Children's Storytimes & Events
The library offers a variety of programs for children, including storytimes, crafts, music and art programs, and special events. From September to June, the library holds regular preschool storytimes on Tuesday mornings at 11, as well as special themed storytimes. We also host the Play & Learn group, sponsored by Fall River Early Education, on Wednesday mornings at 10.
The Summer Reading theme for 2023 is Fairy Tales. We will offer weekly Stories on the Lawn under the Story Tent, every Tuesday at 11 a.m. And, of course, we will have 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
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.
Tuesday, June 13, 6 pm
Family Evening Storytime
Starting in April, join us for a NEW family evening storytime at the end of the day--because it's never too late for a good story! Family storytimes will run on Tuesday evenings from 6-6:45 pm. Get ready for bed with a selection of both new and classic stories guaranteed to ensure sweet dreams. Children are invited to wear pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animal! This program is perfect for children and parents who may be unable to attend our morning Preschool Storytime due to work or school.
Program recommended for children ages 3 and up.
Family LEGO Nights - Monthly
Wednesday, May 24, 6 pm
May Family LEGO Night - Build a House of the Future!
If you enjoy building with LEGOs you won't want to miss our monthly Family LEGO Nights! We have thousands and thousands of these colorful, versatile bricks from which to build! All you need bring with you is your imagination! This month's LEGO challenge is: Build a House of the Future!
The event is held in the Meeting Room. Registration is not required.
Watch Us on YouTube!
Dr. Morgo's Creepy Carnival Show
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.