Category Archives: library

Ann Arbor District Library Preschool Storytime

Baby Playgroup at AADL (Ann Arbor District Library)

Ann Arbor District Library Preschool Storytimes are offered multiple times each week. The story times are held at various branch libraries with both morning and evening sessions. About Ann Arbor District Library Preschool Storytime Each Ann Arbor District Library Preschool Storytime is 30 minutes long and includes several stories and songs. Ann Arbor District Library Preschool Storytime is for kids […]

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Escape the Big Kids – 7 Big Kid Free Activities

7 Big Kid Free Activities - Ann Arbor Activities for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers

This is part of our Wednesday Activity Review series. Today’s Activity Review changes things up and focuses on activities just for preschoolers and toddlers where they can have a break from the big kids who are home for the summer. As a toddler, my daughter was very intimidated by the crowds of big kids and the noise and activity level that they brought to her […]

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Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs

Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs & Recommendations

Summer Reading Programs with rewards for kids have been going on for as long as I can remember. Fortunately there are some great Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs. I’m also sharing links to the Summer Reading Recommendations that we did in 2016. Over the years my daughter has participated in a number of different summer reading programs. When she was younger and […]

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Halloween Costume Swap at Ann Arbor District Library

Halloween Costume Swap at AADL

Wondering what the kids will be for Halloween? The Ann Arbor District Library is holding their annual Halloween Costume Swap. What a great way to save on a costume! You can drop off your old costumes from October 1- October 22 at any Ann Arbor District Library location. They are accepting costumes in all sizes – babies through adults You can select a new […]

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AADL Pittsfield Branch Closed this Week

Roller Coaster Engineering at AADL

This week the Pittsfield Branch of Ann Arbor District Library will be closed for carpet replacement. The library did not open today and will remain closed through May 22. Pittsfield Branch Events I have updated the Baby Playgroups and Preschool Storytimes at Pittsfield Branch to list as cancelled for this week. The only other event that I had listed as being located at Pittsfield […]

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Visit the Ann Arbor District Library – Wednesday Activity Review

Visiting AADL - Playing Chess Downtown

Visiting the Library is today’s Wednesday Activity Review Each Wednesday this summer, Ann Arbor with Kids is covering an activity typically aimed at children in Elementary School. Especially with the heat, a trip to the library is always a great choice. In addition to all of the great books, each of the Ann Arbor District libraries offers other fun activities. AADL also hosts great events for all […]

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AADL Programming for Kids 5 and Under

Baby Playgroup at AADL (Ann Arbor District Library)

The Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) offers many great programs for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. While the classes are offered year round, they offer a fun indoor activity during the winter months. They offer a baby playgroup session each weekday, preschool story time from Tuesday through Friday. There are several music and art programs that recur throughout the year on a less regular […]

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KinderConcerts for 2015-2016 Start Tomorrow

Each year the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra holds a series of KinderConcerts at local libraries for kids from ages 2-5. Each series features a different instrument which is introduced to the kids during the event. The events are held 3 times a year at the Ann Arbor, Dexter, and Ypsilanti Libraries.  The first 2015 KinderConcerts are this weekend, September 25-28. They feature […]

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AADL’s LEGO Contest


Does your child love LEGO? IF so, they should plan to enter the Ann Arbor District Library’s LEGO Contest which is held on Thursday, August 6. The LEGO Contest is great for motivating my daughter to free build each summer. The various judging categories also provide inspiration for my daughter. This year AADL’s LEGO Contest is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary. My daughter […]

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