Sep 162016
 

Thursdays, September 22-October 27, 5:30 pm, Owen Jax Recreation Center

prime-timeThe Warren Public Library is pleased to offer Prime Time Family Reading Time, a free six-week program of reading, group discussion, and storytelling for families with children age 6-10.  At each session families will enjoy a dinner together, followed by a reading of two children’s stories.  A group discussion will take place about topics from the stories such as fairness,  courage and dreams.  Younger children will be supervised at no charge during the program and take part in their own activities. Free books and door prizes will also be distributed.

To register for the six-week series call 586-751-0770. Ages 6 to 10 accompanied by their families. This program will be at Owen Jax Recreation Center (8207 E. Nine Mile Rd., Warren). Transportation can be provided if needed.

Prime Time Family Reading Time in Warren is funded in part by Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

Sep 012016
 

storytimeThe sessions for Fall storytimes at the Warren Civic Center Library as listed in the Fall 2016 issue of Newsbeat are incorrect. The correct days/times for all story time sessions are as follows:

Registration for all storytime sessions begins Wednesday, September 7.

  • Baby Lapsit for children up to 12 months (with parent or caregiver). Designed for the youngest library users and their parents or caregivers, BabyLapsit includes singing, clapping, bouncing, listening to rhymes and stories, and a time to play.
    • Miller Branch Library on Wednesdays at 2 pm. To register, call 586.751.5377.
  • Book Tots for children 1 to 2 ½ years (with parent or caregiver) is a short storytime  for the very young toddler, and includes stories, rhymes, songs, and a time to play.
    • Miller Branch Library on Thursdays at 6:30 pm or Fridays at 10 am.To register, call 586.751.5377.
  • Toddler Time for children 2 to 3 years (with parent or caregiver) includes stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft.
    • NOTE: The times listed in the Fall 2016 Newsbeat are incorrect. The correct times are: Civic Center Library on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm, Thursdays at 9:30 am, or Thursdays at 11 am. To register, call 586.751.0770.
  • Preschool Storyhour for children 3½ to 5 years, is designed for independent listeners. Stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft will be included.
    • Burnette Branch Library on Fridays at 2 pm.  To register, call 586.758.2115.
    • NOTE: The times listed in the Fall 2016 Newsbeat are incorrect. The correct times are: Civic Center Library on Tuesdays at 10 am, Tuesdays at 11 am,  or Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. To register, call 586.751.0770.
Mar 302016
 

storytimeRegistration for Spring storytimes at the Warren Public Library starts Wednesday, March 30.

This Spring we will have:

  • Baby Lapsit for children up to 12 months (with parent or caregiver). Designed for the youngest library users and their parents or caregivers, BabyLapsit includes singing, clapping, bouncing, listening to rhymes and stories, and a time to play.
    • NOTE: The time listed in the Spring Newsbeat is incorrect. The correct day and time is: Miller Branch Library on Tuesdays at 2 pm. To register, call 586.751.5377.
  • Book Tots for children 1 to 2 ½ years (with parent or caregiver) is a short storytime  for the very young toddler, and includes stories, rhymes, songs, and a time to play.
    • Miller Branch Library on Thursdays at 6:30 pm or Fridays at 10 am.To register, call 586.751.5377.
  • Toddler Time for children 2 to 3 years (with parent or caregiver) includes stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft.
    • Civic Center Library on Tuesdays at 9:30 am, Tuesdays at 11 am, or Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.To register, call 586.751.0770.
  • Preschool Storyhour for children 3½ to 5 years, is designed for independent listeners. Stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft will be included.
    • Burnette Branch Library on Wednesdays at 10:30 am.  To register, call 586.758.2115.
    • Civic Center Library on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm or Thursdays at 10:30 am. To register, call 586.751.0770.

This Springs’s storytime session  runs from April 11 – May 14.  Warren residents will be accepted first.

We hope to see you there!

Dec 072015
 

Friday, December 11, 12 pm – 4 pm

BooksOn Friday, December 11 the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 396 John R (across from Oakland Mall – click here for map) is hosting a bookfair for the Warren Public Library! We encourage all to stop by Barnes & Noble  and mention the bookfair – a percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit the library.

Special events include crafts for children and Gingerbread Man story times at 1 pm and 3 pm!

Can’t make the bookfair? You can still support the library online from December 11 – December 16 by making a purchase through  Barnes & Noble’s website at http://barnesandnoble.com. On the payment screen, click the Apply Bookfair ID link and enter 11696432.

Thank you for your support – we hope to see you at our Barnes & Noble bookfair!

Jan 072015
 

storytimeRegistration for Winter storytimes at the Warren Public Library starts Wednesday, January 7.

This Winter we will have:

  • Baby Lapsit for children up to 12 months (with parent or caregiver). Designed for the youngest library users and their parents or caregivers, BabyLapsit includes singing, clapping, bouncing, listening to rhymes and stories, and a time to play.
    • Civic Center Library on Tuesdays at 2 pm. To register, call 586.751.0770.
  • Book Tots for children 1 to 2 ½ years (with parent or caregiver) is a short storytime  for the very young toddler, and includes stories, rhymes, songs, and a time to play.
    • Miller Branch Library on Thursdays at 6:30 pm or Fridays at 10 am.To register, call 586.751.5377.
  • Toddler Time for children 2 to 3 years (with parent or caregiver) includes stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft.
    • Civic Center Library on Tuesdays at 9:30 am, Tuesdays at 11 am, or Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.To register, call 586.751.0770.
  • Preschool Storyhour for children 3½ to 5 years, is designed for independent listeners. Stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft will be included.
    • Burnette Branch Library on Wednesdays at 10:30 am.  To register, call 586.758.2115.
    • Civic Center Library on Thursdays at 10:30 am. To register, call 586.751.0770.

This Winter’s storytime session  runs from January 20 – March 14.  Warren residents will be accepted first.

We hope to see you there!

Sep 052014
 

StorytellerRegistration for Fall storytimes at the Warren Public Library starts Wednesday, September 10.

This Fall we will have:

  • Baby Lapsit for children up to 12 months (with parent or caregiver). Designed for the youngest library users and their parents or caregivers, BabyLapsit includes singing, clapping, bouncing, listening to rhymes and stories, and a time to play.
    • Civic Center Library on Tuesdays at 2 pm. To register, call 586.751.0770 starting Wednesday, September 10 at 12 pm.
  • Book Tots for children 1 to 2 ½ years (with parent or caregiver) is a shortstorytime for the very young toddler, and includes stories, rhymes, songs, and a time to play.
    • Miller Branch Library on Thursdays at 6:30 pm or Fridays at 10:30 am.To register, call 586.751.5377 starting Wednesday, September 10.
  • Toddler Time for children 2 to 3 years (with parent or caregiver) includes stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft.
    • Civic Center Library on Tuesdays at 9:30 am, Tuesdays at 11 am, or Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.To register, call 586.751.0770 starting Wednesday, September 10 at 12 pm.
  • Preschool Storyhour for children 3½ to 5 years, is designed for independent listeners. Stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft will be included.
    • Burnette Branch Library on Wednesdays at 10:30 am.  To register, call 586.758.2115 starting Wednesday, September 10.
    • Civic Center Library on Thursdays at 10:30 am. To register, call 586.751.0770 starting Wednesday, September 10 at 12 pm.

This Falls’s storytime session  runs from September 22 – November 15.  Warren residents will be accepted first.  For a complete schedule of storytimes including registration information, click here.

We hope to see you there!

Sep 112014
 

Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by Kwame Alexander Tuesday, September 23, 11:00 am , Civic Center Library

Join us for a very special preschool program at the Civic Center Library as we celebrate the Michigan Reads! program.  Michigan Reads! is an annual early literacy program focused on a featured book. For 2014, it is Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by author Kwame Alexander and illustrator Tim Bowers.

Illustrator Tim Bowers will be visiting the library for a special program as he presents Acoustic Rooster! In Acoustic Rooster, after realizing he can’t win the barnyard talent contest as a solo act with such fierce competition, a rooster with a love for jazz looks to help from other animals. A quartet with an unbelievable sound is created, with their ability to work together in this book with rhyming text, references to key American musicians, and vivid illustrations. The story, the focus on making music together, and the wonderful colors and characters all bring children together as they learn to make their own music.

Don’t miss your chance to meet Tim Bowers and hear the story of Acoustic Rooster! All ages are welcome. To register, please call 586-751-0770. Books will be available to be purchased and signed at this event.