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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 birth 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.

Tot Time: Story Times for Ages 12-23 Months

Wednesdays, 10:15-10:45am
Dec 5Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 6, Mar 13

Mondays, 11:15-11:45am
Dec 3Jan 7, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 18, Feb 25

Tots and their parent/caregivers will enjoy a wide variety of fun stories, finger plays, songs, and other activities to promote early literacy. 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. No story time the week of November 19.

Age: 12-23 months or walkers
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the program, limited to the first 45 attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room

On My Own:  Story Times for Four and Up

Thursdays, 2-2:30pm
Dec 6Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 21, Feb 28

Designed not only to promote a love of books and reading, but also to be a listening, sharing, and enriching time.  This program consists of stories, songs, conversation and kid fun.  Youngsters may 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 November 19.

Age: 4 and up
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the
program, limited to the first 45 attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Time for Threes:  Story Times for Three Year-Olds

Fridays, 11:15-11:45am
Dec 7Jan 11, Feb 1, Feb 22, Mar 1
 

Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45am
Dec 4Jan 8, Jan 15, Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 19, Feb 26

Children and their parent/caregiver will share stories, amusing finger plays, action rhymes and melodies. 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: 3 years
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

Fridays, 10:15-11:45am
Dec 7Jan 11, Feb 1, Feb 22, Mar 1

Tuesdays, 11:15-11:45am
Dec 4Jan 8, Jan 15, Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 19, Feb 26

Toddlers and their parent/caregiver participate together in the engaging program filled with stories, tunes, and action rhymes.  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. No story time the week of November 19.

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

Saturday Family Story Time

Saturdays, 11-11:45am
Dec 8Jan 12, Jan 19, Jan 26, Feb 2, Feb 16, Feb 23, Mar 2, Mar 9, Mar 16

Families will enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, and other activities to promote early literacy. 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: Birth-5 years
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the program, limited to the first 45 attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Baby Time: Story Times for Ages Birth-12 Months

Mondays, 10:15-11am
Dec 3, Jan 7, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 18, Feb 25

This program is for babies to attend with a parent/caregiver. Babies and their parent/caregiver will enjoy engaging stories, rhymes, songs, finger plays and other activities to promote early literacy and socialization. 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. No story time the week of November 19.

Age: 0-12 months or non-walkers
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Day of the program, limited to the first 45 attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Sensory Sunday

Sundays, 10:30-11:30am
Dec 9Jan 20, Feb 17

Sensory Sunday is a before hours story time for children of all ages with special needs, their siblings, and parents/ caregivers. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to story time.

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

Yoga Story Time

Saturday, 11-12pm
Dec 15

Have fun learning some beginning yoga poses and listening to stories about yoga!

Grades: K-4
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: West Meeting Room

Bedtime Stories Family Story Time

Mondays, 7-7:45pm
Jan 21, Feb 18

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 45 attendees
Location: Youth Story Time Room

International Story Times

Click here for information on International Story Times.