Michigan Secretary of State Mobile Office

The Secretary of State Mobile Office will be in Dexter to serve area customers on Friday, July 27, 2018.  The office will be open 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Customers may renew their driver’s license or register to vote, quickly and easily, right on the spot.  Other services offered by the Mobile Office include instant titles, address changes, signing up on the Michigan Organ Donor Registry and much more. Residents can also ask questions about services.

2018 Spring Programs for Kids and Teens

Friday, March 9
Registration begins for Spring Story Times.  Spring Story Times for toddlers and preschoolers will start on Monday, March 26 and run until Thursday, May 17. Registration is required, parents or caregivers of children may register in person at the Library or by calling 734-426-4477. Space is limited so registration will be on a first come first served basis. 

Children 18 months to 3 years of age may sign up for one Toddler Story Time. Toddler Story Times are held on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Children under 18 months may attend, however books and activities are geared for toddlers. Children 3 to 5 years of age may sign up for one Preschool Story Time. Preschool Story Times are held on Mondays or Tuesdays at 11:30 am.  Combined Toddler/Preschool Story Times will be offered on Wednesdays at 11:30 am. Drop-In Story Times for all ages will be offered on Thursdays at 10:30 am in the lower level meeting room from March 29 to May 17.  Infants are welcome at story times with their siblings.  Parents or caregivers are required to attend. Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Spring Story Times for children include picture, pop-up and interactive books, flannel-board stories, songs, puppets, finger plays, crafts and other activities that encourage a love of reading to your child.

Thursdays at 10:30 am from March 29 to May 17
Drop-In Family Story Time
Family Story Times are held on Thursday mornings in the lower level meeting room.  Geared for ages 6 and under but everyone is welcome to attend.  Daycare centers are asked to arrive early.  Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Drop-In Family Story Times for children include picture, pop-up and interactive books, flannel-board stories, songs, puppets, finger plays, crafts and other activities that encourage a love of reading to your child. All sessions are held in the lower level meeting room. These events are free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 19 at 4:30 pm
All Star Readers for Grades 3 through 5. 
This month we’ll meet to discuss Lights, Camera, Cook! by Charise Mericle Harper.  Registration begins Thursday, March 15.

Saturday, April 21 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Make & Take Spring Crafts
Kids of all ages are invited to stop by the Library and create a variety of seasonal crafts.  Registration is not required.

Saturday, April 21 at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Teens in grades 7 through 12 meet monthly to brainstorm with other teens about new programs, book selections and how to make the Library a great place.  TAG members help out at many children’s programs throughout the year.  This is a fun way to earn volunteer hours.  Pizza will be served, registration begins Saturday, March 17.

Thursday, April 26 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Makerspace
This is a drop-In program for Grades K through 8.  Several creativity stations will be set up for kids to enjoy using a variety of building products such as Lincoln Logs, Legos, Construx, Hexabits and more.  Work alone or as a team.  Registration is not required.

Friday, April 27 at 7:00 pm
Read & Feed Book Club
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to discuss the book, eat pizza and play trivia for chances to win prizes.  This month’s book is Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson.  Registration begins Friday, March 23.

Saturday, April 28 at 11:00 am
Movie & Popcorn for Kids
Ferdinand (2017)
Rated PG – 108 minutes

Tuesday, May 1 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
First Tuesday Lego Club
Kids in grades K through 8 are invited to spend an afternoon making their own Lego creations while visiting with old friends and making new ones.  Everyone is welcome – Legos will be provided by the Library.  Registration is not required.

Saturday, May 5 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Drop-In Mother’s Day Craft
Kids of all ages are invited to stop by the Library and make a simple gift for your mother or special caregiver.  Registration is not required.

Thursday, May 10 at 4:30 pm
Super Stories for Grades K through 2
Join us for stories, snacks, a craft and other activities.  This month we’re reading books by author and illustrator Dan Santat.  Registration is required beginning Thursday, April 12.

Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 am
KinderConcert!
Music comes alive at KinderConcert, a 30 minute concert designed especially for children ages five and under. No worries about wiggly tots sitting still for a concert – they’ll dance and move while listening to the music.  Then they’ll be mesmerized by hearing a story being told with musical accompaniment.  Members of the A2SO join movement specialist Gari Stein and pianist Kathryn Goodson for a guided introduction to the instruments of the orchestra.  Registration is not required.

Thursday, May 17 at 4:30 pm
All Star Readers for Grades 3 through 5. 
This month we’ll meet to discuss Upside Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins.  Registration begins Thursday, April 19.

Friday, May 18 at 7:00 pm
Read & Feed Book Club
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to discuss the book, eat pizza and play trivia for chances to win prizes.  This month’s book is Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson.  Registration begins Friday, April 27.

Saturday, May 19 at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Teens in grades 7 through 12 meet monthly to brainstorm with other teens about new programs, book selections and how to make the Library a great place.  TAG members help out at many children’s programs throughout the year.  This is a fun way to earn volunteer hours.  Pizza will be served, registration begins Saturday, April 21.

Thursday, May 24 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Makerspace
This is a drop-In program for Grades K through 8.  Several creativity stations will be set up for kids to enjoy using a variety of building products such as Lincoln Logs, Legos, Construx, Hexabits and more.  Work alone or as a team.  Registration is not required.

 Friday, June 1 at 11:00 am
Story Time on the Terrace
Kids ages five and under, along with their caregiver, are invited to a special Story Time on the Terrace.  We’ll meet outside, behind the Library, on the new terrace for a variety of stories, songs, flannel board and movement activities.  Refreshments will be served following the program.  Registration is not required.  In case of rain, Story Time on the Terrace will be rescheduled for Friday, June 8 at 11:00 am.

 Monday, June 18 at 11:00 am
Summer Reading Program Kick-Off
Register for this year’s Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock!” and join us for this year’s musical guest “Gemily – Gemini + Emily”.

The Trio of Gemily, San and Laz Slomovits of Gemini, plus San’s daughter Emily, has been a long time in the making. San and Emily Slomovits have been playing music together since Emily was a young child. San and brother Laz, as the duo Gemini, have been a highly popular folk act throughout Michigan and the United States since 1973, and Emily began joining them on stage when she was just eight years old. Emily is an accomplished violinist and has also developed a lovely and unique singing style. Together, their music features a range of traditional and contemporary folk, jazz and classical music, Broadway show tunes, and more.

Following the performance, head down to Farmers Market for some light refreshments.  Everyone is welcome.

 

 

Big Truck and Emergency Vehicle Day 2018

Big Truck and Emergency Vehicle Day returns on Friday, June 29 from 10:00 am to Noon.  An annual event at Dexter District Library, we will host a large variety of trucks and emergency vehicles for children and adults of all ages to experience, rain or shine.  The parking lot will be closed during this event to allow freedom to browse, tour and talk to the owners and operators of the wonderful machines that make our lives easier and safer.  Bring your camera, there will be plenty of photo opportunities with the vehicles and our special guest, Pete the Cat.  Everyone is welcome, registration is not required.

2018 Spring Story Times

Registration for Spring Story Times begins on Friday, March 9.  Spring Times for toddlers and preschoolers will start on Monday, March 26 and run until Thursday, May 17. Registration is required, parents or caregivers of children may register in person at the Library or by calling 734-426-4477. Space is limited so registration will be on a first come first served basis. 

Children 18 months to 3 years of age may sign up for one Toddler Story Time. Toddler Story Times are held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Children under 18 months may attend, however books and activities are geared for toddlers. Children 3 to 5 years of age may sign up for one Preschool Story Time. Preschool Story Times are held on Mondays or Tuesdays at 11:30 am.  Combined Toddler/Preschool Story Times will be offered on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. Drop-In Story Times for all ages will be offered on Thursdays at 10:30 am in the lower level meeting room from March 29 to May 17.  Infants are welcome at story times with their siblings.  Parents or caregivers are required to attend. Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Spring Story Times for children include picture, pop-up and interactive books, flannel-board stories, songs, puppets, finger plays, crafts and other activities that encourage a love of reading to your child.

Wi-Fi Printing

The Dexter District Library now offers wi-fi printing compatible with your smartphone, tablet, or laptop!  For black and white, the price is $0.10 per page.  For full color, the price is $0.20 per page.  For directions on how to install the app, please click here.

Supervision and Behavior of Children in the Library


An Amplification of the Library’s Rules of Behavior

The Dexter District Library is strongly committed to the provision of services to children and desires children of all ages have positive library experiences. However, the Library is a busy public facility and Library staff cannot assume responsibility for the supervision, safety or entertainment of children who use it.

A parent or other adult accompanying a child in the Library is expected to prevent the child from running, making excessive noise, crying, pulling books from shelves, pounding on computer equipment or otherwise behaving disruptively. If the parent or caregiver cannot control the behavior of the child, both will lose Library privileges pursuant to the procedures set forth in the Patron Behavior Policy.

Children five years of age or younger must be under the direct supervision of a parent or other adult (age 18 years or older) at all times. When a child of this age attends Library programs, the parent or other adult must remain in the Library and be readily available to provide supervision or remove the child if necessary.

Children ages six through eleven may use all areas of the Library alone, but a parent or other adult must be on the Library premises.

Children aged twelve and over are welcome to use the Library without an adult on the premises.

All children, whether accompanied by an adult or parent or using the Library alone, must observe the rules that govern Library use, including but not limited to the Library’s Rules of Behavior Policy and Internet Use Policy.

The Library is not meant to be a substitute baby-sitter. Children visiting the Library alone are welcome to remain as long as desired, provided the child is busy reading, writing, doing school work or using other library resources. Children who become boisterous, undisciplined, uncontrollable or otherwise in violation of any Library policy may lose Library privileges.

Children who are not picked up within 15 minutes after the Library closes will be referred to the Sheriff’s station to wait for a ride.

Movie & Popcorn for Kids

Join us for Movie & Popcorn for Kids offered at various times throughout the year.  Enjoy a free bag of popcorn while watching a family-friendly movie on the big screen.  There’s plenty of floor space so bring a pillow, blanket or a cuddly friend.  Daycare groups are welcome, please arrive 15 minutes before the movie to get your group set up.

Saturday, April 28 at 11:00 am
Ferdinand (2017)
Rated PG – 108 minutes

Friday, June 22 at 11:00 am
Rock Dog (2017)
Rated PG – 90 minutes

Tuesday, July 24 at 11:00 am
Paddington 2 (2017)
Rated PG – 103 minutes

Monday, August 20 at 11:00 am
A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
Rated PG – 109 minutes

Michigan Activity Pass

The “Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network” program is a partnership between Michigan’s nearly 400 public libraries and 60 arts and cultural organizations. The program is designed to enhance the learning experience for people of all ages through books and other library materials, and to provide reduced cost or complimentary access to arts and cultural organizations across the state of Michigan, from Monroe to Mackinaw City to Marquette, and all points in between.  All passes are issued online through the MAP site:

http://michiganactivitypass.info