Youth Programs

Fizz, Boom, Read - Novi Public Library Summer Reading Program

Sign up for the Summer Reading Program at the Library or online here.

Summer Reading Program graphicDo you want to know how to make your summer fizz with fun and boom with excitement? Discover and participate in the 2014 Novi Public Library Summer Reading Game! Along with books and media, we have loads of programs, activities, book suggestions, and prizes for all readers. We hope you will plan many trips to the Library this summer. Remember with your library card, and your imagination, reading can open new doors, discover new things and explore extraordinary places.

Beginning Monday, June 16, 2014 and continuing until Saturday, August 2, 2014, , sign up for the Summer Reading Program at the Library or online here. This year we will sponsor three separate games:

• “Read to Me” for children under kindergarten age
• “Fizz, Boom, Read” for children going into grades K-4
• “Spark a Reaction” for children going into Grades 5-12

Using the website, you will 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.

 

Click here for Program Registration

Also see Youth Story Times

Youth boy enjoying the library

Ongoing Programs 

KIDDIE CRAFTS

Use your imagination and creativity to make a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Toddlers and preschoolers will create a work of art with the supplies that we will provide. Each child must be accompanied by an adult helper, and we may get messy, so please dress accordingly.

Date Day Time Ages
July 12 Sat 10:30-11am 18 months-4 years
Aug 9 Sat 10:30-11am 18 months-4 years
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Sherrill Berman Activity Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

Snack Tales

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

Date Day Time Grades
Apr 14 Mon 7-7:45pm K-4
May 12 Mon 7-7:45pm K-4
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begin: Aug 1
Location: Sherrill Berman 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 Grades
Jun 30 Mon 6-6:45pm K-4
Jul 28 Mon 6-6:45pm K-4
Aug 25 Mon 6-6:45pm K-4
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Sherrill Berman Activity Room

 

PLAYGROUPS

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

Date Day Time Ages
Jun 23-Jul 28 Mon 10:15am-12pm Preschool
Jun 25-Jul 30 Wed 10:15am-12pm Preschool
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Activity Room

 

 

SIZZLING SUMMER’S TREMENDOUS TUESDAYS

In partnership with Novi Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Services, the Library invites you to bring your blanket, family, and friends to celebrate summer with live magic, puppet and juggler performances – all while enjoying the weather at beautiful Fuerst Park! After the shows, start the summer tradition by walking to the Library and checking out your favorite summer reads!

Date Day Time Ages Performance
Jun 17 Tue 10:30-11:15am All Zippity 2 Dads
Jun 24 Tue 10:30-11:15am All “It’s Magic”-Tom Plunkard (Magician)
Jul 8 Tue 10:30-11:15am All “Rocky the Dinosaur in Oz” Puppet Show
Jul 15 Tue 10:30-11:15am All Beverly Meyer, The Music Lady
Jul 22 Tue 10:30-11:15am All Kevin Devine
Jul 29 Tue 10:30-11:15am All Imagination Celebration!-Children’s Theatre of Michigan
Aug 5 Tue 10:30-11:15am All Jason Hudy (Magician)
Aug 12 Tue 10:30-11:15am All Craig Wise (Juggler)
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Fuerst Park/Library in Inclement Weather

 

MORE SUMMER READING PROGRAM ENTERTAINMENT

Science is everywhere! Join us as we explore all aspects of science this summer through reading and interactive programs with our Fizz, Boom, Read theme. You are sure to find something that will cause you to say “wow”!

Date Day Time Grade Performance
Jun 19 Thu 11am-12pm All Drummunity
Jun 25 Wed 7:30-8:15pm All Fun with Pipe Cleaners
Jun 26 Thu 11-11:45am All Fun with Pipe Cleaners
Jun 28 Sat 11-11:30am Preschool Super Summer Story Time
Jul 3 Thu 1-3pm K+ Summer Movie Spectacular!
Jul 10 Thu 2-3pm K+ Jumping Minions
Jul 16 Wed 7-8:30pm K+ Camp Out Movie Night
Jul 17 Thu 1-2pm K-4 Super Duper Lego Party
Jul 24 Thu 11-11:45am K+ Wacky Science with Dough Scheer
Aug 2 Sat 11-11:30am Preschool Super Summer Story Time
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Whole Meeting Room

 

SCIENCE SATURDAYS

Why does one item sink when another floats? What makes paper airplanes fly? Find out the answer to these questions and more with a super fun hands-on science project! Space is limited to the first 36 kids in attendance at each session.

Date Day Time Grades
June 21 Sat 11-11:45am K-4
June 21 Sat 1:30-2:15pm K-4
July 12 Sat 11-11:45am K-4
July 12 Sat 1:30-2:15pm K-4
July 26 Sat 11-11:45am K-4
July 26 Sat 1:30-2:15pm K-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 Ages
Jun 23-Jul 28 Mon 10:15-10:45am or 11:15-11:45am 12-23 months
Jun 25-Jul 30 Wed 10:15-10:45am or 11:15-11:45am 2-3 years
Jun 26-Jul 31 Thu 10:15-10:45am 2-3 years
Jun 27-Jul 25 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

 

ROBOT BUILDING CONTEST

Can you build the best robot using household items? We’ll supply boxes and basic crafting supplies-you bring items from around your house to complete your ‘bot! Work alone or in teams. We’ll have a prize for the most impressive robot, so get creative!

Date Day Time Grades
Jul 31 Thu 1-2pm 3-8
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begin: Apr 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

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 Ages
Aug 1 Fri 10:30-11:30am Preschool
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: June 16
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 Grades
Aug 4 Mon 11am–1pm K-4
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: June 16
Location: Paradise Park, 45799 Grand River Ave., Novi, MI 48374
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

DANCE AROUND THE WORLD

Explore the world of dance with the Novi Public Library and the Novi Civic Dance Company. Your child will have loads of fun through stories and interactive demonstrations of dance steps by the Novi Civic Dance company. This is a great way to introduce your little ones to the world of dance.

Date Day Time Age Program
Aug 9 Sat 1-2pm 4-8 American Dances (tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop)
Aug 16 Sat 1-2pm 4-8 Cultural Dances (Chinese & Bollywood)
Aug 23 Sat 1-2pm 4-8  Cultural Dances (Polynesian & Mexican Folk)
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

JUNIOR SPELLING BEE

Participate in The Novi Library’s fourth annual spelling bee just for students going into grades 3-4, or come cheer on your favorite speller! The list will be available online and in the library on Aug. 12. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE SPELLING BEE.

Date Day Time Grade
Aug 26 Tue 2-3pm 3-4
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is filled

 

 

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