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Children's Services

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.


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. Many of them are available on Fall River Community Media (FRCTV) on their 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.


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.


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! Please watch our Facebook page and calendar for updates about the 2020 Comic-Con.


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


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