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Tween Summer Reading Program

Tween Summer Reading Program Logo - Build a Better World2017 Summer Reading Program

Monday, May 15-Saturday, August 5

Grades 4-6

Build a Better World with the Novi Library! All tweens in grades 4-6 are encouraged to join the Summer Reading Program! Attend free and exciting programs, enjoy some great reads and win some cool prizes this summer. Sign up online or come into the Library where we will be on hand to assist you with the registration process.

 

Thank you to all our sponsors for their support of our summer programs and reading game!

  Friends of the Novi Library        Paradise Park      Novi Public Schools

Town and Country Eye Care        Twelve Oaks Mall        Everbrook Academy

 

Also see Teen programming.

COMIC ART CAMP

Create a Comic Strip

Thursday, 2-3:30pm
Jun 22

Have fun learning the basics of developing characters, creating dialog, sequencing your story, as well as penciling and inking your own comic strip.

Grades: 4-8
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

Animation Basics

Thursday, 2-3:30pm
Jul 20

Have fun learning the basics of developing a character and bringing it to life.

Grades: 4-8
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

Digital Comics

Thursday, 2-3:30pm
Aug 17

Explore the basics of using Graphic Tablets to power up your comic art.

Grades: 4-8
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

Alex Thomas and Friends Interactive Puppet Show

Tuesday, 7-8pm
Jun 27

Enjoy jokes and stories and all around fun through the art of puppetry. Audience participation is encouraged with a meet and greet session at the end.

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

T-Shirt Design

Wednesday, 1-2pm
Jun 28

Design your own T-shirt! Bring a pre-washed, 100% cotton T-shirt to the Library.

Grades: 4-6
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Mad Science of Detroit – Up, Up, and Away!

Tuesday, 7-8pm
Jul 11

This spellbinding special event introduces children to the principles of air and pressure. Hot air balloons, vortex generators and even a hovercraft will help children understand the power of air.

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

STEAM Challenges

Wednesday, 6-7pm
Jul 12

Participate in fun, engaging activities that explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics.

Grades: 4-8
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Tween SRP Read-a-thon

Saturday, 1-4pm
Jul 15

Ready to have some fun while you rack up reading minutes toward the Summer Reading Program? Bring your books and join us for a 3 hour reading marathon with breaks for snacks, games, and prizes! Feel free to bring along pillows and blankets to get comfy!

Grades: 4-6
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Summer Plate Days

Thursday, 6-8pm
Jul 20

The time-honored Novi Library tradition Design-A-Plate Day is now being held in the summer. Design a keepsake plate that makes a perfect present for loved ones or a way to capture your children's artistic talent at every age. Special paper and markers will be provided. The cost is $8.00 per plate which is payable by cash or check. Plates will be available for pick-up in late September.

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

Rock Wall Climbing Adventure

Wednesday, 6-8pm
Jul 26

Join us for the ultimate rock wall climbing adventure! Event will be held outside near Fuerst Park. You must wear tennis shoes (no flip flops allowed) to participate.

Ages: 10+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Fuerst Park

Baffling Bill Build a Better World Magic Show

Tuesday, 7-8pm
Aug 1

Amazing magic, audience participation and a visit from "Gus the Bunny." You don't want to miss this!

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

Summer Reading Finale: Paradise Park

Monday, 10-12:30pm
Aug 7

Tuesday, 10-12:30pm
Aug 8

Complete the Summer Reading Program and celebrate at Paradise Park. Thanks to our friends at Paradise Park you can enjoy free outdoor games, laser tag, and food. To be eligible to attend you must complete the summer reading program. Please call the Library to register for either Monday or Tuesday.

Grades: K-6
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: When Summer Reading goal is completed
Location: Paradise Park, 45799 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI 48374

Life-Size Pac-Man

Tuesday, 6:30-8pm
Aug 15

Test yourself on our life-size, live-action Pac-Man game by outsmarting the ghosts!

Grades: 5-12
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No registration
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

DIY Back to School Bags

Tuesday, 6:30-7:30pm
Aug 22

This DIY craft is a fun way to start off your school year! Create your own designs and add decorations to your personalized bag.

Grades: 4-8
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Youth Activity Room