Family Resources

All the Barry County family events, activities, and resources collected in one place!

AABC is a group of interested parties that came together and formed an alliance pledging to:

Provide education and informational activities to promote the 3 A's of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Awareness, Acceptance, and Advocacy throughout Barry County.

Autism Alliance of Barry County Facebook

P.O.P. is a non-profit group in Barry County providing support to families, friends, and community about Autism.

Baby Cafe' is a drop in club—an informal, comfortable place to meet other breastfeeding moms. Thursdays 10am-noon @ the Hastings Public Library

For more information, check it out on Facebook!

For more local breastfeeding support check out Barry-Eaton District Health Department!

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or are caring for an infant or child under 5 (including dads, grandparents, or foster parents with custody) you may qualify! Learn more about the Michigan WIC program by clicking on the button below.

Barry County United Way & Volunteer Center

Please click document above for more details about the Barry County United Way's HASTINGS FRESH FOOD INITIATIVE SITE!

Click on the Great Start to Quality Logo to the left which links to Child Care Resources and search for high quality Daycare and Preschool programs near you!

To view a composed list of Daycare and Preschool Programs in Barry County, click the link below!

Licensed Daycares and Preschools

Imagination Library of Barry County

Imagination Library of Barry County is the local Barry County, Michigan community partner for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until age 5, regardless of family income.

Sign your little one up today at!!


Check out our Libraries for educational opportunities, including: toddler and preschool story times, Lego play, science nights, support groups, and much much more!!

Hastings Public Library

227 E State St, Hastings, MI 49058Phone: (269) 945-4263
HOURSMonday - Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pmFriday 9:00 am - 6:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Delton District Library

330 North Grove St., Delton, MI 49046Phone (269) 623-8040
HOURS:Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pmTuesday/Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Dowling Public Library

1765 E Dowling Rd, Hastings, MI 49058 (269) 721-3743
HOURS:Monday - Wednesday, & Friday 11:00 am to 6:00 pmThursday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Get free help with questions about your child's special education program, talk to another parent who understands, or checkout a workshop!

Michigan Department of Education addresses many of the questions that parents have as they look forward to their child's Kindergarten years.

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is a nature center, environmental education center, and biological field station located on 742 acres with nine miles of hiking trails ten miles south of Hastings, Michigan.

Check out Pierce Cedar Creek's many resources, including hands-on science activities and events, hiking trails, and natural playground!