Children's Storytimes & Events

The library offers a variety of programs for children, including weekly storytimes, crafts, music and art programs, and special events.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday mornings

11 am - 11:45 am

Join us every Tuesday at 11 for a fun morning of stories! Each program includes approximately 30 minutes of stories from a selection of popular children's books and also features puppets, songs, and other activities. Each session will end with an easy-to-make craft.

Introduce your preschooler to the exciting world of children's literature!

Play & Learn

Wednesday mornings

10 am - 11:30 am

This program is designed to allow caregivers an opportunity to participate in social and art-based activities that promote family literacy. Activities include a story, circle time songs, and finger plays. Recommended for children ages 5 and under. To register your child, please contact Miss Shannon at

Sponsored by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement  (CFCE) Grant awarded to the Fall River Public Schools by the Department of Early Education and Care.

Always check our online event calendar to make sure storytimes are running.

Summer Reading

Each summer, the library hosts a themed summer reading program for kids ages 12 and younger. The Summer Reading theme for 2023 was Fairy Tales. During the summer, we offer weekly Stories on the Lawn under the Story Tent, every Tuesday at 11 a.m. In addition, there are seven weeks' worth of fun family events, including concerts, puppet shows, magic shows, wildlife visits, crafts, and more. All children who complete their summer reading goal win weekly prizes and are eligible for a grand prize drawing at the end of the summer.

Each week in the Children's Room

Take-Home Crafts

Take home craft

Each week when you visit the Children's Room, you can pick up a new take and make craft! We'll have a fun, seasonal selection of toys, decorations, and activities kids can make on their own.

Our take-home craft series is generously sponsored by Debby and Richard Danner.

Starts Monday, November 13

Thanksgiving Book Giveaway

Book Giveaway

Children's books and the joy of reading are certainly something to be thankful for! Visit the Children's Room starting Monday, November 13 for the library's children's book giveaway, generously sponsored by Debby and Richard Danner. We' ll have some great books for children to choose from! Available all month or while supplies last.

Coming in December!


November 25 through December 23

Letters to Santa

The Children's Room of the Fall River Public Library has now become an official post office for Santa Claus! Children can bring in their Christmas wish-list for Santa, receive an official envelope with stamp and mail it to the North Pole via our official mail box! Every day it is emptied by one of Santa's helpers and whisked away to Santa himself! Drop in any time during the library's hours of operation, beginning November 25th and continuing through December 23rd.

Letters to Santa

Wednesday, December 6 at 6 pm

Santa's Cookie Workshop

Santa and Mrs. Claus

Nobody knows Christmas cookies better than Santa and the jolly old fellow himself will be here with Mrs. Claus to help children decorate their own Christmas cookies! Families are invited to drop by this evening to decorate a Christmas cookie or two, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and welcome in the spirit of the season! A take-home craft, raffle, and other surprises await!

Generously sponsored by Debbie and Richard Danner.

Tuesday, December 12 at 11 a.m.

Santa Storytime

Santa Storytime

Santa Claus himself will be flying directly from the North Pole to visit the Fall River Public Library! The jolly man in red will be the guest reader for this morning's preschool storytime! He will read some of his favorite holiday books, pose for pictures, and present a little special surprise for all the children attending! Be sure to bring your Christmas Wish Lists for Santa as well! For ages 5 and under.

Watch Us on YouTube!

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Look for online storytimes and special children's videos on the library's YouTube channel. Many of them are also available on the Fall River Community Media (FRCTV) YouTube channel.


The Children's Room offers many special events, including

  • Creative Crafts
  • Fan-themed events (Star Wars Night, Doctor Who Night, Comic-Con)
  • Author events
  • Seasonal celebrations (Halloween parties, Santa & Mrs. Claus storytime, Snowball Follies)
  • Scavenger hunts, raffles, and contests
  • Lego Nights
  • 3-D Pen Workshops

... and many more! Follow our Facebook page and calendar for updates about storytimes and other special online programs, as well as for our weekly Curbside Crafts.