Anicia King, left, of Parkville reads to her 6-month-old twin boys Cote, left, and Christian, right, with her friend Megan Babb of Frederick in Storyville at the Rosedale Libra. (Jen Rynda / Patuxent Publishing / July 18, 2013)

You could brave an indoor play place or children’s museum with your baby, paying a hefty admission fee and hoping your tot won’t get trampled by big kids. Or you could visit the Baltimore County Public Library’s Storyville in Woodlawn or at the Rosedale branch. The colorful, interactive, and free play area is designed specifically for children ages 0-5. Babies can play safely in a gated-off area while older siblings play dress-up, read books, or explore Storyville’s general store, post office, and puppet theater.

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