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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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Kanopy, an on-demand streaming service from the Library, offers a curated selection of educational and enriching videos for children. Categories include literary classics, learning languages, tales from history, learning about math and nature, and movies for younger and older children. Videos come with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media. 

To browse what’s available, go to www.westbloomfieldlibrary.org and click “eLibrary.” 

Plan a playdate for fun and games at the Library. 

The Library’s collection of board games includes classics like Battleship and Trouble and new games like Dino Math Tracks and Robot Face Race. The games span a range of ages and interests. In an increasingly digital world with game consoles and apps, board games remain popular. Games help develop deductive reasoning and critical thinking skills. They use problem-solving and sharpen memory and concentration skills.

Board games are a great family activity that can be enjoyed over and over. Games are for use at the Library. Find games in the Youth Services rooms at the Main Library and Westacres Branch.

 

Upcoming Events

¡Cuentos y Canciones!

(Recommended for ages 2 to 5)

Thursday, November 14 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, November 14 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.

Pajama Story Time

(All ages)
Thursday, November 14 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. 

Young Adult Early Release After-School Program Games Galore and More

Games Galore and More 

Friday, November 15 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM 

Main Library Meeting Room 

Drop in for all kinds of gaming fun mashing buttons, rolling dice and playing cards. A variety of Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PSVR and Wii games will be available for fun and competition. Board games, both classics and hot new titles, will also be available. No registration is required.

New Little Artists

(Recommended for ages 2 to 5)
Monday, November 18 at 10 AM   

Main Library Youth Activity Center 

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

Young Adult After School Open Gaming

(For students in 6 – 12 grades) 

Monday, November 18 and Tuesday, November 19 from 4:30 to 6 PM 

Main Library Meeting Room

Play something from the Library’s board game collection or challenge a friend to a video game. No registration is required. 

Beat Making with iPads and Garageband

(For students in grades 6 – 12) 

Monday, November 18 from 4:30 to 6 PM

Main Library Meeting Room 

Making beats and loops is a piece of cake using an iPad and Garageband. Create your own beats and share them with others. No registration is required.

Rock ‘N’ Read

(Recommended for ages birth to 5 years)
Tuesday, November 19 at 10 AM   

Main Library Youth Activity Center

Rock the morning away with books, fingerplays 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. 

Discover, Play and Learn

(Recommended for ages birth to 5 years)
Tuesday, November 19 at 11:30 AM  

Main Library Youth Activity Center 

Learning is powered by play during this family playtime. Children and adults can interact, play and learn with a variety of activities. Each session features a community resource professional who will speak informally with parents and caregivers on various topics. At the November playtime, learn about developmentally appropriate toys that can help children reach their developmental potential. No registration is required.

Terrific Tots

(Recommended for ages 1 to 3)

Wednesday, November 20 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, November 21 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. 

Books and Babies

(For ages birth to 12 months)

Friday, November 22 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.

Spectacular Saturdays

(Recommended for ages birth to 5 years)

Saturday, November 23 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. 

Full STEAM Ahead

(Recommended for ages 2 to 5 years)
Monday, November 25 at 10 AM    

Main Library Youth Activity Center 

This program uses the STEAM curriculum and incorporates science, technology, engineering, art and math into hands-on activities. Creative, open-ended learning experiences are provided at each station for children and caregivers to do together. Get ready for fun, excitement and learning! No registration is required. 

Coding with Pi

(For students in grades 6 – 12) 

Monday, November 25 from 7 to 8 PM 

Main Library Meeting Room 

The West Bloomfield Township Public Library is now a CoderDojo location. Using lessons from the CoderDoJo Foundation and the Raspberry Pi Foundation, teens can use Raspberry Pi computers to learn how to code in Scratch, Python, HTML and more. No coding experience required. No registration is required.