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
Apr 10, Apr 17, Apr 24, May 1, May 8, Jun 19, Jun 26, Jul 10, Jul 17, Jul 24, Jul 31

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 the week of July 3rd.

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
Apr 10, Apr 17, Apr 24May 1, May 8

Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45am
Apr 11, Apr 18, Apr 25, May 2, May 9, Jun 20, Jun 27, Jul 11, Jul 18, Jul 25, Aug 1

Fridays, 11:15-11:45am
Jun 23, Jun 30, Jul 14, Jul 21, Jul 28, Aug 4

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 the week of July 3rd.

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
Apr 11, Apr 18, Apr 25, May 2, May 9

Wednesdays, 11:15-11:45am
Apr 12, Apr 19, Apr 26, May 3, May 10

Fridays, 10:15-10:45am
Apr 14, Apr 21, Apr 28, May 5, May 12, Jun 23, Jun 30, Jul 14, Jul 21, Jul 28, Aug 4

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 3rd.

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
Apr 12, Apr 19, Apr 26, May 3, May 10

Fridays, 11:15-11:45am
Apr 14, Apr 21, Apr 28, May 5, May 12

Tuesdays, 11:15-11:45am
Jun 20, Jun 27, Jul 11, Jul 18, Jul 25, Aug 1

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 the week of July 3rd.

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
Apr 13, Apr 20, Apr 27, May 4, May 11, Jun 22, Jun 29, Jul 13, Jul 20, Jul 27, Aug 3

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 3rd.

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

Saturday Family Story Time

Saturdays, 11-11:45am
Apr 22, May 6, May 27, Jun 10, Jun 24, Jul 8, July 22, Aug 5, Aug 19

Can’t make it to morning story time during the week? Join us for a Saturday story time for the whole family! We will enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, sensory activities, and crafts. For children birth through 5 years along with parent/caregiver.

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
May 21, Jun 11, Jul 23, Aug 20

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! Registration is required and limited to 12 children.

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

Movin’ Munchkins Dance Party Story Time

Thursdays, 11-11:45am
Jun 1, Jun 15, Aug 17

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

Ages: 2-5
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Bedtime Stories Family Story Time

Mondays, 7-7:45pm
Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14

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

Monday Family Story Time

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

Children ages 1 and up, along with parent/caregiver can join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts. No story time the week of July 3rd.

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

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