Dearborn Heights Libraries



Family Movie Night

Caroline Kennedy Library

After almost 2 years, we are again offering Family Movie Night! Films are always rated G or PG, and everyone is invited. The show is free of charge and includes a halal snack. Smaller children should be accompanied by an adult.

Encanto
Wednesday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m.

Activity Box Sign-Up
June 1 - June 26, 2022

Sign-up here to get a craft box delivered right to your door. We have boxes for adults and kids. Each box contains crafts, activities, and art supplies. Delivery is slated for Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15. Limited craft boxes will be available for curbside pick-up for those that miss the registration deadline or for families outside of our delivery zone once deliveries are completed. Registration is required to receive a box.

Click to sign-up!

Father's Day Bingo
Friday, June 10, 2022
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library

Join us for a fun game of Father's Day-themed bingo! All ages are welcome. New games begin approximately every 1/2 hour. Beginning readers may play if accompanied by someone who can help them. Registration is required, (313) 791-6050 or jfkreference@gmail.com.

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.


The Month of June & Summer
Tuesday, June 14 • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m

Oceans of Possibilities
Tuesday, July 12 • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

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

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

Heights Summer Jamboree
Friday, June 24 - Saturday, July 30, 2022
Caroline Kennedy Library
& John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library

Summer reading is upon us! Heights Summer Jamboree encourages patrons of all ages to use the library during the summer by offering unique programs, parties, and prizes. All events are free of charge and there are no residency requirements. 

Children and teens who complete the activities listed on our Success Cards are eligible to attend the Celebration Party for their age group. Little fish (children 0-5) must to listen to stories for 5 hours. Big fish (ages 6-10 or grades 1st-4th) must read stories for 5 hours to attend. Grab a Heights Summer Jamboree success card, fill it out, and turn it in by Saturday, July 30 for a party invitation. Success cards will be distributed at all library programs as well as in activity boxes. Questions? Please email Jim Moir, Youth Services Librarian: jmoir@ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us

Heights Summer Jamboree Program Guide

Heights Summer Jamboree: Kick-Off Celebrations

Opening Celebration
Friday, June 24, 2022
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Caroline Kennedy Library

Join us for crafts, games, and snacks for adults and children of all ages. Find out about summer programs and sign up to attend. 

Opening Celebration Drive-Thru
Saturday, June 25, 2022
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library

We will be giving away “swag” from the library and from other Dearborn Heights City departments. Kids and adults will also receive a goody bag with souvenirs and information about summer events.

Story Time with Mr. Jim
Every Thursday through June 23, 2022
10:30 a.m. 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.

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

May 2022: Cupcake Liner Poppy
April 2022: Tax Day Bookworm
March 2022: Daylight Saving Time Clock
February 2022: Paper Lanterns for the Lunar New Year
January 2022: Pet Puppet
December 2021: Melting Snowman
November 2021: Thanksgiving Pie Craft

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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