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The Ultimate Library Guide: In + Around Detroit

Local Library Guide

Winter blues setting in? Cold weather got you down? Our Ultimate Library Guide has you covered!

Now that another Michigan winter is officially upon us, we thought you might like some ideas for free indoor activities to keep you and your kids hopping into spring!

Many local libraries and book stores offer programs that encourage reading, writing, gaming (think LEGO and Minecraft) and even music and movement. This is not the quiet library we knew! These varied programs are available for ages 0 – 18 and often include events for the whole family like movie nights, crafting and festivals!

Your local library is a wealth of educational entertainment right around the corner!

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*Please check individual library calendars for specific times and additional programs available.

Ann Arbor District Library:

  • Downtown: 343 South Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
  • Malletts Creek: 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
  • Traverwood: 3333 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
  • West Branch: 2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
  • Pittsfield: 2359 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

PROGRAMS: Pre-school Story Time, Baby Playgroups, Dancing Babies, Just Babies, Sensation Stations, Friends in Song and Story, Twinkletoes, Pre-school Art Start, Emerging Writers, Crafting Activities, Minecraft, Young Rembrandts

Auburn Hills Public Library:

  • 3400 East Seyburn Drive, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326

PROGRAMS: Help Me Grow Development Activity, Baby and Toddler Lap-sit, Pre-school Story Time, Wordplay: Rhymes and Pre-school Activities, Little Explorers, LEGO Club, Family Movie Day, Young Artists, Crafting Activities

Barnes and Noble:

  • Please check website for location and times.

PROGRAMS: Story Time, Book Fairs, Musical Performances, Author Signings

Birmingham, Baldwin Public Library:

  • 300 W. Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009

PROGRAMS: Mother Goose Story Time, Baby Time, Just Me Stories, Kindergarten – 1St, Pizza and Pages (Teen), Mother Daughter Book Club, Ruff Readers, Sing and Tell, Family Carnival

Canton Public Library:

  • 1200 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton, MI 48188

PROGRAMS: ABC Activity Time, Baby Story Time, Pre-school Story Time, Family Story Time, Minecraft, Family Movies/Activities

Clinton Macomb Public Library:

  • Main Branch: 40900 Romeo Plank, Clinton Twp., MI 48038
  • South Branch: 35679 South Gratiot, Clinton Twp., MI 48035
  • North Branch: 16800 24 Mile, Macomb Twp., MI 48042

PROGRAMS: Baby time, Tot Times, Tot plus, Little Listeners, Little Listeners Plus, Preschool, Music and Movement, Family Movies, Pop-up Play Times, Kids Zumba, PAWS for Reading

Dearborn Public Library:

  • Henry Ford Centennial Library: 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
  • Bryant Branch: 22100 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
  • Esper Branch: 12929 West Warren, Dearborn, MI 48126

PROGRAMS: Tumble Books, Babies Story time, Toddler, Pre-school, School aged +, Busy Bags, Craft Activities, LEGO club

Detroit Public Library:

  • Main: 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI
  • 22 Other locations to serve you!

PROGRAMS: Baby Story Time, Toddler, Pre-school, Nursery Rhyme Time, Music and Play Activities

Ferndale Library:

  • 222 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220

PROGRAMS: Tree buds, Tree Sprouts, Family Trees, Elementary/Middle School Grades Book Club, Crafting Activities

Farmington Community Library:

  • Main Branch: 32737 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48334  
  • Farmington Branch:  23500 Liberty St., Farmington, MI 48335

PROGRAMS: Baby Time, Little Me, Terrific Twos, Preschool, Musical Movement, Play Dates, Family movies, Family Concerts, Read it – Rate it – Make it, Homeschool Exploration

Flint Public Library:

  • 1026 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48503

PROGRAMS: Rhymes & Reading, Saturday Story Time, Walk-in Crafts, Family Concert with Storytellers

Grosse Pointe Public Library:

  • Central: 10 Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
  • Ewald: 15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
  • Woods: 20680 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236

PROGRAMS: Mommy Pop-ins, Family Movies, LEGO club, Mother-Daughter Book Club, Baby Time, Toddler, Pre-school, Reader Dog

Independence Township Library:

  • 6495 Clarkson Td., Clarkston, MI 48346

PROGRAMS: Little Gigglers Story Time, Pre-school Story Time, Wee wigglers, Parent/Tween book Club, Baby and Me Story Time, Saturday Morning Live!, Pajama Story Time, LEGO Club, Minecraft Monday, Little Explorers

Lapeer District Library:

  • 201 Village West Dr. S., Lapeer, MI 48446
  • 7 Locations to Serve you!

PROGRAMS: Baby Time, Toddler Tales, Wake Up & Wiggle, Family Story Time, Family Fun Nights

Livonia Public Library:

  • Civic Center Library: 32777 Five Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48154
  • Carl Sandberg Library: 30100 Seven Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48152
  • Alfred Noble Library: 32901 Plymouth Rd., Livonia, MI 48150
  • Vest Pocket Library: 33000 Civic Center Dr., Livonia, MI 48154

PROGRAMS: Baby Story time, Toddler, Pre-school, Family, Drop In, Musical Mayhem, Saturday Cinema, Craft Activities Families & Jammies,

Lyon Township Public Library:

  • 27005 Milford rd., Couth Lyon, MI 48178

PROGRAMS: Pre-school Story Time, LEGO Club, Craft Open House

Mount Clemens Public Library:

  • 150 Cass Ave., Mount Clemens, MI 48043

PROGRAMS: Family Story Time, Crafting Activities, Kid-Friendly Jam Session, Youth Talent Show

Novi Library:

  • 45255 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48375

PROGRAMS: Baby Time, Tot Time, The Two of us, Three’s Company, On My Own, Snack Tales, Musical Story Time for babies and tots, Crafting Activities

Orion Township Public Library:

  • 825 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion, MI 48362

PROGRAMS: Baby Time, Mother Goose, Pre-school Pals, Game On!, LEGO Club, Teen Geek Club, Doggone Readers, Music and Movement, Math Gone Wild, Sleepover, Crafting Activities

Oxford Public Library:

  • 530 Pontiac St., Oxford, MI 48371 

PROGRAMS: Bitty Bops, Toddler Time, Pre-school Time, Wee Wednesday, After School Adventures, Teddy Tales (Bed Time), LEGO Club, Saturday Movies, Craft Activities

Plymouth District Library:

  • 223 South Main St., Plymouth, MI 48170

PROGRAMS: Baby Time, Toddler, Pre-school, Family Story Time, R.E.A.D., LEGO Club, Family Fun Nights, Pizza and Pages, Family Festivals

Pontiac Public Library:

  • 60 E. Pike St., Pontiac, MI  48342

PROGRAMS: Evening Story Time, Come Play with Me, LEGO and Roblox Club, Family Events, Family Movies

Rochester Hills Public Library:

  • 500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307

PROGRAMS: Preschool, Silly Sensory, Mother Goose, Music & Me, Family Fun, Tot Time, Hop Skip & Jump, Babies Play, Little Scientists, Crafting Activities

Romeo District Library:

  • Graubner: 65821 Van Dyke Rd., Washington, MI  48095 
  • Kezar Library: 107 Church St., Romeo, MI 48065

PROGRAMS: Toddler Time, Pre-school Prep, Battle of the Books

Royal Oak Public Library:

  • 222 E. Eleven Mile Rd., Royal oak, MI 48067

PROGRAMS: Toddler Story Time, 4 and 5 Year Old Story Time, Family Story Time, Family Science Workshop, Sci Fi to Sci Fact!, Puppet Show, Music Time, LEGO Time, Video Games for Tweens

Shelby Township Library:

  • 51680 Van Dyke, Shelby Twp, MI 48316

PROGRAMS: Toddler Tales, Preschool Pages, Baby Bears, Jammies and Books, Afterschool Games

Southfield Public Library:

  • 26300 Evergreen Rd., Southfield, MI 48076

PROGRAMS: Baby Bounce, Toddler, Pre-school, Pop-Up Movie Night, Kids Yoga

Springfield Township Library:

  • 12000 Davisburg Rd., Davisburg, MI 48350

PROGRAMS: Toddler Time, Little Me, On My Own Story Time

St. Clair Shores Public Library:

  • 22500 Eleven Mile Road, St. Clair Chores, MI 48081

PROGRAMS: Tot play, Tot Story Time, Family Story Time, Preschool, Lego Block Parties, Crafts, Family Movie Matinee,

Sterling Heights Library:

  • 40255 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48313

PROGRAMS: Shake Rattle & Roll, Family Film, Lap-sit, Talk & Play, Stories & Such, Toddler Time, PAWS for Reading, Family Gaming Day

 **Adaptive Story time for Children with Special needs

Troy Public Library:

  • 510 W. Big Beaver Troy, MI 48084

PROGRAMS: Preschool, Toddler, Lap-sit, Bouncing Babies, Pajama Family, Crafting Activities

Warren Public Library:

  • Civic Center Library: 1 City Sq. Ste. 100, warren, MI 48093 
  • Arthur Miller Branch: 5460 Arden, Suite 303, Warren, MI 48092
  • Maybelle Burnette Branch Library: 22005 Van Dyke, Warren, MI 48089

PROGRAMS: Baby Lap-sit, Book Tots, Toddler Time, Preschool, Play and Learn, PAWS to Read, Craft Activities, Special Exhibits

Waterford Township Public Library:

  • 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, Michigan 48329

PROGRAMS: Baby Time, Toddler Time, 2 Year Old, 3 Year Old, Saturday Story Time, LEGO Club, Tail Wagging Tutors, Tumble Books

West Bloomfield Township Public Library:

  • Main Branch: 4600 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323
  • Westacres Branch: 7321 Commerce Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48324

PROGRAMS: Baby Time, Little Scientists, PJ Story Time, Time for Tots, Bi-Lingual (Spanish) Story Time, Family Group, Saturday Morning Live!, Read to Dog

Westland, William P. Faust Public Library:

  • 6123 Central City Pkwy, Westland, MI 48185

PROGRAMS: Baby Time, Toddler tales, Preschool, Sleepy Time, K-2, Gaming, Homework Help, Art Time, Minecraft, Adventures in Non-fiction

Wyandotte, Bacon Memorial Library:

  • 45 Vinewood St., Wyandotte, MI 48192

PROGRAMS: Baby Time, Toddler, Pre-school, Family Fun Night, LEGO Club, Read to Therapy Dogs, Crafting Activities

 

Have you taken advantage of YOUR local library? What programs do you and your family enjoy?

 

 

 

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