Upcoming Closures
Saturday, September 5
Sunday, September 6
Monday, September 7
Return slot is CLOSED September 5-7.
No return of materials.
Library Café Offers Birthday Special!
You are invited to enjoy 25% off your total bill at the Café - proudly serving Starbucks beverages!

Must provide ID or other proof of birthday. Valid only on birthday. Not valid with any other offer. Email/coupon required. For more information on this offer, please contact the Library Café at 248-869-7249.

New Cafe Hours Beginning September 8
Mon-Thu: 7am-7pm
Fri: 7am-5pm
Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: Closed
  • Accepted Thursdays ONLY, 10am-7pm, weather permitting.
  • Drop off donations at the back of the Library, NOT at the front doors (go to entry off of Taft Rd. by Novi High School). Click here to view a map of where donations are accepted.
  • Place "recent" items in "great" condition in the large black donation bin near the library staff entrance.
  • Items not accepted for donation are: old/moldy/wet materials, magazines, textbooks, encyclopedias, VHS tapes, cassette tapes and Reader's Digests.
  • Items donated will be quarantined for 72 hours. Donations can become part of the Library's collection and/or the Friends Book Nook, Thrift Books, Recycling or Discarded.
The 2020 Michigan State Fair presented by Ram Trucks is going virtual and has released their schedule of virtual events for Sept 3-7!

The virtual fair is a free online event campaign that will include hourly social media posts consisting of interactive contests and activities, live demonstrations and performances, historical and educational features, and much more! Make sure to like and follow the Michigan State Fair LLC Presented by Ram Trucks on their social media pages and tune in for the virtual festivities!
Watch our newest Beyond Books episode! Dana and Lindsay talk Library Card Sign Up Month and we hear from Sue Johnson, President of the Friends of Novi Library and sponsor of September Songfest!
Vist for 60 Minutes or Less Starting Sept. 8!
NPL will still be in the Phase 4 -Grab-and-Go of its reopening plan in September, but will be extending the time guests can stay in the building to browse the shelves and get help.

Phase 4:
  • Masks required (Executive Order 2020-153)
  • Starting Sept. 8, visits of 60 minutes or less; small groups of 1-2 people strongly encouraged
  • Starting Sept. 8, guests may be given a timer when they arrive
  • Social distancing of 6 ft. guidelines in place
  • Materials returned will be quarantined for 5 days (CDC)
  • Return slot open during regular business hours of operation
  • Printing, scanning and copying available
  • Locker & Drive-Up Window pick-up by appt.
  • Library Café and Book Nook are OPEN
  • Virtual programs at novilibrary.org
  • No meeting or study rooms available
Celebrate 11 Years of Reading As a Community!

Community Reads will kick off on September 8! This year, the Neighborhood Library Association committee wanted to try something new to broaden reader's horizons by choosing a different book format: graphic novel!

Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio by Derf Backderf, chronicles the harrowing events that occurred at Kent State 50 years ago on May 4, 1970, leaving four students dead.

Fifty copies of the book will be available for check-out in the What's New section on the 1st floor, starting Tuesday, September 8. There will also be a chance to watch and participate in a virtual author interview and Q&A on November 12, 2020. Registration is required and opens on September 8.
September is Library Card Sign Up Month!

Whether you already have a Novi library card or have been meaning to get one, through the month of September, you can participate in activities for a chance to win a gift basket filled with prizes!

Submit a photo of or with your library card and complete a library card coloring sheet for a chance to win!

Winners will be announced October 5.
Read 2 Banned Books and Win a $5 Café Gift Card!

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read! Banned Books Week highlights the value of free and open access to information.

Teens in grades 7-12 are encouraged to read 2 banned books between Sept. 1 and Oct. 3 to win a $5 Library Café gift card. Submit book titles online or in person. Click here for a list of frequently challenged young adult books or visit the display on the 2nd floor!
Introducing a New Browsing Collection at the Novi Library: Binge Boxes!

Each Binge Box has 3-5 Blu-Rays or DVDs hand selected to fit a theme such as: Epic Car Chases, Time Travel, Motown Movies, Musician Biopics, Who Played the Best Joker?, Grand Slams, Trouble on a Train, Take Flight, and much more! 

Items should be checked out together but can of course be returned separately. Binge Boxes can be found in the new dvd / blu-ray area on the first floor. Grab a binge box today!
We are creating a collection of reflections on this important historical moment for the Local History Room. We want stories from first responders, medical professionals, people in isolation, teachers, supermarket employees, local business owners and anyone with a story to tell. 

All ages are welcome to respond. A submission by anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian give permission for the submission. Click here to learn how you can submit.

Questions? Contact NPL-COVID-19@novilibrary.org.
Book Nook is Open!
Come browse the Book Nook's excellent selection of books for purchase. Please use the existing Book Nook "hold" process if you would like a book in the glass case and a Friends Volunteer will contact you within one week. Use the Honor Box for payment.
Coming Soon! Have a 3D printing project? Complete the 3D printing request form and submit it along with your .stl file to novipubliclibrary3D@novilibrary.org.

You'll also be able to visit the iCube and work on projects by appointment starting in October! Go to the iCube page for more details about the technology available in the Library's makerspace and how you can schedule an appointment!
The Novi Public Library would like to thank Liz Collins for donating the Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting machine. This product is used for cutting materials such as paper, fabric and other materials that scissors cut. It's perfect for any crafter whether you're a beginner or an advanced maker!
NPL has homeschooling resources available online and in-library!
Check out NPL's new homeschooling resources page!
This page is filled with books and website information that will help you and your child start the school year off right. Also, visit the Youth section in the Library to view our homeschooling display!
Have you listened to NPL's new podcast?
Subscribe and listen on Apple, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor.fm and Radio Public.
Episodes feature a wide range of subjects including Library Games, Historic Statues in Detroit,
Virtual Book Clubs, NPL's COVID Archive project and so much more!
NPL's Virtual Summer Reading Challenge
Although this year's program was a lot different, the challenge was very successful, with over 1,200 people reading 13,084 books! Thank you to those who supported with us to promote reading: Friends of the Novi Public Library, Paradise Park, and the Novi Community School District.
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