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Dearborn Heights Libraries

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Oceans of Possibilities

with Lynn Hartwig

Show me!

On Friday, July 29, Lynn Hartwig a local performer was at the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library.  She told stories, entertained us with her puppet friends, and played her guitar.  Here are some wonderful pictures of Lynn and the children at her awesome interactive program!

A program flyer for the Library Treasure Hunt

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Monday, September 19 - Friday, September 23

Come in during the event and ask for a treasure map at the circulation desk to join in the fun and help us find the treasure hidden in our Youth area.  (We know we left it somewhere around here...)

This program is intended for ages 6 and up, though younger children may need adult help.

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
Monthly via YouTube

Check out our on-demand crafting series just for kids! Swing by the Circulation Desk at either library to pick up a craft kit and watch the video at home to learn how to put it together.

Have a parent or caregiver take pictures of your craft and share them on social media. Be sure to tag them with #dhclibraries

August 2022:  Ahoy Matey! Boat Craft

July 2022:  Oceans of Possibilities Jellyfish

June 2022: Butterfly

A program flyer for Castle Story Time.
The flyer has a white background.  A green field with 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.  The text on the flyer is primarily black.
The flyer reads:
"Dearborn Heights Libraries Castle Story Time
Join us for seasonal stories in the youth area at John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library.
Our stories are geared for children 4-8 years old, but all ages are welcome."
The library's address and contact information are at the bottom of the flyer:
"John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
24602 Van Born Road, Dearborn Heights
(313) 791-6050  dhcl.michlibrary.org"

Castle Story Time
2nd Tuesday of the Month
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library

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


Ships Ahoy!
Tuesday, August 9 • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Let's Explore
Tuesday, September 13 • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Story Time with Mr. Jim
Selected Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.:
July 21
August 4
September 8, 15, 22, and 29
at Caroline Kennedy Library

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.

Teachers in Dearborn Heights school districts have the opportunity to have crates of 30 books delivered to their classrooms. Students can enjoy the books for about six weeks, and then we swap in a different set. Currently we are providing crates to 41 classrooms at 6 schools. Each participating teacher gets a classroom library card that can be used to access library databases.Classroom cards are also available to teachers who are not receiving crates.

By using email and the library delivery service, we are able to rapidly provide teachers with topical materials for use with particular units or assignments. Some of our teachers use both services. Teachers and principals in at least 8 of our schools are using our delivery service for a wide range of needs—cultural awareness, book reports, and even to support a Manga club!

Great Crates is the brainchild of librarians Jim Moir and AJ Wyatt-Greene.

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