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  October 4, November 1, December 6, January 3, February . 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 Hang-outs: 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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.