The Temporary Main, Hills Branch and Fells Branch are open!
Browsing and holds pickup available.
Masks are required for unvaccinated patrons, including children aged 2-11.

Storytimes

Summer 2021 Storytimes: In-Person and Virtual

Join Rainbow Emma for Fells Garden Storytime – In-Person!

Fells Garden, 308 Weston Road

Most Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Drop-in, No Registration Required

Alphabet Adventures – Live over Zoom

Fridays at 10:30 AM

Register with the Calendar

Sing and Swing In-Person

Once a Month Summer Tuesdays 6/22, 7/27, 8/24

10:30 AM, Fells Garden, No Registration Required

Shapes Storycraft

July Thursdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 at 10:45 AM

Register with the Calendar Online


Drop-In Story Times Currently Not Meeting

MAIN BRANCH, 530 Washington Street
Step-Up Story Time, 10:30 – 11:00, Every Tuesday & Thursday, for ages   2-4
Bookbabies, 10:30 – 11:00, Every Wednesday, for ages 0 – 24 months
Stories and Craft, 10:30 – 11:30, Every Friday, for ages 2 – 5

HILLS BRANCH, 210 Washington Street
Bookbabies, 10:30 – 11:00, Every Friday, for ages 0 – 24 months

FELLS BRANCH, 308 Weston Road
Bookbabies, 11:00 – 11:30, Every Tuesday, for ages 0 – 24 months

Step-Up Story Time, 11:00 – 11:30, Every Wednesday, for ages 2-4

How do I make the most out of my storytime experience?

*Participate, participate, participate – Be an active participant and model what you want your child to learn. Is the librarian clapping along? Clap, too, and encourage your child to clap. Point out pictures in the book. Sing along with the librarian.

*Attend the storytime for the right age group – The Children’s Librarians design each storytime so that you and your child will benefit the most when you attend the one best suited for the child’s age. If you’re not sure which group is best, please don’t hesitate to ask a member of Children’s Department staff.

*Practice good storytime etiquette – Please help us create a great storytime environment. Please switch your cell phones to vibrate before the program starts, wait until the end of the program to chat with other adults, and quiet unhappy children away from the storytime area.

*Leave strollers, car seats, and other large items outside – In order to have space for all of the children and parents to move freely, without blocking exits, please bring in only those items you absolutely need during storytime.

*Make time to pick out books to bring home and share – Ask us for book recommendations appropriate for your child’s reading and attention level. By continuing to read at home your child will continue to build pre-literacy skills outside of the library. It will also make your child enjoy storytime at the library that much more!