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  August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6. 6-7:30 pm, . 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.

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, December 26, January 2.

Baby Bears select Fridays 10-10:30 am. August 3, September 21, October 5, 19, November 2, 16, December 7, 21.
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  August 9, September 27, October 11, 25, November 8, December 13
Drop in for stories, songs, and activities for the whole family. Wearing pajamas is welcomed!

Special Youth and Family Events

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.

Stranger Things Night, Friday November 9, 6-7:30 pm, Library Atrium, teens grades 7-12
Turn your night upside down and join us for “Stranger Things” inspired activities including waffle decorating, trivia, and Demagorgon hide and seek. Registration begins October 20.

Library Tree Trimming Party, Thursday November 30, 6-7 pm, Library Atrium, All Ages
Join us for a family holiday tradition at the Library! Enjoy cookies and punch as you help decorate the Library’s Christmas tree. Children can make their own ornament to keep.

Teen Fortnite Battle Royale, Friday December 14, 5:30-6:30 pm AND 6:45-7:45 pm, Library Atrium, Teens grades 7-12.
Join us for a low-key hang out with snacks other Fortnite enthusiasts. Outlast and outlive your opponents. There can only be one winner—will it be you? Fortnite is rated T for Teen. Registration begins November 26.  

 Holiday Storytime with Mrs. Claus, Saturday December 15, 2-3 pm, Library Atrium, All Ages
Visit with Mrs. Claus to hear favorite holiday stories and join in singing classic holiday songs. Children will also make a holiday craft to take home. Be sure to have a picture taken with Mrs. Claus by the glow of the library’s Christmas tree.