2014 Fall/Winter Programs

**All programs are sponsored in part by the Friends of the Waterford Library**

September Is Libray Card Sign-Up Month!

Students in grade K-5 who sign up for their first library card at the Waterford Township Public Library receive a coupon which can be redeemed for a free book from the Children's Department.

    Storytimes for Ages 6 Mo.-5 years    Lego Club
Saturday Specials for Age 5 and UpMake and Take Craft Days

Storytimes for ages 6 months - 5 years

hen reading to chicksOur drop-in storytimes resume this fall on Tuesday, September 9, and will end Thursday, November 20.  Storytimes for children 3 years of age and younger are 30 minutes long and include a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays, and other activities.  Storytimes are held in our children’s story and craft room.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  We ask that parents and caregivers arrive at least 5 minutes before storytime begins in order to get settled in.  PLEASE NOTE: There will be no storytimes the week of October 14-16. 

BabytimeAges 6 months-15 months (not walking yet)Tuesdays, 10:00-10:30 AM
ToddlertimeAges 16 months-23 months
(walking, but not yet 2)
Wednesdays, 10:00-10:30 AM
2-Year-Old StorytimeAges 2 years to not quite 3Tuesdays, 11:00-11:30 AM
3-Year-Old StorytimeAges 3 years to not quite 4Wednesdays, 11:00-11:30 AM
Preschool Story and
 Craft Time
Ages 4-5Thursdays, 10:00-10:45 AM



line of Legos
Lego Club
Recommended for ages 5 and up

Children meet the fourth Saturday of the month to crate their own Lego structure.  These will be displayed in the Library until the next meeting, then children can make new structures.  We have two class times in the morning for each day.  Please sign up for only one of the times: 10:15AM-11:00AM or 11:30AM-12:15PM. 

Saturday, October 25Registration begins Saturday, October 18click to register for 10:15 or 11:30
Saturday, November 22Registration begins Saturday, November 15click to register for 10:15 or 11:30
Saturday, December 20Registration begins Saturday, December 13click to register for 10:15 or 11:30

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Saturday Specials
For ages 5 and up.
Registration begins one week prior to each program.

Cover of the book Diary of a Wimpy KidWimpy Kid Fan Day – Saturday, November 8 – 10:30-11:30a - Share your expertise as we watch some movie clips and compete in Wimpy Kid Trivia.  The top “fan” gets a copy of book 3 or 4 in the series!
Registration begins Saturday, November 1  click here to register

Angry Birds Game Day – Saturday, November 15 – 10:30-11:30a – Launch the birds; get the swine!  Kids will compete with each other and in teams on a real course in our community room.  No screen time here!  This is real.
Registration begins Saturday, November 8  click here to register

Wreath Workshop – Saturday, December 6 – 10:30-11:30a – We will be making a festive red and green fabric wreath to decorate your door for the winter holidays.  If you can tie a knot, you can make a wreath.
Registration begins Saturday, November 29  click here to register

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Make and Take Craft Days
Recommended for ages 5 and up

Celebrate autumn and early winter with a variety of seasonal and holiday crafts.  Drop in one Saturday a month and make something from 10:00AM-12:00PM.  No registration is required.  The dates are:

Saturday, October 18
Saturday, November 1
Saturday, December 13

Snail drawing a line

Group Tours and School Visits:  Schools, daycares, scout groups, and other community organizations are encouraged to bring their classes  to the library for a visit. Please call (248) 618-7692 to schedule your class visit.  A children’s librarian will provide age-appropriate activities for your group such as storytimes, booktalks, library skills instruction, and tours. Your group of children may receive library cards if they are Waterford residents or attend Waterford Schools.  Library card applications are required to be completed by the children's parents and returned to the library one week prior to the class visit.  The staff is unable to process 20+ applications on the day of your visit.

Arrangements can be made for a children's librarian to come and visit your school or daycare facility.  We will do our best to accommodate the teachers' requests.  Please schedule all school visits in advance.