winter youth programs

Winter Events for Children

Winter Break Reading Challenge
Youth and Teens
December 5 – January 6
Registration on Beanstack required

Youth and Teens can complete a variety of reading challenges on Beanstack during their winter break. Sign up on the Beanstack web site or app starting on December 5. Complete at least 10 virtual activity badges by January 6 to be eligible for a prize. Prize pickup will be during the month of January.

 

Drop-In Winter Story Time at the Library
Monday & Thursday mornings at 11:00 am
January 16 – March 9

No registration required

Drop-In Winter Story Time for toddlers and preschoolers will start on Monday, January 16 and run through Thursday, March 9. 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 or Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am
Preschool Story Time on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings at 11:00 am
January 17 – March 8

Registration required and begins on Monday, January 2

Registration for the Winter session of Toddler Story Time and Preschool Story Time begins Monday, January 2. Winter Story Times for toddlers and preschoolers will start on Tuesday, January 17 and run until Wednesday, March 8. 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.

Winter 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.

 

Virtual Cooking Program with A Curious Kitchen
For Young Fives through Grade 4
Friday, December 2
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Registration deadline is Friday, November 25

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.

 

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

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. The December theme is Inventions.

Registration is required. Registration begins Thursday, November 10.

 

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

Theme:  The 5 Senses

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. Registration begins Tuesday, November 8

 

All Star Readers Book Club
Grades 3 – 4
Thursday, December 15
4:30 – 5:30 pm

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. The December book is Leon the Extraordinary by Jamar Nicholas.

Registration is required. Registration begins Thursday, November 17

 

Drop-in Reindeer & Seasonal Crafts
Children of all ages
Saturday, December 17
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Drop-In Program

Celebrate the season by making a variety of reindeer crafts and winter decorations.

Registration is not required

 

Drop-In Winter Wonderland Story Time
Ages 5 and under
Monday, December 19
10:30 – 11:00 am

Drop-In Program

Join us for this special story time celebrating the wonderful winter season. Geared for children ages five and under but everyone is welcome. A simple craft will follow the story time.

Registration is not required

 

Drop-In Children’s Movie
Children of all ages
Wednesday, December 28
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Drop-In Program

Kids of all ages are invited to stop by the Library and watch Abominable (2019) on the big screen.

After discovering a Yeti on the roof of her apartment building, teenage Yi and her two friends embark on an thrilling adventure across China to reunite the magical creature with his family. But to do so, they must stay one step ahead of a determined zoologist and her boss who want to capture the beast for their own gain.

Rated PG – 1 hour 37 minutes.

Registration is not required.

 

Makerspace
Grades K – 8
Thursday, December 29
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Drop-In Program

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

Registration is not required

 

Drop-in New Year’s Hats & Noisemakers Crafts
Children of all ages
Thursday, December 30
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Drop-In Program

Children of all ages and their families are invited to create hats and noisemakers to ring in the New Year.

Registration is not required

 

Drop-in Winter Gnome Crafts
Children of all ages
Tuesday, January 3
11:00 am – 12:00 am

Drop-In Program

Celebrate the season by making a variety of winter gnome crafts to decorate your home.

Registration is not required

 

Lego Challenge
Grades K-8
Tuesday, January 3
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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. Registration begins Tuesday, December 6

 

Vision Board Creation
Grades K-4
Wednesday, January 4
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Registration required and begins Wednesday, December 7

Have you ever thought about what your kids’ biggest dreams and goals are and how they can achieve them? During the Vision Board Creation event we will help kids create their vision by placing photos, powerful quotes, and dream statements on a personalized vision board.

This event aims to inspire and motivate kids to create a vision of who they want to be as a person, where they want to be headed, and to begin thinking about how they are going to make that happen in a very fun, creative way!

 

Drop-In Games
Grades K – 8
Thursday, January 5
2:00 – 3:00 pm

Drop-In Program

Kids and teens in grades K-8 can stop by to play a variety of games. Take part in competition-style games for a chance to win a small prize.

Registration is not required

 

Super Stories Book Club
For Young Fives and Kindergartners
Tuesday, January 10
4:30 – 5:00 pm

Theme:  Winter

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. Registration begins Tuesday, December 13


Chess Club
For Kids and Teens
Wednesday, January 11
6:30 – 8:00 pm

If you enjoy playing chess, join us for our monthly chess games this fall. Compete in tournament-style play or a casual game and improve your skills. All kids and teens with at least a basic knowledge of chess gameplay are welcome to attend.

Registration is required. Registration begins Wednesday, December 7

 

Club Create Book Club
Grades 1 – 2
Thursday, January 12
4:30 – 5:15 pm

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. The January theme is Winter.

Registration is required. Registration begins Thursday, December 8

 

KinderConcert!
For ages five and under
Saturday, January 14
12:00 – 12:30pm

Drop-In Program

Children ages five and younger and their caregivers will find that music comes alive during this 30-minute concert.  Don’t worry about wiggly tots sitting still for a concert – they will be encouraged to dance and move while listening to the music, hearing a story being told with musical accompaniment and learning about a special orchestral instrument.  Members of the A2SO lead children on a guided introduction to the instruments of the orchestra.

Registration is not required

 

Space Art with Longway Planetarium
Grades K-4
Monday, January 16
Session 1 – 1:00pm-2:00pm
Session 2 – 2:30pm-3:30pm

Create beautiful space-themed artworks while learning about the nighttime sky. Build a comet, use liquid water color to paint a starry scene, and learn about eclipses while making a chalk project.

Registration is required. Registration begins Monday, December 19

 

All Star Readers Book Club
Grades 3 – 4
Thursday, January 19
4:30 – 5:30 pm

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. The January book is Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead.

Registration is required. Registration begins Thursday, December 15

 

Winter Crafts for Preschoolers
Ages 5 and under
Saturday, January 21
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Drop-In Program

Celebrate the winter season by making a variety of snowy seasonal crafts.

Registration is not required

 

Makerspace
Grades K – 8
Thursday, January 26
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drop-In Program

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

Registration is not required

 

Drop-In Children’s Movie
Children of all ages
Friday, January 27
2:00-4:00

Drop-In Program

Kids of all ages are invited to stop by the Library and watch Wonder Park (2019) on the big screen

June, a girl with a wild imagination, makes an incredible discovery: a fantastical amusement park filled with fun-loving, talking animals. Facing a horde of Chimpanzombies who are intent on breaking in and ruining their newfound joy, June joins forces with her furry friends on an unforgettable journey to save the park of their dreams.

Rated PG – 1 hour 26 minutes.

Registration is not required

 

Drop-in Valentine Cards
Children of all ages
Saturday, February 4
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Drop-In Program

Get creative at the library. Drop-in and make handmade valentine cards for your family and friends.

Registration is not required

 

Lego Challenge
Grades K-8
Tuesday, February 7
4:30 – 5:30 pm

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. Registration begins Tuesday, January 3

 

Chess Club
For Kids and Teens
Wednesday, February 8
6:30 – 8:00 pm

If you enjoy playing chess, join us for our monthly chess games this fall. Compete in tournament-style play or a casual game and improve your skills. All kids and teens with at least a basic knowledge of chess gameplay are welcome to attend.

Registration is required. Registration begins Wednesday, January 11

 

Club Create Book Club
Grades 1 – 2
Thursday, February 9
4:30 – 5:15 pm

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. The February theme is Books & Reading.

Registration is required. Registration begins Thursday, January 12

 

Super Stories Book Club
For Young Fives and Kindergartners
Tuesday, February 14
4:30 – 5:00 pm

Theme:  Friendship

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. Registration begins Tuesday, January 10

 

All Star Readers Book Club
Grades 3 – 4
Thursday, February 16
4:30 – 5:30 pm

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. The February book is Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan.

Registration is required. Registration begins Thursday, January 19

 

Preschool Makerspace
Ages 5 and under
Saturday, February 18
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.

 

Wild Super Powers Live Animal Program with Howell Nature Center
Children of all ages
Monday, February 20
1:00pm-2:00pm

Registration begins Monday, January 23

What do Batman, Spiderman, and Cat Woman have in common? They base their powers on amazing wildlife adaptations and abilities! Learn all about wildlife “super powers” that help animals survive in the wild.

Registration is required.

 

Makerspace
Grades K – 8
Thursday, February 23
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Drop-In Program

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

Registration is not required

 

DIY Pom Pom Garland Craft
Grades K – 4
Monday, February 27
4:30 – 5:30 pm

Registration begins Monday, February 6

Sew together a string of colorful pom poms, cut paper straws, and beads to create a one of a kind garland to decorate your room.

Registration is required

 

Drop-In St. Patrick’s Day Story and Craft
Children of all ages
Saturday, March 4
10:30 – 11:00 am

Listen to a story about a leprechaun and then make a St. Patrick’s Day wand with shamrocks and rainbow colored ribbons to take home.

Registration is not required

 

Lego Challenge
Grades K-8
Tuesday, March 7
4:30 – 5:30 pm

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. Registration begins Tuesday, February 7

 

Club Create Book Club
Grades 1 – 2
Thursday, March 9
4:30 – 5:15 pm

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. The March theme is Leprechauns.

Registration is required. Registration begins Thursday, February 9

 

Super Stories Book Club
For Young Fives and Kindergartners
Tuesday, March 14
4:30 – 5:00 pm

Theme:  Weather

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. Registration begins Tuesday, February 14

 

All Star Readers Book Club
Grades 3 – 4
Thursday, March 16
4:30 – 5:30 pm

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. The March book is Maya and the Robot by Eve L. Ewing.

Registration is required. Registration begins Thursday, February 16

 

Makerspace
Grades K – 8
Thursday, March 23
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Drop-In Program

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

Registration is not required

Winter Events for Teens and Tweens

Registration is required for most Teen and Tween events – check each event page for more information. Find a PDF of our winter Teen and Tween brochure at the bottom of this Spotlight, or pick up a copy in the Teen Zone.

 

Winter Break Reading Challenge
December 5 – January 6
Youth and Teens
Registration on Beanstack required

Youth and Teens can complete a variety of reading challenges on Beanstack during their winter break. Sign up on the Beanstack web site or app starting on December 5. Complete at least 10 virtual activity badges by January 6 to be eligible for a prize. Prize pickup will be during the month of January.

 

TAG: Teen Advisory Group

Saturday, December 10

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Grades 7-12

Registration required – Begins Saturday, November 12

Teens in grades 7 through 12 meet monthly to brainstorm with other teens about new programs, book selections, and how to make the Library an even better place. TAG members will also do small service projects during meetings. This is a fun way to earn volunteer hours!

 

Magic: The Gathering

Friday, December 16

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Grades 6-12

Registration required – Begins Saturday, November 19

Join us monthly for MTG tournament-style play on Friday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Prizes awarded to top players. Everyone in grades 6 through 12 with knowledge of game play and rules is invited to attend. Please bring a Commander deck to each session. Co-sponsored with SRSLY Dexter.

 

Tween Book Club

Tuesday, December 20

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Grades 5 & 6

Registration required – Begins Tuesday, November 15

Book: Ghost by Jason Reynolds

Read this month’s book and then join us for icebreakers, discussion, and a related activity. Get a copy of the book at the youth reference desk after you register.

 

Bad Art

Tuesday, December 27

1:30 – 2:45 pm

Grades 5-12

Registration required – Begins Tuesday, November 29

Come to the library to create the worst art you can make. That’s right – don’t worry about making something good, just enjoy the creative process! Many materials will be on hand for you to make your “disasterpiece.” At the end, we’ll vote on a “worst of the worst” to win a trophy commemorating their achievement.

 

makerspaceMakerspace

Thursday, December 29

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grades K-8

Drop-in program – No registration required

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

 

Teen Anime Fandom Hangout

Wednesday, January 4

2:00 – 3:15 pm

Grades 7-12

Registration required – Begins Wednesday, December 7

Teens: Can’t get enough anime and manga? Meet up to watch anime, do crafts, share your manga drawings, and talk about your favorite series with other teens.

 

Drop-in Games

Thursday, January 5

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Grades K-8

Kids and teens in grades K-8 can stop by to play a variety of games. Take part in competition-style games for a chance to win a small prize.

 

Chess Club

Wednesday, January 11

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Kids and Teens

Registration required – Begins Wednesday, December 7

If you enjoy playing chess, join us for our monthly chess games this fall. Compete in tournament-style play or a casual game and improve your skills. All kids and teens with at least a basic knowledge of chess gameplay are welcome to attend.

 

TAG: Teen Advisory Group

Saturday, January 14

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Grades 7-12

Registration required – Begins Saturday, December 10

Teens in grades 7 through 12 meet monthly to brainstorm with other teens about new programs, book selections, and how to make the Library an even better place. TAG members will also do small service projects during meetings. This is a fun way to earn volunteer hours!

 

Virtual Cooking Class: Pizza

Monday, January 16

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Grades 5-12

Registration required – Begins Monday, December 19

Over Zoom, Chef Jyl Nolan of A Curious Kitchen will show you how to prepare your own pizza at home. Customize how you like, and make a dish the whole family can enjoy! Receive the recipe about a week prior to the program, gather your ingredients, and cook along with us.

 

Tween Book Club

Tuesday, January 17

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Grades 5 & 6

Registration required – Begins Tuesday, December 20

Book: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Read this month’s book and then join us for icebreakers, discussion, and a related activity. Get a copy of the book at the youth reference desk after you register.

 

Magic: The Gathering

Friday, January 20

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Grades 6-12

Registration required – Begins Saturday, December 17

Join us monthly for MTG tournament-style play on Friday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Prizes awarded to top players. Everyone in grades 6 through 12 with knowledge of game play and rules is invited to attend. Please bring a Commander deck to each session. Co-sponsored with SRSLY Dexter.

 

makerspaceMakerspace

Thursday, January 26

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Grades K-8

Drop-in program – No registration required

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

 

Comic Book Collage Canvas

Friday, January 27

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Grades 5-12

Registration required – Begins Tuesday, December 27

Teens and tweens can get creative in this art program. Join us to make a collage out of pages from recycled graphic novels.

 

MiLibraryQuest Winter Challenge

Starts February 1

Grades 5-12

Calling all teens! This year’s Michigan Library Quest is Dungeons and Dragons themed! Grab your sword and shield and get ready for a virtual adventure! Everyone in grades 5 through 12 is welcome to take part. For more information, visit mi.gov/MiLibraryQuest

 

Faux Stained Glass

Saturday, February 4

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Grades 5-12

Registration required – Begins Monday, January 9

Teens and tweens: join us to make your own faux stained glass decoration. Real stained glass is very complicated, but we’ll use common items like paint, glue, and a picture frame to make a unique piece of art that looks as good as the real thing!

 

Chess Club

Wednesday, February 8

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Kids and Teens

Registration required – Begins Wednesday, January 11

If you enjoy playing chess, join us for our monthly chess games this fall. Compete in tournament-style play or a casual game and improve your skills. All kids and teens with at least a basic knowledge of chess gameplay are welcome to attend.

 

TAG: Teen Advisory Group

Saturday, February 11

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Grades 7-12

Registration required – Begins Saturday, January 14

Teens in grades 7 through 12 meet monthly to brainstorm with other teens about new programs, book selections, and how to make the Library an even better place. TAG members will also do small service projects during meetings. This is a fun way to earn volunteer hours!

 

Magic: The Gathering

Friday, February 17

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Grades 6-12

Registration required – Begins Saturday, January 21

Join us monthly for MTG tournament-style play on Friday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Prizes awarded to top players. Everyone in grades 6 through 12 with knowledge of game play and rules is invited to attend. Please bring a Commander deck to each session. Co-sponsored with SRSLY Dexter.

 

Teen Tech Take-Apart

Monday, February 20

2:00 – 3:15 pm

Grades 7-12

Registration required – Begins Monday, January 16

Teens: Do you like learning how things work? Ever wanted to take something apart? This is your chance! Join us to use tools to deconstruct small electronics and see what makes them tick. Then we’ll use the disassembled pieces to create art.

 

Tween Book Club

Tuesday, February 21

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Grades 5 & 6

Registration required – Begins Tuesday, January 17

Book: Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park

Read this month’s book and then join us for icebreakers, discussion, and a related activity. Get a copy of the book at the youth reference desk after you register.

 

makerspaceMakerspace

Thursday, February 23

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Grades K-8

Drop-in program – No registration required

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

 

Watercolor Arts and Crafts

Saturday, March 4

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Grades 5 – 12

Registration required – Begins Monday, February 6

Watercolors are great for painting, but you can do lots of other crafts with them too. Join us to try out a selection of crafts and techniques using watercolors.

 

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.

OverDrive Reciprocal Lending Agreement

Did you know that Dexter District Library is now part of an agreement with four institutions sharing access to our Libby collections?

Partner Libraries are currently:

  • Great Lakes Digital Libraries
  • Lakeland Library Cooperative
  • Midwest Collaborative for Library Services
  • Suburban Library Cooperative

This means that including our 53,000 + titles, you have access to over 200,000 titles!

To access the Partner Library collections on your computer, simply click the “Partner libraries” button in the upper right corner of Download Destination.

On the Libby app, follow these steps to add our Partner Libraries to your account:

  1. Open the menu (found in the bottom center) inside Libby
  2. Select “Add Library
  3. Search for a Partner Library
  4. Select “Sign In With My Card
  5. Under Partner Libraries Select Dexter District Library
  6. Enter Your Library Card and Pin
  7. You are now shopping on that Partner Library’s Libby collection.
  8. Repeat the process to add the rest of the Partner Libraries
  9. You may toggle between Library collections using the menu in the bottom center inside Libby

Please note that hold priority is given to patrons borrowing from their home library collection.

Kids Zone

Enjoy this collection of librarian-tested websites for kids of all ages.  If you’re home and looking for things to do to keep busy, scroll down for a vast variety of resources to help. 

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  • Learning
  • Self Care
  • Activities
  • Book Characters

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LEL

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning, formerly known as Lynda.com, is a video training database with:

  • 16,000+ online courses in 7 languages.
  • Expert Instructors with real-world experience.
  • 60 new courses added each week!
  • Courses cover: Leadership, Project Management, Excel, Sales, Job Hunting, Cloud Computing, Python, DevOps, Data Science, Digital Marketing, Photography, Videography, 3D and Animation, CAD, and much more.

Log in using your Dexter District Library card that begins with 29221 and your pin.  If you are a Dexter resident and have one of our older cards beginning with 29082, stop by the Library to upgrade for free.

For the mobile app – use LibraryID: dexterdistrictlibrary

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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Browse New Teen Books

Our newest teen books are pictured below.  Click on a title for more information and to place it on hold.  New books will be added frequently. 

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  • Series
  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Graphic Novels

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Kanopy and Creativebug

Kanopy & Creativebug – Now Available

The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available free to Dexter District Library patrons. Library cardholders whose cards begin with 29221 can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting https://dexter.kanopy.com. If you have one of our older library cards that begins with 29082, please stop by the Library and we’ll upgrade it free.

Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for Android/Chromecast, iOS/AppleTV, Amazon Fire Tablets (not sticks), or Roku.  You may check out up to 10 titles (plays) per card, per month.  The loan period is 72 hours (3 days.)  Click here for help with Kanopy.

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Creative Bug

Dexter District Library cardholders can now access Creativebug by Jo-Ann, the award-winning destination for high-quality online arts and crafts video classes. With it, you can enjoy unlimited access to over 1,000 video classes taught by experts with new classes added daily. Here are a few key features:

  • Over 1,000 ad-free, concisely edited classes in HD video including:
    • Drawing
    • Painting
    • Sewing
    • Knitting
    • Crocheting
    • Quilting
    • Baking
  • New classes from top artists released every day
  • Downloadable patterns, templates, and recipes
  • Access to Creativebug community galleries and forum

HOW IT WORKS

Creativebug is currently available on laptops, desktops, tablets, and mobile phones via the Creativebug app or web browser. The Creativebug app is available via the App Store and Google Play. With the app, you can download your class and take it on the go.

Create a Creativebug account here using your Dexter District Library card that begins with 29221:
https://www.creativebug.com/lib/dexterlib
(Do you still have a library card that begins with 29082?  Please stop by the Library and upgrade it free.)

Once you’ve created an account, you will use that to access the features such as My Library, My Watchlist, and My Gallery.