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How to Play AADL Summer Game

Confused about the AADL Summer Game? Here’s How to Play It

Have you heard of the Ann Arbor District Library Summer Game and wondered what it is and how to play? Fear not, we have answers for you from several years of playing the game ourselves. The AADL has taken the classic Summer Reading Challenge to a whole new level with the AADL Summer Game. While …

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Baby Playgroup Returns to Ann Arbor District Library

Baby Playgroups Return to Ann Arbor District Library

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, …

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Halloween with the Ann Arbor District Library

Halloween at the Ann Arbor District Library

The Ann Arbor District Library always has great halloween events throughout October. With the libraries closed except for pickups, their 2020 offerings will be virtual. Their Halloween party was always a great kcikoff to the Downtown Trick or Treat (also off for 2020). But they will be having a Halloween Special on AADL.TV instead. AADL …

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Baby Playgroup at AADL (Ann Arbor District Library)

Ann Arbor District Library Preschool Storytime

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 …

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

Escape the Big Kids – 7 Big Kid Free Activities

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 …

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Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs & Recommendations

Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs

The AADL Summer Game brings a whole new level to Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs. We’ve got details on how it works (including like a traditional summer reading program) and other Ann Arbor summer reading programs. I’m also sharing links to the Summer Reading Recommendations that we have shared in the past. Over the years my …

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Halloween Costume Swap at AADL

Halloween Costume Swap at Ann Arbor District Library

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 …

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AADL West Branch Renovations - Sign

AADL’s West Branch – Sneak Peek

AADL’s Westgate Branch has been closed since November for expansion and renovations. Today my daughter and I were at Westgate Shopping Center. As we pulled up, we saw the new sign for the West Branch and the Sweetwaters Cafe that will be inside the branch. My daughter and I wandered past the windows to see if …

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Visiting AADL - Playing Chess Downtown

Visit the Ann Arbor District Library – Wednesday Activity Review

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 …

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Baby Playgroup at AADL (Ann Arbor District Library)

AADL Programming for Kids 5 and Under

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 …

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