Children’s Services

Children’s Programs

The Flint Public Library offers a robust schedule of programs that provide families with access to engaging, educational opportunities for children ages 0-12. In fact, voters on Hulafrog, a website curating local events for children, voted us “Most Loved Library of 2019”! We hope you’ll visit us soon and often.
Hulafrog's most loved award, 2019

  • School Vacation Weeks & Summer Programs

Visit our calendar for special programs during February & April vacation weeks as well as throughout summer vacation. Programs include musical performances, cooking classes, puppet shows, art workshops, and so much more!

  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading challenges aren’t just for summer any more! Click here to learn more about this reading program for children ages 0-5.

  • Weekly Programming

Please click through the tabs below for more information. You may also view the library’s complete calendar of events here.

Mondays are for music, movement, and creativity! Each Monday (excluding holidays) we offer programs that nurture children’s curiosity and enrich their bodies and minds. Monday programs include:

  • Creative Kids: A drop-in craft and sensory play session for children ages 0-5 years.
  • Get Moving: A morning of play, stretching, and dancing for children ages 0-5 years.
  • Dance with Joy: Helene Joy School of Dance visits The Flint once a month for a family-friendly dance class for children ages 2-5 years.
  • Special Programs: Musical mornings with local performers, guest storytimes, and other family-friendly events

CFCE hosts playgroups for young children most Tuesdays (holidays and holiday weeks generally excluded) beginning at 10:00AM for children ages 0-5 years.

Toddler Time is a weekly storytime hosted on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-11:15AM. Parents/caregivers can bond with their child through stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and a simple craft. Toddler Time sessions are limited to 35 patrons on a first come, first served basis. We recommend arriving early to secure a space. Children ages 0-3 years are welcome. Wednesday and Thursday Toddler Time programs are the same each week; please attend only one session per week.

Story Hour is an early literacy program that introduces children to books, songs, rhymes, and creative activities. This program is designed to prepare children for kindergarten and nurture their imaginations. Children ages 3-5 years are welcome.

Toddler Time is a weekly storytime hosted on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-11:15AM. Parents/caregivers can bond with their child through stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and a simple craft. Toddler Time sessions are limited to 35 patrons on a first come, first served basis. We recommend arriving early to secure a space. Children ages 0-3 years are welcome. Wednesday and Thursday Toddler Time programs are the same each week; please attend only one session per week.

On select Fridays each month the Flint offers programs for families to enjoy.

  • Fun with Fingerpaints: A messy morning of playing with paint. Please bring a smock or apron. Children ages 0-5 years are welcome.
  • Grand Times: Volunteers from the Middleton Senior Center offer a program tailored for grandparents and their grandchildren. All are welcome, so please feel free to attend with your child even if you aren’t a grandparent. Suggested ages for children are ages 0-5 years.
  • Yoga for Children and Caregivers: Drop in for a morning of stretching and relaxation with your little one. Briana Grieco of Mandala Garden Farms teaches this calming yoga session. Suggested ages for children are 0-5 years.
Marcos Valles’s Rockabye Beats program was a big hit during Summer Reading 2018, themed “Libraries Rock.”
Children ages 5 and up can sign up for a library card with their parent.