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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

Build a Better World
Dearborn Heights Libraries
Summer Reading Program

June 16 - August 12

Our Summer Reading Program has begun! Stop by one of our library branches to register and find out how to participate.  It's easy to earn rewards by enjoying the many excellent resources and programs available at your Dearborn Heights Libraries!

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. 

Special Musical Toddler Story Time
Caroline Kennedy Library 
Thursday, July 27, 2017
10:30 a.m. 

Teen musicians will demonstrate various musical instruments and play music for us! 

Family Fun Afternoon
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Thursday, August 3, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p .m. 

Bring the whole family to enjoy an afternoon of games including Family Feud, Yahtzee, Skip-Bo, Uno, and Boggle. Those preferring individual relaxation can choose from coloring books, Sudoku, word searches, and crossword puzzles.

Harry Z's Early Music Extravaganza!
Caroline Kennedy Library
Sunday, August 6, 2017
2:30 p.m. 

Viols! Recorders! Voices! Renaissance Instruments! 
This concert brings together select area music groups to give a rousing send-off for one of our longtime colleagues. Harry Z. Davis, a local troubadour, is off to Arizona in the Fall.

In this performance, Harry and fellow musicians will recap music from the Baroque and Renaissance periods. Enjoy "hits" by composers Michael Praetorius, Anthony Holborne, Giovanni Gastoldi, and others, played on replica period instruments by the Ferndale Viol Consort, Cherry Hill Consort, Old Oaks Renaissance Consort, and A Reasonable Facsimile.  

Summer Reading Celebration Parties

Join us as we celebrate the completion of Summer Reading 2017. We will have games, treats, and crafts. Every child will receive a free book and a few lucky kids will win a school backpack!

Caroline Kennedy Library
Friday, August 11, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Saturday, August 12,  2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Teacher Feature Story Time
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Tuesdays and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. 
Through August 24, 2017

Teachers and staff from Bedford Elementary School will read some of their favorite stories. Children of all ages are invited. 

Observation and Measurement
Caroline Kennedy Library
Mondays @ 7:00 p.m.
*Dates to be determined*

Beginning in September, IEEE engineers will offer free classes for children in grades 3 - 8. These sessions will include active participation, lively discussions, and demonstrations. Registration details and schedule will be available in late August.

Animal Capers Puppet Show
Go to Sleep, Nathan

The frolicking Animal Capers Puppets are back and causing more havoc for Mr. Jim. It's nearing hibernation time, but Nathan the Bear won't go to sleep because he keeps seeing monsters. Is it Nathan's imagination or are the monsters real? Can Tiberious T. Tiger help or will he cause more problems?

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 14 at
2:00 p.m.

Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Autumn Crafts for Kids

We'll have a selection of projects from which to choose, so children of all ages can participate. Many of the crafts will be Halloween themed. Participants may join at any time during these programs.

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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.