Youth/Tween Events

Take and Make Craft Kits

March – May (Drop in) Ages 2 – 11. Pick up a new craft kit each month, available while supplies last. First-come, first served. Limit one per child, per month, please.

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Financial Literacy Scavenger Hunt

Monday, April 15 – Sunday, April 21 (Drop in) April is Financial Literacy Month and we’ll have a Scavenger Hunt in the Youth Dept. Participants will receive a small prize upon completion.

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Baby Storytime

Tuesday, April 16 at 10:30 AM Tuesday, April 16 at 11:30 AM Ages birth – 23 months, with a caring adult. We will introduce books and songs that are developmentally appropriate. Register.

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Family Morning Storytime

Wednesday, April 17 at 10:30 AM Ages birth – 5 years old, with a caring adult. Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. Register for Family Morning Storytime. 

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Paint and Pop

Wednesday, April 17 at 4:30 PM Ages 6-11 years Celebrate April is Arts Month with snacks, pop, and painting your own masterpiece. Dress for a mess! Register for Paint and Pop.

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Toddler Storytime

Thursday, April 18 at 10:30 AM Ages 2 -3 years old, with a caring adult. This storytime is full of books, songs, and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Register for Toddler Storytime. 

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Baby Finger Painting

Friday, April 19 at 10:30 AM Ages 0-23 months, with a caring adult Celebrate April is Arts Month with your baby by having them create their very own masterpiece. Dress for a mess! Register for Baby Finger Painting.

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Gro-Town Seed Station

Starting Monday, April 22, while supplies last (Drop in) We’re partnering with Gro-Town to offer a “seed station” for kids. There will be a variety of vegetable and flower seed packets available so they can plant a garden of their own.

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Baby Storytime

Tuesday, April 23 at 10:30 AM Tuesday, April 23 at 11:30 AM Ages birth – 23 months, with a caring adult. We will introduce books and songs that are developmentally appropriate. Register.

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Family Morning Storytime

Wednesday, April 24 at 10:30 AM Ages birth – 5 years old, with a caring adult. Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. Register for Family Morning Storytime.

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Toddler Storytime

Thursday, April 25 at 10:30 AM Ages 2 -3 years old, with a caring adult. This storytime is full of books, songs, and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Register for Toddler Storytime.

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Taylor Swift Party

Saturday, April 27 from 2 – 3:30 PM Ages 9-17. Celebrate all things Taylor Swift by making friendship bracelets, enjoying themed snacks, and playing games with your fellow Swifties. Register for Taylor Swift Party. Please note: This event will take place at the Northville Community Center.

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Book Walk

Wednesday, May 1 – Friday, May 31 All ages. Bookwalk is back at the park behind the Library with Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn!

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Pets Caught Reading

Wednesday, May 1 – Friday, May 31 May is National Pet Month, so we are inviting you to snap a photo of your pet “reading”, either alone or with their favorite human. Email the picture anytime during the month to: cbartone@northvillelibrary.org. We will display them in the Library.

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Baby & Toddler Prom

Tuesday, May 7 at 10:30 AM Ages 0-3, with a caring adult.  Celebrate prom early! Dress your little one in their finest threads to enjoy music, photo ops, and more fun. Register for Baby & Toddler Prom.

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Graphic Novel Book Club: Enola Homes by Serena Blasco

Tuesday, May 7 at 4:30 PM Ages 9 – 11. Join us each month for a discussion on a different book, fun activities, and a snack. Register to attend and receive a free copy of the book ahead of the meeting. Register for Graphic Novel Book Club: Enola Homes by Serena Blasco.  

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Lego Club

Thursday, May 9 at 4:30 PM Ages 5 – 11.  Build a unique LEGO creation to be displayed in the Youth Dept. Register for Lego Club.

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Tween Squishmallow Paintings

Monday, May 13 at 7 PM Ages 9-12. Choose a pre-made outline and get creative with your own Squishmallow-inspired masterpiece. Register for Tween Squishmallow Paintings.

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Preschool Picassos: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Friday, May 17 at 10:30 AM Ages 3 – 5, with a caring adult. We focus on a famous or notable artist, along with a related reading and a craft. For our last meeting of this school year, we will read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and create colorful caterpillars. Dress for a…

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Down on the Farm

Saturday, May 18 from 11 AM – 1 PM All ages.  Carousel Acres will be bringing their mobile petting farm to the park behind the Library.  You’ll be able to see a miniature horse and donkey, goats, sheep, an alpaca, a calf, and more! Drop in. 

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Next Step Book Club: Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

Tuesday, May 21 at 4:30 PM Ages 6 – 9. Join us each month for a discussion on a different book, fun activities, and a snack. Register to attend and receive a free copy of the book ahead of the meeting. This month we are discussing Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. Register for Next Step Book Club:…

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Family Bedtime Storytime

Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 PM Ages birth – 5, with a caring adult. Children and their grownups can wind down with songs, rhymes, and a bedtime story. Your favorite stuffy and pajamas are welcome! Register for Family Bedtime Storytime.

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Toddler Explorations

Saturday, May 25 at 10:30 AM Ages 1-3, with a caring adult. An open interactive engagement program for young children and caregivers that uses play and exploration to develop social and motor skills. Register for Toddler Explorations.

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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 read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten.

Read more about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten here.