2021 Virtual Winter Story Times

Winter Story Times for ages five and under will be offered on Tuesdays at 10:30 am on our DDL facebook page from January 5 to March 2.  Everyone is welcome to join Ms. Krista for a fun morning of picture, pop-up and interactive books, flannel-board stories, songs, puppets, finger plays and other activities that encourage a love of reading to your child.  Registration is not required.

2021 Winter Youth Events

January 1 through 24
Winter Photo Contest for Teens
Local teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to submit a photo for a chance to win a gift card.  Photos will be judged in three categories:  Winter, Dexter and Family/Friends.  Entrants are limited to one picture in each category.  Complete contest details will be emailed to registered participants.  Photographs will be displayed on the DDL Teen Services webpage and in the Library’s Teen Zone.  Winners will be announced on January 28.

Monday, January 4 through Sunday, January 17
DIY Paint with Tissue Paper
Tweens and teens in grades 6 through 12, get creative with this fun painting project.  Everything you need will be included in your bag for pickup, including supplies, instructions and YouTube links for inspiration.  Instructions for picking up your craft bag will be emailed to registered participants. Email a picture of your final product to the Teen Librarian at dalson@dexter.lib.mi.us from January 20 through February 6.  Pictures will be posted on the Library’s Teen Services web page for viewing.  Registration is Monday, January 4 through Sunday, January 17.  Craft bag pickup is January 20 through 31.

Tuesdays, January 5 to March 2 at 10:30 am
Virtual Winter Story Times
Winter Story Times for ages five and under will be offered on Tuesdays at 10:30 am on our DDL facebook page from January 5 to March 2.  Everyone is welcome to join Ms. Krista for a fun morning of picture, pop-up and interactive books, flannel-board stories, songs, puppets, finger plays and other activities that encourage a love of reading to your child.  Registration is not required. 

Bi-weekly Thursdays at 11:00 am, January 14 to February 25
Preschool Super Stories
Kids ages five and younger are invited to join Ms Krista this winter on our DDL facebook page every other Thursday at 11:00 am.  We will read a longer picture book and share an activity related to the book.  Everyone is welcome.  Dates:  January 14, January 28, February 11 and February 25

Bi-weekly on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm, January 20 to March 3
Club Create
Kids in grades K through 2 are invited to join us on facebook, every other Wednesday at 4:30 pm beginning January 20.  Ms. Krista will share fun challenges, activities and craft ideas that you can try at home.  She will also highlight a few new chapter books and readers.  Everyone is welcome.  Dates:  January 20, February 3, February 17 and March 3

Saturday, January 30 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cricut® for Beginners
Join us for a repeat of this popular virtual program as we talk about the basic functions of a Cricut® machine and discuss which tools and materials are worth investing in.  A demonstration will be provided and samples of projects will be shared.  Time will be available at the end of the presentation for participants’ questions.  Recommended for grades 6 through adult, registration is required.  Zoom details will be emailed prior to the program. 

Thursday, February 4 to Wednesday, February 10
February Craft Kits
February Craft Kits for grades K through 5 will be available from February 4 to February 10.  Call from the Library parking lot and we’ll deliver them to our outside table or pick them up inside.  Registration is required on our website beginning January 18.

Thursday, February 18
All Star Readers
All Star Readers Book Club for grades 3 and 4 will meet again on Thursday, February 18 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Registration is required and begins on Thursday, January 21. The book we will be discussing will be announced.  Books will be available for pick up when you register.  Join us for a fun, lively afternoon with Ms. Krista leading our discussion, everyone is welcome.  A link to our Zoom meeting room and a password will be sent to you prior to February 18.

Saturday, February 20 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
DIY Weaving Craft
Children in grades 4 through 8 will work along with Youth Librarians on Zoom to learn basic weaving techniques.  Make a small wall hanging and learn how to make and attach pompons.  Registration is required, can be found at https://dexter.lib.mi.us/events/diy-weaving-craft/ and runs from February 1 through February 17.  Supplies will be available for pickup prior to class.  Registered participants will receive an email with pickup details.  A Zoom link will be emailed one day prior to the program.  Contact Diane Alson at dalson@dexter.lib.mi.us for more informa

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.  New websites will be added weekly so keep coming back, there is something fun, educational and entertaining for everyone

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Helpful Titles During the Covid-19 Crisis

Our librarians at Dexter District Library have been working hard to create a collection of books and other materials to meet the challenges that Covid-19 has brought to our community.  From hygiene to homeschooling; prevention to social distancing; facts to fiction, we have collected a wide range of adult, teen and children’s materials to help you at this difficult time.  Holds may be placed by clicking on any title you would like to borrow, ebooks can be checked out directly through hoopla.  We will notify you when your holds are available for curbside service.  This webpage will be updated regularly.

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Activities for Teens

We’ve pulled together some fun, teen activities for you to try, watch, listen to, or play while you have extra time.  Scroll down to view the complete selection of librarian-tested sites and check back often for new additions.

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