Toddler Tips: Family Fun at Your Local Public Library

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 | 2 comments

4 Ways to Have Family Fun at the Library With Your Toddler


As many moms know, getting out of the house for toddler play dates and activities is one of the best ways for both mom and child to stay happy. Some of the best kid friendly activities and family resources are closer than you may think. Baby’s Own Room suggests that you find them at your local public library!

Instill a Love of Reading

We all know that libraries are the perfect place to find a huge selection of books about nearly any subject. Look for the children’s section and let your toddler search for the perfect picture book. Most libraries offer an area with comfortable chairs, making it a great spot to settle in and read with your child. While you’re visiting, pick up a book for yourself! Seeing mom and dad enjoying a great book can help instill the love of reading in children.

Listen in at Story Time

Look for a children’s activity schedule for times when library staff and special guests read their favorite stories. Visit during story time to connect with other parents and kids. It’s a great opportunity to learn about new authors and keep kids engaged. Finding other parents who are available at the same time as you each week is also a good way to connect for toddler play dates at the library.

Discover a New Interest

After reading a story, your child might take an interest in a new subject. The library is the perfect place to dig into those interests and learn more. Be sure to ask your children’s librarian if they have any activities available. They might have story recommendations, coloring sheets, or games that your child will love.

Catch a Movie

Most libraries offer more than books. Find out about the multimedia collection at your library. You may be able to borrow movies to watch as a family. Some libraries will also host movie nights for kids of all ages (often featuring newly released movies!) Get comfortable and catch a movie during your library visit.


How do you and your kids stay entertained during the week? Baby’s Own Room would love to hear from you. Schedule a visit to your local library to find fun for the whole family.

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  1. This is all so true! My Kiddies and I have made the Library a place of fun and learning for so long…they get excited when anything is happening there! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at The Mommy Monday Blog Hop…
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    • We are such huge fans of the Mommy Monday Blog Hop. Thanks for dropping by Tiffany. Going to the Library is a Blessing and it’s nice to see folks who enjoy it so much too. 🙂