In order to provide a safe, educational, and fun experience for you and your children, please note the following guidelines

  • Storyville Villages are designed for children from birth to age 5. Adult supervision is required at all times. Children from 6-12 are welcome to use the library, as long as they are supervised.
  • Always check in at the desk. We encourage a 1 adult to 3 children ratio to promote active engagement.
  • To preserve a clean and sanitary environment, please do not bring any food or drink into a Storyville Village. Nursing or bottle-feeding of infants is welcomed.
  • The Hines Baby Garden (Norton Shores only) is reserved for babies who are not yet walking and their adult caregivers.
  • Please safely stow away electronic devices while inside Storyville.
  • Strollers should be left outside of Storyville.  
  • Help maintain a safe and healthy environment by keeping sick children at home.
  • If an adult or child(ren) needs to leave the village for an extended period of time, please check out. Potty breaks and diaper changes do not require checking out.
  • Storyville closes 15 minutes prior to library closing time.
  • Have fun playing with your child(ren)!  Enjoy these teachable moments that will prepare your child for success in school.