Our librarians can help you find your child's next favorite read, entertain the little ones with songs and stories, and provide resources for much-needed homework help.

All children under the age of 5 who reside in Commerce Township and Wolverine Lake are eligible to receive a free, age-appropriate book every month, straight to their door! 


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Early literacy calendar for January 2023 Early Literacy Calendar
Click here to download our Early Literacy Calendar! Based on the Every Child Ready to Read® practices of reading, writing, singing, talking, playing (and now counting), each calendar contains twelve months of learning activities, book lists, nursery rhymes, and more. On one side is a calendar with a fun skills-building activity for each day and the other contains supplementary content like nursery rhymes, early literacy tips, song lyrics, or suggested reading material.
Talk: Text to Learn for Kindergarten
Sign up by texting “TALK” to 75547 or visiting texttolearn.com. Parents and caregivers can enter their language preference (English or Spanish), cell phone number, child’s birthdate (for age-specific messages), and their zip code. If you have more than one child under age 6, you can enter a second child’s birthdate. Receive simple early literacy tips based on your child's age, and no more than 2 texts per month from the library about upcoming, age-appropriate programs!
TALK Text to learn


Bring the Commerce Township Community Library to you! See the list below for types of Outreach Services we offer. 
If you are interested in scheduling a visit with us, please fill out this Outreach Request Form.
Scheduling is based on service area and staff availability. We ask that you put in your Outreach Request at least four weeks before your visit. School visits are regularly scheduled during fall (September-November) and winter (January-April). We reserve May-June for special events and visits promoting our Summer Reading Program. July and August are reserved for in-library summer reading programs. 
School Visits: The options are endless! Some examples of what we offer include: presenting what's new at the library, playing games, sharing book talks, and demonstrating how to use library databases.
Storytime Visits: We visit your school or daycare classes to perform 20-30 minute storytimes with books, songs, and activities.
  • For schools and daycares within Commerce Township: We can accommodate monthly classroom visits.
  • For schools and daycares outside of Commerce Township: We cannot accommodate monthly visits, but will accommodate classroom visits to your school as our schedule allows. Reach out to us and we can help connect you with your local library.
Special Events: We set up a table with library information and activities at any of your school or community events. Examples of events we've attended:
  • Open Houses
  • Family Literacy Nights
  • March is Reading Month Celebrations
  • September is Library Card Sign Up Month
  • Farmer's Markets
  • Field Days
  • Sporting Events
  • End of Year Celebrations
Library Field Trips: Bring your group to the library for a 30-minute storytime/group activity followed by a library tour. We can adapt the field trip to your group's needs. 
Book Bike: We have a book bike that can carry library books to be checked out. This is great for outdoor events.

Open to students in grades 6-12, this group meets monthly to plan youth and teen programs, enjoy pizza, and talk about books, movies, and music. Earn volunteer hours for attending the monthly meetings and learn how to earn additional volunteer hours at the Library. For more information, contact Shelby Fox-Purrier-Rivera, Teen Services Librarian.

Volunteer Information Form

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity provides safe, affordable housing for those in need. Age and supervision requirements may apply.

The Heidelberg Project
The Heidelberg Project is a community of artists and volunteers who use found and recycled objects to create art on Detroit’s east side. Age and supervision requirements may apply.

Hospitality House Food Pantry
Hospitality House works to end hunger in our area by providing food and other necessities to families in need. Age and supervision requirements may apply.

Humane Society of Huron Valley
The Humane Society helps local animals in need by providing shelter and pet adoption services, and works to prevent animal cruelty. Age and supervision requirements may apply.

Huron Valley Sinai Hospital
Volunteers at Huron Valley Sinai Hospital do a variety of things to help patients and hospital staff. Age and supervision requirements may apply for on-site volunteering, but anyone can volunteer to make blankets or puppets for hospital patients.

Huron Valley Special Olympics
Special Olympics provides those with special needs a chance to learn and compete in various sports. Visit their website to find out how you can help.

Lighthouse of Oakland County
Lighthouse of Oakland County provides emergency food, housing, and other necessities to needy families and seniors. Age and supervision requirements may apply.

Oakland County Parks
If you love people and nature, you may enjoy volunteering with Oakland County Parks! Age and supervision requirements may apply.

Westlake Health Campus
Volunteers at Westlake Health Campus do a variety of things to help patients in rehabilitation and long-term nursing care. To find out how to volunteer, use the contact form on their website. Age and supervision requirements may apply.