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 on a Thursday each 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.


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.

Percy Jackson Night: Friday November 3, 6-7:30 pm, Library Atrium, Teens 5th-12th grade.
Join us for snacks, games, crafts, and trivia from the Rick Riordan books in the Percy Jackson universe. Costumes are always welcome! We will hold a drawing for  a free copy of Rick Riordan’s latest release, The Ship of the Dead.  Registration is required.

Speech & Language Development Parent Workshop: Saturday November 4, 10-11 am, Community Center Card Room. Parents and caregivers can join Speech-Language Pathologist Tina Kunarski to discuss speech, language, and literacy development for children birth through school-age.  Learn how to encourage early literacy development using every-day, play-based activities with children.

Tree Trimming Party: Thursday November 30, 6:30-7:30 pm, Library Atrium. All ages family event. 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

Teen Craft: Cookies in a Jar, Friday December 15, 6-7:30 pm, Library Atrium, Teens 7th-12th grade. Make a gift for yourself or someone special for the holidays. Choose your cookie mixt to put in the jar, then decorate it and make a greeting card as an extra handmade touch. Registration required.

Holiday Puppet Show: Saturday December 16, 2-3 pm, Library Atrium. All ages family event.
It’s Christmas Eve, and all the toys have disappeared! Can Jingles the Elf save Christmas? Find out as Once Upon a Puppet presents “A Merry Holiday Caper.”

Pokémon Hangout: Saturday January 20, 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 Escape Room: Escape from Hogwarts, Friday February 9, 6-7:30 pm, Library Atrium, Teens 7th-12th grade.
Hogwarts is under attack from the Dark Lord’s forces. The clock is ticking, and there are no time turners to be found … can you and your team make it? Solve riddles, puzzles, and find clues to find the way out. Costumes are welcome, and refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

Valentine’s Day Crafts: Saturday February 10, 2-3 pm, Library Atrium. All ages family event.  Design valentines for all your family and friends, and decorate a sweet edible treat to enjoy yourself!