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Youth Programming

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Youth boy enjoying the library

Ongoing Programs

Snack Tales

Mondays, 7-7:45pm

Listen to great stories and make a treat to eat!

Grades: K-4
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Two weeks prior to event
Registration Ends: When program is filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

Lego Club

Mondays, 6-6:45pm 

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

Tinker Club

Saturdays, 2-3pm

Come to the Library to tinker with different materials and make crafts.
Grades: 2-3
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: 30 days prior to event
Location: Youth Activity Room

2019 Winter Reading ChallengeWinter Reading Challenge

Are you a Winter Reading Champion? Join our Winter Reading Challenge! This year, our library is participating in the challenge, joining other libraries around the world. We challenge you to read at least three (3) books during the month of January and track those books in Beanstack.

Raising a Reader – 1000 Books before Kindergarten

The Novi Public Library and the Novi Community School District are partnering in a year round preschool reading initiative supporting parents and caregivers in the goal of reading 1,000 books with their children before they enter kindergarten. It is never too early to begin developing enjoyable reading experiences with children and contribute toward their readiness to learn to read when they enter school. Summer is a great time to begin or continue reading toward the goal of 1,000 books!  Thank you to the Friends of the Novi Library, Vibe Credit Union, Novi Rotary, and Novi Community School District for sponsoring this program!

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Dec 4

Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm 
Jan 10, Feb 7

Join us for science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun as we explore a different theme each month with hands on activities and experiments.

Grades: 1-4
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: 30 Days Prior to Each Event
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

Chess Knight at the Library

Thursdays, 6:30-8pm
Dec 6, Dec 13, Dec 20, Jan 3, Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 21, Feb 28

Enjoy a Knight with fellow chess enthusiasts. We will break into different games as we practice & discuss different strategies. Guests are expected to know the basic chess moves and should bring their own chessboards.

Ages: 7 and up
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No registration
Location: Youth Activity Room

Snack Tales

Mondays, 7-7:45pm
Dec 10Jan 14, Feb 11

Listen to great stories and make a treat to eat!

Grades: K-4
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Two weeks prior to event
Registration Ends: When program is filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

Book Bites Book Club

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Dec 11, Jan 22, Feb 26

Each month we’ll discuss a book and do related activities. Dessert and beverages provided. The book title will be released one month before program.

Grades: 2-3
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: 30 days prior to event
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

Dog Days at the Library

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30
Dec 12Jan 9, Feb 13

Read to a dog! Children are encouraged to practice their reading skills with a very patient listener; a therapy dog. Feel free to drop in anytime between 6:30-7:30 to read to one of our wonderful library dogs!

Grades: K-6
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Story Time Room

STEM: Gingerbread Engineering Challenge

Tuesday, 6-6:45pm
Dec 18

Make and decorate your own gingerbread house. All supplies
provided.

Ages: 4-8
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Families That Train Together, Stick Together

Thursday, 6:30-7:30 pm
Dec 20

Martial arts separates itself by keeping families focused on their core values! Join Novi’s iMA Sports for an energizing, fun, family workshop where you get to bond with your child through various activities and experience the “We are the BEST” culture of iMA Sports. Enjoy the tools and techniques that our coaches use to help your child become their absolute BEST! Become more involved, establish common goals, and develop stronger bonds.

Age: 3-5 years old
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Preschool and Childcare Information Fair

Saturday, 2:00-4:00pm
Jan 19

Looking for information on local preschools and childcare programs? Representatives from local Novi and surrounding area preschools and childcare centers will be at the Library to provide information about their programs. Don’t miss your chance to meet staff, ask questions, and enter our raffle!

Ages: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Lego Club

Mondays, 6-6:45pm
Jan 28, Feb 25

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

Let’s Talk About Race

Saturday, 11am-12pm
Feb 9

Guest community readers will share stories with children and lead an age appropriate discussion on the topic of race. A craft will be offered following the discussion. This program is offered as part of the 2019 “Let’s Talk About” series in conjunction with the libraries of Lyon Township, Northville District, Salem-South Lyon District, Wixom and Walled Lake City. Each month one of the partnering libraries will host a reading and discussion exploring a different social justice topic. Parents are required to stay with their children during the program to help guide them through these discussions.

Ages: 4-12
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Whole Meeting Room
 

 

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