Meet and speak with representatives from over 25 area preschools and child care providers at Northwood Elementary School on Monday, January 26 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. (If Northwood Elementary is closed due to inclement weather on January 26, the alternate date is Monday, February 2.) The 2015 Royal Oak Area Preschool and Child Care Directory will debut at this event. Come and gather information about area child care and preschool options at this annual event and be the first to have the latest issue of the directory. Northwood Elementary School is located at 926 W. 12 Mile Road, just west of Crooks Road. No registration is necessary.
Preschool or child care providers can reserve a table. This is free of charge. The deadline for inclusion in the 2015 directory was November 15. Contact Marie Newcomb about the opportunities to have a table at the January 26 event.
The Royal Oak Public Library, in cooperation with the Royal Oak Neighborhood Schools and the Kiwanis Club of Royal Oak, has been a partner in the national Reading is Fundamental Program for more than 30 years. This Reading is Fundamental Program provides free books to fourth graders during the school year, and to children ages birth through sixth grade during the summer.
For teachers and group leaders we offer:
- scheduled library visits for your preschool, class, scout, or homeschool group.
- assistance in gathering materials for your lesson planning.
- a homework alert service to keep us informed of current assignments for students.
- extended borrowing privileges for Royal Oak School District teachers.
Royal Oak Teachers
Teachers, administrative staff and other professional staff in the Royal Oak School District may register for borrowing privileges at the Royal Oak Public Library whether or not they live in Royal Oak. These extended privileges do not extend to Student Teachers.
In some cases, materials may be kept for longer than the usual loan periods, assuming they might be needed for curricular or classroom development. The current extended loan periods are as follows:
|Material||Extended Loan Period||Usual Loan Period||# Renewals Allowed|
|Adult/YA/Juvenile Books||9 Weeks||3 Weeks||0|
|Magazines||2 Weeks||3 Weeks||1|
All other material loan periods and renewal limits are the same as those for all Royal Oak Public Library resident patrons. All usual fines, rental fees and materials replacement fees will also apply.
Give the library staff a heads-up about upcoming assignments that may bring a lot of students to the library with the Assignment Alert Form. Download the form and fax it to 248-246-3701. Mary Karshner, Head of Youth and Teen Services, welcomes your questions and comments. Contact Mary Karshner online or by phone at 248-246-3710.
The Youth Services Department is located on the lower level of the library, accessible by stairs or elevator. We serve infants through sixth grade. Librarians who specialize in serving youth are available to help you at all times. Our goal is to make your library visit a successful one. We will do our best to help you find what you need.
What you'll find in the Children's Department:
- A Youth Services Librarian specializing in your child's interests and reading level.
- Year-round programming.
- Computers for all ages.
- Quiet study rooms.
- Educational toys and games.
- Same floor restrooms including a family restroom.