Youth Kids


Youth Spring Programs 2022

         All programs are free!

 

Weekly Programs that Require Registration 

Register in person, by phone at (248) 969-9491 or click here to register online.

Registration for Spring Session 1 begins Monday, February 14 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration for Spring Session 2 begins Monday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m.

Bitty Bops (Babies from birth - 23 months, with an adult lap)
Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes with your baby.  Please make other arrangements for siblings so this can be a special time with your child.
Mondays, 10:30 a.m. 
Session 1: February 28 through March 21
Session 2: April 11 through May 2

Toddler Storytime (Ages 24-35 months, with an adult lap)
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and activities with your toddler.  We want to make this a special time for you and your toddler, so please make other arrangements for siblings.
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. 
Session 1: March 1 through March 22  
Session 2: April 12 through May 3

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5 years)
Listen to stories, sing songs, learn fingerplays & rhymes.  Children should be able to listen independently for this class.  This is a great introduction for children to being in a group and following directions.
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. 
Session 1:March 3 through March 24
Session 2: April 14 through May 5

After-School Adventures (Grades K-2)
Listen to stories and be creative with arts and crafts and other activities.
Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. 
Session 1: March 2 through March 23
Session 2: April 13 through May 4

Lego® Club (Grades 3-5)
Build amazing creations every week!  Each week you will have a different task to build something fun.
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. 
Session 1: March 3 through March 24
Session 2: April 14 through May 5

Drop-In Programs, no registration needed

Wee Wednesdays (All ages, adult lap for children under 3)
Enjoy stoies, songs, rhymes and more in this storytime for all ages.
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. 
Session 1: March 2 thorugh March 23
Session 2: April 13 through May 4

Teddy Tales (All ages, adult lap for children under 3)
Wear your PJs if you'd like and listen to stories, songs, rhymes and more!|
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.
Session 1: March 3 through March 24
Session 2: April 14 through May 5

Special Programs, registration required when noted

Preschool Fair
Preschools from Oxford and the surrounding areas will be here to provide information to prospective parents about their preschool programs.
Wednesday, February 16, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (drop in)

 Library Explorers (Grades 3-5)
*Registration begins February 14.  Register for each date separately. Click here to register

St. Patrick's Day Fun
Learn about the history of the holiday and different ways it is celebrated around the world. Make a festive craft to bring home too.
Monday, March 14, 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day
Explore ways in which we can take care of our planet. Then, create your own recycled piece of artwork.
Monday, April 25, 6:30 p.m.

Chapter Book Review Squad (Chapter Book readers)
Read a chapter book this month, write a review, and earn an entry for a prize.  Review slips will be available at the Youth Desk.  Be part of the Squad!
Month of March

March is 'Read to a Dog Month' (All ages)
Come to the library and read to a special thearapy dog.  

Mondays, March 7, 14, 21, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays, March 5, 12, 19, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Call the library (248) 969-9491 or stop in to sign up for a 15 minute time slot.

Teddy Bear Sleepover (All ages of stuffed animals)
Do you ever wonder what your stuffed animals do at night?  Drop off a favorite stuffed animal at the library for our Teddy Bear Sleepover and you will find out.  We'll take pictures of their fun and post them for you.  Drop off one stuffed animal anytime between Monday, March 7 and Thursday, March 10.  Pick up your stuffed animal anytime beginning Monday, March 14.

Enhanced Storytime (Ages 0-5, with a caregiver)
These monthly storytimes will expand the early literacy and language skills we always incorporate into storytime by adding stations to explore and develop fine motor, sensory, problem solving, gross motor and social emotional skills.  Each family will receive one copy of the featured book to take home and keep
Saturday, March 19, April 16, and May 7
10:15 a.m. 
*Registration begins February 14.  Register for each date separately. Click here to register

April is Poetry Month (Ages 5-11)
Carry a poem in your pocket or choose one at the Youth Desk during the month of April.  Read it to a youth librarian and get entered into a raffle for a special poetry-themed prize.  Limit one entry per day.  Drawing will be held on May 2.

Spring Break Crafts (All ages)
Come make some crative craft projects using newspapers!
Saturday, March 26 through Saturday, April 3 (While supplies last)
Drop in anytime while on break and enjoy a variety of spring crafts to take and make at home.

Bike Clinic (All ages)
Drop by and learn how to inflate your tires and tighten the brakes on your bike.  We'll have a craft to jazz up your bike to make sure it's in tip top shape for summer!
Sunday, May 22, 1:30-4:30 p.m. (Drop in)


STEM Programs

Jr. Tech Explorers (Grades 1-3)
*Registration begins February 14.  Register for each date separately. Click here to register

Build Lego Games
Let's make games using Legos and household supplies.
Wednesday, March 2, 6:30 p.m.

Floating Sensory Bottle
We are going to make a sensory bottle with floating 'jellyfish'.
Monday, March 21, 6:30 p.m.

Logic Games
Spend some time with us playing with some really fun Logic Learning games. These games are great pre-coding fun.
Monday, April 20, 6:30 p.m.

Tech Explorers (Grades 4-6)
*Registration begings February 14.  Register for each date separately.  Click here to register.

Weaving
Join us and learn the basic concepts of weaving. Learn some history of weaving and the environmental impact of using woven items in comparison to plastic.
Wednesday, March 9, 6:30 p.m.

Floating Scuba Diver Bottle
Join us for this simple and fun way to teach kids about density and how it impacts whether an object will sink or float.
Monday, April 11, 6:30 p.m.

Snap Circuits - Intro
Explore electricity and circuits using these fun kits.
Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 p.m.


Ozobots - Level 1
Explore the next step in coding these little robots.  For kids who have attended the intro class or have these robots at home.
Wednesday, May 4, 6:30 p.m.

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 and start reading..

Track Your Reading – Each time you read a book with your child, 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.*

Oxford Public Library