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Children's Room Information

The Fall River Public Library Children's Room is open during regular library hours and serves infants through eighth graders with a variety of programs, books, audio books, movies, music, book kits, puzzles, toys, games, comics/graphic novels, magazines, encyclopedias, and reference resources. For more information about Children's Services, or to sign up for story hours or other programs, call us at 508-324-2700, ext. 4, or email David Mello, Children's Supervisor.

Book Bundles / Craft Bundles

Not sure exactly what you want? Let us be your personal book shoppers! We'll choose 5 adult or 10 children's titles based on your tastes. Fill out the online form and tell us what you like, or call 508-324-2700, ext. 2 (adult/teen) or ext. 4 (children's.) We'll create a book bundle you can pick up and take home. We also offer take-home children's craft bundles! Weekly crafts are listed on our Facebook page and calendar.

Storytimes

The Main Library holds regular preschool storytimes on Tuesday mornings, as well as special themed storytimes. Check our calendar for upcoming events. The South Branch has storytimes on Mondays. You can also watch storytimes at home. Starting in summer 2020, look for online storytimes on the library's own YouTube channel. Many of them are also available on the Fall River Community Media (FRCTV) YouTube channel.

Library Cards

Children old enough to write their name may sign up for a library card. Children age 12 and under should apply for their library card in the Children's Room, and will need a parent or guardian to sign for them. Teens age 13-17 can sign up at the adult circulation desk, and will still need a parent or guardian to co-sign. Parents will need a photo ID.

Children can check out books on their own cards, but will need a parent or guardian to check out media other than books, such as movies, games, and music.

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Summer Reading Club

During the summer, the library offers a summer reading program for kids up to age 12. Children participate by keeping track of books they read (parents can read to younger children) and receive a reading certificate and book prize at the end of the summer. Each summer has a different theme, and there are weekly activities, guest entertainers, and special family events and prizes. The theme for Summer 2019 was "A Universe of Stories," celebrating the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. Summer 2020 is "Imagine Your Story." While the coronavirus crisis has forced us to cancel in-person events, children can still take part in summer reading, with many online events, storytimes, and crafts they can do at home. To pick up a Summer Reading Log, call the Children's Room at 508-324-2700, ext. 4.

Year-Round Events

The library offers storytelling, craft programs, concerts, movies, game days, fan events, puppet shows, and a variety of engaging, entertaining, and interactive programs for children and families. Check our Calendar of Events and follow us on Facebook for updates on all that we have to offer.

Our Comic-Con events, held in May 2018 and May 2019, were a SUPER success! Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have had to cancel the 2020 Comic-Con.

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Try TumbleBooks for animated, read-along e-books. From timeless classics to popular new picture books, there's something here for every age.

TumbleBooks

Listen to Fall River Library Podcasts for reviews of comics, movies, and more!