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
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
Saturday, February 18
10:30 – 11:30 am
Ages 5 and under

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