Request a Library Card

To help our community while the Library is closed, we are now offering online library card registration.

Please fill out the form below to apply for a limited, 90-day 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.

A valid card is required to access the Library’s electronic content.  This content is always available and can be accessed from home during this time of restricted travel.

Once everyone is free to travel, we will require you visit to the Library building to complete the registration process and extend the expiration date of your card beyond the initial 90 days.

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


2020 Spring Programs for Kids, Tweens and Teens

Monday, April 13
Spring Story Times Begin

Spring Story Times for toddlers and preschoolers will start on Tuesday, April 13 and run until Wednesday, May 13. 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 or Tuesdays 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 are held on Wednesdays at 10:30 am, registration is required.

Drop-In Story Times for all ages will be offered on Thursdays at 10:30 am in the lower level meeting room from April 16 to May 14.  Infants are welcome at story times with their siblings.  Parents or caregivers are required to attend. Daycare Centers are welcome to all Drop-In Story Times.  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

Thursday, April 16 at 4:30 pm
All Star Readers

This is a book discussion group for kids in grades 3 through 4.  Each month, we will read and discuss a book, have snacks and do activities.  This month we’re reading Operation Frog Effect by Sarah Lynn Scheerger.  Registration begins Thursday, March 19.

Thursday, April 16 at 4:30 pm
Tween Book Club

Kids in grades 5 and 6 are invited to read the book and be prepared to answer trivia questions for a chance to win a prize.  Enjoy a snack, and occasionally a craft or game related to the book.  Stop by the Youth Reference Desk for a copy of this month’s book: The Unteachables by Gordon Korman..  Registration begins Thursday, March 19.

Saturday, April 18 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Earth Day Upcycled Crafts

Kids of all ages are invited to stop by the Library and get ready for Earth Day by making a variety of upcycled crafts.  Registration is not required.

Thursday, April 23 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Makerspace

This is a drop-in program for grades K through 8.  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. 

Friday, April 24 from 10:00 to 11:30 am
Morning Movie for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Bring a pillow, blanket and fuzzy friend, preschool-appropriate snacks will be served.
Horton Hears a Who (2008)

Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists. Rated G – 86 minutes

Friday, April 24 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Magic: The Gathering (MTG)

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join us for monthly MTG tournament-style games and pizza.  Prizes awarded to top players.  Registration is required.  Co-sponsored with SRSLY Dexter.

Friday, May 1 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeon Master Tim Finch will teach you D&D basics, help you create a character, and design a campaign.  New and experienced players in grades 6 through 12 are welcome.  There is no charge to attend and all supplies will be provided.  To register email dalson@dexter.lib.mi.us or call 734-426-4477. 

Saturday, May 2 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Drop-In Mother’s Day Craft

Children of all ages are invited to stop by the Library to make a simple gift for their mother.

Saturday, May 2 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Teens in grades 7 through 12 are invited to get involved with the Library by attending our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meetings.  Help plan programs, organize community service projects, and volunteer at Library events.  This is a great opportunity to build up your resume and obtain volunteer hours.  Registration is required pizza lunch provided.

Tuesday, May 5 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 9 at 12:00 pm
KinderConcert
Join Gari Stein, Kathryn Goodson and this event’s Ann Arbor Symphony special performer Donald Babcock, who will present the Terrific Trombone. Music comes alive at KinderConcert, a free 30-minute concert designed especially for children two to five years old.  Music and movement help children gain an appreciation of classical music.   Registration is not required.

Thursday, May 14 at 4:30 pm
Super Stories

This is a book appreciation group for grades K through 2.  We’ll share stories, have snacks and do activities.  This month’s theme is “Spring”. Registration is required beginning Thursday,
April 9.

Friday, May 15 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Magic: The Gathering (MTG)

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join us for monthly MTG tournament-style games and pizza.  Prizes awarded to top players.  Registration is required.  Co-sponsored with SRSLY Dexter.

Thursday, May 21 at 4:30 pm
All Star Readers

This is a book discussion group for kids in grades 3 through 4.  Each month, we will read and discuss a book, have snacks and do activities.  This month we’re reading Upside Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins. Registration begins Thursday, April 16.

Thursday, May 21 at 4:30 pm
Tween Book Club

Kids in grades 5 and 6 are invited to read the book and be prepared to answer trivia questions for a chance to win a prize.  Enjoy a snack, and occasionally a craft or game related to the book.  Stop by the Youth Reference Desk for a copy of this month’s book: Restart by Gordon Korman.  Registration begins Thursday, April 16.

Friday, May 22 at 11:00 am (schools closed)
Family Movie & Popcorn

Doolittle (2020)
A physician who can talk to animals embarks on an adventure to find a legendary island with a young apprentice and a crew of strange pets.  Starring Robert Downey Jr.  Rated PG – 101 minutes.

Sunday, May 24
Monday, May 25
Library Closed

Thursday, May 28 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Makerspace

This is a drop-in program for grades K through 8.  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.

Saturday, May 30 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Drop-In Preschool Makerspace

Children ages five and under, along with their caregivers, are invited to make, create and play at the Library.  Children will explore a variety of stations with open-ended activities designed to encourage early learning.  Registration is not required.  Caregivers must stay with their children.

Tuesday, June 2 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.

Tuesday, June 16 at 11:00 am
Summer Reading Program Kick-Off

Everyone is invited to register for this year’s Summer Reading Program “Imagine Your Story”, there are reading clubs for adults, teens and kids of all ages.  With the Library’s slogan “Imagine Your Story”, themes of fairytales, mythology and fantasy will have a magical starting point to encourage reading throughout the summer.

The Summer Reading Program kicks off with live music for all ages featuring singer/song writer Jim Gill.  Each of Jim Gill’s concerts is an active sing-along and clap-along. He bangs out energetic rhythms on his banjo while everyone claps, jumps, dances and even sneezes along. The concert is filled, of course, with songs and stories from Jim’s award-winning recordings and books for young children.  Join us a for a fun morning of music and laughter, register for the Summer Reading Program and then head down to Farmers Market for refreshments and a visit with a live unicorn.  Everyone is welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

magic the gathering

Magic: The Gathering

Join us monthly for MTG tournament-style play on Friday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.  Prizes awarded to top players and pizza available to registered participants.  Everyone in grades 6 through 12 with knowledge of game play and rules is invited to attend.  Please check the Library’s Calendar for specific dates.   Co-sponsored with SRSLY Dexter.

Contact:  Diane Alson dalson@dexter.lib.mi.us
Location:  Dexter District Library, Lower Level

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a volunteer opportunity for teens in grades 7 through 12 to get involved at the Library.  Join us to help plan programs and volunteer at youth and teen events.  TAG meets on select Saturdays each month during the school year.  Check the events calendar for upcoming dates and times.   New members are always welcome, and a pizza lunch is provided.

Contact:  Diane Alson dalson@dexter.lib.mi.us
Location:  Youth Programming Room, main floor

Computer and Internet Access

teenzone

Computers for Public Use:

The Dexter District Library has 4 public use computer terminals for teens ages 13 through 17 located in the Teen Zone.  These computers have Windows 7 and are loaded with the Microsoft Office 2016 suite.  Full color printing is available for $0.20 a page.  Black & White printing is available at $0.10 a page.


General Rules for Internet Use:

  1. Hardware and Software settings may not be changed.
  2. Users will respect all copyright laws.
  3. Users saving files from the Internet to their own disks do so at their own risk. The Library assumes no responsibility for viruses transmitted from the Internet to disks through the use of Library computers.
  4. Any users caught hacking into computer systems or disrupting the functions of other computer systems will have their Internet use privileges revoked.
  5. Users will not use the Library terminals to violate any Federal, state or local laws or to engage in unethical behavior.
  6. Users can be held financially liable for damage to the Library’s equipment and software.

 

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.

Group Study Rooms

The Library has three group study rooms available on the second floor.  Groups may call ahead to reserve a room.  Reservations can be taken for the current week and the following week.  Every Monday, the next week opens up to reservations.

To reserve a group study room, please call 734-426-4477 and ask for the Adult Reference Desk.  For the study room policy, see attached:

Michigan Activity Pass

Out of the need to maintain social distancing, and with regards to compliance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-9, the Michigan Activity Pass will be going on temporary hiatus, beginning immediately and continuing through at least March 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

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

First Tuesday Lego Club

On the first Tuesday of every month, our Lego Club meets between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. in the lower level meeting room.  Kids, tweens and teens in grades K through 8 are invited to spend an afternoon making their own Lego creations.  Everyone is welcome – Legos will be provided by the Library.

Upcoming Club Dates:  May 5, June 2 and July 7