Summer Reading activities are in full swing. Registration is ongoing. Many programs will be going on throughout the summer.
Volunteer to help staff the Summer Reading book give-away. Staff the registration table & re-stock the Summer Reading book inventory.
Book Pickup begins at the Youth Services Desk Monday, July 11. Meeting on Monday, August 1 at 7:00 PM.
Join us on the library lawn for activities such as Twister, Giant Jenga, hula hoops, jump ropes, hopscotch and more! Children will enjoy a story and song, and then have time to explore different games with their families. Registration is requested. Limit 40.
Join the cast of the Magic Carpet Theatre for a presentation of Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak’s story about a boy’s journey into his imagination.
Youth Art Therapy | 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Teen Art Expression | 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Adult Art Therapy | 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Join certified art therapists Tessa Bird and Erin Shahly as they teach you to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions through the arts.
Meet a police officer and go on a tour of the Royal Oak Police station! Learn more about what police officers do and what it takes to become a police officer. See inside the station including a look at the jail cells. Registration is requested. Limit 20 per session.
Get a beautiful henna tattoo designed by Angel Shah of Mehendi Styling. Permission slips are available at the Youth Services Desk and online @ www.ropl.org/events. Registration & signed permission slip are required. Limit 28.
All children who participate in the Summer Reading Program are invited to attend this outside event. Games, activities, train rides, the Chaos Obstacle Course and a Tropical Maze will be available. Socks required in the Chaos Obstacle Course and Tropical Maze. Sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library
Help with the Summer Readers’ Fair games and face painting on the library lawn, and enjoy pizza & pop after clean-up at 1:00 PM, exclusively for volunteers! Contact Amy Howes at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Youth Services Desk (248) 246-3725 to schedule your volunteer time.
Volunteer on Tuesdays this summer @ ROPL and earn community service hours for school. Registration is requested. Limit 10 per 1-hour session.
Call for Volunteers:
The Royal Oak Public Library Butterfly Garden needs volunteers to help maintain the garden throughout the spring, summer and fall. The volunteer schedule is planned below:
The 2016 Royal Oak Area Preschool and Child Care Directory provides information on over 40 area facilities that provide services for children ages six and under. The directory provides information on area preschools, child care programs, educational approaches, special needs programs, and specialty programs.
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Library Hours Will Increase In September.
The Royal Oak Public Library will be restoring Tuesday and Thursday morning hours. Starting on September 6, the library will open at 10 AM. Currently the library opens at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which were reductions made during the recession.
The Royal Oak Public Library offers large print books, audiobooks, downloadable books and an adaptive computer that contains magnification software, text to speech, and a large print keyboard. Librarians are available to help anyone wishing to browse these collections or use the adaptive computer.
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