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. Unwind after school with snacks, tabletop and party games. Learn a new game or dominate the competition with an old favorite. Starts September 7, no games on October 27, November 23, December 21 and 28, February 22. Teens 5th-12th grade. Senior Center Card Room

Baby Bears: September 30, October 14 and 28, December 2 and 16 At 10:00AM 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.

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 10. Patrons can register online, in person, or by calling the library.

Thumbprint Art: Saturday September 10, 1:30-2:30 pm, Children’s Area
Use stamp pads and your fingerprints to create cool scenes and characters on paper. Easy art for the whole family! All Ages Family Program

Pokémon Hangout: Saturday Sept. 17, 2 pm – 3:30 pm.  Card Room Pokémon fans of all ages are welcome to bring their handheld and/or card games to play and trade with one another. A door prize will be awarded at the end of the program.

Teen Book Club: Thursday September 29 6-7 pm, Community Center
A book club for teens, led by teens. You pick the book, you pick and the questions!

Slime Lab, Saturday October 8, 1:30-2:30 pm, Community Center Craft Room
Calling young mad scientists! Learn how to make silly slimes, putties, and goops at this program. Age 5+

Trick or Read, Thursday October 20, 6-7 pm, Library Atrium
Children of all ages are invited to come in Halloween costumes to “trick or read” around the library. Sweet and spooky surprises, stories, and crafts await the whole family. All Ages Family Program

Teen Mystery Night: Friday Oct 21, 6-7:30 pm, Library Atrium
Join us for a night full of mystery and murder! You are the detective: investigate evidence, crime scenes, and suspects to figure out whodunit.

Sensory Story Play: Saturday October 22, 1:30-2:30 pm, Community Center Craft Room
Join in a story time that will engage all the senses using rhythm, movement, and tactile play in a safe, welcoming environment. Explore touch-and-feel sensory play stations afterward. Especially great for children with special needs and sensitivities, this program is designed for ages 3-11 accompanied by a caregiver.

Harry Potter Palooza: Saturday November 5, 2-4 pm, Library Atrium. Celebrate all things Harry Potter and get ready for the upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Wear your wizarding costumes and join us for magical crafts, snacks, activities, and prizes! Family program

Teen Crafternoon: Saturday November 12, 2-3 pm, Community Center Card Room Join us for an hour of canvas painting. Create a pattern using painter’s tape, paint the rest and reveal a masterpiece! Limited to 20 participants. Workshop will start promptly. Teens 5th-12th grade.

Tree Trimming: Thursday December 1, 6:30-7:30 pm, Library Atrium. Celebrate the upcoming holidays by joining in our annual tree trimming event. Children can decorate ornaments to trim the tree or to take home. Cookies and refreshments will also help us get in the spirit. Family program.

 Holiday Storytime with Mrs. Claus: Saturday December 10, 2-3 pm, Library Atrium. Meet Mrs. Claus, listen to favorite holiday stories, sing songs, and make a reindeer craft. Family program

Storytime Registration: Storytime registration begins Saturday, January 7. Patrons can register online, in person, or by calling the library.

 Sensory Story Play: Saturday January 21, 1:30-2:30 pm, Community Center Craft Room. Join in a story time that will engage all the senses using rhythm, movement, and tactile play in a safe, welcoming environment. Explore touch-and-feel sensory play stations afterward. Ages 3-11 with caregivers.

 Pokémon Hangout: Saturday January 28, 2-3 pm, Community Center Play with cards and handheld games, or play Pokémon GO on your mobile device. Come fully charged and we’ll drop the lures. Three lucky attendees will win a prize from a random drawing.

Shadow Scavenger Hunt, Saturday February 4, All Day, Children’s Area. See if you can spot all the shadows of famous book characters hiding around the library. Match the characters to their silhouettes and collect a prize. Ages 3+

 Teen Maker Workshop: Saturday February 11, 2-3 pm, Community Center. Get hands on and make different projects to take home! Make shrinky-dinks of your own design, a perler bead keychain, and bring an old t-shirt to make into a new creation. Teens 5th-12th grade.