Youth Programs

 

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Program Registration

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Also see Youth Story Times

Youth boy enjoying the library

Ongoing Programs 

Snack Tales

Mon, 7-7:45pm
Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12

Listen to great stories and make a treat to eat!

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

Kiddie Crafts

Saturdays, 10:30-11am
Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3

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
Sep 26, Oct 24, Nov 28, Dec 19

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
Sep 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8

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
Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21

Sat, 1-2:30pm
Nov 12

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

 

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Visit the Library between September 1st and 30th to sign-up for a Library card to obtain access to our diverse collection. We’re offering extra incentives during the month for grades K-12. Each time your Library card is used during September you have the chance to enter a raffle for a gift card. To sign-up for a Library card, visit the circulation desk at the Library!

Mini Doodlers

Sat, 1-2 pm
Sep 10, Oct 1

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: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

Grandparent’s Day Story Time

Sun, 1-2pm
Sep 11

Looking for a memorable way to spend an afternoon with your grandchildren? Join us for a special story time on Grandparent’s Day, Sunday, September 11, for stories, activities, and light refreshments.

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

Roald Dahl Movie Madness

Tue, 6-8pm
Sep 13

To celebrate the 100th Birth Anniversary of Roald Dahl, we will be showing the movie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (PG rating). Snacks and refreshments will be served.

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

After Hours Minecraft Party!

Fri, 6:30-8:30pm
Sep 23

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: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Adult Computers

STEAM

Sun, 1-1:45pm
Oct 2, Dec 4

Sat, 1-1:45pm
Nov 5

Join us for some science, technology, engineering, and art and math fun as we explore various topics, discover and learn with hands on activities and experiments.

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

Star Wars Reads Day

Sat, 2-5pm
Oct 8

Play bingo by crossing off the Star Wars characters that are chosen. Stop by to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens or participate in other activities. May the force be with you at this Star Wars Reads Day event!

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

Youth Activity Room Costume Dance Party!

Mon, 11-11:45am
Oct 10

Dance, sing, and shake, shake, shake. We will do it all at our costume dance party. Children can dress up in costume or just wear something comfortable for jumping and jiving.

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

Novi Fire Department Fire Safety Demonstration

Wed, 6:30-7:30pm
Oct 12

Commemorate Fire Safety Week by learning all about fire safety. Meet some of Novi’s fabulous fire fighters as they explain what to do in case of a fire or other emergency.

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

Fall Family Coloring Party

Sat, 1-3pm
Oct 15

Looking for a relaxing activity for the whole family? Join us for an afternoon of coloring for all ages. 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

Yoga Story Time

Sat, 2-3pm
Oct 22

Have fun practicing some yoga poses and listening to stories about yoga!

Grades: K-4
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Story Time Room

Halloween Tales

Tue, 6:30-7:45pm
Oct 25

Start the Halloween fun early with a unique performance by Karen Czarnik, Storyteller and Musician followed by games and trick-or-treating in the Library. Come in your favorite costume.

Ages: 18 months–6 years old
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: West Meeting Room

Pumpkin Decorating Palooza

Sat, 2-3pm
Oct 29

Decorate your own mini pumpkin to take home and enjoy! All supplies provided.

Grades: K-12
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Mickey Mouse Birthday Celebration

Wed, 6:30-7:30pm
Nov 16

Join us for a fun Mickey Mouse birthday celebration with crafts, games, food and more.

Ages: 4+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: West Meeting Room

Pig Palooza

Sat, 1-2pm
Dec 3

If you give a pig a party, she’ll want to invite her friends—and YOU’RE invited! Join us to celebrate all your favorite pigs! We’ll have pig games, pig crafts, and pig snacks!

Ages: 3-6
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

STEM: Gingerbread House Engineering

Tue, 7-8pm
Dec 20

Make and decorate your own gingerbread house to take home with you! All supplies provided.

Grades: K-12
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Movie Matinee

Tuesday, 1-3pm
Dec 27

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

 

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