Children's Storytimes & Events
The library offers a variety of programs for children, including storytimes, crafts, music and art programs, and special events. Normally, the library holds regular preschool storytimes on Tuesday mornings, as well as special themed storytimes. During the Covid-19 pandemic, in-person storytimes were not held, but we will offer safe outdoor Stories on the Lawn this summer, beginning June 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. And, of course, you can always watch and listen to our virtual storytimes at home.
Middle School Writing Workshop
Tuesday, June 22 & Tuesday, June 29, 6 pm - 7 pm
Love stories? Love to write? This group is open to teen & tween writers of all skill levels and styles who love creating worlds with their words. We will talk about what makes a good story, introduce writing terms and elements, and learn how to apply them to our own writing. We will also create short works based on writing prompts and share our creative thoughts with one another, as well as discuss how to provide respectful criticism and why it is important for becoming a better writer.
Kids are welcome to attend one or both workshops.
The workshops will be held in the library’s new outdoor story tent. Participants who are not yet fully vaccinated should plan to wear masks. For more information, please contact Kate at 508-324-2700, ext. 110 or Taylor at ext. 123.
CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK
May 3 - May 7, 2021
The first week in May is a week of celebrating the powerful force of reading to change kids' brains and their lives! This year, we welcomed special guest readers for a series of video storytimes. Special guests included Mayor Paul Coogan, Debby and Richard Danner, Mother Goose, and the Amazing Spider-Man! Visit our YouTube channel to see each day's storytime.
Families and kids can visit the Children's Room during regular library hours to check out books and pick up take-home crafts. During May and June, we also have Mystery Puzzle Bags kids can pick up! Each week's bag contains a different puzzle, game, or brain teaser to challenge and entertain.
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