There is always something going on at the library!

Please note: our programming may occasionally be interrupted or rescheduled due to holidays,  school vacations, weather, illness or other circumstances beyond our control. Please view our children’s programming here for the most up to date information.

Weekly Programming:

Toys & Noise Drop-In Playgroup
Mondays @ 10 AM 
Connect with other caregivers while little ones enjoy unstructured developmental playtime, and practice social interaction skills with their peers (ages birth-5, with a caregiver).

Mother Goose on the Loose
Tuesdays @ 10 AM 
Join Miss Jennie for an interactive lapsit for babies and young toddlers, birth through age 2.  Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and movement. Older siblings may also come. No registration is needed.

Preschool Pals
Wednesdays @ 10 AM
Please join Tricia for a fun filled interactive storytime. Each week we will read stories, sing and do a weekly themed craft. This program is for children ages 3-6 years old. No registration is needed.

Storytime Stars
Wednesdays @ 1:30 PM  
Join Ms. Jennie for an afternoon session of storytime. We’ll read stories, rhymes and do a craft (ages 3 and up, with a caregiver).

Toddler Time
Fridays @ 10 AM
Read & sing along with Ms.Tricia (ages 2-3, with a caregiver). No registration is needed.

Early Explorers
Thursdays, @ 10 AM
Little ones are invited to join us for art, science, music, and more. Try new things, learn new skills, and have lots of fun! This program is designed for children ages 3 to 5. No registration is required.

 

Other Programs:

Drop-In Craft
Saturday @ 10 AM on February 17th
Stop by the library and make a fun craft with Ms. Jennie (all-ages).

PJ Storytime
Tuesday @ 6:30 PM on February 13th
Put on your PJs and snuggle in while Ms. Kerry reads some bedtime stories (ages 3-7, with a caregiver; stuffed friends welcome).

Itty Bitty Yoga
Wednesday @ 11 AM on January 31st
Beth from Breathe Wellness Yoga leads toddlers and preschoolers through a variety of yoga poses and exercises (ages 2-5, with a caregiver).

Art Club
Thursday @ 4 PM, February 8th
Create a masterpiece using all kinds of materials with Ms.Debby! (ages 7-11)
This program requires registration.

Mad Science
Thursday @ 4 PM on January 18th
Scientific discoveries abound! (ages 7-11). Please preregister.

Read to a Dog
Saturday @ 1 PM on February 3rd
Odie is a certified therapy dog who loves to hear stories! He and his handler, Rachel, will be here, and YOU are invited to read to him! Practice your reading, build your confidence, and make a new furry friend. Please preregister.

LEGO Playtime
Saturday @ 2 PM on January 13th
Come and create with our enormous LEGO collection.

Craft Corner
Wednesday @ 4:30 PM on January 17th
Join us for a fun after school craft! (ages 7-11).

Let’s Play
Saturday @ 2 PM on January 27th
Join us for an afternoon of board game play!

 

Book Clubs:
BeTween the Lines
Thursday@ 6 PM on January 25th
Join our book club just for tweens. We’ll chat about this month’s book and enjoy a snack break! This month’s book is Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo. Charlie Bone’s life with his widowed mother and two grandmothers undergoes a dramatic change when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking and his aunts decide he must change schools and attend the Bloor’s Academy for gifted children. This club’s book selections are intended for kids in grades 5-8.

“Hooked on Books” Book Club for Intermediate Readers
Tuesday @ 4:30 PM on January 30th
Are you an intermediate reader who is ready to explore chapter books? Do you like to have fun? Are you “hooked on books?” Then our monthly after-school book club is for you! Each month we will explore a different genre or format. This month, read Pat Hermes’s My America: Westward to Home, Joshua’s Oregon Trail Diary, then join Kerry for a book talk, a snack and fun activity. (Recommended for intermediate readers)

Copies of each month’s book club selections are available at the circulation desk. Please register.

 

Performers & Events:
Kiddie Time Song & Dance
Thursday @ 10 AM on February 1st
Joe & Stephanie from Monument Square Music School will be here for music, songs, and dancing (ages 3-6, with a caregiver).

Young Scientist STEM Program
6-Week Series, Mondays @ 4:30 PM (1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26)
Children will learn STEM concepts through hands-on activities, engaging stories, challenges, and simple experiments ideal for for little hands. This program is funded by the MA Department of Early Education and Care, and is administered by the YMCA of Central Massachusetts (YFCP). Registration for the entire 6-week series is required, and this program fills up fast. (ages 3-6, with a caregiver)