Programs
Some summer programs require registration. Registration opens up one week before the program date. Please check program descriptions for registration details. Registered programs are limited to West Bloomfield and contract community residents (Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor and Sylvan Lake). Non-resident students and their siblings enrolled in West Bloomfield School District and students of Keith or Pleasant Lake elementary schools of the Walled Lake School District or Lone Pine Elementary or West Hills Middle School of the Bloomfield Hills School District with a library card in good standing from their home library must be registered for Summer Reading prior to signing up for special programming at the Library. Group registrations are not accepted. The Library reserves the right to limit the number of registrants to ensure a quality program. If you require special hearing equipment or a sign language interpreter for any program, please contact the Main Library at least one week prior to the program. In the Library’s continued effort to be a part of the community, some Summer Reading programs will be held at other sites throughout the community.

To register for Programs, visit the Library's Event Calendar.

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Program Categories:      All-Ages | Youth | Teen | Adult | Grand Finale
Youth
Super Saturday Crafts
Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
All Ages

Have a super fun Saturday morning as you use your imagination and our craft materials to design and make your own art projects.

Lego Maker Monday
Monday, June 27, 2016 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5-12

Are you a Lego enthusiast? Join us for creative building with Legos. We'll provide the Legos, you just provide the imagination.

Registration is required.

Kevin Devine Music Concert for Children
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Roosevelt Elementary School Gym
All Ages

Be prepared to sing, dance and have an all-around good time.

Tot Spot
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 10:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Recommended for ages 1-3

Kickstart your child's learning and encourage a love of reading by joining us for exciting stories, wonderful songs and fingerplays. Children will learn STEM skills by practicing counting skills, making their own music, and having fun with some amazing sensory and movement activities.

Registration is required.

Tot Spot
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Recommended for ages 1-3

Kickstart your child's learning and encourage a love of reading by joining us for exciting stories, wonderful songs and fingerplays. Children will learn STEM skills by practicing counting skills, making their own music, and having fun with some amazing sensory and movement activities.

Registration is required.

Saturday Morning Live!
Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Recommended for ages birth-5

Start your weekend off right, with amazing stories, songs and interactive group activities, including an introduction to early science and math skills. Bring the whole family for a fantastic time.

Hop, Jump & Read
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 10:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages Birth-5

It's time for some moving and shaking as we read books, sing songs and dance the morning away!

Hop, Jump & Read
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages Birth-5

It's time for some moving and shaking as we read books, sing songs and dance the morning away!

Baby Time
Friday, July 8, 2016 at 10:30 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages Birth-12 Months

Come and stimulate your baby's development through learning new rhymes and songs while having fun with creative gross motor activities. This is an interactive program designed to build positive communications between baby and caregiver, as well as boost your baby's brain development.

Registration is required.

Super Saturday Crafts
Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
All Ages

Have a super fun Saturday morning as you use your imagination and our craft materials to design and make your own art projects.

Lego Maker Monday
Monday, July 11, 2016 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5-12

Are you a Lego enthusiast? Join us for creative building with Legos. We'll provide the Legos, you just provide the imagination.

Registration is required.

Animals Around the World
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 10:30 am
Roosevelt Elementary School Gym
All Ages

Take an exciting look at animals from all around our world in this live animal presentation. Topics covered include habitats, senses, physical differences, defenses, myth, truths and instincts.

Magician Gordon Russ
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
All Ages

Magician Gordon Russ amazes audiences with his magic tricks. Audience participation is part of Gordon?s act, so get ready to perform!

Tot Spot
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 10:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Recommended for ages 1-3

Kickstart your child's learning and encourage a love of reading by joining us for exciting stories, wonderful songs and fingerplays. Children will learn STEM skills by practicing counting skills, making their own music, and having fun with some amazing sensory and movement activities.

Registration is required.

Tot Spot
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Recommended for ages 1-3

Kickstart your child's learning and encourage a love of reading by joining us for exciting stories, wonderful songs and fingerplays. Children will learn STEM skills by practicing counting skills, making their own music, and having fun with some amazing sensory and movement activities.

Registration is required.

Rock & Roll Heroes
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
All Ages

Learn about rock & roll legends and heroes at this interactive and energizing concert. It's a chart-topping hit!

Extreme Duct Tape Workshop
Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 12 & under
Children under age 5 please bring an adult.

Joel Tacey brings creative genius and lots of duct tape so children can make cuffs, belts, wallets and more!

Registration is required.

Extreme Duct Tape Workshop
Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 12 & under
Children under age 5 please bring an adult.

Joel Tacey brings creative genius and lots of duct tape so children can make cuffs, belts, wallets and more!

Registration is required.

Saturday Morning Live!
Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Recommended for ages birth-5

Start your weekend off right, with amazing stories, songs and interactive group activities, including an introduction to early science and math skills. Bring the whole family for a fantastic time.

Mad Science Marvels of Motion
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 10:30 am
Roosevelt Elementary School Gym
All Ages

Explore the fundamentals of moving science, including Newton's 3 Laws of Motion. Be amazed by all sorts of surprises including dancing, chemically assisted football tossing and space-age rocket packs during this interactive event.

Hop, Jump & Read
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 10:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages Birth-5

It's time for some moving and shaking as we read books, sing songs and dance the morning away!

Hop, Jump & Read
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages Birth-5

It's time for some moving and shaking as we read books, sing songs and dance the morning away!

Zippity2Dads
Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Orchard Mall
All Ages

Join the fun as Zippity2Dads perform toe-tapping songs for kids and families.

Baby Time
Friday, July 22, 2016 at 10:30 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages Birth-12 Months

Come and stimulate your baby's development through learning new rhymes and songs while having fun with creative gross motor activities. This is an interactive program designed to build positive communications between baby and caregiver, as well as boost your baby's brain development.

Registration is required.

Super Saturday Crafts
Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
All Ages

Have a super fun Saturday morning as you use your imagination and our craft materials to design and make your own art projects.

Lego Maker Monday
Monday, July 25, 2016 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5-12

Are you a Lego enthusiast? Join us for creative building with Legos. We'll provide the Legos, you just provide the imagination.

Registration is required.

Flying Aces
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 10:30 am
West Bloomfield High School Cafeteria
All Ages

Using Frisbees, the Flying Aces show is jam-packed with visually exciting and absolutely amazing athletic feats and tricks that border on the incredible.

Tot Spot
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 10:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Recommended for ages 1-3

Kickstart your child's learning and encourage a love of reading by joining us for exciting stories, wonderful songs and fingerplays. Children will learn STEM skills by practicing counting skills, making their own music, and having fun with some amazing sensory and movement activities.

Registration is required.

Tot Spot
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Recommended for ages 1-3

Kickstart your child's learning and encourage a love of reading by joining us for exciting stories, wonderful songs and fingerplays. Children will learn STEM skills by practicing counting skills, making their own music, and having fun with some amazing sensory and movement activities.

Registration is required.

Human Grossology
Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 7-12

Get grossed out as you explore body systems and the way they help us stay healthy!

Registration is required.

Human Grossology
Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 7-12

Get grossed out as you explore body systems and the way they help us stay healthy!

Registration is required.

Human Grossology
Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 7-12

Get grossed out as you explore body systems and the way they help us stay healthy!

Registration is required.

Human Grossology
Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 7-12

Get grossed out as you explore body systems and the way they help us stay healthy!

Registration is required.

Library Learning Day
Friday, July 29, 2016 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
All Ages

An array of educational activity stations will be set up for your child's enjoyment. As children move from station to station, they'll have fun while learning.

Saturday Morning Live!
Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Recommended for ages birth-5

Start your weekend off right, with amazing stories, songs and interactive group activities, including an introduction to early science and math skills. Bring the whole family for a fantastic time.

Storytellers
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 10:30 am
West Bloomfield High School Cafeteria
All Ages

Enjoy storytelling and music by Bob and Audrey. Children will have opportunities to play various instruments during the performance.

Hop, Jump & Read
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 10:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages Birth-5

It's time for some moving and shaking as we read books, sing songs and dance the morning away!

Hop, Jump & Read
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages Birth-5

It's time for some moving and shaking as we read books, sing songs and dance the morning away!

Baby Time
Friday, August 5, 2016 at 10:30 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages Birth-12 Months

Come and stimulate your baby's development through learning new rhymes and songs while having fun with creative gross motor activities. This is an interactive program designed to build positive communications between baby and caregiver, as well as boost your baby's brain development.

Registration is required.

Super Saturday Crafts
Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
All Ages

Have a super fun Saturday morning as you use your imagination and our craft materials to design and make your own art projects.

Lego Maker Monday
Monday, August 8, 2016 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 5-12

Are you a Lego enthusiast? Join us for creative building with Legos. We'll provide the Legos, you just provide the imagination.

Registration is required.

Paleo Joe
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
All Ages

Learn about fossils, what they are and how they form. Learn everything you will ever want to know about dinosaurs from paleontologist extraordinaire, Paleo Joe!

Tot Spot
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 10:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Recommended for ages 1-3

Kickstart your child's learning and encourage a love of reading by joining us for exciting stories, wonderful songs and fingerplays. Children will learn STEM skills by practicing counting skills, making their own music, and having fun with some amazing sensory and movement activities.

Registration is required.

Tot Spot
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Recommended for ages 1-3

Kickstart your child's learning and encourage a love of reading by joining us for exciting stories, wonderful songs and fingerplays. Children will learn STEM skills by practicing counting skills, making their own music, and having fun with some amazing sensory and movement activities.

Registration is required.

Saturday Morning Live!
Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Recommended for ages birth-5

Start your weekend off right, with amazing stories, songs and interactive group activities, including an introduction to early science and math skills. Bring the whole family for a fantastic time.

Hop, Jump & Read
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 10:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages Birth-5

It's time for some moving and shaking as we read books, sing songs and dance the morning away!

Hop, Jump & Read
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages Birth-5

It's time for some moving and shaking as we read books, sing songs and dance the morning away!

Baby Time
Friday, August 19, 2016 at 10:30 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
Ages Birth-12 Months

Come and stimulate your baby's development through learning new rhymes and songs while having fun with creative gross motor activities. This is an interactive program designed to build positive communications between baby and caregiver, as well as boost your baby's brain development.

Registration is required.

Super Saturday Crafts
Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11:00 am
Main Library Youth Activity Center
All Ages

Have a super fun Saturday morning as you use your imagination and our craft materials to design and make your own art projects.

Summer's End Book Fair
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 to Friday, September 2, 2016
Youth Activity Center

Redeem your online badges at the Summer's End Book Fair located in the Youth Activity Center. The book fair will run from August 24 through September 2, 2016 during regular Library hours. Receive your Summer Reading Completion Badge and choose your book(s) from the Book Fair.

Summer Challenge Project Fair
Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library Meeting Room
All Ages
Submissions must be received by August 19th

After all of your fun work completing challenges, show off what you did. Submit your completed project(s) by August 19 for the Summer Challenge Project Fair on Thursday, August 25 from 7 - 8:30 PM. You will receive a special 50 point badge for submitting a project. For attending the fair, you will receive another 50 point badge. This is a great way to earn extra points at the Summer Challenge finish line.