Shelby Township Library: To Preserve Yesterday, Enrich Today, and Inspire Tomorrow.

Close Icon
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

Upcoming Youth Programs   arrow

Youth and Family Events at the Library

Regular Programs Youth:

Storytime Registration: Storytime registration begins Saturday, January 4, 2020. 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 during the school year. No program, Noemver 27, December 25, January 1, February 18.

Baby Bears select Fridays 10-10:30 am. October 11 and 25, November 8 and 22, December 13.
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.  October 10, November 14, December 12, January 15 and 30, February 13 and 27.
Drop in for stories, songs, and activities for the whole family. Wearing pajamas is welcomed!

Special Youth and Family Events

Teen Mystery Night November 15, 6-7:30 pm, teens grades 7-12, Library Atrium Registration required. Join us for an evening of mystery with a fairy tale twist. Guests and princesses are invited from across the land to celebrate the anniversary of the Evil Queen’s rule. During the evening, secrets and truths about King White’s disappearance come to the surface. Everyone is desperate to get their happily ever after, but who is to blame? You are the detective! Investigate crime scenes, interrogate the suspects, gather the evidence and solve the case. Registration begins October 26. Costumes welcome.

Star Wars Snapology Workshop November 16, 1:30-2:30 pm, Card Room, Ages 5 and up.  Registration required.
If you love Star Wars, this is the adventure for you! You’ll work together on Star Wars themed activities using LEGOs and other interactive learning tools to build creations such as star ships and lightsabers. Snapology puts purpose into building with toys that spark creativity while teaching blueprinting, engineering, and math concepts. Registration begins October 26.

Library Tree Trimming Party December 2, 6-7 pm, Library Atrium, All Ages
Celebrate the upcoming holidays by joining in our annual tree trimming event. Children can decorate ornaments to trim the tree or to take home. Cookies and refreshments will also help us get in the spirit.

Seasonal Science Fun December 7, 1:30-2:30 pm, Community Center Craft Room, Ages 5-12 Registration required. Do you want to build a snowman using science skills? Complete STEM challenges and experiments related to winter at this program with Cathy Foster of TechKnowKids. Registration begins November 16

Teen Canvas and Cocoa Hour December 20, 6-7:30 pm, teens grades 7-12, Library Atrium Registration required, Sip on delicious cocoa and join us for a relaxing painting session at this special teen-only craft night.

Pokemon Hangout, Saturday, January 18, 2-3 pm, All Ages Calling all Pokémon Trainers! Bring your cards and handheld games and play, trade, and meet other Pokémon fans at this casual event. Refreshments provided, and door prizes will be awarded.

“Pop” Up Party Saturday, January 25, 1:30-2:30 pm, Cafeteria All Ages,
Pop in to the library for fun with all things that pop! The party will feature pop culture trivia, bubble wrap “pop” art painting, popular party games, bubbles, and pop music. Sample assorted flavors of Pop-Tarts, popcorn, and soda pop. Raffle prizes will include Pop Rocks candy and Funko Pop vinyl figurines. Bring your friends and family and pop ’til you drop!

Library LEGO Day Saturday February 15, 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.

Tinker Tuesday February 18, 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.

Teen Marshmallow Pop Workshop Friday, February 21, 6-7:30 pm, teens grades 7-12 Library Atrium  Registration required.  Do you like marshmallows? Do you like chocolate?  Combine the two and make a sweet treat!  Stick a marshmallow on a lollipop stick and decorate it with chocolate, sprinkles, frosting, and your creativity to create a unique and delicious masterpiece.