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ALL AGES “Tails and Tales” Summer Reading Program begins Monday, June 21

 

Virtual Events for Adults and Teen

  • Virtual Summer Open Labs
    Do you have tech questions? We have answers! Zoom in or call our technology staff in the Computer Center to receive personal one-on-one assistance. Topics can include Microsoft Products, Web Applications, Social Media, Email, and how to use your personal digital device.  Email asktech@btpl.org to get a ZOOM link or call 248-642-5800 extension 121 to set up a date and time.  

     

  • You may also pre-register for a scheduled Open Lab.  Email the date of your desired session to asktech@btpl.org  or call 248 642 5800 ext. 121 (days) or 404 (evenings).  Day and evening times available each week.
    • Saturdays, 1:30 p.m.:  June 19, July 10, July 24, August 7 and August 21
    • Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.:  June 24, July 8, July 22, August 12 and August 26

  • MI Library Quest for Teens – Animal Adventure Safari,  June 1 – July 31 
    Explore Michigan library websites to find the descriptions of unique, weird or even endangered animals. Go to our Field Guide to look up your animals and add them to your personal digital field journal. The adventure begins on June 1st!  


  • Virtual Teen Club
    All teens are welcome to attend our online Zoom meetings. We will discuss books, arts & crafts, play games & more. Email askteen@btpl.org for more information. We look forward to seeing you there! Registration is required.
    • Wednesday, June 9th, 4:00 p.m. Teen Book Club: Skyhunter by Marie Lu
    • Wednesday, July 14th, 4:00 p.m. Game Day!

  • Virtual Book Clubs
    We have moved our librarian-led book clubs online.  Registration is open.  Contact  Adult  Services  for  more  information.

  • Adult and Teen Craft Kits
    COMING JUNE 21–Pick up a variety of kits for to take and make at home.   We’ll be releasing kits throughout the summer.  Check back soon for details.  Kits will be available for Bloomfield Township residents, while supplies last.

Virtual Events for Families and Youth

 
  • Kits!
    We have kits available to pickup via curbside, take home, and keep!
    Look for our BIG Bag of Tails and Tales fun to kickoff our Summer Reading Program on June 21st!
    Currently available (while supplies last):

     

    • Craft Kits (recommended for Preschool – Elementary): More coming soon!
    • Tween Craft Kits (recommended for Upper Elementary & Middle School): More coming soon!
    • Science At Home Kits (recommended for Elementary & up): More coming soon!
    • Sensory Story Time Supply Kits (for all ages, with sensory items for interacting with videos): More coming soon!

  • Virtual Family Story Times
    Join your BTPL Youth Services librarians for a live, interactive virtual story time for families of all ages. Stories, songs, rhymes, movement, and more! (Closed captioning provided.)

     


  • Bowers School Farm Open Barn Partner Day!

    Visit your Bloomfield Township Public Library librarians in the farm gazebo for story times, a craft, and scavenger hunt or farm sensory walk around the farm for all ages! 

    • Saturday, June 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

    *** Tickets for free admission for BTPL card holders available at the Youth and Adult Services Desks.


  • Virtual Pet Show and Tell 

Do you have a fabulous pet that you would love to share with others (live or stuffie is welcome!)? Join us for a Virtual Pet Show & Tell! Ms. Patricia, Ms. Andy, and Ms. Nicole will be sharing a story and introducing you to their pets, along with an awesome Q & A/ sharing session. For ages 5 – 12. Registration begins June 10.

    • Thursday, July 1, 11 a.m. 

  • Virtual Cartooning Workshop

Join award winning cartoonist and illustrator Rick Stromoski for this fun workshop! Supplies will be provided to registrants. For ages 8 – 12. Registration begins June 16.

    • Wednesday, July 7, 11 a.m.

  • Virtual Paint-A-Long

Follow along and create your own work of art. No experience is needed. Most supplies will be provided for our registrants. For ages 8 – 13. Registration begins June 29.

    • Tuesday, July 20, 2 p.m.

  • Activities at your own pace:

     


Youth Services Videos–ON DEMAND
Check out these videos (with closed captioning) from our Youth Services team after nap time, online school, or whenever it is convenient!

New Videos

Many more recorded activities, book talks, crafts, and story times can be found on our Youth Services Vimeo Channel

Library Online Resources

 

Resources for Children & Students

  • Anti-Racism Reading List: Books and media for all ages to support conversations about race and racism
  • BookFlix:  Interactive reading experience to explore fiction and non-fiction for grades PreK – 3
  • Brainfuse: Get help with your homework online from 2pm to 11pm daily (excluding some holidays).
  • PebbleGo: Informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy for grades K – 3
  • Read It!: Articles on a variety of subjects that include comprehension supports for middle school – adult ELL and other different learners
  • TumbleBook Library: Children’s eBook database of picture books and read-along chapter books

All BTPL Youth Databases

Resources for Adults & Teens

  • Ancestry.com from Home:  Research your genealogy from home for a limited time
  • Anti-Racism Reading List: Books and media for all ages to support conversations about race and racism
  • NEW:  Brainfuse:  Get help with your homework online from 2pm to 11pm daily (excluding some holidays)
  • Career Resources:  Resumes builders, career research, and vocational testing preparation
  • CreativeBug: 1000+ high-quality instructional videos on drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking and more
  • Gale Courses:  Sign up for six-week-long classes in a variety of subject areas
  • Homework Help: Find resources to help with your assignments and research
  • Learning Express Test Prep:  Take practice test for the ACT, SAT and more
  • LinkedIn Learning:  Formerly Lynda.com.  Find thousands of online courses in business, software, technology and creative skills.
  • Mango Languages:  Learn a new language
  • Newspapers:  Access our online collection of local and national newspapers
  • AudioBookCloud:  Online audiobook library collection with unlimited streaming access
  • RomanceBookCloud: A curated collection of romance ebooks
  • TeenBookCloud:  Graphic novels, enhanced novels, ebooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks

All BTPL Adult and Teen Databases

Web Resources

 
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