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Baby Playgroup Returns to Ann Arbor District Library

Baby Playgroups Return to Ann Arbor District Library

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Baby Playgroups make a post-pandemic return to Ann Arbor District Library this summer. Prior to March 2020, they have been a staple event offered by the library for many years. We were regular attendees at the Ann Arbor District Library’s Baby Playgroup when my now 16 year old was a baby. She loved the stories, seeing kids her age, and of course the play time.

With a maximum event age of 24 months, it will be new experience for the babies and first-time parents or caregivers.

After adding these to the calendar in mid-May, they contacted me on May 27 saying they had decided to postpone due to surging COVID cases in Washtenaw County. But, on June 9, I found them back on the calendar and they do plan to hold them.


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About Baby Playgroup at AADL

I would expect that Baby Playgroup at AADL is still very similar to the sessions that we attended since the schedule worked well. Playgroup would start with about 15 minutes of stories (typically told with props), rhymes, and songs, followed by 35-40 minutes of open play. At the conclusion, parents and babies help clean up the toys and often end with one more song – usually Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Toys at Baby Playtimes would vary by location and week. Some examples of toys we played with are Duplos, ride on toys, ball pits, cars, foam blocks, and musical toys.

Eggplant Rocker at Baby Playgroup
At Baby Playgroup

Our Baby Playgroup Experience

We started attending Baby Playgroup at AADL when my daughter was 6 months old and continued until she was about 20 months old. At that point, the toys in the kids area of the library were more interesting to her than the playgroup toys and she didn’t like being with the younger children.

We would visit many of the morning play groups at various libraries and would see the same families also making the rounds.

The biggest change since we attended is the changes in the library branches. We attended at Malletts Creek, Downtown, Pittsfield (which was the new library then), and the old Northeast. Traverwood has replaced the Northeast branch and Westgate is greatly expanded from the old West Branch at the same location to include event space. Our photos in this article are from the old Northeast branch on a day that Grandma was visiting.

Baby Playgroup at AADL (Ann Arbor District Library)
Enjoying a Story at Baby Playgroup

As they start the series back, they are offering Baby Playgroup 3x most weeks at Malletts Creek, Traverwood, and Westgate.


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Schedule for Baby Playgroup at AADL

Baby Playgroups are scheduled to return for the first time since March 2020 on June 13 and are on the calendar through August 24. The general baby playgroup schedule is:

  • Mondays – 10:30a at Malletts Creek Branch
  • Tuesdays – 10a at Traverwood Branch
  • Wednesdays – 11a at Westgate Branch

Be sure to check the library’s website as there are a few weeks that the Monday or Wednesday session are not offered.

Upcoming Baby Playgroups

The schedule below shows upcoming play groups:

Date/Time Event
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06/27/2022
10:30am-11:30am
Baby Playgroup
at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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06/28/2022
11:00am-12:00pm
Baby Playgroup
at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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06/29/2022
10:30am-11:30am
Baby Playgroup
at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/05/2022
11:00am-12:00pm
Baby Playgroup
at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/06/2022
10:30am-11:30am
Baby Playgroup
at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/11/2022
10:30am-11:30am
Baby Playgroup
at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/12/2022
11:00am-12:00pm
Baby Playgroup
at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/13/2022
10:30am-11:30am
Baby Playgroup
at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/18/2022
10:30am-11:30am
Baby Playgroup
at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/19/2022
11:00am-12:00pm
Baby Playgroup
at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/20/2022
10:30am-11:30am
Baby Playgroup
at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/25/2022
10:30am-11:30am
Baby Playgroup
at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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07/26/2022
11:00am-12:00pm
Baby Playgroup
at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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08/02/2022
11:00am-12:00pm
Baby Playgroup
at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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08/03/2022
10:30am-11:30am
Baby Playgroup
at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan


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