Youth Programs

Selected upcoming programs -- part of our exciting lineup! Click here to go to our Event Calendar for a full listing. There's always something happening at the library!


Story Times and Book Clubs Story Times &
Book Clubs
Parent and Teacher Page Parents &
Teachers
Books and Beyond Books &
Beyond

Youth Summer Reading Poster

Summer Reading 2015

Read, attend special programs, and earn your way to a free book throughout the summer.

Summer Reading starts June 12


Featured Programs

Superhero taking a selfie

Super Selfie Photo Exhibit

Entries are due by Friday, August 7
All Ages

Capture your inner hero in our "Super Selfie" photo exhibit. Entry forms will be available beginning Friday, June 12 and entries are due Friday, August 7. Photos will be displayed in the Library.


Dog

Ruff Readers

Saturday, July 11 from 10:00 a.m. to noon
Ages 6 and up
*Registration Required

Read aloud to the best listener on earth - a specially trained dog from Therapy Dogs International.


Playing with Clay

Art Smart July

Tuesday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m.
or Tuesday, July 14 at 2:00 p.m.
All Ages

More shapes, colors, and textures to touch, manipulate, and create in a room where imaginations run wild. Not an artist? Not a problem!


The cover of 'Big Hero 6'

Summer Family Movies: Big Hero 6

Friday, July 24 at 1:30 p.m.

Cool off at the Library and watch movies with incredible heroes and despicable villians.


Water Rocket

Water Rockets: A Father and Child Experiment

Saturday, July 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
or Saturday, July 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
*Registration Required

Join Marc "Rocketman" Center for some indoor-outdoor fun. Father and child teams will construct water-powered rockets made from recycled 2-liter soda bottles and launch them on the Library's lawn. Partricipants should bring two emty 2-liter soda bottles. Registration is limited to one session per child.


Minecraft Logo

Minecraft: Grades 3 to 6

Tuesday, July 14 at 3:15 p.m.
Grades 3 to 6
*Registration Required

If you enjoy playing Minecraft, come to the Library to play with other Micecraft enthusiasts.


Minecraft Logo

Minecraft: Grades 1 and 2

Tuesday, July 28 at 3:15 p.m.
Grades 1 and 2
*Registration Required

If you enjoy playing Minecraft, come to the Library to play with other Micecraft enthusiasts.


Dog

Ruff Readers

Tuesday, July 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Ages 6 and up
*Registration Required

Read aloud to the best listener on earth - a specially trained dog from Therapy Dogs International.


Minecraft Logo

Minecraft: Grades 3 to 6

Thursday, July 30 at 3:15 p.m.
Grades 3 to 6
*Registration Required

If you enjoy playing Minecraft, come to the Library to play with other Micecraft enthusiasts.


Minecraft Logo

Minecraft Mania

Wednesday, August 5 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Grades 1 to 6
*Registration Required

Join us for our Summer Reading Minecraft finale! Four one-hour sessions of Minecraft will be offered in one day! What will you craft? Limit one hour.


The cover of 'Despicable Me'

Summer Family Movies: Despicable Me

Thursday, August 6 at 1:30 p.m.

Cool off at the Library and watch movies with incredible heroes and despicable villians.


 Library Card

First Grade/First Card Library Events

Saturday, September 6 at 10:30 a.m.
First Graders
*Registration Required

Our popular First Grade/First Card program will be available here at the Library as you get ready for the start of school. Youth staff will present a special program for students entering First Grade, including the opportunity to get their very own library card! First Graders will also receive a special gift from The Friends of the Library. Get a library card - the best school supply!
 
Cover of 'Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band'

Wednesday Wonderful Tales: Michigan Reads!

Wednesday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m.
All Ages
*Registration Required

Celebrate Michigan Reads to Children Month with the whole family. This event features the 2014 Michigan Reads book Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by Kwame Alexander. Enjoy stories, games, and a craft featuring this jazzy bird.


 

Kids Holding Hands

Kindergarten-First Grade Book Party: Home Sweet Home

Thursday, September 11 at 4:15 p.m.
Grades K-1
*Registration Required

Register now for after-school fun of stories, games, crafts, and snacks.


 Minecraft Logo

Minecraft Club

Tuesday, September 16 at 4:30 p.m.
Ages 8-12
Limit one session per month
*Registration Required

If you enjoy playing Minecraft, come to the Library to play with other Micecraft enthusiasts.


 Jumping Teens

Teen Advisory Council

Thursday, September 18 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Grades 7-12

TAC helps plan teen programs, selects materials for purchase, and promotes the Library in the community. Attendance at TAC counts for community service hours for those who need it. Snacks will be provided.


 Raspberry Pi Logo

Raspberry Pi: Drop-In Sessions

Monday, September 22 from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Ages 9-12

Interested in computer programming? Learn some basic hands-on programming with our Raspberry Pi, a computer you program yourself.


Dog

Ruff Readers

Tuesday, September 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Ages 6 and up
*Registration Required

Read aloud to the best listener on earth - a specially trained dog from Therapy Dogs International.


Theater Curtain

Baldwin's Readers Theatre presents: Auditions

Wednesday, October 1 at 4:15 p.m.
Readers grades 3-6

Rehearsals are on Wednesdays after school. There is no memorizing required, and there are parts for everyone.


 Cover of 'Lady Lollipop'

Books Plus Book Club: Lady Lollipop by Dick King-Smith

Thursday, October 16 at 4:15 p.m.
Grades 2 - 3
*Registration Required

Enjoy great discussion, activites, and a snack. This is after-school fun centered on this month's title. Parents are welcome to attend if they wish. Books provided are a generous gift of the Friends of the Baldwin Library.

Theater Curtain

Baldwin's Readers Theatre presents: The Ram and the Pig Who Set Up House

Monday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m.
All Ages
Tickets at the Youth Desk

Please join us for a special evening performance of The Ram and the Pig Who Set Up House by Baldwin's Readers Theatre. ENjoy this lively theatrical program based on a folktale from Norway, along with other global storytelling.


The cover of 'Frozen: Sing-Along'

Afternoon Movie: Frozen

Monday, December 22 at 1:30 p.m.
Movies are family friendly and inclusive

Bring your singing voice as we watch a special "sing-along" version of this popular movie.


 
 
   
Baldwin Public Library 300 West Merrill Street Birmingham, MI 48009 Phone# 248.647.1700
Copyright © 2015 BALDWIN PUBLIC LIBRARY | Sitemap | Site by Core3 Solutions