Spring Youth Programs

Spring Events for Kids

Spring Events for Kids

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ!
In-person Story Times and Youth Programs:
With consideration for the ongoing pandemic, and for the safety of everyone involved, please take special note of the following:

  • Registration is required for all Story Times and Youth programs.
  • Space is limited – each individual, including adults and infants should register so we have an accurate count of how many people are in the room.
  • Face coverings are OPTIONAL but encouraged for all patrons who are medically able to wear face coverings during Story Times and Youth programs held indoors.
  • Face covering requirements are subject to change without notice.

 

Spring Story Time at the Library
March 21 – May 12
Registration begins on Friday, March 4
Toddlers and Preschoolers

Registration for Spring Story Time begins Friday, March 4.  Spring Story Times for toddlers and preschoolers will start on Monday, March 21 and run until Thursday, May 12. Registration is required, parents or caregivers of children may register in the library or by calling 734-426-4477. Space is limited due to social distancing. Registration will be on a first come first served basis. Face coverings are optional but encouarged.

Children 18 months to 5 years of age may sign up for one story time session. Each session runs for 8 weeks. Story Times are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. 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. 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 and other activities that encourage a love of reading.

 

Spring Virtual Story Time *LIVE ONLY
Wednesdays at 10:30 am on Facebook Live
March 23 – May 11
Toddlers and Preschoolers

Visit the library from your living room! Ms. Krista will be singing familiar songs, telling stories, and demonstrating fun action rhymes every week on Wednesday at 10:30 am.

*In order to meet current read-aloud permission requirements from book publishers, virtual story time will be held live only. Videos will no longer be posted for later viewing on our Facebook page.

 

Super Stories Book Club
For Young Fives and Kindergarteners
Thursday, March 3
4:30 – 5:00 pm

Theme:  Reptiles & Amphibians

Registration begins Thursday, February 3

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 Ms. Krista will read books related to a theme and then the kids will make a theme related craft. Registration is required.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Story & Craft Program
Tuesday, March 8
Session 1 – 10:00 – 10:30 am
Session 2 – 11:00 – 11:30 am
For ages five and under

Registration begins Tuesday, February 8

Listen to St. Patrick’s Day stories and make St. Patrick’s Day crafts. Registration required. Face coverings required.

 

MythCrackers: Common Animal Myths
LIVE ANIMAL PROGRAM
Wednesday, March 9
Session 1 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Session 2 – 2:30 pm – 3:30pm
Grades 1 – 5

Registration begins Tuesday, February 1

Are owls really wise? Do turtles come out of their shells? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in this new live wildlife animal presentation. This program addresses common wildlife myths and together with the audience’s help we’ll find out if they are “correct” or “cracked.” Registration required. Face coverings are optional but encouraged.

 

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

Theme:  Reptiles & Amphibians

Registration begins Thursday, February 10

This is an independent book club for first and second graders held in person at the library. 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.

 

Maker Challenge Program:  Leprechaun Traps
For grades K – 4
Tuesday, March 15
4:30 – 5:15 pm

Registration begins Tuesday, February 15

Get Creative at the library! Listen to a story about Leprechaun Traps and then design and build your own. Registration is required.

 

All Star Readers Book Club
Grades 3 – 4
Thursday, March 17
4:30 – 5:30 pm

Book:  Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte

Registration begins Thursday, February 17

All Star Readers Book Club will meet in person this winter. We’ll 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.

 

Spring Break Craft Bags
Take & Make Crafts
Friday, March 25 – Sunday, April 3
For kids of all ages

Kids of all ages are invited to stop by the library and pick up a bag with a variety of seasonal or themed crafts to make at home.
No registration required. While supplies last. Limit 5 per family.

 

Bad Guys in the Library
Tuesday, March 29
Session 1 – 1:30 – 2:00 pm
Session 2 – 2:30 – 3:00 pm
Session 3 – 3:30 – 4:00 pm
For Grades K – 4

Registration begins Tuesday, March 1

The Bad Guys’ next mission is taking place in the Library. Do you want to be part of their team? Join us at one of three sessions to complete your training before the Bad Guys movie comes out in April. Registration is required.

 

Super Stories Book Club
For Young Fives and Kindergarteners
Thursday, April 7
4:30 – 5:00 pm

Theme:  Spring

Registration begins Thursday, March 3

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 Ms. Krista will read books related to a theme and then the kids will make a theme related craft. Registration is required.

 

Club Create Book Club
Grades 1 – 2
Thursday, April 14
4:30 – 5:15 pm

Theme:  Spring

Registration begins Thursday, March 10

This is an independent book club for first and second graders held in person at the library. 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.

 

Superhero Craft Bags
Take & Make Crafts
Monday, April 18 – Sunday, April 24
For kids of all ages

Kids of all ages are invited to stop by the library and pick up a bag with a variety of seasonal or themed crafts to make at home.
No registration required. While supplies last. Limit 5 per family.

 

Aliens in Dexter
Young Fives – Grade 4
Tuesday, April 19
4:30pm – 5:15pm

Registration begins Monday, March 28

Come listen to local author, Chris Monaghan, read his picture book Welcome to Dexter that gives an “out of this world” twist to a UFO sighting that happened in Dexter many years ago. Then participate in creative activities like designing and building your own spaceship! Registration is required.

 

All Star Readers Book Club
Grades 3 – 4
Thursday, April 21
4:30 – 5:30 pm

Book:  Knights vs Dinosaurs by Matt Phelan

Registration begins Thursday, March 17

All Star Readers Book Club will meet in person this winter. We’ll 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.

 

Fabric Nature Portraits
Virtual Craft Program
Friday, April 22
10:00am-11:00am
For grades K-5

Registration begins Tuesday, March 15

Create your own Fabric Portraits by using reused fabric scraps, buttons, craft items, googly eyes, and more! This craft will be nature and animal themed to celebrate Earth Day! Registration is required. Space is limited. Please only sign up if you plan to attend. Registration deadline is Friday, April 15. Supplies will be available for registered participants to pick up beginning Monday, April 18. A Zoom link will be emailed before Friday, April 22.

 

Preschool Spring Story & Craft Program
Saturday, April 23
9:30 – 10:00 am
For ages five and under

Registration begins Monday, March 28

Listen to stories about the spring season and make a spring craft. Registration required. Face coverings are optional but encouraged.

 

Mother’s Day Craft Program
Grades K – 4
Tuesday, May 3
4:30 – 5:15 pm

Registration begins Tuesday, April 5

Make a special gift to give to your mother on Mother’s Day. Registration is required.

 

Super Stories Book Club
For Young Fives and Kindergarteners
Thursday, May 5
4:30 – 5:00 pm

Theme:  Music

Registration begins Thursday, April 7

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 Ms. Krista will read books related to a theme and then the kids will make a theme related craft. Registration is required.

 

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

Theme:  Music

Registration begins Thursday, April 14

This is an independent book club for first and second graders held in person at the library. 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.

 

Pets Craft Bags
Take & Make Crafts
Monday, May 16 – Sunday, May 22
For kids of all ages

Kids of all ages are invited to stop by the library and pick up a bag with a variety of seasonal or themed crafts to make at home.
No registration required. While supplies last. Limit 5 per family.

 

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

Book:  Doodleville by Chad Sell

Registration begins Thursday, April 21

All Star Readers Book Club will meet in person this winter. We’ll 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.

 

Super Stories Book Club
For Young Fives and Kindergarteners
Thursday, June 2
4:30 – 5:00 pm

Theme:  Oceans

Registration begins Thursday, May 5

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 Ms. Krista will read books related to a theme and then the kids will make a theme related craft. Registration is required.

 

Here Comes Summer Craft Bags
Take & Make Crafts
Monday, June 6 – Sunday, June 12
For kids of all ages

Kids of all ages are invited to stop by the library and pick up a bag with a variety of seasonal or themed crafts to make at home.
No registration required. While supplies last. Limit 5 per family.

 

Pint-Sized Picassos
Wednesday, June 8
11:00 am – 11:30 am
For ages five and under

Registration begins Monday, May 9

Dress for mess. Listen to stories and make your own unique masterpiece. Registration required.

 

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

Theme:  Oceans

Registration begins Thursday, May 12

This is an independent book club for first and second graders held in person at the library. 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.

 

All Star Readers Book Club
Grades 3 – 4
Thursday, June 30
2:00 – 3:00 pm

Book:  Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr

Registration begins Thursday, May 19

All Star Readers Book Club will meet in person this winter. We’ll 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.