It’s time to have your children consider joining a reading group. What skills do kids gain from partaking in an educational library reading group? They acquire knowledge, friendships, a sense of development and accomplishment, and an understanding and appreciation for more than the basic books they are exposed to at public schools. Let them become part of the Historians Club, the Pottermore Club, The Elite Musicians, the Environmental Group or the Language Club. This gives the parents a chance to sit down and listen to all the joys their kid discovers, and help develop meaningful conversations.
HYPE
Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 481-1371
www.detroitpubliclibrary.org

The Detroit Public Library has programs for both young children and teenagers. For children ages three to five, there is a Preschool Storytime program. Register your child and let them join in the fun for stories, games and songs. There is also a program for teens called HYPE, meaning “helping young people excel”‘ Give your child the opportunity to expand their digital and technological abilities while socializing and interacting with kids the same age. This will help teens reach their highest potential and excel in years to come.

Kids Corner
Harper Woods Library
19601 Harper Ave.
Harper Woods, MI 48225
(313) 343-2575
www.harperwoodslibrary.org

Harper Woods has a Kid’s Corner for Elementary-aged students. They can learn about topics such as animals, arts and music, health, science, math, nature, history and money. Kids will also have access to various homework and research websites, as well as librarians who can help with homework. Not only are young kids encouraged to participate, but so are teens. Look for courses about video games, digital topics and drivers education.

Elementary Schoolers
Dearborn Public Library
16301 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 943-2330
dearbornlibrary.org

Did you have a particular group you were considering? How about National Geographic Kids, Si-Kids, or Wonderopolis? For more details, check out the Dearborn Public Library website, or call the front desk for details. You will want to register your child in a group and let them come every week for the adventures of learning. Young children will participate in a group called Elementary Schoolers, where they can select great reads and report their favorite books in a social setting.

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Jump Street Lite Swing
Warren Public Library
One City Square
Warren, MI 48093
(586) 574-4564
www.warrenlibrary.net

Warren Public Library has many great programs for young children, kids, teens and adults. They have reading groups such as Jump Street Lite Swing and Books, Brew, and Banter. Children can have fun joining in on story time. Teens can find out what the recommended reading book of the month is and expand their reading horizons.

Farmington Community Library
23500 Liberty St.
Farmington, MI 48335
(248) 553-0300
www.farmlib.org

Farmington Library welcomes all ages for a Michigan read. A selected author will come each month and read a story. Then they will sit with the kids and answer questions about their book and give historical facts, writing tips, etc. The goal is to relate to kids and inspire them to read and write, and give them a voice. With these storytimes for all ages, everyone should feel safe and comfortable in a social setting while learning about books, writing, fiction, and life events from a professional author.

Troy Public Library
510 W. Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 524-3538
troypl.org

Troy Public Library has so much to offer young kids and teenagers. Not only are there recommended reading books and story times, there are also other groups. Kids can learn how to embroider, learn about trails and experience the wilderness, have a trivia night, try arts and crafts and/or pottery, and so much more. Here, the library isn’t just about reading in groups. This library is all about giving well-rounded experiences to empower the young person who is eager to learn.

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