fall youth programs

Fall Events for Children

Fall Drop-In Story TimeDrop-In Fall Story Time at the Library
Monday & Thursday mornings at 11:00 am
September 19 – November 10
No registration required

Drop-In Fall Story Time for toddlers and preschoolers will start on Monday, September 19 and run through Thursday, November 10. We will be meeting in the Large Meeting Room on the lower level of the Library.

Story Time will be held on Mondays and repeated on Thursdays at 11:00 am. Books and activities are geared for toddlers and preschoolers. Each program lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Our story times will include picture, pop-up and interactive books, flannel-board stories, songs, puppets, finger plays and other activities that encourage a love of reading.

*Drop-In Story Times may be cancelled if public health conditions change.

 

Toddler Story Time on Tuesday & Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am
Preschool Story Time on Tuesday & Wednesday mornings at 11:00 am
September 20 – November 9
Registration required and begins on Thursday, September 1

Registration for the Fall session of Toddler Story Time and Preschool Story Time begins Thursday, September 1. Fall Story Times for toddlers and preschoolers will start on Tuesday, September 20 and run until Wednesday, November 9. Registration is required for Toddler Story Time and Preschool Story Time. Parents or caregivers of children may register on our website through our calendar of events or by calling 734-426-4477. Children may only be registered for one 8-week session. Registration will be on a first come first served basis.

Toddler Story Time will be held on Tuesdays at 10:00 am and repeated on Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Books and activities are geared for children 18 months to 3 years of age. Each program lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Preschool Story Time will be held on Tuesdays at 11:00 am and repeated on Wednesdays at 11:00 am. Books and activities are geared for children 3 to 5 years of age. Each program lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Children under 18 months may attend, however books and activities are geared for toddlers and preschoolers. Infants are welcome at story times with their siblings.  Parents or caregivers are required to attend.

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

 

Eye Spy Game in the Youth Department

Anytime you are in the library this fall, you can play our Eye Spy Game. Stop by the Youth Reference Desk to pick up a list of pictures to search for. All of the pictures are hidden in the Youth Department. When you find the hidden pictures you will receive a small prize at the desk. The locations of the pictures change weekly. The theme of the Eye Spy Game this season is Forest Animals.

 

 

Club Create Book Club
Grades 1 – 2
Thursday, September 8
4:30 – 5:15 pm

Theme:  Pirates
Registration begins Thursday, August 18

Club Create is an independent book club for first and second graders. Each month Ms. Krista will read longer picture books centered on a theme and the group will participate in activities and crafts related to the theme. Registration is required.

 

super storiesSuper Stories Book Club
For Young Fives and Kindergartners
Tuesday, September 13
4:30 – 5:00 pm

Theme:  Fairy Tales
Registration begins Tuesday, August 23

This is a story and craft program held in person at the library for kids transitioning out of story time and into book club. Adults should attend this program with their children. Each month Miss Ruth will read books related to a theme and then the kids will do a theme related craft or activity. Registration is required.

 

all star readerAll Star Readers Book Club
Grades 3 – 4
Thursday, September 15
4:30 – 5:30 pm

Book:  Mac Undercover by Mac Barnett
Registration begins Thursday, August 18

All Star Readers is an independent book club for third and fourth graders.  Each month we will play an icebreaker game, have a book discussion, and do an activity related to the book we discuss. Books will be available to pick up at the library after you register. Registration is required.

 

bob-a-looBob-a-loo – Preschool Movement Program
For ages five and under
Saturday, September 17
Session 1 – 9:30-10:15 am (check-in from 9:15-9:30 am)
Session 2 – 10:30-11:15 am (check-in from 10:15-10:30 am)

Registration begins Saturday, August 27

Children ages five and younger can gallop like a giraffe, balance on one foot like a flamingo or sprint across the African savannah like a cheetah. Jump in with Bob-a-loo, a preschool movement-based learning program where children build heart & body strength, & learn how good it feels to eat healthy. This is an outside event, held in-person, at the Library. There will be two sessions for this program. Registration is required on the Dexter District Library’s website. Please only register for one session.

 

kinderconcertKinderConcert!
For ages five and under
Saturday, September 24
12:00 – 12:45 pm

No registration required

Music comes alive at KinderConcert, a 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.

 

makerspaceMakerspace
Grades K – 8
Tuesday, September 27
4:00 – 5:00 pm

Make, build, craft and explore. Participate in a variety of open-ended activities. We supply the materials and you supply the imagination. Drop-In Program

 

lego challengeLego Challenge
For Grades K – 8
Tuesday, October 4
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Registration begins Tuesday, September 6

Join us for a building challenge at the Library. Kids in grades K through 8 are invited to use a selection of provided Lego bricks to construct an object to fit a theme chosen by the Librarian. Registration is required.

 

Spooky Crafts Program
For grades K – 4
Monday, October 10
4:30 – 5:15 pm
Registration begins Monday, September 12

Join us for crafts inspired by things that go bump in the night. Make glow in the dark eyeballs out of rocks and design your own haunted house decoration. Registration is required.

 

super storiesSuper Stories Book Club
For Young Fives and Kindergartners
Tuesday, October 11
4:30 – 5:00 pm

Theme:  Fall
Registration begins Tuesday, September 13

This is a story and craft program held in person at the library for kids transitioning out of story time and into book club. Adults should attend this program with their children. Each month Miss Ruth will read books related to a theme and then the kids will do a theme related craft or activity. Registration is required.

 

Club CreateClub Create Book Club
Grades 1 – 2
Thursday, October 13
 4:30 – 5:15 pm

Theme:  Monsters
Registration begins Thursday, September 8

Club Create is an independent book club for first and second graders. Each month Ms. Krista will read longer picture books centered on a theme and the group will participate in activities and crafts related to the theme. Registration is required.

 

Fall Crafts for Preschoolers
Ages 5 and under
Friday, October 14
10:00 – 11:00 am
Drop-In Program

Celebrate the fall season by making a variety of seasonal crafts. Decorate a leaf crown, string beads in the shape of a pumpkin, and paint a fall tree. Registration is not required.

 

STEMfest Cayman ChemicalsSTEMfest with Cayman Chemicals
For Grades K-8
Saturday, October 15
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
No registration required

Come experience hands-on science fun with Cayman Chemical chemists. Visit a variety of demonstration stations to learn about science and do some science experiments yourself. You could separate DNA from strawberries, help make elephant toothpaste, or crush a can with pressure. This program is geared for kids in grades K-8. No registration is required.

 

all star readerAll Star Readers Book Club
Grades 3 – 4
Thursday, October 20
4:30 – 5:30 pm

Book:  I Want My Mummy by Nancy Krulik
Registration begins Thursday, September 15

All Star Readers is an independent book club for third and fourth graders.  Each month we will play an icebreaker game, have a book discussion, and do an activity related to the book we discuss. Books will be available to pick up at the library after you register. Registration is required.

 

makerspaceMakerspace
Grades K – 8
Thursday, October 27
4:00 – 5:00 pm

Make, build, craft and explore. Participate in a variety of open-ended activities. We supply the materials and you supply the imagination. Drop-In Program

 

 

Drop-In Halloween Story Time and Craft
Ages 5 and under
Saturday, October 29
11:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a fun Halloween story time filled with spooky books, songs, and flannel board fun! Geared for children ages five and under but everyone is welcome. A simple craft will follow the story time. Registration is not required

 

lego challengeLego Challenge
For Grades K – 8
Tuesday, November 1
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Registration begins Tuesday, October 4

Join us for a building challenge at the Library. Kids in grades K through 8 are invited to use a selection of provided Lego bricks to construct an object to fit a theme chosen by the Librarian. Registration is required.

  

super storiesSuper Stories Book Club
For Young Fives and Kindergartners
Tuesday, November 8
4:30 – 5:00 pm

Theme:  Outer Space
Registration begins Tuesday, October 11

This is a story and craft program held in person at the library for kids transitioning out of story time and into book club. Adults should attend this program with their children. Each month Miss Ruth will read books related to a theme and then the kids will do a theme related craft or activity. Registration is required.

 

Club CreateClub Create Book Club
Grades 1 – 2
Thursday, November 10
4:30 – 5:15 pm

Theme:  Nature
Registration begins Thursday, October 13

Club Create is an independent book club for first and second graders. Each month Ms. Krista will read longer picture books centered on a theme and the group will participate in activities and crafts related to the theme. Registration is required.

 

Preschool Makerspace
Ages 5 and under
Friday, November 11
10:30 – 11:30 am
Drop-In Program

Make, try, create and play at the Library. Young children will explore a variety of stations with open-ended creative activities designed to encourage early learning. Children need an active adult partner to help them.

 

all star readerAll Star Readers Book Club
Grades 3 – 4
Thursday, November 17
4:30 – 5:30 pm

Book:  A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold
Registration begins Thursday, October 20

All Star Readers is an independent book club for third and fourth graders.  Each month we will play an icebreaker game, have a book discussion, and do an activity related to the book we discuss. Books will be available to pick up at the library after you register. Registration is required.

 

Drop-In Thanksgiving Story Time and Craft
Ages 5 and under
Saturday, November 19
11:00 – 11:30 am

Join us for this seasonal story time celebrating Thanksgiving, food, and families. Geared for children ages five and under but everyone is welcome. A simple craft will follow the story time. Registration is not required

 

makerspaceMakerspace
Grades K – 8
Saturday, November 26
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Make, build, craft and explore. Participate in a variety of open-ended activities. We supply the materials and you supply the imagination. Drop-In Program

 

 

DIY Treasure Box Craft
For grades K – 4
Monday, November 28
4:30 – 5:15 pm
Registration begins Tuesday, November 1

Decorate a small box with paint and other embellishments. You can store your favorite small treasures inside. Registration is required

 

virtual cookingVirtual Cooking Program with A Curious Kitchen
For Young Fives through Grade 4
Friday, December 2
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Registration begins Friday, November 4

Join us for a 1-hour virtual cooking class to celebrate the winter holidays from the comfort of your own home! During this hour-long class, students from Young Fives – 4th grade will learn how to create a festive holiday dessert to enjoy with their family.  Chef Jyl Nolan from A Curious Kitchen will help you as we prepare, mix, measure and create a beautiful dessert together!  Please join us for this holiday class, and do something fun together as a family in the kitchen!  Parents will be needed to assist with some tasks in the kitchen.  Families will receive the recipe and list of ingredients 1-week prior to the class. Registration is required on the Dexter District Library’s website. Registration deadline is Friday, November 25. A Zoom link will be sent to registered participants before December 2.

 

lego challengeLego Challenge
For Grades K – 8
Tuesday, December 6
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Registration begins Tuesday, November 1

Join us for a building challenge at the Library. Kids in grades K through 8 are invited to use a selection of provided Lego bricks to construct an object to fit a theme chosen by the Librarian. Registration is required.

 

artworkPint-Sized Picassos
For ages five and under
Friday, December 9
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Registration begins Friday, November 11

Dress for mess. Listen to a story and make your own unique masterpiece. Registration is required.

 

super storiesSuper Stories Book Club
For Young Fives and Kindergartners
Tuesday, December 13
4:30 – 5:00 pm

Theme:  The 5 Senses
Registration begins Tuesday, November 8

This is a story and craft program held in person at the library for kids transitioning out of story time and into book club. Adults should attend this program with their children. Each month Miss Ruth will read books related to a theme and then the kids will do a theme related craft or activity. Registration is required.

 

The Library has updated its programming attendance requirements.  Face coverings optional but highly encouraged in group indoor settings.  Face covering requirements are subject to change without notice.  Registration may be required for in-person programming.  If registration is required, registrants will need to register all members of their party.  To provide for adequate social distancing, the Library may need to limit the number of in-person attendees at each indoor program.  The Library will continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions and the Library Board will review these requirements on a monthly basis.

 

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TumbleBooks

Click here to access TumbleBooks.  TumbleBooks are talking picture books that have been created from existing picture books from well-known publishers and authors.  Also included are Read-Alongs, Non Fiction Books, Picture Books in French and Spanish, also Puzzles and Games.  Help for TumbleBooks is available by clicking here.

There is also a TumbleBooks app available that you can download by clicking the Android or Apple icons below.  Note that using the TumbleBooks app requires you to sign in with your Dexter District Library card that begins with 29221, if you have an old 29082 card – please contact us and we will upgrade you for free.

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Apply For A Library Card

We are now offering online library card registration.

Please fill out the form below to apply for a temporary Dexter District Library borrower’s card.

We will provide your card information via e-mail and send your physical card to your home address via standard postal mail.  If you need a Library card immediately, please visit the Library to register.  The Library is open to the public for registration and browsing materials.  Processing time for online registrations may vary and physical card delivery is dependent on postal mail.

A valid card number is required to access the Library’s electronic content.  This content is always available and can be accessed from home.

We require all new applicants to visit the Library building to complete the registration process and extend the expiration date of new cards beyond the temporary registration period.  

Our borrower’s cards are only available to residents of the Dexter School District, including students.  If you reside outside our service area, please check with your home library about getting a card.

Parents:  When registering a child for a Library card, please use a parental e-mail address.  Dexter Community School student e-mail addresses prevent receipt of all external e-mails, including those from the Library.


    Kids Catalog

    The Library now has a kid friendly catalog available.  It features a responsive design that will fit on almost any screen size and works well with touch controls.  Click the graphic below to access the new kids catalog.

     

    Michigan Activity Pass

    The “Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network” program is a partnership between 638 public libraries, 11 library cooperatives, and 400+ destinations. 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:

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