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

Teen Advisory Board: the first Thursday of every month. 6-7:30 pm, 7th – 12th grade. 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 on the library website or at the reference desk.

Teen Hangout: Wednesdays 3-4:30 Teens grades 7-12 are invited to join us in the Senior Center Craft Room for activities and games each week. No program, February 20 or April 3.

Baby Bears select Fridays 10-10:30 am. February 8, March 8 & 22, April 26, May 24
Drop in for short stories, songs, lap bounces, and playtime. This program offers early literacy fun for children under 2 years with a caregiver.

Baby Signing Time February 22, 10-1:30 am, Children’s Area, Children under 2 and caregivers. Join Signing Time Instructor, Ms. Kelly, for interactive short stories, songs, lap bounces, and playtime. This program offers early literacy and basic sign language fun for babies, their siblings, and caregivers.

Families and Jammies select Thursdays 6:30-7:15 pm. February 14 & 28, March 14, April 11 & 25, May 16
Drop in for stories, songs, and activities for the whole family. Wearing pajamas is welcomed!

Special Youth and Family Events

February 19-February 22, All Day, Library Children’s Area, All Ages
Winter Break Scavenger Hunt
Looking to bust boredom and the winter blahs? Drop in any day this week to explore the Library and complete an activity sheet to earn a prize!

Tinker Tuesday, February 19, 1:30-2:30 pm, Library Atrium, All Ages
Drop in to design, build, craft, and create whatever you can imagine using the odds and ends we supply.

Juggle Boy Nick, February 20, 1:30-2:15 pm, Library Atrium, All Ages
Come one, come all to watch award-winning local juggler Nick Thomas perform jaw-dropping juggling routines combined with hilarious comedy and plenty of audience participation. Nick will amaze you with his unique skills, and also share tips and tricks to help you learn to juggle at home.

Teen Terrarium Workshop,March 15, 6-7:30 pm, Library Atrium, Teens 7-12th grade
Build a tiny garden to keep in your room, and decorate it with rocks and small figurines.  Registration begins Friday, February 22.

Slime Time, March 16, 1:30-2:30 pm, Craft Room, Children ages 6-10
Do you love playing with goopy gooey slimes? Explore the science that gives each kind of slime its unique look and feel. You can experiment with a variety of slime recipes at this workshop. Registration begins Saturday, March 2.

Maker Monday, April 1, 1:30-2:30 pm, Library Atrium, All Ages
Drop in to design, build, craft, and create whatever you can imagine using the odds and ends we supply.

Launch Into Reading , April 3, 1:30-2:30 pm, Library Atrium, All Ages
Storyteller and musician Genot Picor will take listeners of all ages on an imaginary journey into the night sky and back through interactive stories, songs, and creative dances.

Library Lego Day, April 6, 1:30-2:30 pm, Library Atrium, 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.

Superhero Bash , April 12, 6-7:30, Library Atrium, Teens 7-12th grade
Are you Team Marvel, DC, or a little of both?  Join us for trivia, themed crafts, and snacks. Cosplay as your favorite superhero for a chance at a door prize! Registration begins Friday, March 22.

Creature Feature, April 13, 1:30-2:30 pm, Library Atrium, All Ages
Meet reptiles, birds, and other creepy crawly and furry animal friends at this educational and entertaining presentation by Dan the Creature Man.

Free Comic Book Day,  May 4, 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 up as comic book characters will be entered into a prize drawing!

Teen Library Amazing Race,  May 17, 6-7:30 pm, Library Atrium, teens grades 7-12
Race around the world and complete 10 different challenges through the library! The team that finishes first will earn a small prize! Registration begins Friday, April 26.

Circuit Cards Workshop, May 18, 1:30-2:30 pm, Card Room, Children ages 6-10
Learn the basics of electricity and test your skills out to make a complete circuit. Success will enable your circuit card to light up! Registration begins Saturday, April 27.