Local Libraries Rescue ‘Stay At Home’ Time

. March 24, 2020.

We all knew that our libraries were an incredible part of our community. They provide spaces for learning and reading of course, but for the youngest members of our community they are often an introduction into general society. Our library offers us a place to read but also a place to grow, create art, learn how to cook, and meet local authors and artists. A place for our teens to socialize and enjoy a club. A place for our toddlers to learn songs and have fun. 

The Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) realized the void that the current stay at home order in Michigan and library closure would leave in our lives, and of course, they have a plan. Meet AADL TV. The AADL has launched a YouTube channel with live video content (you can also watch videos later of course) such as a daily 10 am storytime with your child’s favorite librarians, arts and crafts classes such as making a crayon stained glass suncatcher and cartoon drawing, Harry Potter trivia, and tons more. 

Be sure to check out their upcoming live stream schedule for the week and tune-in. And don’t miss out on the programming being offered at other area libraries. The Ypsilanti District Library has a great list of ways to enjoy their library remotely and has a fun Spring Challenge program. The Dexter Library has a cool list of their staff’s picks. And check out these ideas and resources for kids from the Chelsea District Library.