Youth Story Times

The Novi Public Library offers a variety of story time programming for youth ranging in age from 12 months to 5 years old. "Story time sticks" are required to enjoy story time. The sticks will be available 15 minutes prior to the start of story time and are limited to the first 40 participants. Registration is required for the "Snack Tales" program. Please choose the story time and session that fits your family’s schedule AND is intended for your Child’s age group.

Children must be the designated age to participate in the story times for that age group. Due to the expected number of participants, each child may attend only one age-appropriate story time each week. Please arrive on time for story time. It is very distracting for the children and the librarian when others arrive after the program has started. Please be considerate of others and do not enter the program if you are late. Thank you for your cooperation.

Baby Time: Story Times for Ages Birth-12 Months

Mondays, 10:15-10:45am
Sep 12-Oct 3, Oct 24-Nov 14, Nov 28-Dec 5

This program is for babies to attend with a parent/caregiver. Babies and their parent/caregiver will be introduced to engaging stories, rhymes, songs, finger plays and other activities to promote early literacy and socialization. No story time week of November 21.

Age: 0-12 months or non-walkers
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the program, limited to the first 40 attendees
Registration Ends: When maximum attendance is reached
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Tot Time: Story Times for Ages 12-23 Months

Mondays, 11:15-11:45am
Sep 12-Oct 3, Oct 24-Nov 14, Nov 28-Dec 5

Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45am
Sep 6-Oct 4, Oct 25-Nov 15, Nov 29-Dec 6

Tot time is for tots to attend with a parent/caregiver. Tots will be introduced to a wide variety of fun stories, finger plays, songs, and other activities that can be practiced at home to promote early literacy. No story time week of November 21.

Age: 12-23 months or walkers
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the program, limited to the first 40 attendees
Registration Ends: When maximum attendance is reached
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Two of Us: Story Times for Two Year-Olds

Tuesdays, 11:15-11:45am
Sep 6-Oct 4, Oct 25-Nov 15, Nov 29-Dec 6

Wednesdays, 11:15-11:45am
Sep 7-Oct 5, Oct 26-Nov 16, Nov 30-Dec 7

Fridays, 10:15-11:45am
Sep 9-Oct 7, Oct 28-Nov 18, Dec 2-Dec 9

This program will introduce children to books and to interacting with others. Toddlers and their parent/ caregiver participate together in this engaging program filled with stories, tunes, and action rhymes.

Age: 2 years
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the program, limited to the first 40 attendees
Registration Ends: When maximum attendance is reached
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Three’s Company: Story Times for Three Year- Olds

Wednesdays, 10:15-10:45am
Sep 7-Oct 5, Oct 26-Nov 16, Nov 30-Dec 7

Friday, 11:15-11:45am
Sep 9-Oct 7, Oct 28-Nov 18, Dec 2-Dec 9

For children who are accompanied by a parent/caregiver. During the weekly half-hour program we share literature with your child and mix it with amusing finger plays, action rhymes and melodies.

Age: 3 years
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the program, limited to the first 40 attendees
Registration Ends: When maximum attendance is reached
Location: Youth Story Time Room

On My Own: Story Times for Four and Up

Thursdays, 2-2:30pm
Sep 8-Oct 6, Oct 27-Nov 17, Dec 1-Dec 8

Designed not only to promote a love of books and reading, but to be a listening, sharing, and enriching time. This program consists of stories, songs, conversation and kid fun. Youngsters attend the program without an escort, but for legal reasons as well as the comfort of your children, parents/caregivers must remain in the Library during the program.

Age: 4 and up
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the program, limited to the first 40 attendees
Registration Ends: When maximum attendance is reached
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Family Story Time

Saturdays, 11-11:45am
Aug 20, Sep 24, Oct 22, Nov 26, Dec 10

Can’t make it to morning story time during the week? This is a monthly Saturday story time for the whole family! Begin the weekend with stories, songs, finger plays, sensory activities, and a craft. For children birth through 5 years along with parent/caregiver.

Age: Birth-5 years
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the program, limited to the first 40 attendees
Registration Ends: When maximum attendance is reached
Location: Youth Story Time Room

International Story Times

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