Local Library Guide

Story times, locations and more!

By Karen Evans, Editor & Publisher February 2, 2020

Why Libraries Rock

Our local libraries are your source for thousands of books, DVDs, books on tape, and other media to entertain and educate your kids and yourself. 

Many of our libraries also offer the MI Big Green Gym program (which gives free one-day passes to state parks!) and MAP – the Michigan Activity Pass(which gives free passes to many cultural attractions throughout the sate).

où est la bibliothèque?*

*where is the library, in French. Had to be classy, writing about libraries and all!

Check out our Pinterest map of local libraries here:

Read on to see a brief profile of the child/teen/family events each library has to offer! Be sure to check out our events calendar regularly for new events.

Your Libraries

Berkley Public Library

3155 Coolidge Hwy| Berkley, MI 48072 | 248 658 3440


Little ones will love the giant train engine! The library offers great programs and a newly updated story time room! 

Baldwin Public Library(serves Beverly Hills and Bingham Farms also)

300 W. Merrill St. | Birmingham, MI 48009 | 248-647-1700


Offers a variety of events, open to all, for all ages

Registration is required for most events (except for Babytime), which can be accomplished through the library website

Ferndale Area District Library

222 E Nine Mile Rd. | Ferndale, MI 48220 | 248.546.2504


Curl up with Clifford, or browse the selection of great picks from the librarians. The Ferndale  Library is always coming up with fun, crafty activities throughout the year. 

Huntington Woods Public Library(serves Pleasant Ridge residents also)

26415 Scotia Rd. | Huntington Woods, MI 48070 | 248.543.9720


Many events are limited to residents of Huntington Woods and Pleasant Ridge, but if events do not fill, the library can open the events to other library patrons. If you see an event you like on their calendar, and you are not a resident, it’s worth a phone call to see if you can join in! 

Madison Heights Public Library

240 W. Thirteen Mile Rd. | Madison Hts, MI 48071 | 248.588.7763 


Oak Park Public Library

14200 Oak Park Blvd | Oak Park, MI 48237 | 248.691.7480


The Oak Park Public Library organizes story time events for children age 2-6, summer reading programs, and more. They also hold more than 2,000 Russian language books. Keep an eye on their website or our calendar for events as they are scheduled!

Royal Oak Public Library

222 E. Eleven Mile Rd. | Royal Oak, MI 48067 | 248.246.3700    


The ROPL has dedicated its entire lower level to children and teen books, media, computer stations, toy areas, and activity rooms. Outside the library, you’ll even find two ride-on bees for little ones to enjoy on a pleasant day.

Royal Oak Public Library programs often fill quickly, so if something catches your eye, be sure to register AND attend (don’t be a no-show!) 

Southfield Public Library

26300 Evergreen Rd. | Southfield, MI 48076 | 248.796.4200


This library is worth a visit for the architecture AND the mysterious firebreathing dragon alone. However, they also offer a number of programs for all ages.