Youth/Tween Events

All non-virtual programs will be held outside in the park behind the Library, weather permitting.
Please bring a blanket for seating.  Registration will be based on current COVID protocols.

Beaded Bracelet

Take & Make Monthly Craft Kits for Kids: Beaded Bracelet

Beaded Bracelet:  May 1 – 29 Stop in at the library to pick up a craft kit during the months of March, April, and May.  All of the supplies will be provided for you to make the project.  Limit 1 per child, per month, while supplies last.  Kits will be available only if the library…

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Bear is Not Tired

Book Walk @ the Library:  Bear Is Not Tired by Ciara Gavin

Join us on a reading adventure anytime during the month of May!  Start at the library and follow the signs into the park while reading this adorable book!

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Nature in Your Neighborhood

Nature in Your Neighborhood

Beginning May 1, stop by the library to pick up a fun-filled bag to explore nature in your neighborhood.  Binoculars, a bug jar, activities, and app recommendations to explore will be included.  Share your findings with the library or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.  As supplies last – one per family.

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Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

Choose Your Own Adventure Virtual Read-Aloud Book Club

Wednesday, May 26; 4:30 – 5:30 pm Calling all adventurers in Grades 1-5:  let’s explore a Choose Your Own Adventure book!  No need to read the book ahead of time; we will read and decide together which path to take.  Afterwards, we’ll do a fun activity. Register to pick up your interactive activity bag, which…

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Creature Feature

Monday, June 21: 11 – 11:45 am (Registration for this event opens Monday, May 31) Little Creatures Co. will bring some very special animal friends to the park behind the Library including an Albino Burmese Python, a Tarantula, a Leopard Tortoise, an African Grey Parrot, a Chinchilla and more!  Presented by Daniel Briere of Little…

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Beastly Adventures Summer Storytime

Friday, June 25 from 10:30 – 11 am Join us outside in the park behind the Library every Friday for an all ages Storytime. Registration required. The Storytime on Friday, July 23 will be held at Mill Race Village, 215 Griswold Street.

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Chalk the Walk & Kindness Rocks

Tuesday, June 29: 11 – 12 pm (Registration for this event opens Tuesday, June 8) Calling all artists!  Help us decorate the sidewalk around the Library and paint a rock to keep or share, because “Kindness Rocks”!  Registration required. 

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Beastly Adventures Summer Storytime

Friday, July 2 from 10:30 – 11 am Join us outside in the park behind the Library every Friday for an all ages Storytime. Registration required. The Storytime on Friday, July 23 will be held at Mill Race Village, 215 Griswold Street.

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Bubble Bonanza

Thursday, July 8: 11 – 12 pm (Registration for this event opens Thursday, June 17) We’re going to have a poppin’ good time in the park behind the Library as we bring out the bubbles and all different types of wands!  If you like playing with bubbles, this is the place to be!  Registration required. 

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Beastly Adventures Summer Storytime

Friday, July 9 from 10:30 – 11 am Join us outside in the park behind the Library every Friday for an all ages Storytime. Registration required. The Storytime on Friday, July 23 will be held at Mill Race Village, 215 Griswold Street.

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Sound Science with Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Thursday, July 15: 11 – 12 pm and  Thursday, July 15: 1 – 2 pm (Registration for this event opens Thursday, June 24) (Register for one session only) Ages 6-10 Join us in the park behind the Library to explore the physics of sound as we experiment with waves and vibration and discover how sound…

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Beastly Adventures Summer Storytime

Friday, July 16 from 10:30 – 11 am Join us outside in the park behind the Library every Friday for an all ages Storytime. Registration required. The Storytime on Friday, July 23 will be held at Mill Race Village, 215 Griswold Street.

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Virtual Teddy Bear Picnic

Monday, July 19 For Families with Children Ages 3-7 Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic! Beginning Monday, July 12, pick up a picnic basket full of activities from the Library. On July 19, you’ll receive an email with links to videos of songs, stories, and other activities for your whole family –…

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Virtual Bee-zarre Animal Trivia

Wednesday, July 21: 1 – 2 pm (Registration for this event opens Wednesday, June 30) Ages 8-12 Want to test your knowledge of weird animal facts? Join Miss Cathrine on Zoom to laugh, learn, and compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. Registration required.

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Beastly Adventures Summer Storytime

Friday, July 23 from 10:30 – 11 am Join us outside in the park behind the Library every Friday for an all ages Storytime. Registration required. The Storytime on Friday, July 23 will be held at Mill Race Village, 215 Griswold Street.

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Solar Viewing Party

Thursday, July 29: 1 – 2 pm (Registration for this event opens Thursday, July 8) Watch and learn about the sun in a whole new way! Join Oakland Astronomy Club in the park behind the Library for a solar viewing experience using specialized equipment. Oakland Astronomy Club members will also be available to explain the usage and safety…

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Beastly Adventures Summer Storytime

Friday, July 30 from 10:30 – 11 am Join us outside in the park behind the Library every Friday for an all ages Storytime. Registration required. The Storytime on Friday, July 23 will be held at Mill Race Village, 215 Griswold Street.

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Family Outdoor Concert with Beverly Meyer, The Music Lady

Monday, August 2: 11 – 11:45 am (Registration for this event opens Monday, July 12) Join us outside in the park behind the Library for some fun family songs with The Music Lady!  If the event is unable to take place for any reason, a pre-recorded video will be posted on our website the day…

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Beastly Adventures Summer Storytime

Friday, August 6 from 10:30 – 11 am Join us outside in the park behind the Library every Friday for an all ages Storytime. Registration required. The Storytime on Friday, July 23 will be held at Mill Race Village, 215 Griswold Street.

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Virtual Backyard Birds & Beyond

Tuesday, August 17: 6 – 6:30 pm (Registration for this event opens Tuesday, July 27) Greg Bodker will introduce young birders on the job of bird watching with this virtual program.  Beautiful photos, audio recordings and exciting videos will engage the young birder.  Participants will learn about how to experience birds as he demonstrates the…

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The concept is simple. The rewards are priceless. Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten.

Read more about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten here.

PAW:  Pet Adoption Week Monday, August 2 - Saturday, August 7

All week, celebrate the important work of animal shelters with a series of programs!

PAW:  Pet Adoption Week Monday, August 2 - Saturday, August 7

Pet Food for Fines

Pet Food for Fines

Monday, August 2 - Saturday, August 7
Bring us a donation of Science Diet pet food or Easy Cheese spray cheese, or an item from the Humane Society of Huron Valley wishlist and we will remove up to $5 in overdue fines from your library account. All donations will go to help shelter animals at the Humane Society of Huron Valley.

Dog and Cat Beds Virtual Craft

Dog and Cat Beds Virtual Craft

Wednesday, August: 4: 1 - 2 pm (Registration for this event opens Wednesday, July 7)
Ages 8-12
Help shelter animals while learning a useful skill! Make fleece beds for dogs and cats by cutting and tying fringe. Supplies will be provided and available for pickup beginning Wednesday, July 28. You will need a pair of scissors. The Zoom link will be provided the day before the program. Registration required.

Communicating with Animals

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Thursday, August 5, 1-1:45 pm (Registration for this event opens Thursday, July 15)
Ages 6-11
Just like learning another language, this program provides the tools to decode what animals are telling us by identifying animal body language characteristics. Participants in this program will learn how to interact safely with animals by reading animals’ non-verbal cues to assess their feelings. Presented by staff from the Humane Society of Huron Valley in the park behind the Library.  If the event is unable to take place for any reason, we will switch to a virtual program and send the Zoom link the day of the program.  Registration required.

 

 

Teen Art Contest: Shelter Pet Portraits Social Media Takeover

shelter pet art contest

Monday, August 2 - Saturday, August 7
During Pet Adoption Week, keep an eye on our social media for incredible art inspired by animals in local shelters. We’ll share links to adoptable pets and announce the winners of the Teen Art Contest.