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, January 6. Patrons can register online, in person, or by calling the library.

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 

Teen Advisory Board, Thursdays January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3. 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. January 5 and 19, February 2 and 16, March 2 and 16, April 20, May 4, and 18.
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 January 11 and 25, February 8, March 8 and 22, April 12 and 26, May 10 and 24.
Drop in for stories, songs, and activities for the whole family. Wearing pajamas is welcomed!

Special Youth and Family Events

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!

 Library Lego Day, Saturday March 10, 1:30-2:30 pm, All Ages
Drop in to design and build your own Lego creations, or complete the challenges we provide. We will have regular Legos and large Duplo blocks for all ages to share.

Spring Science Fun, Saturday April 14, 1:30-2:30 pm, Community Center Craft Room, Ages 5-11
TechKnowKids invites elementary school aged children to complete STEM challenges and science experiments related to the season of spring. Space is limited to 25 kids. Registration begins March 24.

Money Smart Story Time April 26 6:30pm  A special family story time event all about using money wisely. Participants will make a money-themed craft. Children’s Area

 Early Readers Scavenger Hunt, Saturday April 28, All Day, Library Children’s Area, Children grades PreK – 2 Drop in to sharpen your reading-related skills as you search the library for answers and complete activity sheet challenges to earn a prize!

Free Comic Book Day, Saturday May 5 All Day, Library Atrium, All Ages Comic book fans of all ages can drop in to the library any time during the day to pick out a free comic book and draw their own comics. Those who dress as their favorite characters will be entered into a prize drawing.

My Dolly & Me Tea Party, Saturday May 12 1:30-2:30 pm, Community Center Card Room, Ages 3 – 11 You and your favorite doll or stuffed animal are cordially invited to a tea party with crafts, refreshments, games, and door prizes. Space is limited to 30 children and their caregivers. Registration begins Saturday April 21.