Storytime Programs

Programs for children 12 months to 5 years

Noble Library Programs

32901 Plymouth Rd.

Sandburg Library Programs

30100 Seven Mile Rd.

Storytime Programs

Storytime Programs

Programs for children 12 months to 5 years

Children’s storytime and music programs are open to all children. All children younger than three years old must be accompanied by an adult (one child per adult), unless otherwise specified. Space is limited so register early! Register for storytimes in person or by phone.

  • At Bennett Civic Center Library, registration begins Monday, October 28 at 9 a.m. (734) 466-2493.
  • At Sandburg Library, registration begins Monday, October 28 at 12 p.m. (248) 893-4010. During the Noble Library closure, the Carl Sandburg Library will be open Monday through Thursday. All programs originally scheduled at the Noble branch will be held at Sandburg.

Sessions begin the week of November 4 and end the week of December 2.

Registration for Winter Storytime Session II begins Monday, January 6, 2020.

 

BABY STORYTIME*

Ages 12-23 months with parent or loving caregiver
Babies are invited to bring a loving caregiver along for songs, simple stories, and other activities that introduce our youngest patrons to the pleasures of the library. Registration required. More Information 

@ Civic Center:
Mondays, November 4 – December 2 (no session on November 11)
Session 1 (12-17 months): 9:30-9:50 a.m.
Session 2 (18-23 months): 10:30-10:50 a.m.

 

TODDLER STORYTIME*

Ages 24-36 months old
Stories, fingerplays, and large movement activities for that terrific two in your life. Registration required.

@ Civic Center:
Thursdays, November 7 – December 5 (no session on November 28)
10:30-11 a.m.
More Information 

@ Sandburg:
Wednesdays, November 6 – December 4
Drop-ins and siblings welcome.
10:15-10:45 a.m.

@ Sandburg:
Thursdays, November 7 – December 5 (no session on November 28)
Drop-ins and siblings welcome.
10:15-10:45 a.m.

 

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME*

Ages 3-5 years old
Enjoy stories, songs, and more! Registration required.

@ Civic Center:
Tuesdays, November 5 – December 3
10-10:30 a.m.

@ Sandburg:
Wednesdays, November 6 – December 4
Drop-ins and siblings welcome.
11-11:30 a.m.

@ Sandburg:
Thursdays, November 7 – December 5 (no session on November 28)
Drop-ins and siblings welcome.
11-11:30 a.m.

 

MUSICAL MAYHEM*

Ages 1-6
Fun with action songs, fingerplays, instruments, beanbags, parachute time and a short story. Parents and siblings welcome to join in. Registration is required, however drop-ins are welcome if space allows. Please let the library know if your registered child will be unable to attend.

@ Civic Center:
Wednesdays, November 6 – December 4
10-10:30 a.m. AND
11-11:30 a.m.

 

DROP IN STORYTIME

Ages 0-5
Stories, marches to musical instruments, fingerplays, and large-movement activities. Have a playdate with toys and new friends! Parents and siblings welcome to join in. No registration required. Come when you can!

@ Civic Center:
Thursdays, November 7 – December 5 (no session on November 28)
9:30-10 a.m.

 

BEDTIME STORYTIME

Ages 1-6
Join us for a relaxing, lullaby-inspired quiet evening storytime. Children are encouraged to come in their jammies! No registration required. Come when you can!

@ Civic Center:
 Thursdays, November 7 – December 5 (no session on November 28)
6:30 p.m.

 

DROP-IN PLAYDATE

All ages welcome
Missing storytime? We’re having an informal play date! Grab your friends or come and meet some new ones! No registration required.

@ Sandburg:
 Wednesday, October 30
10:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.

@ Sandburg:
 Thursday, October 31
10:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Civic Center Library Programs

Civic Center Library Programs

32777 Five Mile Rd

 

SATURDAY CINEMA

All ages welcome
 Saturdays, December 14 and January 11 at 2:30 p.m.
Join us for a free G or PG-rated film in the library auditorium (sorry, no food or drink allowed). Films may be subject to change. Contact the Bennett Civic Center Library Children’s Reference Desk at (743) 466-2493 to confirm titles.

 

SCAVENGER HUNTS

All ages welcome
 during library hours
Can you find all of the special characters hidden across the children’s room? Find all 6 of them, tell a librarian, and get a special prize to take home! No registration required.

October Hunt: Monsters!
November Hunt: Peanuts Characters
December Hunt: Sesame Street

 

AFTER SCHOOL CRAFTERNOONS

Grades 1-4
Monday, October 14 from 4-6 p.m.
Do you love crafts? Do you like to create?Join us in the Michigan Room and show off your skills! No registration required.

 

LEGOS IN LIVONIA!

Grades 5-8
Saturdays, October 19, November 9, and December 7 from 1-4 p.m.
We have LEGOs, and lots of them! Join us for LEGO Free Play in our Storytime Room. No registration required.

 

HALLOTWEEN PARTY*

Grades 5-8
 Saturday, October 26 from 1-2 p.m.
Join us for spooky stories, silly games, and a craft. Registration required beginning Saturday, October 12, in person or by phone at (734) 466-2493.

 

DOMINO CLUB*

Grades 4-8
 Saturday, November 23 from 1-2:30 p.m.
Meet new friends and improve your domino building skills and techniques. This Club will meet quarterly (February, May, August, and November). Registration required in person or by phone at (734) 466-2493.

 

CRAFTS @ THE HOLIDAY PARADE AND TREE LIGHTING
Ages 2 -12
Sunday, December 8 from 5-8 p.m.
Join us after the Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting for some holiday crafts (materials and instructions provided by the library). Adult supervision required. No registration required.

 

HOLIDAY CRAFTS—ART ALA CARTE
Ages 2 -12
December 10-30 during normal library hours
Drop in and make some festive holiday crafts (materials provided by the library).  Adult supervision required. No registration required.

 

1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

For any child from birth until he or she enters kindergarten
 Ongoing
You are invited to participate in this FREE program which encourages parents to read 1,000 books with their children before they start kindergarten. It’s easy to participate. Mark off the books you have read on your reading log. When you reach 100, show us your log to receive your prize and your new reading log. As children reach their milestones, their names will be displayed in the Livonia Public Libraries on our walls of fame. Sign up today! And click here for staff recommended books.

Noble Library Programs

Noble Library Programs

32901 Plymouth Rd.

During the Noble Library closure, the Carl Sandburg Library will be open Monday through Thursday. All programs originally scheduled at the Noble branch will be held at Sandburg.

Sandburg Library Programs

Sandburg Library Programs

30100 Seven Mile Rd.

HAUNTED LIBRARY

All ages
 Monday, October 28 from 5:30-8 p.m.
Join us for a fun, family-friendly, not-too-scary evening of trick-or-treats, crafts, giveaways, and a special show by Baffling Bill the Magician at 6:30 p.m.

 

CRAYONS, GLITTER, AND GLUE
Ages 3 to 6
Wednesdays, December 11 and 18 and Thursdays, December 12 and 19 from 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Join us for stories and some messy art. Dress for a mess! Registration not required.

 

HOLIDAY PARTY
All ages
Tuesday, December 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Join us for a fun family evening of running model trains, creating holiday crafts, yummy treats, giveaways and a special meet-and-greet from 6-7 p.m. with Princess Elsa and Olaf from Frozen!

 

1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

For any child from birth until he or she enters kindergarten
 Ongoing
You are invited to participate in this FREE program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she starts kindergarten. It’s easy to participate. Mark off the books you have read on your reading log. When you reach 100, show us your log to receive your prize and your new reading log. As children reach their milestones, their names will be displayed in the Livonia Public Libraries on our walls of fame. Sign up today! And click here for some staff recommended books.

*Registration required in person or by phone.

 

Children under the age of five must be accompanied by a parent or a responsible caregiver over the age of 17 at all times (refer to the Livonia Public Library’s Unattended Children Policy). Children ages five through ten may use the library and attend library programs independently while a parent or caregiver over the age of 17 remains in the library. Please make arrangements for other siblings as necessary.

Robert and Janet Bennett
Civic Center Library


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


Mon - Thurs: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun*: 1-5 p.m.

*(during the school year)

Alfred Noble Library


32901 Plymouth Road
Livonia, MI 48150


Due to a building problem,
Alfred Noble Library will be
closed until further notice.
Click here for more info.

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.

Vest Pocket Library


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


Mon - Fri: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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