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West Bloomfield Township Library

The West Bloomfield Township Public Library is a place where everyone in our community can explore, discover, learn and grow.

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The Library is now a CoderDoJo site. Using “coder curriculum” from the CoderDojo and Raspberry Pi Foundations, middle and high school students can learn how to code in Scratch, Python, HTML and more. The Foundations share a mission with the Library of helping teens understand and use programming languages, which is increasingly important in today’s world. The first session of Coding with Pi  is scheduled for Monday, September 23 from 7 to 8 PM.

The Library is also offering after-school teen programs about robotics, 3D printing, Virtual Reality, and making beats and loops with an iPad and Garage Band. Check the Event Calendar at www.westbloomfieldlibrary.org for details.

The public expects the Library to be free from disruptive noise and inappropriate behavior. The Library Board has established Rules of Conduct to ensure that the Library experience is positive for all users.

Important Reminder for School-Year Use of the Library

All Library users are invited to enjoy the Library’s collections, programs and services in ways that do not disturb or disrupt the experience for others. To maintain an environment that supports reading, studying and learning, Library staff monitor Library spaces to ensure that the Board-approved Rules of Conduct are followed. 

Inappropriate behaviors include disruptive noise, use of profanity, consuming food except in the Casual Study room, beverages at Library computers, smoking/vaping of any type, use of cell phones except in the lobby and Casual Study room, fighting (real and pretend) and gathering socially in a disruptive manner.

Parents are asked to remind their children that courteous behavior that respects others is always expected and that the Library’s Rules of Conduct are always in force. Library users are expected to follow staff members’ directions and requests. Anyone who fails to follow the Rules of Conduct may be asked to leave Library property and risks having their Library privileges suspended. Read the Rules of Conduct at www.westbloomfieldlibrary.org.

Upcoming Events

Spectacular Saturdays

(Recommended for ages birth to 5 years)

Saturday, September 14 at 11 AM   

Main Library Youth Activity Center

Start your weekend with a lively, interactive storytime that engages the whole family through amazing stories, music and dancing. No registration is required. 

Read to a Dog

(Recommended for kindergarten to 5th grade students)

Sunday, September 15 from 1 to 2 PM 

Main Library Youth Activity Center
Trainers with their well-behaved certified therapy dogs will be on hand so elementary students can practice independent reading skills while reading to a friendly canine companion.No registration is required.

Nelson’s Wildlife Safari

(All ages)
Sunday, September 15 at 3 PM 

Main Library Meeting Room 

Nelson, “The Animal Guy,” will bring the magic and adventure of animals during his visit for an exciting, hands-on experience. See and touch creatures both big and small from around the world through this adventure story presentation. No registration is required. 

Little Artists

(Recommended for ages 2 to 5)
Monday, September 16 at 10 AM   

Main Library Youth Activity Center 

Get creative at the Library. Use your imagination, originality and exploration skills to create open-ended crafts and take an artistic adventure. The possibilities are endless. No registration is required. 

Robot Roundup

(For students in grades 6th – 12th)

Monday, September 16 from 4:30 to 6 PM

Main Library Meeting Room 

Take control of one of the Library’s robots. Learn about robotics with Ozobots, Spheros, Cubelets, Makeblock mBot Rangers and more. Drive a bot freestyle or try to overcome a robotic obstacle course. No registration is required. 

Rock 'N' Read

(Recommended for ages birth to 5 years)
Tuesday, September 17 at 10 AM 

Main Library Youth Activity Center

Rock the morning away with books, finger plays and music. This interactive storytime encourages participation from the child and caregiver while promoting early literacy skills, music and movement, and cognitive growth. No registration is required. 

Terrific Tots

(Recommended for ages 1 to 3)

Wednesday, September 18 at 10 AM & 11 AM  

Main Library Youth Activity Center 

Kickstart your child’s learning and encourage a love of reading during this language-rich storytime. We combine stories, fingerplays, music and movement so active toddlers can learn while they play. These hands-on activities can help develop cognitive, social, math, sensory, gross motor and early language/literacy skills. Registration is required. Go to www.westbloomfieldlibrary.org and click “Event Calendar” or call (248) 232-2250.

¡Cuentos y Canciones!

(Recommended for ages 2 to 5)

Thursday, September 19 at 10 AM  

Main Library Youth Activity Center 

This fun, interactive dual-language storytime for parents and children helps lay the foundation for a second language. Through movement activities, songs, stories and games, you and your child can learn Spanish in a relaxed and fun environment. No registration is required. 

Positively Preschool

(Recommended for ages 3 to 5)
Thursday, September 19 at 2 PM  

Main Library Youth Activity Center

This program supports preschoolers’ thriving curiosity with hands-on experiences that encourage children to explore and create. Children can join us for stories, songs, science exploration and creative thinking in this independent program for preschoolers (parents, please join us for the final craft project). Registration is required. Go to www.westbloomfieldlibrary.org and click “Event Calendar” or call (248) 232-2250.

Pajamas Story Time

(All ages)
Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 PM  

Main Library Youth Activity Center

Reading before bed is always a great family activity. Wear your pajamas for an evening full of stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes. Bring along your favorite stuffed animal! No registration is required. 

Books and Babies

(For pre-walkers, ages birth to 12 months)

Friday, September 20 at 10:30 AM 

Main Library Youth Activity Center 

It’s never too early to introduce babies to books. Stimulate your baby’s brain development through movement, rhymes, fingerplays, puppets, books and creative gross motor activities. This interactive program is designed to build positive communication between baby and caregiver. Registration is required. Go to www.westbloomfieldlibrary.org and click “Event Calendar” or call (248) 232-2250.