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Youth Story Times

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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 tickets" are required to enjoy story time. The tickets will be available 15 minutes prior to the start of story time and are limited to the first 40 participants. 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

Mondays, 10:15-11am
Oct 30-Nov 13, Nov 27-Dec 4

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. No story time week of November 20.

Age: 0-12 months or non-walkers
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the program, limited to the first 40 attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Tot Time: Story Times for Ages 12-23 Months

Mondays, 11:15-11:45am
Oct 30-Nov 13, Nov 27-Dec 4

Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45am
Oct 31-Nov 14, Nov 28-Dec 5

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. No story time week of November 20.

Age: 12-23 months or walkers
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the program, limited to the first 40 attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Time for Twos: Story Times for Two Year-Olds

Tuesdays, 11:15-11:45am
Oct 31-Nov 14, Nov 28-Dec 5

Wednesdays, 11:15-11:45am
Nov 1-Nov 15, Nov 29-Dec 6

Fridays, 10:15-11:45am
Sep 15-Oct 13, Nov 3-Nov 17, Dec 1-Dec 8

This program will introduce children to books and to interacting with others. Toddlers and their parent/ caregiver participate together in the engaging program filled with stories, tunes, and action rhymes. No story time week of November 20.

Age: 2 years
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the program, limited to the first 40 attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Time for Threes: Story Times for Three Year Olds

Wednesdays, 10:15-10:45am
Nov 1-Nov 15, Nov 29-Dec 6

Fridays, 11:15-11:45am
Sep 15-Oct 13, Nov 3-Nov 17, Dec 1-Dec 8

For children who are accompanied by a parent/caregiver. During the weekly half-hour program we share literature with your child and mix it with amusing finger plays, action rhymes and melodies. No story time week of November 20.

Age: 3 years
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the
program, limited to the first 40 attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room

On My Own: Story Times for Four and Up

Thursdays, 2-2:30pm
Sep 14-Oct 12, Nov 2-Nov 16, Nov 30-Dec 7

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/caregivers must remain in the Library during the program. No story time week of November 20.

Age: 4 and up
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the program, limited to the first 40 attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Family Story Time

Saturdays, 11-11:45am
Sep 16-Oct 14, Nov 4-Nov 18, Dec 2-Dec 9

Can’t make it to morning story time during the week? This is a monthly Saturday story time for the whole family! Begin the weekend with stories, songs, finger plays, sensory activities, and a craft. For children birth through 5 years along with parent/caregiver. No story time week of November 20.

Age: Birth-5 years
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the program, limited to the first 40 attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Sensory Sunday

Sundays, 10:30-11:30am
Oct 22, Nov 12, Dec 10

Sensory Sunday is a before hours story time for children of all ages with special needs, their siblings, and parents/caregivers. Join us for fine/gross motor activities, songs, finger plays and stories in a small and relaxed environment. If other story times have not been the right fit for your child, this may be just what you are looking for! Watch a video about Sensory Sunday. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to story time. Registration is required and limited to 12 children.

Age: All Ages
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Bedtime Stories Family Story Time

Mondays, 7-7:45pm
Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18

Feel free to wear your jammies and bring your favorite stuffed animal as we enjoy stories, music, rhymes and more during this special evening story time for the whole family!

Age: 1 and up
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the program, limited to the first 40 attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room

International Story Times

Click here for information on International Story Times.