Meet Ms. Syndy
- Synthia Kalinowski

Program Leader



Ms. Syndy has been working within the youth services department of libraries for over 20 years! In the last six years, she has concentrated mostly on programming for baby groups, toddlers, and preschoolers. She began her toddler and baby groups in 2008 and the programs steadily grew to an enrollment of 50 in 2014. Ms. Syndy is now ready to share her experience with you..

About Us

Our goal:

To be your family friendly resource providing caregivers and their babies with songs, rhymes, books, and activities to enhance mental, physical, and social development, and to give caregivers increased enjoyment of the special time they have with their little ones.


In May of 2015, Syndy Kalinowski brought her Baby Fun Stories & More program to St. Paul, and without a doubt, it has been a wonderful addition to life at our church. The group meets twice each month throughout the year, actively engaging infants and toddlers, along with their parents and grandparents. 

Click here to read more.

Pastor Drew Kramer, St Paul UCC, Belleville


My children and I enjoyed Ms. Syndy's programs so much that we were at the library at least twice a week for five years until we moved. To this day, my youngest and I have been unable to find a replacement for Ms. Syndy and her programs in our new home.

Rhina H, Virginia


Ms. Syndy’s baby group was not only an excellent, hands on way to interact and socialize your child, but an incredibly positive experience for everyone attending! She is so knowledgeable about child development; it is not only helpful inside the class, but during play at home as well!

Jenna S, O’Fallon, IL


Always so much fun! Ms. Syndy’s classes will be a positive memory for both me and my daughter of her early childhood.

Jackie W, O’Fallon, IL


My children LOVED Ms. Syndy’s programs! They learned songs, rhymes, rhythm, movement, repetition, and how to interact with other children. Ms. Syndy is very patient and loving, and kids respond well to her. My kids definitely looked forward to her programs!

Veronica H, Greenville, SC


Ms. Syndy created an environment where learning was fun! She took the time to know the children and approached each individually so they would learn and love to do so. I can't imagine how I might have navigated the early years without our Ms. Syndy time! 

Betsy W, Fairview Heights, IL  


A note on Ms. Syndy's facebook page: I hope you're doing well and having a great summer! We sure miss you and your story time classes since we've moved. They are by far the best I have ever attended. You're amazing! Have a wonderful day! P.S. the boys say hello!

Kristen S.

Click here to read an interview with Ms. Syndy as printed in The O'Fallon Progress.

Member of Kid Friendly Network

More about Ms. Syndy

To view photos of Ms. Syndy's Story Time from
St. Louis Today; Suburban Journal or to
read the article entitled "Stories, silliness and super projects", click here.