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.

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


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-12thgrade.
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.

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.


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.