300 W. Merrill St. Birmingham, MI 48009 | (248) 647-1700

Story Times

We are excited to offer virtual story times that you can stream any time. Scroll down to view the current story times. 

  • Mondays: Sing & Sign with Miss Donna
  • Tuesdays: Wiggle & Rhyme with Miss Stephanie
  • Wednesdays: Syntha’s Stories with Miss Syntha
  • Thursdays: Book Adventures with Miss Rosemary
  • Fridays: Fun-tastic Fridays with Miss Caroline

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300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Hours

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Library is closed until further notice.

Virtual Story Times

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SING & SIGN

WITH MISS DONNA 

Best for children 18 months to 4 years old

Miss Donna will sing songs and teach you signs to go along with each song. Check back each Monday for a new video.

Sing and Sign: Week 6 – Baby Beluga from Baldwin Public Library on Vimeo.

Use your Baldwin Library card to learn American Sign Language with Mango Languages. Another good source for adults wanting to learn words in sign to use with their babies & toddlers is babysignlanguage.com.

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Previous story times:

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WIGGLE & RHYME

WITH MISS STEPHANIE

Best for children 6 months to 2 years old

Miss Stephanie will present a series of songs, bounces, rhymes, and lullabies for you and your child. Check back each Tuesday for a new video.

Wiggle and Rhyme: Week 8 from Baldwin Public Library on Vimeo.

Download the song sheet to go with this week’s story time.

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Previous story times:

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SYNTHA’S STORIES

WITH MISS SYNTHA 

Best for children 3 to 5 years old

Miss Syntha will read a picture book from her personal collection and share a song or activity that you can sing or do at home afterwards. Check back each Wednesday for a new video.

Synthas Stories: Week 8 – Who Hops? from Baldwin Public Library on Vimeo.

For answers to questions about animals like Why do cheetahs run fast? Try Animals by Camilla de la Bedoyere. In Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathman, you’ll get to see what happens when a gorilla follows a zookeeper around. Try Animal Colors by Beth Fielding for a gorgeous look at animals that are all the colors of the rainbow..

Here are instructions for using Hoopla, if you’ve never used it before.

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Previous story times:

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BOOK ADVENTURES  

WITH MISS ROSEMARY

Best for students in K-2

Miss Rosemary will pick a topic each week, share fun facts, suggest a book that you can download and read, and give instructions to an activity you can do at home. Check back each Thursday for a new video.

Resource Guide Weird & Amazing Animal FactsBook Adventures: Week 8 – Weird & Amazing Animal Facts from Baldwin Public Library on Vimeo.

Download Miss Rosemary’s resource guide to go with the video.

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Previous Book Adventures:

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FUN-TASTIC FRIDAYS!

WITH MISS CAROLINE

Best for children 3 to 5 years old

Miss Caroline will sing songs, share  TumbleBooks stories, and lots of movement activities. Check back each Friday for a new video.

Funtastic Fridays: Week 8 from Baldwin Public Library on Vimeo.

Along with this video, you’ll need to use TumbleBooks to sing Down by the Bay. Here’s the link to use TumbleBooks.

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Previous story times:

    • Week 7: Video & then use TumbleBooks to sing The Itsy Bitsy Spider.
    • Week 6: Video & then use TumbleBooks to read The Bears We Know, written by Brenda Silsbe and illustrated by Vlasta van Kampen
    • Week 5: Video & then use TumbleBooks to read One Stuck Duck by Phyllis Root and Jane Chapman
    • Week 4: Video & then use TumbleBooks to read Ants go Marching by Tumbleweed Press and Wheels on the Bus by Tumbleweed Press
    • Week 3: Video & then use TumbleBooks to read Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and Pat Schories &
      B-I-N-G-O by Tumbleweed Press
    • Week 2: Video & then use TumbleBooks to read Little Pea by Amy Krouse-Rosenthal and Jen Corace and Apples & Bananas by Aidan Boardman and Sean Walker
    • Week 1: Video & then use TumbleBooks to read “Wiggle” and “Stretch” both by Doreen Cronin and Scott Menchin

Story Times

JUST ME 

3 ½ TO 5 YEARS OLD

Currently on hiatus. See above for virtual storytimes. 

FULL STEAM AHEAD

3 ½ TO 5 YEARS OLD

Currently on hiatus. See above for virtual storytimes.

SENSORY STORY TIME

BEST FOR TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS.

Currently on hiatus. See above for virtual storytimes.

BABYTIME

BIRTH TO 18 MONTHS OLD

Currently on hiatus. See above for virtual storytimes.

MOTHER GOOSE

1 ½ TO 2 ½ YEARS OLD

Currently on hiatus. See above for virtual storytimes.

SING & TELL

2 ½ TO 3 ½ YEARS OLD

Currently on hiatus. See above for virtual storytimes. 

Family Story Times
@ The Museum

THURSDAYS FROM 6:30 TO 7:00 P.M.

Join us for cozy stories, songs, and activities by the fireplace at the Birmingham Museum. Admission to the story time is free. Parking is available at the Chester Street Parking Structure.

Currently on hiatus. See above for virtual storytimes.


Bedtime Tales

WEDNESDAYS FROM 6:30 TO 7:15 P.M.

Children are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal for these special evening family story times.

Currently on hiatus. See above for virtual storytimes.


Saturdays @ The Library

SATURDAYS AT 11:00 A.M.

Spend your Saturday mornings at the Library with books, music, crafts, and more during these weekend family story times.

Currently on hiatus. See above for virtual storytimes.

 

2 Hours Free Parking in Chester Street Deck.

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays

 

248-647-1700

300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours

Monday to Thursday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00pm

Library Closed

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Library is closed until further notice.

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