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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The Shelby Township Library has a lot to offer teenagers. We have movies, magazines, books, and more.


The Shelby Township Library volunteer program welcomes teens in grades 7-12 who are under the age of 18. Teens entering 7th grade in the fall are eligible to volunteer during the summer months.

Volunteer opportunities are announced seasonally; however the majority of the opportunities are during June and July for the library’s Summer Reading activities. During the school year there a few opportunities each month.  Volunteers are scheduled occasionally to assist with special programs for children and adults, and may expect to: set up tables and chairs, help the librarians prepare crafts, assist during programs overseeing an activity, clean and organize toys, and more.

To be contacted regarding volunteer opportunities, teens should complete the teen volunteer form and return it to the library. The library cannot accommodate walk-in volunteers.

Teen Advisory Board: Thursdays June 14, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4. 6-7:30 
Teens who are looking to be more involved with the library are encouraged to join the library’s Teen Advisory Board. The Teen Advisory Board meets once a month to help the librarian develop events that teens want to see in the library, and suggest book and movie titles to purchase. Teens involved with the library’s Teen Advisory Board are actively engaged in shaping the library into a community space for teens. Teens who are interested in being part of the library’s Teen Advisory Board are encouraged to fill out an APPLICATION, and return it. After reviewing the application, the librarian will contact applicants and invite them to join the Teen Advisory Board.


  • Access live help every day from 4-11pm from a tutor online through
  • Access test preparation, study materials, and college prep resources with Learning Express Library.
  • Access online resources for homework help, college preparation, career preparation, and more with
  • Discover resources for research projects with the library’s databases.
  • Ask a librarian for help.

And in addition to all that we also offer lots of fun activities too: Here is a lot of a few of our upcoming activities:

Teen Hangouts: After School Program Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:15. Meet us in the Community Center to play games, have snacks, and other activities. This event meets only during the school year. PROGRAM IS ON HIATUS UNTIL SEPTEMBER, 2018

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.

A2 Magic Workshop for Teens: Wednesday, June 20, 1:30-2:30 pm, Library Atrium, 5th-12th grade Learn simple yet amazing tricks with sleight-of-hand, mind reading, and common items like rubber bands, cards, and money.

Teen Anime Night: Friday June 29, 6-7:30 pm, Library Atrium, 7th-12th grade
An evening of anime trivia, crafts, and snacks! Wear your best anime cosplay for a chance to win a prize. Light refreshments provided. Registration begins June 9.

Teen Yo-yo Workshop: Wednesday July 11, 1:30-2:30 pm, Library Atrium, 5th-12th grade
See the professionals perform, then let them teach you some amazing tricks!

Teen Improv Workshop: Wednesday July 18, 1:30-2:30 pm, Park Area behind Library, 5th-12th grade:  Did you know there are actually rules to improv and it’s something to practice, even though it’s made up on the spot. Think Who’s Line is it Anyway? or Second City.  4th Wall Theatre will show you how!

Rock Painting: Wednesday, July 25, 1:30-2:30 pm, Park Area behind Library, 5th-12th grade
Rock on with your creativity and paint a rock or two to decorate your garden or room. While supplies last.

I love the 2000’s Teen Throwback Night: Friday July 27, 6-7:30 pm, Library Atrium, 7th-12th grade:  Test your memory with trivia about favorite Nickelodeon and Disney Channel TV shows, movies, toys, and more. Light refreshments provided. Registration begins July 7.

Dessert Rocks! : Wednesday, August 1, 1:30-2:30 pm, Community Center Craft Room, 5th-12th grade:  Make and take slime and play dough from edible ingredients, then make some ice cream you can eat right away! Limited to the first 20 teens, while supplies last.

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.