13101 Schavey Road, DeWitt MI 48820
517.669.3156

Mon - Thurs: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

 

  Program Schedule

Spring Registration Now Open

Registration for spring programs is now open. Visit our events calendar or see the schedule below for more information.

Read on for more information about our Read and Make Storytime Packs and other services for youth and families.


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Spring Programs

Sunday Story Time: Monthly on Sundays at 2 pm

Everyone loves a good story. Our special Sunday Storytime is for the early elementary child. An accompanying adult or older sibling is welcome to attend. Future dates: January 21st, February 11th, March 3rd, April 7th.

REGISTER ONLINE FOR APRIL 7


Graphic Novel Fan Club: Last Monday at 4 pm

Join our book club just for kids! We'll meet at the Annex the last Monday of every month to discuss our favorite graphic novels. Open to ages 7-10. The first 2024 meeting is January 29th.

REGISTER ONLINE


Kids Create: Alternating Mondays at 4 pm

Kids Create meets the challenge of 1000 Hours Outside. Join Jozefa to enjoy activities that explore how we can be creative both indoors and out. The series begins January 22nd. Open to ages 9-12.

REGISTER ONLINE


Coding for Beginners: Alternating Tuesdays at 4 pm

Unplugged coding for beginners aged 6-8 years. Join Kelsie to explore coding concepts through a variety of games and activities. The first session is January 16th.

REGISTER ONLINE


Baby Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Share early literacy activities and social playtime with your little ones ages 0-2. The next series begins April 2nd.

REGISTER ONLINE


Family Storytime: Wednesdays at 10:30 am

Enjoy stories, music, and movement for all ages, as well as a craft or playtime activity. The next series begins April 3rd.

REGISTER FOR WEDNESDAYS


Story Play: Thursdays at 10:15 am and 11:15 am

Story Play is designed to promote independent exploratory play at different activity stations. Includes a story, movement, and rhymes with Jozefa. This program is best suited for ages 2-5 but siblings are welcome. The next series begins April 4th.

REGISTER FOR 10:15 AM


REGISTER FOR 11:15 AM


Intergenerational Storytime: Alternating Fridays at 10 am

Young children and senior adults from Woodlands Senior Living Community will share time through stories and activities. Open to ages 2-5. Series Dates: April 5, April 19, May 3.

REGISTER FOR THE SERIES



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  Read and Make Storytime Packs

Check out our Read and Make Storytime Packs to use for storytime at home. Our themed packs include books, craft supplies, and an activity sheet containing songs, rhymes, and activities. Visit this page to view the packs and watch the recorded stories read by staff.



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  Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is designed to encourage a love of reading, teamwork, and to promote an interest in reading a variety of genres. Students from 4th & 5th grades create teams with an adult coach and read a selection of books chosen by the Library. In March, the teams come together for a literary "battle" to test their knowledge of the books. Registration for the 2023-2024 Battle of the Books will open November 1. Forms will be available at the Library.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Registration Opens: Wednesday, November 1

Coaches Meetings:

  • Wednesday, November 29 at 5:30 pm
  • Monday, December 18 at 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, January 9 at 6 pm

Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 1

Spirit Night: Monday, February 12 at 6 pm

Battle of the Books: Saturday, March 9 at 10 am



Preview the Books!







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  eBooks and eResources

Grades PreK-3
Grades 3-4

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   Reading Lists & Suggested Reads

Browse resources and book lists from PBS Kids Read!
Educational and age-based ratings and reviews that help families make smart media choices
Tips and booklists to help motivate young readers
Search recommended reads by age level, genre, mood, or read-alikes
Search book titles or favorite authors for recommendations on what to read next
Search for Accelerated Reader books and their assigned reading levels

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  Questions, comments or suggestions regarding Youth Services Programming
can be sent to youthservices@dewittlibrary.org