Youth

Upcoming Programs

Youth Summer Reading Club

Friday, June 1 – Friday, August 17
For more information, visit our Youth Summer Reading Club page

Are you reading on your own? If so, you will register for the Reader’s Summer Reading Club.
Children not yet reading on their own can participate in the program too! Register for the Listener’s Summer Reading Club.

 

Ice Cream Social – Summer Reading Finale!

Friday, August 17 @ 1:00 PM
For those without an invitation, an ice cream sundae can be purchased for a nominal donation.

An invitation to this ice cream social will be awarded to those children and teens who have completed their summer reading club challenge.

 

Chess Nuts: Drop-in Chess Play!

Saturday, September 8, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 6, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 3, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 1, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Love to play Chess and looking for a place to play or new people to challenge? One day a month, we will have Chess sets out in the Michigan History Room for you to use. Bring a friend or meet a new opponent here! You may also bring your own set if you like. Please note: the Library will not be offering Chess tutorials at these events.

 

Family Craft: Perler Beads

Monday, September 17 @ 6:00 PM
This craft is for all ages, but children under the age of 5 will need an adult helper.
Registration is required and begins August 27.

Perler beads are beads that are melted together once they’ve been placed together on a pegboard. We will provide all supplies including beads, pegboards and patterns.

 

Teen Talk Like a Pirate

Wednesday, September 19 @ 6:00 PM
For tweens and teens in 4th through 8th grade
Registration is required beginning August 29.

Ahoy there matey, join us in celebrating International Talk Like A Pirate Day! We’ll have lots of fun with pirate themed crafts, games, and more.

 

 Toddler Lapsit

Session 1

Friday, September 21 @ 9:30 AM
Friday, September 28 @ 9:30 AM
Friday, October 5 @ 9:30 AM
Friday, October 12 @ 9:30 AM

Register

Session 2

Friday, October 26 @ 9:30 AM – come dressed in your Halloween costume!
Friday, November 2 @ 9:30 AM
Friday, November 9 @ 9:30 AM
Friday, November 16 @ 9:30 AM

Register

Toddler Lapsit is offered free for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old accompanied by a parent or guardian. The purpose of this program is to provide children with an introduction to the library. Registration begins September 1 for Session 1 and October 5 for Session 2.

 

Pre-school Storytime

Session 1

Friday, September 21 @ 11:00 AM
Friday, September 28 @ 11:00 AM
Friday, October 5 @ 11:00 AM
Friday, October 12 @ 11:00 AM

Register

Session 2

Friday, October 26 @ 11:00 AM – come dressed in your Halloween costume!
Friday, November 2 @ 11:00 AM
Friday, November 9 @ 11:00 AM
Friday, November 16 @ 11:00 AM

Register

Pre-school Storytime is offered free for children who are independent listeners, 3 1/2 to 5 years old. Children enjoy songs, puppets, crafts and of course, STORIES! Registration begins September 1 for Session 1 and October 5 for Session 2.

 

Youth LEGO® Club

Saturday, September 22 @ 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 20 @ 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 22 @ 2:00 PM
No registration is required for elementary school aged children.

Bring your LEGOs or use ours. Use your imagination or choose one of our LEGO challenges and build a LEGO creation for us to display in the library.

 

Family Craft: Paper Maché Pumpkins

Monday, October 8 @ 6:00 PM
All ages are welcome, but children under the age of 5 need an adult helper.
Registration is required and begins September 17.

Decorate a pumpkin without the carving! We will provide pre-made paper maché pumpkins and paint and you provide the creativity.

 

Christmas Tree Craft

Saturday, October 20 @ 1:00 PM
For all ages – younger children will need an adult to help
Register beginning September 29 – Tree with LED lights cost $10.00 – Fee due at registration (see the circulation clerk)

Do you need a mini tree? At this program you will get a mini-Christmas Tree loaded with LED lights that you can decorate and take home. Bring some miniature ornaments and your glue gun if you have one. Christmas treats will be provided as you work.

 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Parents and caregivers! On behalf of the 1,000 Books Foundation and the Roseville Public Library, we challenge you to participate in this FREE program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she starts kindergarten.

Why is reading so important?  Books help children develop language abilities, enhance social skills and enrich lives, plus reading is fun! The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless.  Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler.  The goal is to have read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten.  Does it sound hard?  Not really if you think about it.  If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year.  That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years.  If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think, so get started!

Pick up Program Instructions and Reading Tips, a suggested reading list and a spiral notebook to record your books (we have 150 to give away) from the Youth Services Department.