1000 Books before kindergarten
See a librarian to sign up for this free early literacy program to help parents and caregivers make a habit of reading with their children. Children receive stickers for completing reading milestones and earn a free book and tote bag for finishing the program. This self-paced program is open to any child age 5 and under who has not yet started kindergarten. Funded by the Kiwanis Club of Utica and Shelby Township.
The Shelby Township Library hosts a variety of story times for young children. Story times are held during the school year with registration for the fall session opening on the first open Saturday in September and registration for the winter session opening on the first Saturday in January.
Stories, songs and early literacy activities for toddlers ages 2-3 ½ years old and their caregivers. Advance registration is required for this story program series.
Stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers aged 3 1/2 – five years old. Caregivers are welcome to participate in the program or browse the library, returning to help with the craft project during the last 5 minutes. Ages 3 ½ – 5 years. Advance registration is required for this story program series.
Select Fridays 10 a.m.
You’re never too young for a story! This program offers early literacy fun for children under 2 years old with a caregiver. Drop in for short stories, songs, lap bounces, and playtime.
May 12 and 26
September 15 and 29
October 13 and 27
Jammies and Books
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.
November 2 and 16