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!
Babies 0-24 Months
Baby Days is for babies and their parent or caregiver. This story-time includes playtime and an informal circle-time. UPDATE: We are unable to offer this program until further notice.
This story-time features stories, songs, crafts, and tons of library fun. Adults remain with the children during the program. Please see our calendar for more details about programs at this time.
This special evening story-time features stories, songs and crafts. Adults remain with the children during the program. UPDATE: We are unable to offer this program until further notice.
We offer special tween programs for kids in grades 3-6. For specific program information and to register, please visit the Program Calendar.
Novel Thoughts Book Club
Novel Thoughts is a book club just for tweens in grades 3 through 6! Each meeting we will discuss a new book over a pizza lunch. The next Novel Thoughts is Saturday, January 23 We will be discussing Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. You can register for this program here.
Early Literacy Information
Looking for early literacy tips? We have resources to help you below and you can also contact our children’s librarians for personalized help.
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. Create an account with your Wixom library card at wixomlibrary.beanstack.org today! You can create profiles for each child under one main account.
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 and the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program will appear as a program as soon as you sign in! You can register and track your child’s reading here.
Resources for Kids
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