Location

1710 West St Andrews

 Midland MI 48640

 (989) 837-3430

Hours

Mon. - Fri. 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM 

Sat. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Sun. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

*Closed on Sundays

Memorial Day to Labor Day

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Our Mission: to inspire lifelong learning by connecting people and resources

Children's Programs

Baby Time (0-18 months)
Wednesdays, February 12, 19, 26

  10:00-10:30 AM   &
  11:00-11:30 AM

In the Story Room
Babies will enjoy storytime filled with stories, songs, movement, and socialization.Ticket required. Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk 20 minutes before the start of the program.

Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
Thursday,  February 13, 20

   10:00-10:30 AM    &
    11:00-11:30 AM

In the Story Room
Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs. The story time will end with an activity or a simple craft.Ticket required. Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk 20 minutes before the start of the program.

Toddler Time (18 months–3 years)
Tuesdays,  February 18, 25

   10:00-10:30 AM    &
    11:00-11:30 AM

In the Story Room
Talk, Sing, Read, Write, and Play at the library! Enjoy books, songs and movement followed by 10–15 minutes of play! Ticket required. Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk 20 minutes before the start of the program.

Crafty Kids (All Ages)
Friday, January 24
   11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In the Maker Space
Join us for some drop in crafting fun!  We'll provide the supplies, you provide the imagination.

Family Craft Night  (Ages 3–8)
Thursday,  February 13
6:30 - 7:30 Pm in the Maker Space
It’s craft night at the library! Drop in with your family to create your own snowflakes. Use our templates or create your own masterpiece!

Family Storytime  (Ages 3-8) 
Thursday, February 20
6:30 - 7;30 PM in the Story Room
Snowmen at Night! Come listen to the story and create your own snowman craft!  Registration required. Stop by the Youth Services Desk or Call 989-837-3466 to sign up.

 

 

Family Fun Night  (Ages 3-8)
Thursday, February 27 - It's Leap Year!
   6:30 - 7:30 PM

In the Story Room
Things that Fly! Join us to make your own paper airplanes and other flying things! Registration required. Stop by the Youth Services Desk or Call 989-837-3466 to sign up.

 

 

 

 

STEM Programs

Q-Ba-Maze (Ages 6-9, caregiver required; Ages 10-12 caregiver welcome)
Monday, February 24
   4:30-5:15 PM    &
    6:30-7:15 PM

In the Maker Space

Use colorful, interlocking cubes to design and build a creative marble maze sculpture. Learn about probability, physics, and engineering while having a blast! 
Registration required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk or call 989-837-3466 to register.

 

 

 

Puppet Show with Alex Thomas and Friends (all Ages)

Saturday, February 15

2 PM in the Auditorium

Enjoy a very special puppet show with Muppet-style puppets! This interactive show includes jokes, stories, silliness, audience participation, and all around fun! Don't forget to stay for a meet and greet session after the show for your chance to meet the characters, take a photo, and receive a personalized autograph. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Beyond Books & Discovery Depot


Research shows that birth through age five is the most important time for a child's brain development. These first five years are critical for building early literacy skills and encouraging positive attitudes towards reading and learning. Beyond Books and Discovery Depot are specially designed areas to help promote the pre-literacy skills babies, toddlers and preschoolers need. Developmentally appropriate activities in these areas focus on a variety of skills, from letter recognition that helps children get ready to read, to group play that helps to develop social skills. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to interact with their children as they learn through play.

Beyond Books: Early Literacy Activity Center
Available during regular Library hours:
Monday–Friday...........9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday....................10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday......................1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
       Closed Sundays: Memorial Day through Labor Day

DISCOVERY DEPOT

December 23 - January 9

Join us for camping fun at the Library! You and your little one can grill food, sit around a campfire, read stories in a tent and much more. A variety of early learning activities will also be available for you to explore with your children.

The Discovery Depot is designed for children from birth to Kindergarten and their adult caregiver. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Hours:
Monday–Friday.........9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday..................10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday.......................1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

What can I do?
Experts believe these five activities: talking, singing, playing, reading, and writing are the most effective activities your child needs to gain a head start in life.


Talking
Even before babies can say a single word, you can have a dialogue with them—just respond to babies’ sounds as if they had asked a question or made an observation about whatever you had said previously.


Singing
Music encourages the enjoyment of sound, stimulates spontaneous motor movement, and improves the ability to concentrate.


Playing
The exploration in play allows connections to form in children’s play, between what they are doing, what they think or feel about what they are doing, and what they are discovering as they do that particular activity.


Reading
Children begin developing pre-reading skills as soon as they chew on a board book and learn how the pages are turned. As they hear stories, they are learning vocabulary, sentence structure and comprehension.


Writing
By holding a crayon and scribbling, children learn hand-eye coordination and develop the fine motor skills they will need to hold a pencil and make letters.