Youth Story Times

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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 tickets" are required to enjoy story time. The tickets will be available 15 minutes prior to the start of story time and are limited to the first 40 participants. 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, 10:15-11:00am
Jan 9-Jan 30
Feb 20-Mar 20
Apr 10-May 8

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.

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 has been reached
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Tot Time: Story Times for Ages 12-23 Months

Mondays, 11:15-11:45am
Jan 9-Jan 30
Feb 20-Mar 20
Apr 10-May 8

Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45am
Jan 10-Jan 31
Feb 21-Mar 21
Apr 11-May 9

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. 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 has been reached
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Time for Twos: Story Times for Two Year-Olds

Tuesdays, 11:15-11:45am
Jan 10-Jan 31
Feb 21-Mar 21
Apr 11-May 9

Wednesdays, 11-15-11:45am
Jan 11-Feb 1
Feb 22-Mar 22
Apr 12-May 10

Fridays, 10:15-10:45am
Jan 13-Feb 3
Feb 24-Mar 24
Apr 14-May 12

This program will introduce children to books and to interacting with others. Toddlers and their parent/ caregiver participate together in the 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 has been reached
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Time for Threes: Story Times for Three Year- Olds

Wednesdays, 10:15-10:45am
Jan 11-Feb 1
Feb 22-Mar 22
Apr 12-May 10

Fridays, 11:15-11:45am
Jan 13-Feb 3
Feb 24-Mar 24
Apr 14-May 12

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 has been reached
Location: Youth Story Time Room

On My Own: Story Times for Four and Five Year-Olds

Thursdays, 2-2:30pm
Jan 12-Feb 2
Feb 23-Mar 23
Apr 13-May 11

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: 4-5 years
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the program, limited to the first 40 attendees
Registration Ends: When maximum attendance has been reached
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Family Story Time

Saturdays, 11-11:45am
Jan 7, Jan 21, Feb 4, Feb 25, Mar 4, Mar 18, Apr 1, Apr 22

A story time for the whole family! Make the most of your weekend by joining us for a Saturday story time filled with stories, songs, finger plays, and activities. For children ages 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 has been reached
Location: Youth Story Time Room

International Story Times

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