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Featured Youth Books

Featured Youth Books

2015 Preschool and Child Care Directory

The 2015 Preschool and Child Care Directory provides information on over 60 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.

You many view and print the directory form this site or pick up a free copy at the Royal Oak Public Library.

If you are a preschool or child care provider, you can have your facility listed in the 2016 directory and can reserve a table at the Preschool Information Night. Both of these services are free of charge. There are also opportunities to place a paid advertisement in the directory, which reaches over 5,000 people. A registration form will be provided online in October 2015.

Teachers & Group Leaders

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.

Assignment Alert

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.

ELF Child-Safe Browser

The ELF Browser provides added security for parents and a safe way for children to navigate their online environment. This new feature is available on all twelve computers in the Youth department and can be downloaded and installed on your personal computer.

Youth Services

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.
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