Free Events at the Library

Saturday Storytime for Families with Young Children

February 2, 9*, 16 and 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Join us for stories, rhymes, songs and movement activities!


*Kids Yoga Storytime w/Ms.Sue on Saturday February 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Kids Yoga Storytimes with Ms. Sue continue at the Library! Mindful Movement with Ms Sue helps young ones learn the importance of connecting their mind, breath and body. A fun way to discover Your Own Great Adventure (YOGA) with stories and yoga poses. Sponsored by the Friends of the Belding Library.

New Infant/Toddler/Preschool Playgroup

Families and caregivers with infants, toddlers and preschool children are welcome to join our new Playgroup in the community room at Belding Library on most Wednesdays from 2–3:45 p.m. and  Saturdays at 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.  The Playgroup is run by parents and caregivers and the idea is to follow the children’s lead for play, with table toys, dress up, building, and creative materials supplied and available. A light snack on Wednesdays and coffee, tea, and water available both days.

We will change as needs do — so please share your ideas and invite your friends!

Group leaders are Elizabeth and Jennifer. Email for Info:


Open Book Group Meeting at Belding Library: Monday, February 11, 4-6 p.m.

Book Selection ~ Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Timeby Andrew Forsthoefel.

Are you an enthusiastic reader? Someone who likes to discuss books and ideas? Someone who is passionate about delving into fiction, non-fiction, international texts, poetry, plays, and off-beat literature?

Please join us on the second Mondays of each month from 4-6  p.m. at the Belding Library.

Any questions, interest or suggestions, please email Victoria at


Valentine Ornament-Making Workshops

Wednesday, February 13, 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Young People’s workshop @ 2:30 -3:30 p.m. Ages 6-12

Adults and Teens workshop @ 4-5 p.m.

Ashfield artist and dyer Nicole Romer will lead two felt ornament making workshops at the Library. Please come by the Library and see her exquisite samples of the ornaments…and sign up for one of the workshops.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Belding Library.


The Library Quilt: A Winter Reading Challenge for Adults through March 2019

Reading is the perfect activity for the winter months, when, thanks to the chilly, snowy weather, we often find ourselves spending lots of time inside, sipping hot drinks, donning cozy socks and tending the wood stove. So make that reading count: join the Library Quilt Reading Challenge. Pick up a “Quilt Square” at the library and track your winter reading.

Then, on Wednesday, March 20, the first day of spring, the Library will host a chocolate fondue party from 6:30–8:30 p.m. for all the Library Quilt participants, where we can share with friends and neighbors all the books that kept us company through the cold winter.

For more information, drop by the library anytime and ask about the Library Quilt Winter Reading Challenge.


Library Exhibit: Rustic Clocks

Ashfield rustic-furniture maker Collin Ricketts’ display of his handmade “woodland clocks” continues at the Library. He uses native materials that he collects from our local forests.