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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
Jun 18, Jun 25, Jul 9, Jul 16, Jul 23, Jul 30

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 the week of July 2nd. Please stop at the first floor information desk prior to story time to pick up a ticket for you and your child to reserve your spot.

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

Time for Twos: Story Times for Two Year-Olds

Tuesdays, 11:15-11:45am
Jun 19, Jun 26, Jul 10, Jul 17, Jul 24, Jul 31

Fridays, 10:15-10:45am
Jun 22, Jun 29, Jul 13, Jul 20, Jul 27, Aug 3

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 the week of July 2nd. Please stop at the first floor information desk prior to story time to pick up a ticket for you and your child to reserve your spot.

Age: 2 years
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the program, limited to the first 40 attendees
Registration Ends: When maximum attendance has been reached
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Time for Threes:  Story Times for Three Year-Olds

Fridays, 11:15-11:45am
 Jun 22, Jun 29, Jul 13, Jul 20, Jul 27, Aug 3

For children 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. During the weekly half-hour program we share stories and mix it with amusing finger plays and melodies.

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
Jun 21, Jun 28, Jul 12, Jul 19, Jul 26, Aug 2

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 the week of July 2nd. Please stop at the first floor information desk prior to story time to pick up a ticket for you and your child to reserve your spot.

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

Monday Family Story Time

Mondays, 11:15-11:45am
Jun 18, Jun 25, Jul 9, Jul 16, Jul 23, Jul 30

A story time for the whole family! Join us for a fun story time filled with singing, talking, reading, writing, and playing activities that develop early literacy skills. For children ages 1 and up along with parent/caregiver. No story time the week of July 2nd. Please stop at the first floor information desk prior to story time to pick up a ticket for you and your child to reserve your spot.

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

Saturday Family Story Time

Saturdays, 11-11:45am
Jun 23, Jun 30, July 14, July 21, July 28, Aug 4

A story time for the whole family! Join us for a fun Saturday story time filled with singing, talking, reading, writing, and playing activities that develop early literacy skills. For children of all ages along with a parent/caregiver. No story time the week of July 2nd. Please stop at the first floor information desk prior to story time to pick up a ticket for you and your child to reserve your spot.

Age: All Ages
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the program, limited to the first 40 attendees
Registration Ends: When maximum attendance has been reached
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Sensory Sunday

Sundays, 10:30-11:30am
Jul 22, Aug 19

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! Please stop at the first floor information desk prior to story time to pick up a ticket for you and your child to reserve your spot.

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

Bedtime Stories Family Story Time

Mondays, 7-7:45pm
 Jun 18, Jul 16

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! Please stop at the first floor information desk prior to story time to pick up a ticket for you and your child to reserve your spot.

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

Movin’ Munchkins Dance Party Story Time

Mondays, 11-11:45am
Aug 20

Preschoolers ages 2 and up, along with a caregiver, can join us for a special story time of music, movement, and fun stories.

Ages: 2 and up
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Whole Meeting Room

International Story Times

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