**All programs are sponsored in part by the Friends of the Waterford Library**
Tail Wagging Tutors
Students in grades K-5 who would like to gain confidence in reading out loud will have the opportunity to read to a dog for 15 minutes. Please call the children’s desk at (248) 618-7692 to register your children. Please do not wear strong scents as it bothers the dogs.
Mondays beginning January 26 from 4:30-5:30p with Kathy and Wyatt
Wednesdays beginning January 28 from 4:30-5:30p with Joyce and Toby
|Storytimes for Ages 6 Mo.-5 years||Lego Club|
|Saturday Specials for Age 5 and Up||Make and Take Craft Days|
Our drop-in storytimes return this January. Because of the public school holidays, storytime is divided into three sessions, with a one-week break between each session:
Session I is 5 weeks long beginning the week of January 13-15, ending the week of February 10-12.
Session II is 6 weeks long beginning the weeks of February 24-26, ending the week of March 31/April 1.
Session III is 3 weeks long beginning the week of April 14-16, ending the week of April 28-30.
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.
|Babytime||Ages 6 months-15 months (not walking yet)||Tuesdays, 10:00-10:30 AM|
|Toddlertime||Ages 16 months-23 months |
(walking, but not yet 2)
|Wednesdays, 10:00-10:30 AM|
|2-Year-Old Storytime||Ages 2 years to not quite 3||Tuesdays, 11:00-11:30 AM|
|3-Year-Old Storytime||Ages 3 years to not quite 4||Wednesdays, 11:00-11:30 AM|
|Preschool Story and|
|Ages 4-5||Thursdays, 10:00-10:45 AM|
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, January 31||Registration begins Saturday, January 24||click to register for 10:15 or 11:30|
|Saturday, February 28||Registration begins Saturday, February 21||click to register for 10:15 or 11:30|
|Saturday, March 28||Registration begins Saturday, March 21||click to register for 10:15 or 11:30|
|Saturday, April 25||Registration begins Saturday, April 18||click to register for 10:15 or 11:30|
For ages 5 and up.
Join us for some fun, interactive programs on Saturday mornings. Students should be able to color, cut, and glue independently.
Registration begins one week prior to each program.
Paper Airplane Flight School - Saturday, February 7 - 10:30am-11:30am - We will be designing and creating several different types of paper airplanes and testing our “feats of engineering”. Which ones will fly, and which ones will …. have to be “retooled”?
Registration begins Saturday, January 31 click here to register
Read with Someone You Love Day - Saturday, February 14 - 10:00am-12:00pm - It's Valentine's Day! Come in and share a story about love with someone you love. We'll have books for you to choose froma nd then a craft to make together.
No registration required.
Magic Tree House Party - Saturday, March 14 - 10:30am-11:30am - Celebrate the classic series by Mary Pope Osborne with crafts, games, activities, and treats featuring some of Jack and Annie's greatest adventures.
Registration begins Satuday, March 7 click here to register
Paint, Pot, and Plant - Saturday, May 2 - 10:30am-11:30am - Mother's Day is coming up. Pot a plant, and paint a pot. Wear old clothes.
Registration begins Saturday, April 25 click here to register
Celebrate winter and spring 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.
|January 17: Winter||March 21: Spring and Easter|
|Febrary 14: Love and Valentines||April 18: Earth Day|
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.