Youth Programs

For the Family

lego-clubLEGO Club (For All Ages)
Saturday, February 3 from 2:00-3:30pm
Saturday, March 3 from 2:00-3:30pm
Saturday, April 7 from 2:00-3:30pm
Families can spend quality time with each other and build with LEGO!  Each meeting will start with a challenge to get families building.  Challenges will help develop building techniques.  Families will then have time to free-build based on the theme of the month.  Completed builds will be displayed until the next LEGO meeting.  For more information, please call (248) 364-6712.


cinema saturdaysCinema Saturdays (For All Ages)
Saturday, January 20 from 2:30-4:30pm
Saturday, February 17 from 2:30-4:30pm
Bring the family and your appetite for good movies and snacks!  Our movies will be family-friendly.  This event is for all ages with a parent.  For more information, please call (248) 364-6712.


board gamesFamily Board Game Day (For All Ages)
Saturday, February 10 from 1:00-5:00pm
Saturday, March 10 from 1:00-5:00pm
Saturday, April 14 from 1:00-5:00pm
Join us for gaming fun!  We will have available table top games suitable for all ages and skill levels.  Children must be accompanied by a parent.  For more information, please call (248) 364-6712.


book_bingo - CopyFamily Book Bingo (For Ages 5 and Up with an Adult)
Saturday, February 17 from 1:00-2:00pm
Come play the fun game of Bingo with your family.  Great books will be given out as prizes!  Don't miss it!  Registration required (child and adult).  For more information or to register, please call (248) 364-6712.


dr seussDr. Seuss' Birthday at the Auburn Hills Public Library (For All Ages)
Saturday, March 3 from 12:30-1:30pm
Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with games, crafts, cartoons and, of course, birthday cake!  Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character and you may win a prize.  Registration required.  For more information or to register, please call (248) 364-6712.


For the Little Ones

bouncing babiesBouncing Babies Series I (For Ages 1-18 months)
Wednesday, January 17, 24, & 31 from 10:30-11:30am
Wednesday, February 7 & 14 from 10:30-11:30am
Bring in those babies for a special time just for them! We will explore language and stories through rhymes, songs and interactive fun. All story times are based on early literacy research and include tips and information for caregivers. Registration is for ONE six-session series. For more information or to register, please call (248) 364-6712.


bouncing babiesBouncing Babies Series II (For Ages 1-18 months)
Wednesday, March 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 10:30-11:30am
Wednesday, April 11 & 18 from 10:30-11:30am
Bring in those babies for a special time just for them! We will explore language and stories through rhymes, songs and interactive fun. All story times are based on early literacy research and include tips and information for caregivers. Registration is for ONE six-session series. For more information or to register, please call (248) 364-6712.


toddler timeToddler Time Series I "Let's Go!" (For Ages 19 months- 35 months)
Thursday, January 18, & 25 from 10:30-11:30am
Thursday, February 1, 8, & 15 from 10:30-11:30am
Toddlers and their parent/caregiver can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, finger plays, and more while spending time with other toddlers. Sessions are based on early literacy research and include tips and information for caregivers. Registration is for ONE six-session series. For more information or to register, please call (248) 364-6712.


toddler timeToddler Time Series II "Fairy Tales!" (For Ages 19 months- 35 months)
Thursday, March 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 10:30-11:30am
Thursday, April 12 & 19 from 10:30-11:30am
Toddlers and their parent/caregiver can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, finger plays, and more while spending time with other toddlers. Sessions are based on early literacy research and include tips and information for caregivers. Registration is for ONE six-session series. For more information or to register, please call (248) 364-6712.


PIWI PlaygroupPIWI Play Group (For Ages 0-2 with Caregiver)
Saturday, January 27 from 10:30-11:45am
Saturday, February 10 & 24 from 10:30-11:45am
Saturday, March 10 & 24 from 10:30-11:45am
Your relationship with your child is critical for early development. During this six-week program, Oakland Family Services will provide a developmentally supportive environment for parent/child play. There will be a different developmental topic each session. Registration required. If you have an older child (ages 2 1/2 and up), please put their name and age in the "Notes" section when registering. For more information or to register, please call (248) 364-6712.


Come Learn with MeCome Learn With Me! (For Ages 0-5 with Caregiver)
Saturday, March 17, 10:30-11:15am
Bring your children to play with our toys and enjoy activities while you listen to a short presentation about Early Literacy. Bring a children's book to swap out and pick a new one to take home. Registration required. For more information or to register, please call (248) 364-6712.


preschool_storytime_logoMorning Preschool Storytime "Animals!" (For Ages 3- Pre-K)
Tuesday, January 23, & 30 from 10:30-11:15am
Tuesday, February 6, 13, & 27 from 10:30-11:15am
Tuesday, March 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 10:30-11:15am
Tuesday, April 10, 17, & 24 from 10:30-11:15am

Animals, animals are everywhere! Preschoolers: come join us to learn about animals using songs, finger plays, crafts, stories, and yoga moves, all based on our animal theme. Children must be able to go into the story room without a parent. Registration is for entire series. For more information or to register, please call (248) 364-6712.


Preschool Storytime SignEvening Preschool Storytime "Let's Go Read!" (For Ages 3- Pre-K)
Tuesday, January 16, 23, & 30 from 7:00-7:45pm
Tuesday, February 6, 13, & 27 from 7:00-7:45pm
Tuesday, March 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 7:00-7:45pm
Tuesday, April 10, 17, 24 from 7:00-7:45pm

Children must be able to go in the story room without a parent. This is a good introduction to being in a group, practicing listening skills and following directions. The program features stories, songs, finger plays and movement activities, all based on our theme, Let's Go Read! Join us each week to help build your child's literacy! Registration is for the entire series. For more information or to register, please call (248) 364-6712.


Stuffed AnimalsStuffed Animal Sleepover (For Ages 3-6 Years)
Saturday, April 28, 2:00-3:00pm
Drop off your stuffed animal by 5pm on Friday, April 27, and they will spend a fun-filled night in the Library (animals only!). Come back on Saturday for story time, where you and your furry friend will enjoy a story, snack and craft. We will conclude the program with a slide show of pictures of the antics your stuffed animals enjoyed at the Library the night before! Registration required. For more information or to register, please call (248) 364-6712.


little_explorers-300x152 - CopyLittle Explorers (For Ages 2-5 Years)
Friday, February 2, 10:45am-12:00pm
Friday, March 2, 10:45am-12:00pm
Friday, April 13, 10:45am-12:00pm
What do you get when you combine a story, free play, and sensory activity stations with you and your child? A sensory sensation! We'll have lots of fun as we explore, create, and meet new friends! Sensory stations may get messy, so dress accordingly. Register for each individual date. For more information or to register, please call (248) 364-6712.


Elementary School-Age Activities

Pathfinders- Silly StoriesLibrary Pathfinders "Silly Stories" (For Grades K-1)
Wednesday, January 17 & 31 from 4:45-5:30pm
Wednesday, February 14 & 28 from 4:45-5:30pm
Wednesday, March 14 & 28 from 4:45-5:30pm
Wednesday, April 11 & 25 from 4:45-5:30pm
We will read silly stories to make us laugh, giggle, and chuckle. Then we will create our own silly stories usinga  mad lib template. The goal will be to familiarize children with parts of speech. Registration is for entire series. For more information or to register, please call (248) 364-6712.


Junior Library ExplorersJunior Library Explorers (For Grades 2-3)
Thursday, January 18, 5-6pm
Thursday, February 1, 5-6pm
Thursday, February 15, 5-6pm
Thursday, March 1, 5-6pm
Thursday, March 15, 5-6pm
Thursday, April 12, 5-6pm
Thursday, April 26, 5-6pm
Each session will explore an interesting STEAM topic through stories, crafts, experiments, and activities to get students thinking and asking questions! Register for each individual date.


Library ExplorersLibrary Explorers: I'm a Poet- and I Didn't Even Know It (For Grades 4-5)
Thursday, January 11, 5-6pm
Thursday, January 25, 5-6pm
Thursday, February 8, 5-6pm
Thursday, March 8, 5-6pm
Thursday, March 22, 5-6pm
Thursday, April 19, 5-6pm
We will explore different kinds of poetry in fun and interactive ways. Register for each individual date.


MakerSpaceDrop-In MakerSpace (For Grades K-5)
Wednesday, February 21- Friday, February 23, During Library Hours
Monday, April 2- Friday, April 6, During Library Hours
School's out? Looking for something to do? Come join us at MakerSpace! This drop-in program will spark your creativity through daily themed challenges. Sign in at the Youth Services desk.


Battle of the Books Informational Sessions

logo2018Fourth-Grade Battle of the Books Q & A
Thursday, January 11, 7-8pm
This program is an informal question and answer session for parents and advisors of registered 4th grade B.O.B. participants.


5thLogo2018Fifth-Grade Battle of the Books Q & A
Thursday, February 1, 7-8pm
This program is an informal question and answer session for parents and advisors of registered 5th grade B.O.B. participants.