ArtABILITY: Friday, May 17 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Children, teens, and adults with disabilities, along with their families are invited to experience the library after-hours in an accessible, low-stress, sensory-friendly environment with visuals and a calming space.  Visitors can explore the Bloomfield Hills Schools art show (verbal description for selected works), touchable Library art, and sensory literary art activities for all abilities.  Special Guest: The Henry Ford Museum – “Art on the Move: a Tactile Tour of Transportation History” with hands-on assembly line activity and craft. …

 
young children playing with toys on the floor with caregivers nearby

Wee ALL Play: for all of April and May!

Wednesday mornings from 10-11 a.m. all April and May!  Drop in for unstructured play and discovery in the Story Room!  Caregivers and little ones of all abilities, ages 0 – 3 years, can interact with toys and books to support young child learning and development.  Adaptive toys for children with low vision, motor difficulties, and/or other special needs will also be included….

 

Librarian Recommendations for grades PreK-8!

Need a reading suggestion?  Check out these lists, full of hand-picked titles by your BTPL Youth Services Librarians!  We also have brochures with 101 books for every grade in the Youth Room when you visit the library.  Want more personalized recommendations?  Fill out our Online Reading Form and we’ll email you with up to 10 suggestions within a week. …

 
eye, nose, ear, hand

SENSEational Story Time: Saturday, May 18

This multi-sensory story time is developed for children, ages 3 – 10, who have developmental delays, are on the autism spectrum, have difficulty in large groups, or other special needs. Also great for English Language Learning (ELL) families! Siblings welcome.

Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m.  Please register in advance through our calendar or by calling 248-642-5800….

 

Family Story Time: All ages welcome!

Stories, songs, rhymes, and more!  Children and families of all ages are welcome at our next Family Story Time on Monday, May 6 at 10 a.m.  Registration is not required.

Mark your calendar for a special Pajama Family Story Time on Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m….

 

WHAT WE’RE READING, LISTENING TO, AND WATCHING

  • Maker Comics Bake Like A Pro Cover Image
    Maker Comics: Bake Like A Pro!
  • Creativity Project Cover
    The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection
  • Onibi: Diary of a Yokai Ghost Hunter
  • White skyline against black sky with girl wearing jeans and black hoodie with cat in front of it.
    City of Ghosts
  • Missing Mike
  • Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster
  • Small Spaces
  • The Lifters
  • Prince & Knight
  • Everything Else in the Universe
  • Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess
  • Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings