Visit the Livonia Public Library with Your Class, Scout group, or Organization

Schedule a fun and free class visit with a librarian! The visit can be adapted for your class, but most teachers schedule a basic library orientation. During the orientation students (and parents) will:
  • learn about the many resources the library has to offer
  • take a guided tour of the Children’s Department
  • be given the opportunity to apply for a library card*
  • Learn how to care for library materials
  • have time to browse in the Children’s area
Depending on your needs, we may also be able to provide:
  • a storytime for younger children
  • book talks to help students find age-appropriate books
  • an introduction to our free, online resources and student-friendly databases
  • a Reading Merit Badge counselor for Boy Scouts of America
*Students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent (and be a Livonia resident) to register for a library card.

Special note to teachers:
Class visits need to be scheduled in advance. Call the children’s department at the branch you wish to tour:

Civic Center
(734) 466-2493

Carl Sandburg Library
(248) 893-4010

Teachers and chaperones must stay with students at all times.

Let us know about upcoming projects (Research assignments, reading lists, Battle of the Books, etc) so we can be prepared to help your students. Please send your information (and a copy of the assignment if possible) to

We look forward to meeting you and your students!

LOL Visits

Introducing LoL! (Librarians on the Loose), a literacy partnership for storytimes at your location. We will come to you on a monthly rotation on a regularly scheduled day/time and provide your group(s) with 15-20 minute storytimes that will include a combination of age-appropriate songs/rhymes/fingerplays and books. We are ready to start scheduling visits for the week of October 3, 2022, and beyond! Just fill out this Google Form. Please allow up to 3 weeks to arrange the schedule, and please understand that we will do our best to accommodate your preferred days/times but may need to adjust based on your location and other factors.

Outreach Request

Would you like us to attend your event? We would love to! Please fill out this form and someone will be in touch within 24-48 hours. Please note, that while every attempt will be made to accommodate this request, we can not guarantee that someone will be able to attend. 

Robert and Janet Bennett
Civic Center Library

32777 Five Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: (734) 466-2491

Mon - Thurs: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun: 1-5 p.m. (September-May)

Carl Sandburg Library

30100 Seven Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48152
Phone: (248) 893-4010

Mon & Tue: 12-8 p.m.
Wed & Thurs: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Alfred Noble Library

32901 Plymouth Road
Livonia, MI 48150

Closed in 2019 due to
structural issues
and water damage.

Click here for more info.

Vest Pocket Library

15218 Farmington Road
Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: (734) 466-2559

Mon – Fri: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.