Youth/Tween Events

Take and Make Craft Kits

March – May (Drop in) Ages 2 – 11. Pick up a new craft kit each month, available while supplies last. First-come, first served. Limit one per child, per month, please.

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March is Reading Month

Friday, March 1 – Saturday, March 30 (Drop in) Celebrate by picking up a Book Bingo game at the Information Desk or printing one from our website. Complete the game by crossing off boxes to make a Bingo either across, down or diagonally, then submit to be entered in a random prize drawing. The last…

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Graphic Novel Book Club: InvestiGATORS by John Patrick Green

Tuesday, March 5 at 4:30 PM Ages 9 – 11. Do you love graphic novels? Join us as we discuss a different one each month, followed by a fun activity and snacks! Copies of the graphic novel will be available for pickup at the Information Desk after you register. This month we’ll be discussing Investigators by John…

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Joe Reilly: Let’s Be Inclusive Concert

Saturday, March 9 from 12:30 – 1:15 PM All ages, with a caring adult. Thought-provoking and interactive songs teach tolerance and empathy through understanding the diversity around us. This program will take place at the Northville Community Center. Register for Joe Reilly: Let’s Be Inclusive Concert.  

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Baby Storytime

Tuesday, March 12 at 10:30 AM Tuesday, March 12 at 11:30 AM Ages birth – 23 months, with a caring adult. We will introduce books and songs that are developmentally appropriate. Register.

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Family Morning Storytime

Wednesday, March 13 at 10:30 AM Ages birth – 5 years old, with a caring adult. Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. Register for Family Morning Storytime. 

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Family Bedtime Storytime

Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30 PM Ages birth – 5, with a caring adult. Children and their grownups can wind down with songs, rhymes, and a bedtime story. Your favorite stuffy and pajamas are welcome! Register for Family Bedtime Storytime.  

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Toddler Storytime

Thursday, March 14 at 10:30 AM Ages 2 -3 years old, with a caring adult. This storytime is full of books, songs, and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Register for Toddler Storytime. 

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Lego Club

Thursday, March 14 at 4:30 PM Ages 5 – 11.  Build a unique LEGO creation to be displayed in the Youth Dept. Register for Lego Club.

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Baby Storytime

Tuesday, March 19 at 10:30 AM Tuesday, March 19 at 11:30 AM Ages birth – 23 months, with a caring adult. We will introduce books and songs that are developmentally appropriate. Register.

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Next Step Book Club: Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive, by Jack Chabert

Tuesday, March 19 at 4:30 PM Ages 6 – 9.  Join us each month for a discussion on a different book, fun activities, and a snack.  Register to attend and receive a free copy of the book ahead of the meeting.  This month we are discussing Eerie Elementary:  The School is Alive by Jack Chabert. Register for…

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Family Morning Storytime

Wednesday, March 20 at 10:30 AM Ages birth – 5 years old, with a caring adult. Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. Register for Family Morning Storytime. 

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Toddler Storytime

Thursday, March 21 at 10:30 AM Ages 2 -3 years old, with a caring adult. This storytime is full of books, songs, and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Register for Toddler Storytime. 

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Space Art With Sloan Museum of Discovery

Saturday, March 23 at 1:30 PM Saturday, March 23 at 3 PM Ages 4-12. Create beautiful space-themed artworks while learning about the nighttime sky with the Sloan Museum of Discovery. Register for one session only.

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Baby Storytime

Tuesday, March 26 at 10:30 AM Tuesday, March 26 at 11:30 AM Ages birth – 23 months, with a caring adult. We will introduce books and songs that are developmentally appropriate. Register.

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Family Morning Storytime

Wednesday, March 27 at 10:30 AM Ages birth – 5 years old, with a caring adult. Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. Register for Family Morning Storytime.

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DIY Solar Eclipse Viewers

Wednesday, March 27 at 2 PM Wednesday, March 27 at 3:30 PM Ages 9-12. Get ready for the upcoming solar eclipse! You’ll learn the science behind eclipse viewers and make your own to take home. Register for one session only.

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Toddler Storytime

Thursday, March 28 at 10:30 AM Ages 2 -3 years old, with a caring adult. This storytime is full of books, songs, and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Register for Toddler Storytime. 

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$MART MONEY: MI KIDS READ

Starting Monday, April 1, while supplies last (Drop in) Families can pick up a $mart Money Kids Kit with fun activities and a free copy of the book, Owl and Otter: The Big Talent Show, by DK. Limit one per family. Sponsored by the Michigan Federal Credit Union Foundation.

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Baby Storytime

Tuesday, April 2 at 10:30 PM Tuesday, April 2 at 11:30 PM Ages birth – 23 months, with a caring adult. We will introduce books and songs that are developmentally appropriate. Register.

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Graphic Novel Book Club: Bea Wolf by Zach Weinersmith

Tuesday, April 2 at 4:30 PM Ages 9 – 11. Do you love graphic novels? Join us as we discuss a different one each month, followed by a fun activity and snacks! Copies of the graphic novel will be available for pickup at the Information Desk after you register. This month we’ll be discussing Bea Wolf…

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Family Morning Storytime

Wednesday, April 3 at 10:30 AM Ages birth – 5 years old, with a caring adult. Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. Register for Family Morning Storytime.

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Toddler Storytime

Thursday, April 4 at 10:30 AM Ages 2 -3 years old, with a caring adult. This storytime is full of books, songs, and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Register for Toddler Storytime.

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Family Puzzle Challenge

Monday, April 8 from 6 – 8 PM (Fireplace Area) All ages. Are you a puzzle pro? Join us to see if your family can put together a jigsaw puzzle faster than the other teams. Please register once for your team. Maximum six members per team.

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Baby Storytime

Tuesday, April 9 at 10:30 AM Tuesday, April 9 at 11:30 AM Ages birth – 23 months, with a caring adult. We will introduce books and songs that are developmentally appropriate. Register for Baby Storytime.

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Family Morning Storytime

Wednesday, April 10 at 10:30 AM Ages birth – 5 years old, with a caring adult. Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. Register for Family Morning Storytime.

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Family Bedtime Storytime

Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 PM Ages birth – 5, with a caring adult. Children and their grownups can wind down with songs, rhymes, and a bedtime story. Your favorite stuffy and pajamas are welcome! Register for Family Bedtime Storytime.

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Toddler Storytime

Thursday, April 11 at 10:30 AM Ages 2 -3 years old, with a caring adult. This storytime is full of books, songs, and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Register for Toddler Storytime.

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Lego Club

Thursday, April 11 at 4:30 PM Ages 5 – 11.  Build a unique LEGO creation to be displayed in the Youth Dept. Register for Lego Club.

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Preschool Picassos: Henri Rousseau

Friday, April 12 at 10:30 AM Ages 3 – 5, with a caring adult. We focus on a famous or notable artist, along with a related reading and a craft. This month, we will read Dreaming with Rousseau and create a jungle collage masterpiece. Dress for a mess! Register for Preschool Picassos: Henri Rousseau.

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Daddy and Me Storytime

Saturday, April 13 at 10:30 AM Ages 0-5, with a caring adult. Littles and their special guy are invited to join us for a fun filled storytime. Together, dads, grandpas, or other important male figures and their littles will read, sing, and play. Register Daddy and Me Storytime.

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Financial Literacy Scavenger Hunt

Monday, April 15 – Sunday, April 21 (Drop in) April is Financial Literacy Month and we’ll have a Scavenger Hunt in the Youth Dept. Participants will receive a small prize upon completion.

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Baby Storytime

Tuesday, April 16 at 10:30 AM Tuesday, April 16 at 11:30 AM Ages birth – 23 months, with a caring adult. We will introduce books and songs that are developmentally appropriate. Register.

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Family Morning Storytime

Wednesday, April 17 at 10:30 AM Ages birth – 5 years old, with a caring adult. Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. Register for Family Morning Storytime. 

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Paint and Pop

Wednesday, April 17 at 4:30 PM Ages 6-11 years Celebrate April is Arts Month with snacks, pop, and painting your own masterpiece. Dress for a mess! Register for Paint and Pop.

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Toddler Storytime

Thursday, April 18 at 10:30 AM Ages 2 -3 years old, with a caring adult. This storytime is full of books, songs, and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Register for Toddler Storytime. 

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Baby Finger Painting

Friday, April 19 at 10:30 AM Ages 0-23 months, with a caring adult Celebrate April is Arts Month with your baby by having them create their very own masterpiece. Dress for a mess! Register for Baby Finger Painting.

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Gro-Town Seed Station

Starting Monday, April 22, while supplies last (Drop in) We’re partnering with Gro-Town to offer a “seed station” for kids. There will be a variety of vegetable and flower seed packets available so they can plant a garden of their own.

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Baby Storytime

Tuesday, April 23 at 10:30 AM Tuesday, April 23 at 11:30 AM Ages birth – 23 months, with a caring adult. We will introduce books and songs that are developmentally appropriate. Register.

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Family Morning Storytime

Wednesday, April 24 at 10:30 AM Ages birth – 5 years old, with a caring adult. Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. Register for Family Morning Storytime.

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Toddler Storytime

Thursday, April 25 at 10:30 AM Ages 2 -3 years old, with a caring adult. This storytime is full of books, songs, and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Register for Toddler Storytime.

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Taylor Swift Party

Saturday, April 27 from 2 – 3:30 PM Ages 9-17. Celebrate all things Taylor Swift by making friendship bracelets, enjoying themed snacks, and playing games with your fellow Swifties. Register for Taylor Swift Party. Please note: This event will take place at the Northville Community Center.

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Book Walk

Wednesday, May 1 – Friday, May 31 All ages. Bookwalk is back at the park behind the Library with Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn!

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Pets Caught Reading

Wednesday, May 1 – Friday, May 31 May is National Pet Month, so we are inviting you to snap a photo of your pet “reading”, either alone or with their favorite human. Email the picture anytime during the month to: cbartone@northvillelibrary.org. We will display them in the Library.

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Baby & Toddler Prom

Tuesday, May 7 at 10:30 AM Ages 0-3, with a caring adult.  Celebrate prom early! Dress your little one in their finest threads to enjoy music, photo ops, and more fun. Register for Baby & Toddler Prom.

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Graphic Novel Book Club: Enola Homes by Serena Blasco

Tuesday, May 7 at 4:30 PM Ages 9 – 11. Join us each month for a discussion on a different book, fun activities, and a snack. Register to attend and receive a free copy of the book ahead of the meeting. Register for Graphic Novel Book Club: Enola Homes by Serena Blasco.  

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Lego Club

Thursday, May 9 at 4:30 PM Ages 5 – 11.  Build a unique LEGO creation to be displayed in the Youth Dept. Register for Lego Club.

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Tween Squishmallow Paintings

Monday, May 13 at 7 PM Ages 9-12. Choose a pre-made outline and get creative with your own Squishmallow-inspired masterpiece. Register for Tween Squishmallow Paintings.

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Preschool Picassos: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Friday, May 17 at 10:30 AM Ages 3 – 5, with a caring adult. We focus on a famous or notable artist, along with a related reading and a craft. For our last meeting of this school year, we will read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and create colorful caterpillars. Dress for a…

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Down on the Farm

Saturday, May 18 from 11 AM – 1 PM All ages.  Carousel Acres will be bringing their mobile petting farm to the park behind the Library.  You’ll be able to see a miniature horse and donkey, goats, sheep, an alpaca, a calf, and more! Drop in. 

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Next Step Book Club: Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

Tuesday, May 21 at 4:30 PM Ages 6 – 9. Join us each month for a discussion on a different book, fun activities, and a snack. Register to attend and receive a free copy of the book ahead of the meeting. This month we are discussing Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. Register for Next Step Book Club:…

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Family Bedtime Storytime

Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 PM Ages birth – 5, with a caring adult. Children and their grownups can wind down with songs, rhymes, and a bedtime story. Your favorite stuffy and pajamas are welcome! Register for Family Bedtime Storytime.

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Toddler Explorations

Saturday, May 25 at 10:30 AM Ages 1-3, with a caring adult. An open interactive engagement program for young children and caregivers that uses play and exploration to develop social and motor skills. Register for Toddler Explorations.

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The concept is simple. The rewards are priceless. Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten.

Read more about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten here.