Come and enjoy our Storywalk at the library.  A Storywalk is a great way to enjoy a children’s picture book and walk outside.  Start at the  post near the front steps of the building to begin the book and make your way around the property to complete the story.

Look for a new book each month, weather permitting in the winter months.

Many thanks to TEI Landmark Audio and the Mignon Sherwood DeLano Foundation for funding this project.

Book Bundles

Need books quick for your preschool and early elementary children? Stop by the Youth Area and grab a “Book Bundle”.  A Book Bundle is 4-5 books banded together for ease of selection and checkout.  See the displayed bundles near the non-fiction section.  The contents of the bundles will change every month or so.

Baby & Parenting Bundles

Are you a busy parent with  a child under 2?  The library has the perfect solution for giving your child a leg up in early learning.  We have  kits with 2 books, a toy and early literacy tips for you to use in your home at your leisure.  Stop by the youth area and look for blue bags.

ABCmouse is free at the library

This is an educational website with games, books, puzzles, and songs geared toward preschool and elementary children. To access this service for free you must use the library’s computers or a laptop using the library wi-fi.  Don’t own a laptop?  The library has laptops to check out for use while at the library, laptops must be borrowed by an adult for a child.  There is an app available for mobile devices, however there is a fee assessed while using the app. Create an account and you’re good to go!

Playgroup at Baker Elementary the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10-10:45AM.

September 11, 2018 – Books, Balls & Blocks (developmental screenings)
October 9, 2018 – “Moving & Jumping”
November 13, 2018 – “Being Thankful”
December 11, 2018 – Holiday Crafts Make-n-Take
January 8, 2019 – “Winter”
February 12, 2019 – “Friends”
March 12, 2019 – Books, Balls & Blocks (developmental screenings)
April 9, 2019 – “Spring”
May 14, 2019 – “Oceans”

St. Therese Playgroup in the gym the 4th Tuesday of the month 9:30-10:30AM.

  • September 25
  • October 23
  • November 23
  • January 22
  • February 26
  • March 26
  • April 23
  • May 28

Need ideas for songs and rhymes to do with your child?  Checkout StoryBlocks.

Free passes to the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum for Henika District Library cardholders.  The pass allows up to 6 people to visit, if you haven’t used this pass within a year’s time.  Ask at the service desk for yours today.

Science and math lovers should check out STEMbite on Youtube by Michigan teacher Andrew Vanden Hueval.

Does your child know their full name, address and phone number?  Here are some fun ways to teach them those skills.

Seven Things you should be doing as your read aloud to your child