy a special event at the Library.

Ages: Preschool
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Upon completion of the Summer Reading Program
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Monday Movie Matinée

Mondays, 12-2pm
Aug 15, Aug 22, Aug 29

Enjoy a recent release feature film on our big screen. Light refreshments will be provided or bring a lunch and blanket and have a picnic while enjoying the film.

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

Early Literacy Fair

Sat, 1-3pm
Aug 27 (Register)

Learn about fun and creative ways to practice early literacy skills that you can easily replicate at home. Stations will address skills such as fine motor skill development, letter recognition, sight word practice, and more! Bring your pre-reader to try out some activities!

Age: 2-5 years
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room 

 

 

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