Youth Reading Programs

Summer Reading: Adventure Begins at Your Library Monday, June 3 - Saturday, August 3

Get the Beanstack App & Log Your Summer Reading
Summer Reading for all ages begins on Monday, June 3. You can participate in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge using the Beanstack app. Log your reading and track your progress in the app or online. Visit the Library’s Summer Reading website northvillelibrary.beanstack.org for more details, or download Beanstack from your device’s app store to get started.

Paper logs will also be available at the Information Desk. Finish your challenge to receive a prize! Rewards vary by age group.

YOUTH will receive a free book, a token for our prize-filled gumball machine, and an entry into the Youth Grand Prize Drawing.

The Summer Reading Program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Northville District Library.

Craft Kits

Take and Make Craft Kits

June – August (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.

School Supplies Drive.

Cooke School Supplies Drive

June 17 – August 12 (Drop in) Cooke School is a special education program that serves students across Western Wayne County. To support their work, the Library is hosting a supplies drive for the most commonly needed classroom items. Please check online or in person at the Library to find out how you can help.

ALL AGES GRAND PRIZE

We are excited to offer a Library-Wide Summer Reading Grand Prize this year! We were able to receive a special Star Wars lunch box signed by James Earl Jones, the voice of Darth Vader. If you count yourself as a Star Wars fan, be sure to read, read, read to be entered into our drawing! Participants of all ages who finish their age group’s challenge will automatically be entered.

Book Walk.. The Nature Journal.

Book Walk: The Nature Journal, by Savannah Allen

July 1 – July 31 (Drop in) All ages. Join us on a reading adventure during the month of July. Start near the entrance of the Library and follow the signs into the park directly behind the Library while reading this adorable book.

Magic Carpet Theater. "Where the Wild Things Are."

Magic Carpet Theater Presents “Where the Wild Things Are”

Wednesday, July 24 at 10:30 AM All ages.  Experience a live performance of Maurice Sendak’s American classic of a boy’s journey into his imagination. Register for Magic Carpet Theater Presents “Where the Wild Things Are”.

Sloan Museum of Discovery

Water Explorers With Sloan Museum of Discovery

Thursday, July 25 from 1 – 1:45 PM Thursday, July 25 from 2:30 – 3:15 PM Ages 4-7 with a caring adult. Explore water properties as you investigate objects that sink or float, retrieve a special underwater treasure, and build a boat that floats on water. Register for Water Explorers With Sloan Museum of Discovery.

Storytime

Little Adventures Storytime

Friday, July 26 at 10:30 AM Ages 0-5 years, with a caring adult. Children and their grownups will go on an adventure with books, songs, rhymes, and movement. Register for Little Adventures Storytime.

Sloan Museum of Discovery

Wizards, Wands, and Potions With Sloan Museum of Discovery

Monday, July 29 at 6 PM Monday, July 29 at 7:30 PM Ages 8-12. Step into another world full of wizards and witches. Cauldrons will bubble and potions will change color. Is it magic or chemistry? Build your own light-up wand and squish your fingers into ghost brains. Register for Wizards, Wands, and Potions With Sloan Museum of Discovery.

Paleo Joe

Paleo Joe: Let the Dinosaur Adventure Begin

Wednesday, July 31 at 6:30 PM All ages. Take a trip back in time to when dinosaurs ruled with Paleo Joe! Register for Paleo Joe: Let the Dinosaur Adventure Begin.

Tween Spy Camp

Tween Spy Camp

Thursday, August 1 from 2 – 3:30 PM Ages 9-12. Do you have what it takes to be a secret agent? Learn new skills and complete covert challenges at Spy Camp. Register for Tween Spy Camp.

ALL AGES GRAND PRIZE

We are excited to offer a Library-Wide Summer Reading Grand Prize this year! We were able to receive a special Star Wars lunch box signed by James Earl Jones, the voice of Darth Vader. If you count yourself as a Star Wars fan, be sure to read, read, read to be entered into our drawing! Participants of all ages who finish their age group’s challenge will automatically be entered.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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.