Shelby Township Library: To Preserve Yesterday, Enrich Today, and Inspire Tomorrow.

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Contact Info     51680 Van Dyke
Shelby Twp, MI 48316
Phone: 586.739.7414
Fax: 586.726.0535

Mon - Thurs: 9 am - 8 pm
Fri & Sat: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: Closed

Upcoming Youth Programs   arrow

Regular Programs Youth:

After School Games: Wednesdays 3:00-4:15pm during the school year. Unwind after school with snacks, tabletop and party games. Learn a new game or dominate the competition with an old favorite. Teens 5th-12th grade. Senior Center Card 

Baby Bears: Select Fridays At 10:00 AM You’re never too young for a story. This program offers early literacy fun for babies 8-23 months old with a caregiver. Drop in for short stories, songs, lap bounces, and playtime. No registration necessary.

Families and Jammies Thursdays August 17, September 21, October 5, 6:30 – 7:15 pm Children’s Area.
This story time offers creative fun for everyone. Drop in for stories, songs, and activities for the whole family. Wearing pajamas is welcomed. This program is designed for families with children ages 2 and up.

Teen Advisory Board: Meets the first Thursday of the month at 6pm. Earn service hours, meet new friends, and help plan activities for teens in the community. The Teen Advisory Board is a group of teens who are committed to making the library a fun and informative space for teens in the community; they advise the librarian with program ideas, suggest materials to buy, and are the first to learn about volunteer opportunities.

Special Youth Events:

Storytime Registration: Storytime registration begins Saturday, September 9. Patrons can register online, in person, or by calling the library.

“Build a Better World” Summer Library Events for Children and Teens:
No registration necessary, just drop in.

Maker Mondays: June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14. 2-3 pm, Library Atrium. All ages. Drop in to design, build, craft, and create whatever you can imagine using the odds and ends we supply at this program.

Reading Buddies: Thursdays June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17. 2-3 pm, Library Atrium. Kids in grades K-5 can build better reading skills with one-on-one help and encouragement from trained teen volunteers. Drop in with a book to read.

Autumn Youth Programs at the Library

Teen Hangout: Wednesdays 3-4:30 Beginning September 13, teens grades 7-12 are invited to join us in the Library Craft Room for activities and games each week. No program November 22.

Pokémon Hangout: Saturday September 16, 2-3 pm, Senior Center Craft Room, All ages Bring your cards and handheld games to play, or play Pokémon GO on your mobile device. A lucky participant will win a prize from a random drawing.

Trick or Read: Thursday October 19, 6-7:30 pm, Library Atrium, All ages Have a spooktacular time wearing Halloween costumes to “trick or read” around the library and make a craft. This year we also welcome special guest magician Gordon Russ for a “Spooky Monster Magic Show!” Halloween fun for everyone in the family.

TechKnowKids Coding Workshop: Saturday October 7, 1:30-3 pm, Senior Center Craft Room, Ages 6-10 Cathy Foster of TechKnowKids will teach the fundamentals of computer programming through educational and creative play. Kids will work together applying logic and coding skills to manipulate “Dash & Dot” robots. Space is limited. Registration begins Saturday, September 16.

Teen Mystery Night: Friday October 20, 6-7:30 pm, Library Atrium, Teens grades 7-12
At a roaring 1920’s gala a murder occurs—everyone is a suspect. Inspect the evidence, question the suspects, and figure out whodunit at this special after hours event. Costumes are highly encouraged. Dress to impress in your 1920s best and join the fun. Registration begins October 2.