Novi Public Library Has Solutions for Cabin Fever

Have you and your toddlers been inside all week?

Would you like to get out of the house, but don’t know where to go?

These past few weeks in Michigan have been cold and have left many toddlers and their mothers stuck inside with cabin fever. What do you do in the wintertime in Michigan? Today, we wanted to share with you some of the things that the city of Novi has to offer young families.

Novi was voted as one of the best cities to live in for young families. Great schools, affordable living, and a thriving city is what helped Novi to place in the top 5 spots on the list, One of Michigan’s Best Cities to Live in for Young Families. You can read more about this honor at Novi Scores as One of Michigan’s Best Cities to Live in for Young Families.

Great schools, affordability and a thriving city are not the only attributes that have many young families flocking to purchase homes in Novi, Michigan. There are also free family-friendly events that help to beat even the strongest cases of cabin fever.

Novi Public Library Free Events

The library may not be the first place you would normally think to look for toddler and children-friendly activities, but the Novi Public Library has a lot going on that will get you and your little one(s) out of the house. You may even get some adult time while you are at it. Below is a list of free events available throughout the week for your young families.

Baby Time

This group is for birth to 12 months. During the group you will sing songs, recite rhymes, and many other activities to help promote early literacy. This group meets:

Mondays from 10:15 - 10:45 am

  • January 6 - February 3   
  • February 24 - March 24 
  • April 14 - May 12

Tot Time

This group targets 12-23 month old children. In this group, you will explore stories, finger play and more. Just like Baby Time, the group is designed to help promote early literacy. Dates and times:

Mondays from 11:15 - 11:45 am

  • January 6 - February 3
  • February 24 - March 24 
  • April 14 - May 12

Tuesdays from 10:15-10:45 am

  • January 7 - February 4   
  • February 25 - March 25 
  • April 15 - May 13  

Thursdays from 11:15-11:45 am

  • January 9 - February 6   
  • February 27 - March 27 
  • April 17 - May 15  

Two of Us

If your toddler has reached the fun loving twos, this group is perfect for you. The activities will have you dancing, listening to books and will give your toddler the opportunity to socialize with other toddlers. This group meets:

Wednesdays from 11:15-11:45 am

  • January 8 - February 5   
  • February 26 - March 26 
  • April 16 - May 14  

Fridays from 10:15-10:45 am

  • January 10 - February 7 
  • February 28 - March 28 
  • April 18 - May 16  

Three’s Company

In this group, your 3 year-old will enjoy reading books along with finger play. This group meets on the following dates and times:

Tuesdays from 11:15-11:45 am

  • January 7 - February 4   
  • February 25 - March 25 
  • April 15 - May 13  

Wednesdays from 10:15-10:45 am

  • January 8 - February 5   
  • February 26 - March 26 
  • April 16 - May 14  

Fridays from 11:15-11:45 am

  • January 10 - February 7 
  • February 28 - March 28 
  • April 18 - May 16  

Starlight Story Time

If you are in need of an evening group, dress up your preschooler in their PJs and head over to the library. Don’t forget to bring your child’s favorite stuffed friend or their favorite blanket. This group features stories, music and even a “bedtime treat” and meets on the following dates:

Tuesdays from 7 - 7:30 pm

  • January 14 
  • February 11
  • March 11    
  • April 8

If you would like to sign up for any of these groups, please visit The Novi Public Library’s website or call 248-349-0720. Each group has the size limited to the first 40 participates, and the library asks that the parents or caregivers attend with their little ones.

What is your favorite thing to do during the winter in Novi, Michigan to beat cabin fever?