Kids & Tweens
We hope you will visit the Children’s Department often! Our goal is for your child to learn and have lots of fun at every library event. We are here to meet everyone’s needs for recreational reading and information. If we do not have something you want, we will buy or borrow it for you…just ask!
Featured Kids Programs
Join us for a bilingual story-time and play experience with Bright Loritos Novi. Story-times will be in Spanish and English. This program is for children ages 2-5. Registration required.
Just for Tweens
We offer a variety of materials and programs aimed at tweens in grades 3 through 6. Browse tween book lists, get personalized reading suggestions and register for tween programs below. When visting be sure to look for the tween stickers in the kids area!
Kids Reading Challenges and Tips
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
The Library offers a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, encouraging all Wixom families and caregivers to read 1000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten. Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary. There will be prizes for kids when they read 100, 500, 800 and 1000 books. They can also receive a special sticker for every 100 books read. Just register your child on our Beanstack site or through the Beanstack Tracker app. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program will appear as a program as soon as you sign in!
K-3 Reading Spree
To encourage kids to continue reading while in school and boost their literacy and reading level so that no students are held back. This program is similiar to 1000 Books Before Kindergarten but for older kids (in grades K-3). It is also an answer to the new Read by Grade Three Law. Prize 1 (50 hours): Pick from the Prize Box Prize 2 (100 hours): Pick from the Prize Box Prize 3 (150 hours): Pick from the Prize Box Prize 4 (200 hours): Canvas Tote Bag. Just register your child on our Beanstack site or through the Beanstack Tracker app. The K-3 Reading Spree program will appear as a program as soon as you sign in!
Beanstack Reading Recommendations
Discover our favorite books, matched to your child’s interests as well as other tools to help build literacy. We’ll send you a weekly book recommendation for each child, tailored to their reading interests. The recommendations also include interactive activities and learning tips related to the recommended title. App recommendations, themed reading lists, and more are also available. Register on the Beansack site to get started. You can create profiles for each child under one main account.
TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten
Help your children develop their early literacy skills through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing with TALK. TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten, sends two text messages each week suggesting activities that parents and caregivers can easily incorporate into daily routines with their children. The text messages contain activities to build pre-reading skills in children so that they will be ready for Kindergarten. TALK is available to parents and caregivers in Michigan with children ages 5 and under for free. Just text TALK to 75547 or visit www.texttolearn.com.The more caregivers talk, listen, and interact with young children, the easier it is for children to read and write when they start kindergarten.