Youth Kids

Youth Spring Programs 2020

         All programs are free!


Weekly Programs that Require Registration 

Register in person, by phone at (248) 628-3034 or click here to register online.

Registration for Spring Session 1 begins Monday, February 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration for Spring Session 2 begins Monday, March 23 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 24 through March 23
Session 2: April 13 through May 4

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: February 25 through March 24  
Session 2: April 14 through May 5

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: February 27 through March 26
Session 2: April 16 through May 7

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: February 26 through March 25
Session 2: April 15 through May 6

Makerspace Marvels (Grades 3-5)
Build and create a new masterpiece each week using lots of fun supplies.  The only limit is your own imagination.
Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. 
Session 1: February 27 through March 26
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 2: April 16 through May 7

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: February 26 thorugh March 25
Session 2: April 15 through May 6

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, 6:30 p.m.
Session 1: February 27 through March 26
Session 2: April 16 through May 6

Special Programs, registration required when noted

 S.T.E.A.M. Crafternoons

S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math) is HERE at OPL.  Come visit our S.T.E.A.M. Station.  Stop in anytime to explore the Station's many hands-on activities.  Each month you may also drop in for a Crafternoon featuring an art project that ties in with the S.T.E.A.M. Station activity of the month.

Saturday, February 8 - Shadows
Saturday, March 21 - Patterns
Saturday, April 25 - Showers
Saturday, May 16 - Flowers

Drop-in program, no registration needed

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 2, 9, 16, 23, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Call the library (248) 628-3034 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 2 and Thursday, March 5.  Pick up your stuffed animal anytime beginning Monday, March 9.

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 14, April 18, and May 9
10:15 a.m. 
Registration is required, register for each date separately

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 April 30.

Spring Break Crafts (All ages)
Come make some crative craft projects using newspapers!
Saturday, March 28 through Saturday, April 5 (during regular library hours)
Drop in anytime while on break and enjoy a variety of spring crafts to make and take home.

Comedy Magic Revue (All ages) *Library Friends Sponsored Event*
The magic trunk of Gordon Russ is chock-full of tricks and is bursting at the seams with incredible new illusions!  This show has tons of audience participation, with lots of kids coming 'on stage' to join the show!
Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Drop-in, no registration needed

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 31, 1:30-4:30 p.m. (Drop in)

Parent Connection
 One Tuesday a month from 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
Take a night off from cooking once a month and meet up with other parents to discuss a variety of parenting topics.  A free meal is served and free babysitting is provided (babysitting for ages 12 months-12years)
Upcoming dates: February 11, March 3, April 7, May 5
Registration is encouraged so we know how much food to order.  Register for each date separately.

Preschool Fair
Preschools from Oxford and the surrounding areas will be here to provide information to prospective parents about their preschool programs.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (drop in)

STEM Programs

Jr. Tech Explorers (Grades K-2)
*Registration begins February 10.  Register for each date separately. Click here to register

Snap Circuits
Explore electricity and circuits using these fun kits.
Monday, March 9, 6:30 p.m.

Coding Games
Explore coding through some fun coding games. We have some new games so even if you've done this class before, there will be something new for you to explore.
Monday, March 23 & April 27, 6:30 p.m.

Offbits DIY Robots
Create mini robot figures with nuts and bolts.
Monday, April 13, 6:30 p.m.

Tech Explorers (Ages 8-12)
*Registration begings February 10.  Register for each date separately.  Click here to register.

Ozobots - Intro
Explore the basics of coding with this mini robot and different colored markers.
Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 p.m.

OSMO Coding Jam - Intro
Explore the basics of coding with this fun music program.
Wednesday, March 25, 6:30 p.m.

Snap Circuits - Level 1
Explore the next step in electricity and circuits using these fun kits.  For kids who have attended the intro class or have these at home.
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, April 29, 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