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Youth Programming

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Ongoing Programs

Chess Knight at the Library

Nov 21, Dec 05, Dec 12, Dec 19, Dec 26,

Thu, 6:30-8pm

Enjoy a Knight with fellow chess enthusiasts. We will break into different games as we practice & discuss different strategies. Guests are expected to know the basic chess moves and should bring their own chessboards.

Ages: 7 and up
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No registration
Location: Youth Activity Room

Ready, Set, Play

Dec 04, Dec 11, Dec 18,

Wed 10:45-11:15am

Ready, Set, Play! is a relaxed time for young children and their caregivers to play and socialize. Developmentally appropriate toys and activities will be available for children ages 2 and under.

Age: 2 years and under
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Chaos Lab

Nov 22,

Fri, 11am-12pm  

Join us for some merry mess-making in the library! Children ages 2-5 will have the opportunity to play and create through sensory activities. Dress for a mess!

Ages: 2-5
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Oct 1
Location: Youth Activity Room

Mini Masterpiece – Picasso

Dec 02,

Mon, 7-8:30 PM

Embrace your inner artist and create a masterpiece of your very own! Learn about a famous artist and then complete an art project inspired by their work. Things might get messy, so remember to wear painting clothes.

Age: (Grades 2-4)
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Nov 2
Location: Youth Activity Room

Countries and Cultures Crafts

Dec 07,

Sat, 3-4pm

Join us for stories and crafts that will introduce various cultures to children in grades 1-4.

Grades: 1-4
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Nov 11
Location: Youth Activity Room

Book Bunch Book Club

Dec 10,

Tue, 6:30-7:30pm

Bring a snack and join us for our Book Bunch Book Club for grades 2-3. Each month we’ll discuss a book and do related activities. Book title will be released one month before program. Please see a librarian about getting a copy.

Grades: 2-3
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: 30 days prior to event
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Battle of the Books Coaches

Dec 10,

Tue, 7-8pm

Kick- Off Meeting

Team registration forms will be available on our website, novilibrary.org, beginning Monday, November 25. Registration is limited to the first 12 teams. Teams consist of students in 5th or 6th grade that live or attend school in Novi. All teams must register by this meeting or a place for their team is not guaranteed. At this meeting, titles for this year’s Battle will be announced, a set of books for each team will be distributed, and a discussion of coaches’ responsibilities will be conducted. Coaches will also have the opportunities to see a DVD of a previous year’s Battle. Bring your questions and if you’ve been a coach before, your suggestions for “newbies!”

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: East Meeting Room

Dog Days at the Library

Dec 11,

Wed, 6:30-7:30pm

Read to a dog! Children are encouraged to practice their reading skills with a very patient listener; a therapy dog. Feel free to drop in anytime between 6:30-7:30pm to read to one of our wonderful library dogs!

Grades: K-6
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Bedtime Stories Family Story Time

Dec 16,

Mon, 7-7:45pm

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: No Registration
Location: Youth Story Time Room
 

STEM: Gingerbread Engineering Challenge

Dec 17,

Tue, 6-6:45pm

Make and decorate your own gingerbread house. All supplies provided.

Ages: 4-8
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room

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