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

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Youth and Family Events at the Library

Regular Programs Youth:

Storytime Registration: Storytime registration begins Saturday, September 8. Patrons can register online, in person, or by calling the library.

Teen Advisory Board, Thursdays  April 5, May 3, June 14, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4. 6:00 pm-7:30 pm, Community Center Craft Room
Join a council of teens that create teen displays, decorate the library, and plan events for teens at the library. Earn community service hours every month for attending. Or come to hangout and enjoy some snacks. Teens should fill out a TAB application, found at the Information desk in the library.

Baby Bears select Fridays 10-10:30 am. April 20, May 4, and 18, June 22, July 20, August 3, September 21, October 5, 19.
Drop in for short stories, songs, lap bounces, and playtime. This program offers early literacy fun for children under 2 years with a caregiver.

Families and Jammies select Thursdays 6:30-7:15 pm April 12 and 26, May 10 and 24, June 28, July 12, August 9, September 27, October 11, 25.
Drop in for stories, songs, and activities for the whole family. Wearing pajamas is welcomed!

Special Youth and Family Events

Maker Mondays: Maker Mondays: June 25, July 9, August 6. 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.

Drums Alive: Saturday June 16, 1:30-2:30 pm, Park behind Library, All Ages  
CCPlus Fitness will get everyone moving and grooving at this fun program incorporating music with exercise balls and drumsticks.

Carousel Acres Petting Farm: Wednesday, June 20, 1:30-2:30 pm, Park behind the Library, Preschool-4th grade Meet a menagerie of cute farm animals, including a miniature horse, donkey, goats, sheep, alpaca, calf, bunnies, and ducks.

A2 Magic Workshop for Teens: Wednesday, June 20, 1:30-2:30 pm, Library Atrium, 5th-12th grade
Learn simple yet amazing tricks with sleight-of-hand, mind reading, and common items like rubber bands, cards, and money.

Caribbean Steel Drums: Wednesday, June 27, 1:30-2:30 pm, Library Atrium, Preschool-4th grade
Sail away on a musical adventure through the islands with the Gratitude Steel Band.

Uke Can Make Music: Wednesday, June 27, 1:30-2:30 pm, Park behind Library, 5th-12th grade
Learn the basics of playing the ukulele at this friendly and casual workshop. Ukulele enthusiast Evie Boss will provide the instruments and instructions. Limited to first 30 tweens/teens.

Teen Anime Night: Friday June 29, 6-7:30 pm, Library Atrium, 7th-12th grade
An evening of anime trivia, crafts, and snacks! Wear your best anime cosplay for a chance to win a prize. Light refreshments provided. Registration begins June 9.

Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo”: Wednesday July 11, 1:30-2:30 pm, Park behind Library, Preschool-4th grade   Charity Music will provide hands-on opportunities to touch and attempt to play over 50 different instruments while learning about them from Music Mentors.

Teen Yo-yo Workshop: Wednesday July 11, 1:30-2:30 pm, Library Atrium, 5th-12th grade
See the professionals perform, then let them teach you some amazing tricks!

Comedy Magic Revue: Wednesday, July 18, 1:30-2:30 pm, Library Atrium, Preschool-4th grade
Gordon Russ will entertain and amuse you with a magical, musical show full of audience participation!

Teen Improv Workshop: Wednesday July 18, 1:30-2:30 pm, Park Area behind Library, 5th-12th grade
Did you know there are actually rules to improv and it’s something to practice, even though it’s made up on the spot. Think Who’s Line is it Anyway? or Second City.  4th Wall Theatre will show you how!

The Science of Music: Wednesday July 25, 1:30-2:30 pm, Library Atrium, Preschool-4th grade
Learn about sound waves and acoustics at this hand-clapping, foot-stomping, sing-along rock and roll program.

Rock Painting: Wednesday, July 25, 1:30-2:30 pm, Park Area behind Library, 5th-12th grade
Rock on with your creativity and paint a rock or two to decorate your garden or room. While supplies last.

I love the 2000’s Teen Throwback Night: Friday July 27, 6-7:30 pm, Library Atrium, 7th-12th grade
Test your memory with trivia about favorite Nickelodeon and Disney Channel TV shows, movies, toys, and more. Light refreshments provided. Registration begins July 7.

Libraries Rock with Paleo Joe: Wednesday, August 1, 1:30-2:30 pm, Library Atrium, Preschool-4th grade
Paleontologist, author, and storyteller “Paleo Joe” will bring dinosaurs and other ancient plants and creatures to life with an amazing variety of fossils.

 Dessert Rocks! : Wednesday, August 1, 1:30-2:30 pm, Community Center Craft Room, 5th-12th grade
Make and take slime and play dough from edible ingredients, then make some ice cream you can eat right away! Limited to the first 20 teens, while supplies last.

World Music and Stories: Wednesday August 8, 1:30-2:30 pm, Library Atrium, All Ages
The Storytellers will share interactive, musical stories and give everyone a chance to participate with many musical instruments from around the world such as the didgeridoo, steel drums, and maracas.

Teen Hangout: Wednesdays 3-4:30 Beginning September 12, teens grades 7-12 are invited to join us in the Senior Center Craft Room for activities and games each week. No program November 21.

Wildlife Superpowers: Saturday September 15, 2-3 pm, Library Atrium, All Ages
Comic books and movies are full of characters with super speed, heightened senses, and other incredible gifts, but so are your backyards! Discover the powers of native wildlife in this super awesome presentation with live animals from the Howell Nature Center.

Pokémon Hangout: Saturday September 22, 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.

Teen Mystery Night: Friday October 12, 6-7:30 pm, Library Atrium, Teens grades 7-12
It’s the 1960s, a time of social change and an exploding pop culture. An up and coming rock band’s lead singer dies under mysterious circumstances. Who did it? A jealous band member, the ex-girlfriend, or someone else? Explore the crime scene, examine evidence, and question witnesses and suspects to solve the murder! Refreshments provided. Registration begins September 22.

Trick or Read: Saturday October 27, 11AM – 12 PM or 2PM – 3PM , Library Atrium, All ages Have a spook-tacular time wearing your Halloween costumes to a “Spooky Monster Magic Show!” Afterward, you can trick or treat in the library. Seating is limited to the first 100 people at each show. Please attend only one.