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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!
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.
Baby Days is for babies 0-24 months 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 for ages 2-5 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 for ages 2-5 features stories, songs and crafts. Adults remain with the children during the program. UPDATE: We are unable to offer this program until further notice.
Children's Grab & Go: Weather
Please sign up with your preferred email address. You will be emailed a link to video instructions for the Weather crafts the day of the program. You will need to register each participant individually within the age range who needs craft supplies for the three crafts in the program. Stop by the week of April 12 for your craft supplies. Craft supplies will only be available if the library is open and/or able to offer curbside pick-up (curbside pick up is by appointment only). This program is for kids Pre-K through Grade 2.
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!
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 Saturday, March 20. We will discuss In the Red by Christopher Swiedler. 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.
Kids Reading Challenges
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.
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): Coming Soon Register online at https://wixomlibrary.beanstack.org or through the Beanstack Tracker app.
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.