Youth Summer Reading Program

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

Monday, May 15-Saturday, August 5
Grades K-4

Build a Better World with the Novi Library! All children in grades K-4 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

 

Wacky Science with Doug Scheer

Tuesday, 7-8pm
May 16

Doug Scheer is back with his fantastic show sure to entertain and delight!

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

STEAM Saturday

Saturdays, 1-1:45am
May 27, Jun 17, Jul 8, Aug 19

Join us for some science, technology, engineering, and art and math fun as we explore various topics, discover and learn with hands on activities and experiments.

Grades: 1-4
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Summer Carnival Extravaganza at Fuerst Park

Tuesday, 6-8pm
Jun 20

In partnership with Novi Parks and Recreation join us as we celebrate the beginning of summer at our fabulous carnival at Fuerst Park. Enjoy face painting, carnival games, a petting farm, pony rides, and a bounce house. Food will be available for purchase from Nosh Pit Food Truck.

Ages: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration begins: No Registration
Location: Fuerst Park

Summer Plate Days

Wednesday, 1-3pm
Jun 21

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

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

Summer Movie Matinee

Wednesday, 1-3pm
Jul 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: East 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

Pizza Time with Tony Sacco’s

Friday, 1-2pm
Jul 14

Put on that Chef’s hat and get ready to spin some pizza dough with Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Pizza of Novi. We will hear stories about pizza, learn how to spin dough from a Pizza Chef, earn our own Chef’s hat, and enjoy a slice of pizza.

Ages: 5+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

4th Wall Theatre Company

Tuesday, 7-8pm
Jul 25

Join 4th Wall Theatre for a one hour introduction workshop of singing, dancing, and acting. The last ten minutes will be dedicated to a final performance.

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

Youth SRP Read-a-thon

Saturday, 1-3pm
Jul 29

Ready to have some fun while you rack up reading minutes toward the Summer Reading Program? Bring your books and join us for a 2 hour reading marathon with breaks for snacks, games, and prizes! Feel free to bring along pillows and blankets to get comfy!

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

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