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

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.

Date Day Time Ages
Sep 8-Oct 6 Mon 10:15-10:45am Birth-12 months
Oct 27-Nov 17 Mon 10:15-10:45am Birth-12 months
Dec 1-Dec 8 Mon 10:15-10:45am Birth-12 months

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the Program, Limited to the first 40 attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room
Registration Ends: When maximum attendance has been reached

 

TOT TIME: STORY TIMES FOR 12-23 MONTH-OLDS

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.

Date Day Time Ages
Sep 8-Oct 6 Mon 11:15-11:45am 12-23 months
Oct 27-Nov 17 Mon 11:15-11:45am 12-23 months
Dec 1-Dec 8 Mon 11:15-11:45am 12-23 months
Sep 9-Oct 7 Tue 10:15-10:45am 12-23 months
Oct 28-Nov 18 Tue 10:15-10:45am 12-23 months
Dec 2-Dec 9 Tue 10:15-10:45am 12-23 months
Sep 11-Oct 9 Thu 11:15-11:45am 12-23 months
Oct 30-Nov20 Thu 11:15-11:45am 12-23 months
Dec 4-Dec 11 Thu 11:15-11:45am  

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the Program, Limited to the first 40 attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room
Registration Ends: When maximum attendance has been reached

 

TWO OF US: STORY TIMES FOR TWO YEAR-OLDS

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

Date Day Time Ages
Sep10-Oct 8 Wed 11:15-11:45am 2 years
Oct 29-Nov 19 Wed 11:15-11:45am 2 years
Dec 3-Dec 10 Wed 11:15-11:45am 2 years
Sep 12-Oct 10 Fri 10:15-10:45am 2 years
Oct 31 –Nov14 Fri 10:15-10:45am 2 years
Dec 5-Dec 12 Fri 10:15-10:45am 2 years

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the Program, Limited to the first 40 attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room
Registration Ends: When maximum attendance has been reached

 

THREE’S COMPANY: STORY TIMES FOR THREE YEAR-OLDS

For youngsters who are accompanied by a parent or caregiver. During the weekly half hour program we share literature with your youngster and mix it with amusing finger plays and melodies.

Date Day Time Ages
Sep 9-Oct 7 Tue 11:15-11:45am 3 years
Oct 28-Nov 18 Tue 11:15-11:45am 3 years
Dec 2-Dec 9 Tue 11:15-11:45am 3 years
Sep10-Oct 8 Wed 10:15-10:45am 3 years
Oct 29-Nov 19 Wed 10:15-10:45am 3 years
Dec 3-Dec 10 Wed 10:15-10:45am 3 years
Sep 12-Oct 10 Fri 11:15-11:45am 3 years
Oct 31 –Nov14 Fri 11:15-11:45am 3 years
Dec 5-Dec 12 Fri 11:15-11:45am 3 years

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the Program, Limited to the first 40 attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room
Registration Ends: When maximum attendance has been reached

 

ON MY OWN: STORY TIMES FOR FOUR AND FIVE YEAR-OLDS

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 or caregivers must remain in the Library during the program.

Date Day Time Ages
Sep 9-Oct 7 Tue 2-2:30pm 4-5 years
Oct 28-Nov 18 Tue 2-2:30pm 4-5 years
Dec 2-Dec 9 Tue 2-2:30pm 4-5 years

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the Program, Limited to the first 40 attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room
Registration Ends: When maximum attendance has been reached

 

FAMILY STORY TIME

Stop in for some story time fun with one of your favorite NPL Youth Librarians. We will combine stories, music, and fun for a special weekend treat!

Date Day Time Grades
Sept 20 Sat 11-11:30am Preschool
Oct 18 Sat 11-11:30am Preschool
Nov 15 Sat 11-11:30am Preschool
Dec 20 Sat 11-11:30am Preschool

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