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Youth Programs

Youth Programs

Youth Programs

All programs are held at Caroline Kennedy Library, unless noted otherwise.

Attendance at library events constitutes consent to be photographed for use in print and/or electronic publicity for the Dearborn Heights Libraries. 

Ongoing Youth Programs

Crafts
Family Movie Night
Children's Story Hour at JFK, Jr. Library
Toddler Story Time

Build a Better World SRP

Be one of Mr. Jim's minions!

We are seeking volunteers to help with the Summer Reading Program. Adolescents who will be in grades 6 - 12 in Fall 2017 are eligible. Volunteers can earn points for the Teen Summer Reading Program and fulfill community service requirements. To help at the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library, email Carolyn Smith at cssmith@ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us. To help at Caroline Kennedy Library, email Mr. Jim at jmoir@ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us.


Build a Better World
Summer Reading Start-Up Parties

Join us for our Summer Reading Program kick-off parties for all ages. Enjoy games, treats and crafts! Children, teens, and adults can register during the parties or any time after to learn about summer reading activities and how to earn rewards. The program continues through August 12.

Caroline Kennedy Library
Friday, June 30, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Saturday, July 1, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Lego Party
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Friday, July 7, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Children ages 4 - 17 are invited to construct with Lego, Lincoln Logs, and K'nex. Donations of toy building materials are appreciated.

Cupcake Wars

Cupcake Wars are back!

John F. Kennedy Jr. Library - July 12th at 5 pm

Caroline Kennedy Library - July 15th at 2:30 pm

Cupcakes and decorations are provided, so just bring your creativity! All ages welcome. Winners will be awarded prizes for the best cupcake design.

Register here or call John F. Kennedy Jr. Library at (313) 791-6050 or Caroline Kennedy Library at (313) 791-3800.

World Builders' Camp
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, July 12 - Friday, July 14
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bethany Caldarona returns with another fun, 3-day program intended for kids in elementary grades. Younger children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult who can assist them with projects. We'll learn about our wonderful world with many crafts and activities. Children should plan to attend all three sessions. Registration is required by calling 313-791-3800 or in person by visiting our Circulation Desk. 

Marble Painting
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Monday, July 17, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Create fantastic art works by painting with marbles. All ages are welcome, but children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

Special Story Time with Author Ann Ingalls
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, July 20, 2017
10:30 a.m.

We will welcome Ann Ingalls as a guest storyteller. Ms. Ingalls grew up in Dearborn and is an established author of books for children, including Ice Cream Soup and Biggety Bat. We'll hear some of her stories and enjoy our usual story time activities.

Summer Fun Craft Day
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Friday, July 21, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Come and join the fun with a variety of crafts. Intended for children aged 3 - 12, but all ages are welcome.

Better World Building Fun
Caroline Kennedy Library
Friday, July 21, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Children and teens are invited to have fun building things using Jenga blocks and playing cards.

Winter in July

"Skating" and "Sledding"

In the heat of summer, children of all ages can simulate the fun of ice skating and sledding.

Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Santa and Snow

You've seen Santa in his red and white winter suit, but have you ever wondered what type of clothing Santa wears in summer? Join Santa for special stories and you will also get to see his summertime outfit. After stories, Santa will take time to visit with children individually, so be sure to bring your camera to capture the fun. We will also have real snow for outdoor play!

Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Snow play will be at 12:00 p.m. 
Santa will arrive at 1:00 p.m.

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Santa will arrive at 2:30 p.m.
Snow play will be at 3:30 p.m.

Gingerbread Houses
Caroline Kennedy Library
Friday, July 28, 2017
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Children and teens can use their imaginations and halal candy, crackers, pretzels and icing to make fantastic creations all their own. 

WATCH IT AGAIN!

Animal Capers Puppet Show
Forrest J. Wolf, Where Are You?

Animal Capers Puppet Show
Did you miss the latest Animal Capers Puppet show or did you enjoy it so much the first time, you wish you could see it again? Well you can! Click HERE to see Tiberious Tiger's latest invention go haywire, making a very important goverment official and the resident wolf disappear.