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Giggle Poetry 

Hundreds of poems to read & rate with the Giggle Meter.

National Poetry Month

Help us celebrate National Poetry Month!  Throughout April, hang a copy of your favorite poem on our delightful Poet-Tree!  Share one you have written or choose one from a book.  Be sure to check out our great poetry section.

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: register button

April 8  One Thousand Paper Cranes by Takayuki Ishii 

Lives Change @ Your Library

National Library Week, April 13-19

Pick up a copy of our fun Library Scavenger Hunt.  How well do you know the Children’s Department?  Have a family quest, complete the form and receive a colorful bookmark while learning everything the library has to offer.  Then, enter our contest to guess how many books the library owns.  A prize will be especially chosen for the winner who does not go over the amount.

Drop in Craft Session

Tuesday, April 22, 11 am-1 pm

Please be kind to Mother Earth.  Visit the library and make some special crafts in honor of Earth Day.   Crafts will include a special paper bag trash container for the car, plus other surprises.  Everyone ages 3-11 is invited.

Lego Fun

Friday, April 25, 1-2 pm register button

Join others in making a special Lego structure.  The finished models will be on display in the Children’s Department.  Everyone age  5-11.  We will supply the library’s Legos, you just bring your creativity.

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:

April 30

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 3, 10 am-5 pm

Visit the Library and choose a FREE comic book courtesy of BACK TO THE PAST COMICS AND COLLECTIBLES.  Ages 3-19.  While you are here also make a special Mother’s Day Card for your very own super-hero, MOM!  (Remember Mother’s Day is May 10.) While supplies last.

Draw Like a Pro

Saturday, May 3, 11 am-12 pm register button

John Martin, illustrator of the hysterical Vordak the Incomprehensible books, will teach kids to draw monsters, minions and robots!  The author will bring books of his series to be given away as prizes. 
Ages 5-11.

Get Ready for Summer Reading!

Beaker Babies for little ones from birth to 35 months

Sign your little one up for summer reading, and begin building those crucial early literacy skills.  Stories, songs, movement, rhythm, fun and more!

Registration begins the week of June 23 and the fun begins June 30 and runs through August 2.  Don’t miss it!

Think Summer Fun!

Fizz, Boom, Read!  Ages 3-11

Everyone has a little bit of mad scientist inside.  This summer, our Children’s Librarians will be putting on their goggles, grabbing their microscopes, and exploring the wonderful world of science.  We’ll try not to blow up too many things!  Fun will include story-times, science experiments, a special visit from a bubbleologist,  the science of slot car racing, painting the Library windows, meeting live Michigan animals, learning about the science of toys… plus contests, prizes, crafts, FREE books and much more! 

Registration begins the week of June 23 and the fun begins June 30 and runs through August 2.  Don’t miss it!

Paws for Reading

Beginning readers through fifth grade (with their parent) are invited to sign up at the Children's Desk for this popular Saturday program. Choose to share a story with either Molly, a wonderful Old English Sheepdog, or Billy Flynn, an amazing black Labrador.

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Library Hours

Sunday 2014-04-13 CLOSED
Monday 2014-04-14 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 2014-04-15 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 2014-04-16 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 2014-04-17 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 2014-04-18 CLOSED
Saturday 2014-04-19 CLOSED