If you’re looking for something new to do, take a trip to Shelby Township and check out their new library, along with their other fun outdoor activities. 

The new Shelby Township library is a beautiful place for kids to explore. Littles will be awestruck by the giant tree in the middle of the Children’s Department. They will also have fun playing with the life-size touch screen story book. Families can attend classes or enjoy drop-in projects in the activity room. Littles may also want to sneak into the teen area to use the light wall. See more pictures of the new space here.

After you’ve had your fill of reading and playing, walk around the city center and find the real life, stationary train that kids can go inside and climb on.

The library is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9am to 8pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 9am to 5pm. The library is closed on Sunday.

Shelby Township Library // 52610 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Twp, MI 48316


If you need more ideas for family fun in Shelby Township, here are our top picks.

Stony Creek Metropark

Stony Creek Metropark is a 4,435 acre park offering year round recreation. Whether you want to play a round of disc golf, explore a nature trail, spend time fishing, boating or a fun filled day at the beach, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Library lovers don’t want to miss Stories In The Shade. During the outdoor program, your child will explore nature through a book, activities and a craft. Bring a blanket and enjoy the cool shade of a tree as your child discovers the worlds of caterpillars, frogs, fireflies and more.

  • July 9 – Stories in the Shade: Ants Go Marching
  • July 30 – Stories in the Shade: Fabulous Frogs
  • August 6 – Stories in the Shade: Curious Caterpillars
  • August 20 – Stories in the Shade: Fun with Fireflies

Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center 

The Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm. If you have skateboarders, bring your boards/bikes and check out the Woodall Neighborhood Skatepark across the street. Address: 4101 River Bends Dr., Shelby Township, MI 48317


River  Bends Park

River Bends Park has an new all-inclusive playground is designed with all kids in mind, including those with special needs. The rubberized surface allows for better accessibility to wheelchairs and walkers while providing a safe area for all ages to play on the Global Motion, the Sway Glider, the OmniSpin Spinner, the Roller Table, the Friendship Swing and the ZipKrooz. There is also an array of musical instruments for kids to enjoy. Address: 5700 22 Mile Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48316


Special Events

Mark your calendar and check out these special events in Shelby Township:

Photo credit: Shelby Township Library

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