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Youth Programming

Program Registration

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Also see Youth Story Times

Youth boy enjoying the library

Ongoing Programs

Snack Tales

Mondays, 7-7:45pm
Mar 12, Apr 9

Listen to great stories and make a treat to eat!

Grades: K-4
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: 14 days before day of event
Registration Ends: When program is filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

Dog Days at the Library

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Mar 14

Read to a dog! Children are encouraged to practice their reading skills with a very patient listener; a therapy dog. For readers in grades K-6. Drop by between 6:30-7:30pm. Children typically spend around 10- 15 minutes reading with one of our library dogs.

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

Lego Club

Mondays, 6-6:45pm
Feb 26, Mar 26, Apr 30

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

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

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Mar 6, Apr 10

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

Snack Tales

Mondays, 7-7:45pm
Mar 12, Apr 9

Listen to great stories and make a treat to eat!

Grades: K-4
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: 14 days before day of event
Registration Ends: When program is filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

Dog Days at the Library

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Mar 14

Read to a dog! Children are encouraged to practice their reading skills with a very patient listener; a therapy dog. For readers in grades K-6. Drop by between 6:30-7:30pm. Children typically spend around 10-15 minutes reading with one of our library dogs.

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

An Afternoon of Anime

Sundays, 2-4pm
Mar 18, Apr 15

Join us for an afternoon of anime. Light refreshments will be provided but feel free to bring your blanket and a snack.

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

Lego Club

Mondays, 6-6:45pm
Feb 26, Mar 26, Apr 30

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

Purim Festival Fun

Tuesday, 6:30-7:30pm
Feb 27

Please join us as we learn about the Jewish festival of Purim. There will be a story time and traditional Hamantaschen cookie-making.

Grades: K+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

We INSPIRE Kids to be their BEST!

Thursday, 7-8:30pm
Mar 1

Get ready for FUN! Novi’s BEST Summer Camp is coming to share their STEAM program and culture with you! Join us for an awesome experience where our coaches will inspire your child to be their absolute BEST! Life Skills, Karate, Dance, Tumbling, and much More! Thank you to iMA Sports in Novi for sponsoring this event!

Grades: K+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

AAUW Let’s Read Math

Saturdays, 1-2:30pm
Mar 10, 17, 24

Partnering with the American Association of University Women - Novi Northville Chapter. Second and third graders and their parent/ guardian will together explore three books and math extension activities in concepts such as money, measurement, polygons, etc. Good literature and math will be combined in a very fun environment. At the end of the series, students will receive a free book with a math connection. Attendance at all three sessions is encouraged. Registration ends March 2, 2018.

Grades: 2-3
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: Mar 2
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Battle of the Books

Saturday, 1-2:30pm
Mar 10

Come and enjoy this great event designed to promote the sport of reading! Students read from a list of six books and then participate in a contest where each team answers questions about those books. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place teams. There will also be awards for Best Team Name and Best Team Attire. Applications are available Monday, November 27th, 2017 on our website. Thank you to Novi’s Lucky Strike for sponsoring this event!

Grades: 5-6
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Nov 27
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Novi Civic Center

Chocolate Milk, Por Favor, the Musical

Friday, 7-9pm
Mar 16

Based on the book by Maria Dismondy, Stars Within Reach Productions proudly presents “Chocolate Milk Por Favor, The Musical!” A fun program for Pre-K - 5th grade children and their families.

Age: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Miniature Golf in the Library

Tuesday, 1-2:30pm
Apr 3

Can you shoot par in Picture Books? Birdie the Nonfiction? Drop in and play a few holes of miniature golf right here in the Novi Library Youth Department.

Ages: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Novi Library Public Area 1st Floor

Demolition Derby with Miniature Motorways

Wednesday, 6-8pm
Apr 4

Compete in Demolition Derby slot car racing at the Library. Last car driving wins the race! For more information about demolition derby car racing, please visit http://www. miniaturemotorways.com/.

Grades: K-12
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When program is filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Movie Matinee

Thursday, 1-3pm
Apr 5

Enjoy a recent release feature film on our big screen. Light refreshments will be provided.

Grades: K and up
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: West Meeting Room

Money Smart Week at the Library

Apr 21-28

Drop in the youth department any day this week and celebrate Money Smart Week with us. We will have a scavenger hunt and other activities to help you learn how to spend money wisely. And you will receive your very own book to take home. Please see the Librarian at the Information Desk to get started.

Grades: K and up
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Novi Library Public Area 1st Floor

 

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