Programs for Children

p-drumcloseupPrograms for Children & Families

Grant funding is available through the Michigan Humanities Council, state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Children & Families

From the Heart of the World

Award-winning multicultural storytelling

Great Expectations

Stories which address Common Core State Standards

Young Author Programs

Writing tips & tricks mixed with original stories.

P.J. Party

Bring your pillow. Wear your fuzzy slippers & PJs. Listen to stories while cuddling with your family by the campfire or on the carpet.

Wee Folk Tales

Celtic folklore, songs, legends and tunes.

Season of Stories

Holiday stories: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, Diwali, etc.

Scary & Not-so-Scary Tales

  • Creepy Creatures – age 5-8
  • Shivery Stories – age 8-12

Tales from the Silk Road

Arabic, European and Asian stories shared by travelers along the famous trade route.

Keepsakes of Two Worlds

Prendas de dos Mundos: Latino, Hispanic & Spanish tales

Ancient Voices

Mythology takes us on great adventures from cultures around the world.

p-toocutePre-school (under 5’s)

Yvonne is a a Wolf Trap Artist-Educator

Little One’s Word Play

Short & sweet. Games, stories & songs for ages 4-6.

Creative Word Play

Riddles, games & short stories.

Library Summer Reading Programs

Each year offers a new program tailored to fit the specific summer library theme for elementary or young adult audiences. Studies show that children who read through the summer perform better when school resumes in the fall.

Programs tailored to current summer reading program theme are detailed at

As You Like It

Commission a program to fit your theme, for example:

It Takes All Kinds

Celebrate the value of diversity

Wet & Wild Tales

Tales of rivers, oceans & lakes

Ballet & Beyond

Stories from dance & about dancers

Enchanted Forest

Fairies, ogres & magic

Grandmother’s Attic

Old-fashioned treasures

Stings, Fangs & Spines

Crocodiles, snakes, dragons, oh my!

Trail Blazing Tales

Tales Journey into adventure