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Spring Programs 2021

         All programs are free!

 

Take and Make Crafts & STEAM Activities
Pick up craft or STEAM kits in the front entryway while supplies last. STEAM kits are one per family, craft kits are one per child. Kits will be available bi-monthly. 
Take & Make Schedule:

March 8 - STEAM 
March 15 - Craft - St. Patrick's Day
March 22 - Crafts
March 29 - Spring Break Crafts
April 12 - STEAM
April 26 - Crafts
May 10 - STEAM
May 24 - Crafts

Reading Program - Spring into Reading (All ages)
Put some spring in your step and get reading! Log your minutes and complete these fun at-home activities. Ready, set, bloom!
March 1 – March 31
Sign up at miopl.beanstack.org.

100 Books to Read in Kindergarten Poster Giveaway
If you have a child in Kindergarten, pick up a poster and stickers at the Youth Desk to track the best books to read to your Kindergartener.

Storytimes

Wee Wednesdays (Babies & Toddlers)
Join Ms. Kim for stories, songs, and fingerplays.  New videos will be released on Wednesdays on the website and Facebook.  Videos will be available for 30 days.

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5 years)
Join Ms. Kerry for stories, songs, and activities.  Look for a new link every Thursdays on the website and Facebook.  Videos will be available for 30 days.

Family Activities
Registration required where noted.  Register in person, online here, or by phone at (248) 628-3034

StoryWalk (All ages)
Enjoy our StoryWalk! The StoryWalk will return SOON with a new story.  The StoryWalk begins at the northwest corner of the library parking lot and weaves around Powell Lake Park. Don’t forget to stop and sign our guest book and pick up an activity sheet located in the box at the first station.

For Older Kids

Art Explorers (Grades 2 & 3)
Join Mr. Caleb for a fun STEAM activity. Join us as we explore unique picture book art, and try our hand at creating our own fantastic works!  Each Participant will have their own table and supplies to maintain social distancing. Registration is required.  Register in person, online at www.MiOPL.org or by phone at (248) 628-3034.

March: Watercolor Art
Explore picture books with beautiful watercolor illustrations, and create wonderful watercolor art of your own!
Wednesday, March 24, 6:30 p.m.

Registration is required and begins March 1.

April: Stamping Art
Throughout history people have used stamping to create art, and picture books are no exception. Come try your hand at creating stamp art!
Wednesday, April 21, 6:30 p.m.

Registration is required and begins April 5.

 

STEAM Explorers (Grades 4 and 5)
Join Ms. Jane for a fun STEAM activity. Each Participant will have their own table and supplies to maintain social distancing. Registration is required. Register in person, online at www.MiOPL.org or by phone at (248) 628-3034.

March: Space Art
Get ready STEAM Explorer’s for a trip into space!  We are going to look at some pictures taken in space; then create our own artistic interpretation of the picture you choose using, chalk, colored pencils, markers and pens.
Monday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.
Registration is required and begins March 1.

April: Learning to write Braille
Join us to discover how Braille language was developed.  We’re going to learn about Louis Braille the inventor of this language for the blind that allows them to enjoy books independently.  We’ll make our own Braille stylus and write some words and look at some of the Braille children’s books we have here at the library
Monday, April 12, 6:30 p.m.
Registration is required and begins March 29.

$mart Money MI Kids Read (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
April is Financial Wellness! Sign up for a Smart Money kit which will include a free book and some other money related items.  The program will be virtual and we will email a link to it once you pick up your kit. One kit per family, while supplies last. 
Vibe logoThanks to Vibe Credit Union for co-sponsoring the kits.

Sign up for a kit beginning March 29, in person, online at
www.Miopl.org or by phone at (248) 628-3034. Kits can be picked up beginning April 12.

 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a Library program that encourages all families and caregivers to read at least 1000 books with their young children before they enter Kindergarten. Reading to preschool-age children builds vocabulary, language skills, and helps prepare them with the skills they need for Kindergarten. In as little as 15 minutes a day, families can build the skills for future school and life success.

How does 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten work?

Getting Started – Pick up a free 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Log at Oxford Public Library. Any child aged 0-5 can participate.

Track Your Reading – Each time your child listens to a book, record it in your reading log.

Show Us Your Reading Logs – Each time you and your child reach a milestone bring in your reading log and collect your prize. Read 1,000 books before kindergarten and your child will receive a free book of their very own.

*Thank you to the Oxford Library Friends for helping sponsor this program.*



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