Youth Services

Battle of the Books 2016 is Starting Now!

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books, the reading competition for teams of local fifth graders is back. Teams of 3, 4 or 5 read 15 books selected by our Youth Services librarians and answer questions in a quiz show format.

Battle orientation will be held Monday November 16 at 5:30 or 7:00 in the library meeting room. Battlers will be able to register for the Battle online and will be able to check out one book per card that night. After November 16, battlers and coaches will be able to check out 2 books per card, each for one week with one week renewal.

Battle of the Books 2016 will will take place on Saturday, March 12 at 10:00am in the Scripps gymnasium.

For more information and a sneak peek at some of this year’s title selections, visit:

Battle of the Books


November is Picture Book Month

Now is the time to read, share and celebrate the love of picture books. Stop by the library and explore the picture book area where the books are now shelved by theme – Adventures, Celebrations, Nature and more. Want a longer picture book story? Discover our Illustrated Fiction collection and check one out today.

Dragon Award Seal

The 2015 Dragon Award Winner is…

“I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912” by Lauren Tarshis! Big thanks to the more than 890 kids who voted for the Dragon Award this year. Runners- up were “The Tale of Despereaux” by Kate DiCamillo, “Babymouse: Queen of the World” by Jennifer Holm, “Knucklehead” by Jon Scieszka, and “Ivy & Bean” by Annie […]


Discover World Book Online

Looking for help with your latest assignment? Need a picture for your project? Just want to explore something on your own? World Book Online has articles, activities, pictures, audio and visual tools to meet your every need. There is even a dictionary! Discover World Book Online today!


Discover Britannica School

Here you will find learning tools for every level – elementary, middle and high school. Watch and learn with videos, have fun with games and other activities. Find a quick answer to your question or take more time to explore articles about famous people and places. If you are in school, Britannica School is here […]


This Week's Featured Events & Programs

Game On!

Tuesday, December 1 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

Drop into the Youth room for a fun evening of playing games! There will be a variety to choose from, including board games, card games, chess, checkers, and more.

Doggone Readers with Maggie-Canceled

Wednesday, December 2 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with Maggie and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

The Giving Season: Author Fair

Saturday, December 5 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

Meet authors and illustrators (including our own Ms. Kristen!) and see Santa! Books for readers of all ages will be available for signing and purchase. This is a perfect opportunity to find holiday gifts! Drop in anytime between 1:00p and 4:00p.

If you are a local author who would like to apply to participate in this event, contact Kristen Remenar at or 248-693-3000 X340 or Kate Kloor at or 248-693-3000 X308. You may also download an application Please note that participation is by application only and the Library reserves the right to accept or refuse applications due to space limitations or other considerations.

Battle of the Books Coaches Meeting

Monday, December 7 from 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Battle coaches, please attend this session to answer any questions you may have about being a Battle of the Books coach.