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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
Feb 19-Mar 19
Apr 9-May 7

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.

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

Tot Time: Story Times for Ages 12-23 Months

Mondays, 11:15-11:45am
Feb 19-Mar 19
Apr 9-May 7

Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45am
Feb 20-Mar 20
Apr 10-May 8

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.

Age: 12-23 months or 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
Feb 20-Mar 20
Apr 10-May 8

Wednesdays, 11-15-11:45am
Feb 21-Mar 21
Apr 11-May 9

Fridays, 10:15-10:45am
Feb 23-Mar 23
Apr 13-May 11

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.

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

Wednesdays, 10:15-10:45am
Feb 21-Mar 21
Apr 11-May 9

Fridays, 11:15-11:45am
Feb 23-Mar 23
Apr 13-May 11

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.

Age: 3 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

On My Own: Story Times for Four and Five Year-Olds

Thursdays, 2-2:30pm
Feb 22-Mar 22
Apr 12-May 10

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.

Age: 4-5 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

Family Story Time

Saturdays, 11-11:45am
Feb 24-Mar 24
Apr 14-May 12

A story time for the whole family! Make the most of your weekend by joining us for a Saturday story time filled with stories, songs, finger plays, and activities. For children ages birth and up along with parent/caregiver.

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
Mar 11, Apr 15

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 arrive 15 minutes prior to story time. Registration is required and limited to  12 children.

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

Bedtime Stories Family Story Time

Mondays, 7-7:45pm
Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 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!

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.