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!

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Looking for books to read with your kids? Our librarians have put together lists of our favorite titles. Check out the lists for ideas!
Browse and register for kids programs on the program calendar. Limit events just to kids by using the event type or age group drop down menus.
Browse homework help resources by subject. Librarians have also put together a list of fun websites for kids!
Find parenting information including helpful websites, local daycare information, and more.

Featured Kids Programs

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Story-Time Information

Baby Days
Baby Days is for babies 0-24 months and their parent or caregiver. This story-time includes playtime and an informal circle-time. See the calendar for specific dates.
Preschool Story-Time
This story-time for ages 2-5 features stories, songs, and tons of library fun. Adults remain with the children during the program. See the calendar for specific dates.
Moonlight Story-Time
This special evening story-time for ages 2-5 features stories and songs. Adults remain with the children during the program. See the calendar for specific dates.

Tween Grab & Go: Day of the Dead Embroidery

Tween Grab & Go: Day of the Dead Embroidery

Sew a colorful Day of the Dead felt sugar skull. Please sign up with your preferred email address. You will be emailed a link to the video instructions the day of the program.  You will need to register each participant individually within the age range who needs craft supplies for the two crafts in the program. Stop by the week of October 25 for your craft supplies or schedule a curbside appointment. This program is for Tweens in Grades 3-6.

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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!

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Tween Programs
Browse and register for tween programs on the program calendar. Limit events just to tweens by using the event type or age group drop down menus.
Novel Thoughts Book Club
Novel Thoughts is a book club just for tweens in grades 3 through 6! The next Novel Thoughts is Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. We will discuss Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown. Copies of the book are available at the Children's Desk.
Tween Book Lists
Looking for a new book to read? Our librarians have put together lists of our favorite titles just for tweens. Check out the lists for ideas!
Personalized Reading Suggestions
Get personalized reading suggestions from one of our children's librarians based on your interests. Submit the form and we'll send you a list of suggestions within 5 business days.
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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.

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