Dearborn libraries offer children’s programs

DEARBORN — The city’s public libraries continue to offer programs for children and teens.


For more information about any of the following programs, go to, or call or visit Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave., (313) 943-2345; Bryant Branch Library, 221000 Michigan Ave., (313) 943-4091; Esper Branch Library, 12929 W. Warren Ave., (313) 943-4096; Snow Branch Library, 23950 Princeton, (313) 274-1780.


• MOTHER GOOSE STORYTIME – Rhymes, stories and playtime for the youngest ones (ages 6 to 24 months). Registration is required is underway. One adult per child is recommended; 10:30 a.m. Friday.


• Tot Time – Children ages 2 and 3 with a caregiver are invited for stories, songs and fun. Registration is underway. Sessions take place at 10:35 a.m. Wednesdays through March 6 at Snow Branch Library.


• STORYTIME – Children ages 2 through 5 accompanied by a caregiver are invited for fingerplays, stories, songs and a simple craft. The last session is at 11 a.m. Tuesday at HFCL.


• PRESCHOOL STORYTIME – Children ages three through five are invited for fingerplays, stories, songs and a simple craft. Registration is required; 11 a.m. Wednesday at Esper Branch Library, or 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays through March 6 at Snow Branch Library.


• YARN PLAY – Children ages 8 and up are invited for weaving, knitting, and other yarn crafts. Needles, yarn, and looms will be available for use during the program, but participants may bring their own work in progress. The session meets from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 20 at HFCL.


• Third Thursday Craft – All ages are invited to make a craft honoring a president. Younger children will need adult assistance. Participants can stop in to HFCL anytime from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.


• Book Bash (ages six through eight) – Too old for storytime, but not too old for fun? Children ages 6 through 8 are invited to read a book by a selected author and then join in for a snack, craft, games and reading. Registration is underway. The final session will feature “Biscuit Stories” by Alyssa Satin Capucilli at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at HFCL.


• No School Game Day (all ages) – All ages are invited for games during library hours; Monday. No registration is required.


Participants in all programs are asked to follow library policy. Registration can be made by phone or in person. Those arriving more than 10 minutes after the scheduled program time may not be admitted.
Children must be the required age on or before the first date of the program. Residents and cardholders are given preference.


Nonresidents without library cards will be placed on a waiting list and contacted only if a vacancy occurs. Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids or services to attend or participate in programs should contact their local library or call the telecommunications device for the deaf line at (313) 943-2193. Reasonable advance notice is required.


For more information about any of the programs go to or call or visit one of the public libraries.