Youth Programs
rock n rhymeRock 'N Rhyme (For Ages 0-18 months)
Thursday, March 30 from 10:30-11:30am
Thursday, April 20 from 10:30-11:30am
Thursday, May 4 from 10:30-11:30am
Bring in those babies for a special time just for them!  Experiences during the first years of life lay a foundation for all language growth.  We wil explore rich language and stories through rhymes, songs and interactive fun.  All story times are based on early literacy research, and include tips and information for parents and caregivers.  Free play with other children will follow each session.  Register for each session separately.  For more information or to register, please call (248) 364-6712.

Toddler StorytimeToddler Storytime (Ages 18 months-2 years)
Thursday, April 13 from 10:30-11:15am
Thursday, April 27 from 10:30-11:15am
Thursday, May 11 from 10:30-11:15am
Toddlers and their parent/caregiver can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, finger plays, and more while spending time with other toddlers.  All sessions are based on early literacy research and include tips and information for parents and caregivers.  Free play with other children follows each session.  Register for each session separately.  For more information or to register, please call (248) 364-6712.

little_explorers-300x152 - CopyLittle Explorers (For Ages 1-5 with caregiver)
Friday, March 31 from 10:45-11:30am
Friday, May 5 from 10:45-11:30am
What do you get when you combine a story, free play, and sensory activity stations with you and your child?  A sensory sensation!  We'll have lots of fun as we explore, create, and meet new friends.  Sensory stations may get messy, so dress accordingly.  Register for each session separately.  For more information or to register, please call (248) 364-6712.

sensory storytimeFamily Sensory Storytime (For Ages 1-5 with caregiver)
Saturday, March 25 from 11:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, April 22 from 11:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, May 20 from 11:00am-12:00pm
Storytime for the entire family!  Stories and more!  Join us as we combine our favorite stories with sensory activities and crafts!  Siblings are welcome.  Register for each session separately.  For more information or to register, please call (248) 364-6712.

Preschool Storytime SignPreschool Storytime (For Ages 3-Pre-K)
Tuesday, March 28 from 10:30-11:15am
Tuesday, April 11, 18, 25 from 10:30-11:15am
Tuesday, May 2, 9, 16 from 10:30-11:15am

This program is for children who are age 3 through Pre-Kindergarten.  They must be able to go in the story room without a parent.  This is a good introduction to being in a group, practicing listening skills and following directions.  The program features books, music, finger plays and movement.  Join us each week to help build your child's literacy!  The theme is Ready, Set, Grow: STEM for Preschoolers.  Register required.  For more information or to register, please call (248) 364-6712.

Preschool Storytime SignPreschool Storytime (For Ages 3-Pre-K)
Wednesday, March 29 from 7:00-7:45pm
Wednesday, April 12, 19, 26 from 7:00-7:45pm
Wednesday, May 3, 10, 17 from 7:00-7:45pm

This program is for children who are age 3 through Pre-Kindergarten.  They must be able to go in the story room without a parent.  This is a good introduction to being in a group, practicing listening skills and following directions.  The program features books, music, finger plays and movement.  Join us each week to help build your child's literacy!  The theme is Ready, Set, Grow: STEM for Preschoolers.  Registration is required.  For more information or to register, please call (248) 364-6712.

after school storiesAfter School Stories (For Grades K-1)
Session 3: March 28 from 5:00-5:45pm
Session 4: April 11, 25 from 5:00-5:45pm
Join us after school for this 45 minute session that will help to strengthen your child's early literacy skills and just have fun!  Each week we will focus on age-appropriate activities, interesting stories and discussion of a selected theme.  Register for each monthly session separately.  For more information or to register, please call (248) 364-6712.

lego-clubLEGO Literacy Club (For Grades 1 and Up)
Saturday, April 1 from 2:00-3:30pm
Saturday, May 6 from 2:00-3:30pm
Come and build an original LEGO creation based on the monthly theme using either Duplo or LEGO.  We may also present you with STEM challenges!  Books will be supplied to read and inspire.  You may also check them out afterwards.  Your creation will be displayed at the Library until our next club meeting.  For more information, please call (248) 364-6712.

steam_clrJr. Library Explorers (For Grades 2-3)
Thursday, March 30 from 5:00-6:00pm
Thursday, April 20 from 5:00-6:00pm
Our theme is Full STEAM Ahead!  Each 45-60 minute session will explore a different STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) concept through stroy, craft, experiment or activity.  The goal is to get student thinking and asking questions.  Register for each session separately.  For more information or to register, please call (248) 364-6712.

make itLibrary Explorers (For Grades 4-5)
Thursday, April 13 from 5:00-6:00pm
Our theme will be Make It or Break It.  In each 45-60 minute session, we will either be building something up or tearing something apart to see what we might learn.  Registration is required for each session.  For more information or to register, please call (248) 364-6712. 

AAUW Logo8th Grade Essay Contest
Are you in the 8th grade? Have you been inspired by a woman in history or a woman in your family?  Write an essay telling about your experience and you could be the winner of the fourteenth annual  Rochester AAUW 8th grade essay contest about "A Woman of Significance to Me."  Prizes of $100.00, $75.00 and $50.00 will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners at the Rochester Community House on April 27, 2017. Download the application and contest rules here.