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Featured Program
Featured Program ImageThe North Branch is going to be making handprint reindeer on Thursday, December 11. You may register for one time slot starting at 9am and running until 11:30am. Registration begins two weeks in advance. Call 586-226-5083 or visit the North Branch events calendar to register.



































































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Baby Time (0-11 months)
Stories, songs, bounces and rhymes designed for infants not yet walking & parents/caregivers to participate in together.  (20 minutes plus play time)

Mondays  - 9:30 am at the Main Library
Thursdays - 9:30 am at the North Branch

Tot Time (12-23 months)
For babies who are walking books, rhymes, music and more.  (20 minutes plus play time)

Tuesdays - 11:00 am at the Main Library
Wednesdays  - 9:15 am at the North Branch
Wednesdays - 11:15 am at the North Branch

Tot Time Plus (12-30 months)
For babies and young twos who are walking books, rhymes, music and more.  (20 minutes plus play time)

Mondays - 10:30 am at the Main Library
Tuesdays  - 9:15 am at the South Branch

Little Listeners (2-3 years)
Longer stories told with books, puppets, and flannel board, action rhymes and songs. (30 minutes)

Tuesdays - 10:00 am at the Main Library
Tuesdays  - 6:30 pm at the Main Library
Thursdays -  10:30 am at the North Branch
Thursdays - 11:15 am at the North Branch

Little Listeners Plus (2 and up)
Longer stories told with books, puppets, and flannel board, action rhymes and songs. The South Branch sessions feature a craft activity. (30 minutes)

Tuesdays - 10:00 am at the South Branch
Wednesdays - 10:00 am at the South Branch

Preschool (3-6 years, not in Kindergarten)
On-my-own story time with longer stories and songs told with books, flannel boards, puppets and other props for children who are not yet in kindergarten. Adults are welcome but not required to attend. (30 minutes)

Wednesdays - 10:15 am at the North Branch*
Wednesdays - 10:30 am at the Main Library

*Preschool story time includes a craft activity, but only at the North and South Branch Libraries

Music & Movement  (2-4 years)
Fun-filled program with action songs, stories, movement activities and dancing. (30 minutes)

Tuesdays - 10:00 am at the North Branch
Tuesdays - 11:00 am at the North Branch

Pajamarama (all ages)
Children are invited to wear their jammies for bedtime stories, songs, flannel boards and more during this evening family story time. (30 minutes)
Story time Guidelines
  • We want story time to be an enjoyable and enriching experience for your child. We can do this with your help by following these guidelines.

  • Before you come, prepare your child by telling him or her what activities to expect. Explain that you will listen to stories and participate in activities together.

  • Please be on time. Come a few minutes early to allow time to remove coats and stop at the restroom.

  • Consider this a sharing time for you and your little one. Participate along with your child, they learn by watching you. Don’t be afraid to look silly, they love it and it encourages them to participate as well!

  • If your child’s behavior is affecting the enjoyment of the stories, please feel comfortable to step out of the room briefly and return when your child is ready.

  • Please put your cell phone on vibrate while in the program.

  • Continue the experience at home. Story time is designed to encourage reading readiness. We encourage you to check out library materials and share the stories and activities at home.