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

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 29, 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.

 Dragons vs. Unicorns Party, Saturday January 19, 1:30-2:30 pm, Library Atrium, All Ages
Are sparkly rainbow unicorns your style, or do you prefer fierce and fiery dragons? Pick your favorite and join the fun with creative crafts, games, and snacks to suit anyone who loves magical, mythical creatures!

Pokémon Hangout, Saturday January 26, 2-3 pm, Community Center, All ages
Bring your card and handheld games to battle and trade with other trainers at this casual event. Refreshments provided, and door prizes will be awarded! Complete a scavenger hunt to earn a small themed prize.


Teen Oreo Taste-off, Friday February 15, 6-7:30 pm, Library Atrium, Teens grades 7-12. 

With so many Oreo flavors, which one is the best—classic crème, or a seasonal sensation? What about the store brands—do they measure up? Help us decided which flavor reigns supreme for teens! Please note, we will not offer the peanut butter flavor at this event. Registration begins January 26.