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Come to the Caroline Kennedy Library for our Summer Reading Program Kickoff for lots for fun things to do and see! We will have all types of activities, programs and games for all ages. Everyone is welcome, but children ages 12 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Make sure to sign up for one of our summer programs!

Summer Reading Program Kickoff
Saturday, June 22
11:00 am-3:00 pm
Caroline Kennedy Library

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Come into the Dearborn Heights Library and sign up for one of our summer reading programs! There’s one for every age - youth, teens and adults. There will be programs and events for all ages that will occur all summer long including unique performers, trivia and library “Wheel of Fortune.” All events are open to both residents and nonresidents.

Summer Reading Program
Saturday, June 22 - Saturday, August 3

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Join us for a night of summer fun! The movie will be show on the library patio. We will be showing Wish (2023). Rated PG. Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win awesome prizes. All ages are welcome, but children ages 12 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Chairs and refreshments will be provided. In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be shown inside.

Saturday Summer Outdoor Movie: Wish (2023)
Saturday, June 15
8:30-10:30 pm
Caroline Kennedy Library

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Over the last 20 years, Leonardo Gianola has performed his "Country Blues Narrative with Songs" using two National Reso-Phonic guitars. This is done totally acoustically; just as the songs were originally performed. The audience is encouraged to ask questions which helps steer the narrative.

Country Blues Narrative with Songs
Tuesday, June 25
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Caroline Kennedy Library

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Our Activity Boxes are back again this summer! The boxes are free, but online registration is required using this link. Online registration begins Monday, June 3 and runs through Saturday, June 29. Home delivery of activity boxes begins Monday, July 15 and runs through Saturday, July 20. Each family will receive a basic supplies box, and each child will receive a box containing several crafts and a science activity. The boxes are geared toward elementary ages, but older and younger children will likely enjoy them as well.

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Go on a Scavenger Hunt at the library! All participants will select a prize from the treasure chest. This program is geared for children of all ages, but children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by parent or caregiver who can assist them. (The library will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day.)

Library Scavenger Hunt
Monday-Saturday, July 1-6, 2024
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library

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Do you need something notarized? The John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library can help free of charge! Please call ahead at 313-791-6050 to make an appointment to ensure that a Notary Public is available. You must have a valid driver’s license, state ID or passport. Documents must be signed in front of the Notary and they cannot provide legal advice.

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The Dearborn Heights Library has free at home Covid tests available at both branches.  They were provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.  Supplies are limited.  Therefore, we can only provide one two pack of tests per person.


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The Heights Highlights is our quarterly print newsletter that lists all of our upcoming events for a three month period.  Use the link below to download a copy for yourself or you can pick up a print copy at either library. 

Download a copy of the newsletter

To subscribe to our monthly eNewsletter, select the link below to receive an email each month with our upcoming events and other library news.

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Wireless Hotspot

No internet?  No problem!

Check out a mobile hotspot from Dearborn Heights Libraries to stay connected wherever you go.  Our hotspots use T-Mobile's cellular network to provide on-the-go Wi-Fi internet access for up to 10 devices.

For more information, check out our mobile hotspot policy page or talk to a member of our staff on your next visit to the library.

Michigan Activity Pass

Discover hundreds of Michigan's cultural destinations and natural attractions with your Michigan library card. We've partnered with Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) to provide our patrons with free or discounted admission (or other exclusive offers) to hundreds of Michigan State and Metro parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, cultural destinations, and more.  Use the link below to access MAP and view a list of destinations.

Michigan Activity Pass


As a member of The Library Network, the Dearborn Heights Library is able to offer discounted tickets to our patrons to the Detroit Zoo at the best value! Just follow the link below to print out discounted tickets and other Detroit Zoo discounts in minutes.

Detroit Zoo 

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Need to print something?

Check out our SmartAlec-powered wireless printing service!  Just enter your library card number and PIN to log in to the site, then upload your documents to SmartAlec.  Then you can visit any TLN member library's copy room and print out your document just as if you'd sent it from one of our own computers.  It's easy!

Talk to a library staff member if you have any questions! 

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