Babies & Toddlers


The Midland County Public Libraries welcome children and their caregivers to creative, engaging, and fun activities for all ages. Families may take advantage of our collection of print books and DVDs, as well as our digital collection -- including age-appropriate movies, music, magazines, and e-books.

Storytime at the Library

Storytimes are held at each library location and are open to children and their families. Join youth services staff for singing, finger plays, picture books, and a craft activity.

Storytime is on pause through the summer and will resume in September 2023. For summer activities, learn about our Summer Reading Program.

Centennial Library
Downtown Library
Every Wednesday, 10:30am and 11:30am
Every Thursday, 10:30am and 11:30am

Early Literacy Programs

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Reading aloud to your child is the best way to prepare them for reading and writing success in school. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a free program that encourages you to read one thousand books with your child before he or she begins kindergarten. It's easy, fun, and a great way to bond with your young child.

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Sponsored by the Midland County Public Library Foundation in partnership with Midland County Public Libraries, Midland Health, and the Permian Basin Area Foundation. Each month, the Libraries will host a Born to Read Birthday Party for children who celebrate their birthdays during that month. Each child participating will receive a birthday shoutout and a free book to take home!

For Parents & Caregivers

For the safety and comfort of children, a responsible adult must accompany children under age ten (10) when they are using the library premises. This responsible individual must supervise, guide, and control the behavior of his/her charge/charges at all times.

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Family Place Workshop
Midland County Public Libraries is a certified Family Place location where trained staff organize and provide a free five-week workshop for parents/caregivers and their children aged birth to five years old, with an emphasis on birth to three years old. Each week introduces a resource professional for families to use in order to build personal relationships, make friends, and play with their loved ones.