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Library Events & Story Times to Celebrate National Reading Month

March is National Reading Month. Plan a trip to your local library for storytime or a special event.


Ann Arbor District Library – Downtown
343 S 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Auburn Hills Public Library
3400 E. Seyburn Dr. Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Baldwin Public Library (Birmingham)
300 W. Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009

Clarkston Independence District Library
6495 Clarkston Rd, Clarkston, MI 48346

Clinton-Macomb Public Library – Main
40900 Romeo Plank Rd, Clinton Township, MI 48038

  • Kid Con – March 30 @ 10am: Comic Con is back and better than ever with games, crafts, and fun for all ages and for FREE! Drop by between 10am-6pm to experience the fun. Kick it off at 9:30am with Superhero Storytime, then join us in the activity room for crafts, games, and fun. Then don’t miss our photo ops, family escape rooms (sign up on site), scavenger hunt, and other fun surprises!
  • Baby Time on Mondays @ 9:30 am: Stories, songs, bounces and rhymes designed for infants not yet walking & parents/caregivers to participate in together. (20 minutes plus play time)
  • Tot Time Plus on Mondays @ 10:30 am: For babies and young twos who are walking books, rhymes, music and more. (20 minutes plus play time)
  • Little Listeners on Tuesdays @ 10am: Longer stories told with books, puppets, and flannel board, action rhymes and songs. (30 minutes)
  • Tot Time on Tuesdays @ 11am: For babies who are walking books, rhymes, music and more. (20 minutes plus play time)
  • Little Listeners on Wednesdays @ 9:30 am: Longer stories told with books, puppets, and flannel board, action rhymes and songs. (30 minutes)
  • Preschoolers on Wednesdays @ 10:30 am: 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)

Dearborn Public Library – Henry Ford Centennial
16301 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126

Detroit Public Library- Main Branch
5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202

Livonia Civic Center Public Library
32777 Five Mile, Livonia MI 48150

Milford Public Library
330 Family Dr., Milford MI, 48381

Northville District Library
212 W. Cady St., Northville, MI 48167

Plymouth District Library
223 S Main St, Plymouth, MI 48170

Waterford Township Public Library
5200 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, MI 48329

West Bloomfield Township Public Library
4600 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48323

  • Little Artists – March 11 (10am to 11am): Get creative at the library! Use your imagination, originality and exploration skills to create open-ended crafts and take an artistic adventure. The possibilities are endless.
  • Rock ‘N’ Read – March 12 (10am to 10:30am): Rock the morning away with books, finger plays and music. This interactive storytime encourages participation from the child and caregiver while promoting early literacy skills, music and movement, and cognitive growth.
  • Shamrocks, Leprechauns & Gold – March 14 (11am to 12pm): Do you feel lucky? Enjoy this fun, interactive shamrock storytime. We will sing, dance, move and groove the morning away. Don’t forget to wear your green!
  • Sunday STEAM – March 17 (1pm to 3pm): Use your imagination to construct, build, draw and create together as a family.
  • Books and Babies – Fridays @ 10am: It’s never too early to introduce babies to books. Stimulate your baby’s brain development through movement, rhymes, finger plays, puppets, books and creative gross motor skill activities. This is an interactive program designed to build positive communication between baby and caregiver.
  • Spectacular Saturdays – Saturdays @ 11am: Start your weekend with a lively, interactive storytime. This storytime engages the whole family through amazing stories, music and dancing. Recommended for ages birth to 5 years
  • Creative Families – March 9 & 23 (2pm to 3pm): Do you and your child like to draw, paint and make crafts? Drop in for open-ended activities that encourage families to explore, use their creativity and express their originality through craft projects.
  • Full STEAM Ahead – March 4 & 18 @ 10am: This program uses the STEAM curriculum and incorporates science, technology, engineering, art and math into hands-on activities. Creative, open-ended learning experiences are provided at each station for children and caregivers to do together. Get ready for fun, excitement and learning! (Recommended for ages 2- 5 years)
  • Terrific Tots – March 6 & 13 @ 10am & 11am: Kick start your child’s learning and encourage a love of reading while joining us for a language-rich storytime. We combine stories, fingerplays, music and movement so active toddlers can learn while they play. Hands-on activities help develop early literacy, cognitive, social, math, sensory and gross motor skills. (Recommended for ages 1- 3 years)
  • ¡Cuentos y Canciones! – March 7, 14 & 21 (10am to 10:30am): This interactive, dual-language storytime for parents and children helps lay the foundation for a second language. Through movement activities, songs, stories and games, you and your child can learn Spanish in a relaxed and fun environment. (Recommended for ages 2- 5 years)
  • Read to a Dog – March 10 & 24 (1pm to 2pm): What happens when you bring children, dogs and books together? You get happy, confident children who love to read. Trainers with their well-behaved certified therapy dogs* will be on hand so elementary students can practice independent reading skills while reading to a friendly canine companion.


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