Ages 0-2.

Support Your Lovely Local Authors!

While I’m feeling all mushy this season, it occurred to me that four talented children’s authors who live in A2 also happen to be some of the nicest people to walk into our library. So Shutta Crum, Jacqui Robbins, Joan Blos and Nancy Shaw, here is a big thank you for doing what you do. If anyone has an Ann Arbor cutie who just needs a good read this holiday season, you need go no further than your own home town!

Baby Bits - Finger Families

This Little Piggy:Lap Songs, Finger Plays, Clapping Games and Pantomime Rhymes
is a book full of activities and rhymes to play with your toddler or baby.
Books are a wonderful way to share with your child, while they are in your lap.
For fingerplays, AND toddler activities, to entertain little ones around the house,
visit the following websites:
National Network For Childcare Plus
Gayle's Preschool Rainbow

Baby Bits - Kiss Kiss


Babies love books, but what to pick? Pick a book with a sentence or two a page with words and pictures they recognize in their little world. Ms. Rachel did Kiss Kiss today in playgroup. Songs and fingerplays come from CDs in the collection. Try some of these:
Little Gorilla with CD Deep In the Jungle by Joe Scruggs.
Quack Daisy Quack with CD Tom Glazer Sings Honk Hiss Tweet
Bear and Dog with CD Unbearable Bears
How Do You Sleep? with CD Lullabies With Mandolins.

KinderConcert’s Back!

The little ones love to move to the beautiful piano music of Kathryn Goodson, who joins Gari Stein for a story and creative movement a few times a year when the AADL partners with the A2SO. This Friday, at 9:30 am and 10:30 am, we’ll have a special treat because the talented Arie Lipsky will be here to talk “conducting” with the very young. What fun!

Dancing Babies with Dianne Dudley


Dianne Dudley will lead DANCING BABIES program @ Traverwood Branch on Saturday, Nov. 7, 11:00-11:40 a.m. Bring your dancing feet, and rhythm beats. The program is for children under 5 years old with their adult companions.

Halloween Party

You will never see a cuter bunch of witches, ghosts, black cats, and other outrageous costumed creatures than at the Downtown Ann Arbor District Library on Friday, October 30th for storytimes at 9:30 and 10:30 am. After storytime head to Main Street for Trick-or-Treat heaven!

Fifth Avenue Fun!

Ready to get silly at the Tuesday 10 am and Wednesday 11 am storytimes at the Downtown Library next week? Get into goofiness galore with Sandra Boynton and farm animals with wacky ideas.

Baby Bits - Fall PlayGroups begin

Schools start-up, and Fall Library Programs begin.

Ms. Rachel greeted Baby PlayGroup this week with "Old MacDonald Had a Farm". You can sing along with some favorite performers in these recordings:
25 Best Toddler favorites;
Children's first songs with Kevin Roth;
Country blues for kids.

Baby Bits - Kisses and Tickles

I Kissed the Baby was the PlayGroup story told with flannels. This is the Final Week of Baby PlayGroups for the Summer Series.
Of course there are many ways to "Kiss The Baby", and pass on your personal lovey-doveys, until we start the Fall Series in September 2009.
I KISSED THE BABY by Jill Murphy is out-of-print in book format, but the title can be found on the Board Book shelves in the Library.
Look for more kisses for Baby in:
Counting Kisses

Dancing Babies!

If you are a member of the AADL storytime crowd then you know Betsy Beckerman and Sara Melton Keller. We have been bouncing to their wonderful songs for years, so why not get up and dance along? I can’t wait for circle dances, marches, and other baby moves at Dancing Babies on Wednesday, August 12 at 7:00 pm at the Pittsfield Branch!

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