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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

“It’s all good.”  Pete the Cat knows reading’s where it’s at -- and how important it is to have your own library card!  Join us as we spotlight Pete rocking in his READ shoes.  All month long, we will have special Pete the Cat crafts and hand-outs.  

One Book One State: Michigan Reads!

This year’s Michigan Reads! picture book is Acoustic Rooster and his Barnyard Band by Kwame Alexander.  Sponsored by the Library of Michigan Foundation, Michigan Reads! emphasizes the important role books and reading play in school success.  Everyone is encouraged to stop in, enjoy the book, earn a sticker and create a great “down on the farm” craft.

Fall Storytimes, Session 1

Session 1 begins Tuesday, September 16 and ends Thursday, October 16. Registration is required for all storytimes.  


Family Sing-Along

Saturday, September 20, 11 am register button  

After bopping to and reading about the musically-inspired Acoustic Rooster, we’ll be ready to shout out and sing with The  Music Lady.  The whole family is invited to sing and dance along with her guitar riffs and songs.

1-2-3 Book Group

For children in grades 1-3 who LOVE to read and would like to share stories, crafts and treats!  Registration is required, limited to 15 members, with a waiting list.  Meets monthly on the following Wednesdays at 7 pm: register button

September 24, October 29, November 19, December 17

Me and My Guy Tea Party

Saturday, September 27, 1 pm register button

Dads, Granddads, Uncles, or Designated Dads!  Spend time with your special girl sipping tea with your pinky out.  Play games and make a craft.  Ages 5 to 9 are invited to join the fun. 

Folklore Party

Saturday, October 4, 1 pm register button 

Princesses, knights and dragons… Oh My!  Calling all knights and princesses.  Craft a costume and earn your chance to slay the dragon.  Become a hero and have fun!   Open to everyone age 5 to 9.

Carousel Acres Traveling Petting Farm

Saturday, October 11, 11 am register button

Come meet and greet the petting farm animals from Carousel Acres.  The whole family is invited to this exciting program, co-sponsored by the Redford Commission on Youth and Families.

Redford Readers Book Group

For kids in grades 4-7.  Limited to 15 members, with a waiting list.  All participants receive a FREE book, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Meets monthly on the following Tuesdays at 7 pm: 

October 14:  Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein


Databases for Kids

Tuesday, October 21, 6:30 pm register button

For ages 8-11.  Learn about the great online databases and resources to help with your homework available from the RTDL website.  

Halloween Howlers

Tuesday, October 28, 6:30-8 pm register button

The whole family is invited to our pumpkin decorating party.  Please bring a CLEAN, SCRAPED OUT pumpkin ready to decorate. 


Party Like a Penguin

Saturday, November 8, 11 am register button

Everyone age 3-8 is invited to share stories, games, crafts and treats all featuring our favorite Antarctic animal, the penguin. 

International Games Day

Saturday, November 15, 1-3 pm register button

Libraries around the world are participating in today’s event!  The whole family is invited to play board games at the RTDL.  Bring your own board game or pick one from the Library’s assortment.  

Drop in Holiday/Winter Crafts

Saturday, December 13, 11 am –1 pm

Join us to make some very special holiday and winter decorations. You bring the creativity; we'll provide the supplies.  No registration required. 

Movie Matinee & Popcorn

Monday, December 29, 1-3 pm register button

Join us for Disney’s Frozen, Rated PG.   Enjoy a movie and some popcorn!  

LEGO Build

Friday, January 2, 1-2 pm register button

Everyone age 5-11 can join others in making a special Lego structure.  Pictures of finished models will be on display in the Children’s Department.  We will supply the Library’s Legos, just bring your creativity!

Paws for Reading

Kids will have fun and build skills and confidence by reading to one of our friendly bibliotherapy dogs.  Beginning through fifth grade readers can make an appointment at the Children’s Desk to meet Molly or Billy Flynn from Dr. Paws Pet Assisted Therapy.  These gentle canines are specially-trained to listen, and love kids with books!


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Library Hours

Sunday 2014-09-14 CLOSED
Monday 2014-09-15 10 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday 2014-09-16 10 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday 2014-09-17 10 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday 2014-09-18 10 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 2014-09-19 10 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 2014-09-20 10 AM - 5:00 PM