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Kids Special Events

Fun free entertainment for all ages! Click here for even more special events just for Tweens, kids ages 9—12.

Hooray for LEGO Day!

Wednesdays > 4:30 pm—5:00 pm
January 29, 2020: Snowmen & Igloos (Online Registration begins: Jan 2)
March 25, 2020: Dinosaurs (Online Registration begins: March 1)
May 27, 2020: Hopping Animals (Online Registration begins: May 1)

Kids in 1st – 5th grade make a fun hand-sized LEGO creation to be displayed in the youth area of the library. Different design themes featured for each program. Limit 30 attendees. Please see the registration dates above.  Due to space limitations, library activities cannot accommodate special groups.

The Science of Toys!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 > 4:30 pm—5:15 pm
Have STEM fun learning about the scientific principles that make your toys spin, bounce, walk and talk, in this fascinating program by Dynamic West School Assemblies. All ages welcome. 100 FREE TICKETS available today at the Information Desk five minutes prior to the event. Tickets not available in advance. Due to space limitations, library activities cannot accommodate special groups. www.dynamicwest.com

Drop-In Valentine’s Crafts for Kids! Make Beaded Heart Valentine Ornament

Saturday, February 1, 2020 > 2:00 pm—3:00 pm
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 > 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Kids of all ages get creative making a cute Beaded Heart Valentine Ornament. No registration required, just drop in! Due to space limitations, library activities cannot accommodate special groups. For details about this craft visit this link: www.bakerross.com

Critter Capers Puppet Show

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 > 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Enjoy a wonderfully wacky original Pippin Puppets show presented by whimsical puppeteer Robert Papineau. 100 FREE TICKETS available today at the Information Desk five minutes prior to the event. Tickets not available in advance. Due to space limitations, library activities cannot accommodate special groups.

Barking Book Buddies! Read to a  Dog Program

Saturday February 15, 2020 > 1—3 pm
Reading to dogs helps kids improve self-confidence and reading fluency!  Barking book buddies from The Fur Angels Pet Therapy Group will visit the library for quiet one-on-one sessions with kids reading independently up through grade 5. Participating kids will also receive an I LOVE TO READ plush dog to read to at home. Sign up begins one week before the scheduled program, February 8th. Please call or register in person at the Information Desk. This program generously sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

March is Reading Month. Get Hooked on Books playing BOOK BINGO!

Celebrate March is Reading Month, March 1st – 31st! All kids up through 5th grade get hooked on books playing BOOK BINGO! Starting March 1st, pick up your Bingo Game at the Information Desk, play the game by crossing off the boxes to make a bingo either across, down or diagonally, then submit your completed game to choose your reward. The last day to turn in Bingo Games is March 31st. One game per person.

 

Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff Magic Show

Thursday March 12, 2020 > 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Celebrate March is Reading Month with Chris Linn’s hilarious comedy magic with lots of fun audience participation. 100 FREE TICKETS available today at the Information Desk five minutes prior to the event. Tickets not available in advance. Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups.

Drop-In Spring Crafts for Kids! Make a Cute Stand-Up Bunny 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 > 4:30—5:30 pm
Saturday, March 28, 2020 > 2:00 pm —3:00 pm
Kids of all ages make a cute stand-up wooden bunny. No registration required, just drop in! Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups. For details about thiscraft and other fun creative projects visit www.bakerross.com

MONEY SMART KIDS READ! Money Smart Week Event: Drop-In Decorate a Piggy Bank Craft

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 > 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Celebrate Money Smart Week by decorating a ceramic piggy bank that makes saving fun, and say “Hello!” to the good people at Northville’s Community Financial Credit Union. No registration required, just drop in. Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups. Special thanks to Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates. For details about this craft and for more exciting craft ideas visit www.discountschoolsupply.com

Drop-In Spring Break Movie & Munchies for Kids! HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

Friday, April 10, 2020 > 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bring your lunch to the library and enjoy the movie How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World [DreamWorks Animation. Rated PG for peril.105 mins. 2019] Hiccup and Toothless the Dragon continue their adventures in this surprising tale about growing up and finding the courage to face the unknown. Snacks and bottled water provided. No registration required, just drop-in! Children ages 4 and younger must attend with caregiver. Caregivers of children attending independently must remain in the library during movie. Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups.

Drop-In Crafty Saturday!  Make a 3D Butterfly Ornament

Saturday, April 11, 2020 > 2:00 pm—3:00 pm
Kids of all ages drop by the library meeting room to make a beautiful 3D butterfly ornament. No registration required, just drop in! Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups. For details about this craft and for more exciting craft ideas visit orientaltrading.com

Celebrate National Library Week with Juggler Crazy Craig!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 > 4:30 pm—5:15 pm
Celebrate National Library Week with a wildly entertaining juggler, Crazy Craig! Don’t miss this afterschool fun for all ages.  100 FREE TICKETS available today at the Information Desk five minutes prior to the event. Tickets not available in advance. Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups.

Barking Book Buddies! Read to a Dog Program

Saturday April 25, 2020  > 1—3 pm TO BE DETERMINED
Reading to dogs helps kids improve self-confidence and reading fluency!  Barking book buddies from the Fur Angels Pet Therapy Group will visit the library for quiet one-on-one sessions with kids reading independently up through grade 5. Participating kids will also receive an I LOVE TO READ plush dog to read to at home. Sign up begins one week before the scheduled program, April 18th. Please call or register in person at the Information Desk. This program generously sponsored by The Friends of the Library.  

Drop-In Mother’s Day Beaded Bracelet Craft

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 > 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Make a beautiful beaded bracelet for Mother’s Day! All ages welcome. Children age 4 and younger please attend with a caregiver. No registration required, just drop in! Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups. For information about this craft and other fun creative projects visit www.craftcorners.com

Drop-In Crafty Saturday: CRAFT BLOWOUT!

Saturday, May 9, 2020 > 2:00 pm—3:00 pm
Kids of all ages drop by the library meeting room to choose from a variety of fun craft kits. Make some—and take some! – during this awesome craft blowout. No ticket required or registration required, just drop in! Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups.

Discover the World of Reptiles and Amphibians!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 > 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Dan Briere from Little Creatures Co., introduces kids to fascinating live reptiles and amphibians including a Panther Chameleon, Green Iguana, Indian Star Tortoise, American Alligator, and many more! All ages welcome. 100 FREE TICKETS available today at the Information Desk five minutes prior to the event. Tickets not available in advance. Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups. littlecreaturesco.com

Tips for Attending Events

  • Kids special events are intended for Northville residents and recommended for all kids up through those entering 5th grade.
  • Due to space limitations library activities cannot accommodate special groups.
  • Certain activities require a FREE TICKET available immediately prior to daily events at the Information Desk. Expect a waiting line for tickets and please understand shows may “sell out.”
  • Tickets may not be reserved in advance. A maximum of four tickets per person.
  • “Drop-In” activities do not require a ticket.
  • Tween programs are exclusively for kids ages 9 – 12. Registration is required for Tween events. Register online per registration dates.