Monday, January 27, 2014 will be the 15th annual Preschool Information Night held at Northwood Elementary School from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. (If that date is snowed out, the event will take place on Monday, February 3, 2014.) Parents will have the opportunity to talk to representatives from state licensed area preschools, child care facilities and kindergartens. Also debuting that night will be the 2014 Royal Oak Area Preschool and Child Care Directory which gives information on nearly 50 area facilities that provide services for children ages six and under.
One-State, One-Children’s Book for 2013 is Woolbur written by Leslie Helakoski and illustrated by Lee Harper. Michigan Reads!, presented by the Library of Michigan features a book that promotes early childhood literacy. It encourages family bonding through reading. This year’s book selection features Woolbur, a very active lamb who finds original ways to accomplish everyday tasks. The story, the language, the joyfulness of Woolbur’s actions makes Woolbur a “go to” book for both children and older readers as they go about their own activities. Woolbur will be featured during our preschool story times during a week in September. A copy of Woolbur will be available to read at the library during September, so take a few moments to pause and share it with your children or grandchildren.
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.