Sign Up for Summer Reading begins June 23rd at our Ice Cream Social!
Book Share Blastoff @ Kulick Center
Wednesday, June 20 | 10:30
Join us at the Kulick Center for a special off-site storytime to celebrate the city’s new book sharing program. Ferndale Parks and Rec will be there to tell you all about their new “Little Library”. No registration required, all ages.
PIWI Playgroup Fridays
6/22, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3, 8/10, & 8/17
Parents Interacting With Infants and Toddlers is a free playgroup for any child 2 and under and their caregiver. Oakland Family Services will provide a developmentally supportive environment with opportunities for parent/child play expanding on your child’s strength. There will be a different topic each week.
Registration is required.
Ice Cream Social Kickoff Party
Saturday, June 23 | 2-4 PM
Full STEAM Ahead: Crash Test
Tuesday, June 26 | 6:30 PM
June’s installment of Full STEAM Ahead will be a crash-test dummy experiment. We’ll be doing an egg-drop from the Library’s roof, weather permitting. Space is limited, so call 248-546-2504 or stop by the library to register.
Recommended for ages 8-12.
Science Alive: Live Animals
Thursday, June 28 | 2 & 3 PM
Science Alive has been bringing animal education to libraries and educations institutions around the state for over 25 years! Rumor has it there may even be a real-live sloth at this program.
Two sessions, but space is limited, so please register by calling 248-546-2504 or by stopping by the library.
Swim Stories w/ SafeSplsh
Saturday, June 30 | 2 PM
We’re partnering with the good folks from SafeSplash Swim School for a special storytime all about water safety! Ages 0-6, no registration required.
7/7, 7/21, & 8/4 | 2 PM
Join us for three afternoons of hands-on sensory play for children 0-6 years old. Sensory play encourages exploration and promotes problem solving skills, language development fine and gross motor skills, and social interaction.
All ages, no registration required.
Alex Thomas & Friends
Tuesday, July 10 | 6:30 PM
Join us for an evening of puppets and humor as we welcome veteran puppeteer and comedian Alex Thomas to the library. All ages, no registration required.
Yoga Tree Sprouts
Wednesday, July 11 | 10:30 AM
Local Ferndale yoga instructor Daniella C. Cusick will be leading a very special yoga-themed storytime for children ages 18months – 4 years. No registration required.
Uprooted! @ the Park
Thursday, July 12 | 10:30 AM
Join us for a very special outdoor session of Uprooted at Martin Road Park (weather permitting)!
Mad Science of Detroit
Monday, July 16 | 2 PM
For over 30 years, Mad Science has been bringing hands-on science activities to schools and libraries around the country. Join us for “Marvels of Motion”, as we explore the world of motion, forces, and energy.
Full STEAM Ahead: Dash & Dot
Tuesday, July 24 | 5:30 & 6:30 PM
Help us welcome the folks from TechKnowKids as they introduce us to Dash and Dot robots, miniature robots designed to help children learn to code!
Space is limited, so please register by calling 248-546-2504 or stopping by the library.
Bookshare Blastoff @ Geary Park
Wednesday, July 25 | 10:30 AM
Join us outside at Geary Park for a special off-site storytime to celebrate the city’s new book sharing program. Ferndale Parks and Rec will be there to tell you all about their new “Little Library”. No registration required, all ages.
Tree Buds & Stroller Fitness
Tuesday, August 7 | 2:00 PM
Head over to Harding Park where we’ll host a special outside version of baby storytime and a stroller fitness class (weather permitting)!
For children ages 0-18m and their caregivers.
Sock Hop @ Wanda Park
Thursday, August 9 | 6:00 PM
Meet us at Wanda Park for a good ol’ fashioned Sock Hop! All ages, no registration required.
Summer Reading Finale Pool Party
Saturday, August 11 | 6:30 PM
If you complete 10/12 of the activities listed on our Summer Reading Gameboard, you’ll earn yourself a ticket for the whole family to our pool party at the Oak Park Pool! We’ll be swimming, eating pizza, and playing games.