The Storytime Calendar – Grand Rapids & Lakeshore
Is your family looking for a fun storytime event in Grand Rapids or on the Lakeshore?
You’re in luck – library districts and other organizations across West Michigan regularly host storytimes and events for kids, including Kent District Library and Grand Rapids Public Library.
FREE Storytime Kits from GRPL
Storytime Kits include a book and age-appropriate activities for toddlers and kids.
They also include helpful resources in English and Spanish which support early literacy skills like reading, singing, talking, playing, and writing. Pick up your free Storytime Kit from November 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023 at any GRPL location while supplies last.
Use the calendar below to find a new storytime venue or an old favorite.
Find a Storytime Near You
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West Michigan Storytime Locations
Grand Rapids Story Times are Fun, Educational, and Free!
Who doesn’t love an activity with kids that is well-organized, educational, fun, and FREE? Heading to the local library for story time is one of my favorite outings with my kids.
We live in Alger Heights and love to bike over to Grand Rapids Public Library Seymour Branch. Each session there includes singing, rhymes, and, of course, story time! After story time, there is a hand-ons activity and playtime. During activity time, we’ve made construction vests out of duct tape, colored with bingo dabbers, and made flowers from pipe cleaners. The last time we went there was even a bubble machine!
An added bonus of Story Time at the library is that it is a great way to connect with parents in your neighborhood. I love to meet other moms who live nearby and catch up with them on weekly basis.
I’ve also learned valuable parenting advice at story time. I learned that the slower pronunciation in singing promotes language development. Since then we’ve been jamming out in the car to Disney songs and learning at the same time!
Check out these library story time locations to connect with your neighborhood and enjoy a fun-filled and educational time with your kids.
|Kent District Library Locations||Address|
|Alpine Township Branch||5255 Alpine Ave NW, Comstock Park, MI 49321|
|Alto Branch||6071 Linfield Ave, Alto, MI 49302|
|Amy Van Andel Library (Ada)||7215 Headley Street SE, Ada Michigan 49301|
|Byron Township Branch||8191 Byron Center Ave SW, Byron Center, MI 49315|
|Caledonia Township Branch||6260 92nd St. SE, Caledonia, MI 49316|
|Cascade Township Branch||2870 Jacksmith Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546|
|Comstock Park Branch||3943 W. River Dr NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321|
|East Grand Rapids Branch||746 Lakeside Dr SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506|
|Englehardt (Lowell) Branch||200 N. Monroe St, Lowell, MI 49331|
|Gaines Township Branch||421 68th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548|
|Grandville Branch||4055 Maple St SW, Grandville, MI 49418|
|Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch||4950 Breton SE, Kentwood Michigan 49508|
|Krause Memorial (Rockford) Branch||140 E. Bridge St, Rockford, MI 49341|
|Nelson Township Branch||88 Eighth St, Sand Lake, MI 49343|
|Plainfield Township Branch||2650 5 Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525|
|Spencer Township Branch||14960 Meddler Ave, Gowen, MI 49326|
|Tyrone Township Branch||43 S. Main St., Kent City, Michigan 49330|
|Walker Branch||4293 Remembrance Rd. NW, Walker, Michigan 49534|
|Wyoming Branch||3350 Michael Ave. SW, Wyoming, Michigan 49509|
|Grand Rapids Public Library Locations||Address|
|Main Branch||111 Library Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503|
|Seymour Branch||2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507|
|Van Belkum Branch||1563 Plainfield NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505|
|West Leonard Branch||1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504|
|West Side Branch||713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504|
|Yankee Clipper Branch||2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505|
|Ottawa Hills Branch||1150 Giddings SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506|
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