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Dearborn Heights Libraries

Youth and Family
Programs

A picture of a gingerbread house set against a white background.  The house has a peaked roof made of frosting, a red licorice door, three windows, two peppermint candies hung like wreaths, and a red-swirled chimney.  Multicolored snowflakes drift down from above.  Red lettering above the house reads "Dearborn Heights Libraries Gingerbread House (On the Road)."  The address of the Caroline Kennedy Library is printed below the picture in smaller red lettering.

Gingerbread House (On the Road)

Home Delivery Only
Registration November 1 - December 4
Deliveries December 12 - December 16

Our ever-popular Gingerbread House craft kit will be going on the road again the week of December 12!  The library van will be dropping off kits with instructions and supplies. All ingredients are halal.  The craft kit is designed for both children and teens.

The craft kits are free, but you must register to participate.
Online registration is now open and will be available through December 4.

If you have any questions, please call the Caroline Kennedy Library at 313-791-3800.

crafting live

5 to 10 Crafting Live
Saturday, December 10, 2022
3:00-4:00 pm
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Join Ms. Eileen and Ms. Venus for some fun crafts. This program is an in-person version of our 5 to 10 crafting video series. Open to elementary school children, but all ages are welcome. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Winter Crafts


Wednesday, December 21, 2022
3:30 -5:00 pm
Caroline Kennedy Library

Come join us in the Youth Area anytime during the program. We will be making a variety of winter crafts suitable for all ages.

A PROGRAM Image FOR CASTLE STORY TIME. THE image HAS A WHITE BACKGROUND. A GREEN FIELD bisected by A ROAD MADE OF WHITE NEGATIVE SPACE COVERS THE BOTTOM. THE ROAD LEADS TO THE BLACK SILHOUETTE OF A FANTASY CASTLE WITH THREE TOWERS AND PENNANTS. WHERE THE ENTRANCE TO THE CASTLE SHOULD BE THERE IS A BLACK AND WHITE VERSION OF THE DEARBORN HEIGHTS LIBRARIES SEAL. Black text above and to the right of the castle READS: "DEARBORN HEIGHTS LIBRARIES CASTLE STORY TIME." THE LIBRARY'S ADDRESS AND CONTACT INFORMATION ARE printed in white text in THE BOTTOM-right OF THE image: "JOHN F. KENNEDY, JR. LIBRARY 24602 VAN BORN ROAD, DEARBORN HEIGHTS (313) 791-6050 DHCL.MICHLIBRARY.ORG"

Castle Story Time

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Second Tuesday of the month
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Join us for seasonal stories in the Youth Area at John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library. Our stories are intended for children 4 - 8 years old, but all ages are welcome.

October 11
Spooktacular Fall Stories

November 15
November Stories

December 13
December Stories

Story Time with Mr. Jim

Caroline Kennedy Library
Every Thursday from September through December*
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

*No story time is scheduled on November 24

Three simple stories, music, and art for little ones and their caregivers. This program is designed for children aged 2 or 3, but all ages are welcome.

A program flyer for 5 to 10 Crafting.
Colorful shapes that resemble cut out stars are arranged on a white background with blue top and bottom borders.  Orange, purple, and blue clouds run horizontally across the center of the flyer with black and white text overlaid atop them.
The flyer reads:
"Dearborn Heights Libraries 5 to 10 Crafting"
"Crafts for Elementary School Children with Eileen and Venus"
"DHCL YouTube video series"
There is a picture of the Dearborn Heights Libraries seal in the bottom left quadrant of the flyer.

5 to 10 Crafting: Crafts for Elementary School Children

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library,
Caroline Kennedy Library,
& Online

Monthly via YouTube

Check out our on-demand crafting series just for kids! Swing by the circulation desk at either branch to pick up a craft kit, then watch the video at home to learn how to put it together.

Take pictures of your creation and share them with us on social media using the tag #dhclibraries.

Happy crafting!

October:  Cat in a Pumpkin

September:  Book Passport

August:  Ahoy Matey! Boat Craft