Build a Better World Novi Public Library Summer Reading Program
Our Summer Reading Program begins on Monday, May 15, and continues until Saturday, August 5. You will be able to go online or come into the Library to sign up. Teen volunteers will be on hand to assist you with the registration process. “Build a Better World” summer reading program is for children going into grades K-4. Additional information may be found in the Summer Reading Program brochures distributed in the schools in May, on our website novilibrary.org, and at the Library.
Storytelling with Karen Czarnik
Storyteller and seasoned performer Karen Czarnik of storyrhythms.com will entertain and delight the entire family.
Penny Pinching Piggies
Come celebrate Money Smart Week with us by painting your very own piggy bank. Then start savings those pennies!
Wednesday, May 3rd, 6:30-7:30pm
“Donut” forget to join us for activities and sweet treats to
celebrate books for young people and the joy of reading.
We Don’t Babysit! We INSPIRE kids to be their BEST!
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! Sponsored by iMA Sports in Novi.
Doug Scheer’s Wacky Science Show
Doug Scheer is back with his fantastic show sure to entertain and delight!
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.
Summer Carnival Extravaganza at Fuerst Park
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.
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.
Alex Thomas and Friends Interactive Puppet Show
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.
MSU Tollgate Farm Children’s Garden Story Hour
Preschoolers ages 2-5 will enjoy a story time and participate in engaging activities; such as process based art, moving to music, or a game. Children will have the opportunity to visit and observe the animals in their farm habitat. Please pre-register for the event by visiting http://tollgate.msu.edu/. The program costs $6/child and includes materials. Questions please contact Brooke Larm at 248-347-0269 x230.
Summer Movie Matinee
Enjoy a recent release feature film on our big screen. Light refreshments will be provided.
Grades: K and up
Mad Science of Detroit – Up, Up, and Away!
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
Pizza Time with Tony Sacco’s
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.
Exotic Zoo Educational Wildlife Program
Cancelled - Tuesday, 7-8pm
It’s a jungle here in the Library. Come and see some live animals up close! We will learn their names, where they live, what they eat and how they move.
Grades: All Ages
4th Wall Theatre Company
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.
Youth SRP Read-a-thon
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!
Baffling Bill Build a Better World Magic Show
Amazing magic, audience participation and a visit from “Gus the Bunny.” You don’t want to miss this!
Grades: All Ages
Summer Reading Finale: Paradise Park
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.
Great American Solar Eclipse
For the first time in nearly four decades a total solar eclipse will be visible from the continental United States. Although Michigan is not in the path of totality, a partial eclipse will be visible. Since viewing glasses are necessary to safely view this astronomical event we will be live streaming the eclipse on our big screen. No glasses needed!
Monday Movie Matinee
Enjoy a recent release feature film on our big screen. Light refreshments will be provided or bring a lunch and blanket and have a picnic while enjoying the film.
Grades: K and up