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

Youth Programs at the Library

We offer wide variety of programs for children, teens, and families. They are in a virtual format at this time.

Themed Activity Pickup  Register to pick up the themed activity craft kit, available on the second Monday of the month. On  the next Wednesday, we will email you a link to watch the storytime video. Missed picking up the activity kit but still want to watch the storytime? Let us know, and we can email you the video link. Shelbylib@libcoop.net

Once Upon a Wednesday  Join us for a special themed monthly story time with stories, songs, rhymes, and activities on the second Wednesday of each month available on our website and Facebook page.

Mystery Maker Monday Pick up a bag of mystery craft supplies anytime on the first open Monday monthly, while supplies last. Each month we’ll supply different odds and ends to spark your creativity. Use your imagination and what we give you to make something unique.
Recommended grades preschool–fifth

Kids Book Bag Pickup The second Saturday of each month.
Get paired with some new favorite books each month! It’s easy! Answer an online survey about your interests, and a librarian will surprise you with a special Book Bag. What’s in a Book Bag? Your personally selected books, some treats, and surprise goodies. Keep the goodies and return the books when you’re done reading. Registration required.

Fun at Home Kit (Grades 1-6) Pokemon January 23
Enjoy crafts and activities at home featuring the popular Pokemon book series.  We will also raffle off a copy of the newest book in the series to one of the registrants.   Registration begins January 9

Show Me Science Saturday January 23, February 27, March 27, Kids in grades K-8 can enjoy learning about lab science and performing experiments along with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Watch the Explore Lab Science Crew’s video posted on the library’s Facebook page or on the library’s web calendar, along with the list of safe and easy to find at home ingredients for the experiment.

Fun at Home Kit (Grades 1-6) Harry Potter Enjoy crafts and activities at home featuring the popular Harry Potter book series.  We will also raffle off a copy of the newest book in the series to one of the registrants.  Registration begins February 6

Fun at Home Kit (Grades 1-6) Captain Underpants 
Enjoy crafts and activities at home featuring the popular Captain Underpants book series.  We will also raffle off a copy of the newest book in the series to one of the registrants.
Registration begins March 6

Fun at Home Kit (Grades 1-6) Big Nate
Enjoy crafts and activities at home featuring the popular Big Nate book series.  We will also raffle off a copy of the newest book in the series to one of the registrants.
Registration begins April 3

Regular Programs Youth:

Storytime Registration: Storytime registration begins Saturday, September 12, 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.

Baby Bears select Fridays 10-10:30 am.
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.
Drop in for stories, songs, and activities for the whole family. Wearing pajamas is welcomed!