Masks are encouraged for all patrons.

Library Storytimes:

Spring 2022 Storytimes: In-Person and Virtual

Sponsored by the Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries

DAYTIMEBRANCHADDRESS
Tuesdays 10:30Main Branch530 Washington St.
Tuesdays10:30Fells Branch308 Weston Rd
Wednesdays10:30Fells Branch308 Weston Rd.
Thursdays10:30Main Branch530 Washington St.
Fridays 10:30Hills Branch 210 Washington St

Main Branch Children’s Patio Outdoors Storytime

Tuesdays 10:30

A picture of the patio outside the Wellesley Free Library Children's Room in early Spring

530 Washington St., Wellesley, MA

Join us in-person every Tuesday at 10:30 in the Story Hour room (or the Children’s Patio, weather permitting) for a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays. 

Drop-in. Masks ecouraged.

 

 

Snuggle Up Storytime

Tuesdays 10:30

An image of the inside of the Fells Branch library, wellesley, Mass

Fells Branch, 308 Weston Rd

Join us in-person every Tuesday at the FELLS branch at 308 Weston Rd for a cozy storytime filled with lap bounces, rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Best for babies, toddlers, or any children who love to cuddle up with thier caregiver to read and sing. Weather permitting, this program will take place outdoors in the Fells garden. In case of inclement weather, storytime will take place indoors.

Drop in. Masks encouraged.

 

Fells Garden Storytime Outdoors

Wednesdays 10:30

308 Weston Rd.

Drop-in, No Registration Required

Storytime is outdoors. Please dress for the weather and bring extra seating, towels, or blankets if desired.

In case of inclement weather, storytime will be cancelled. Please check the calendar.

Please be courteous to our neighbors and park on *one* side of the street only. Thank You

Storytime at the Main

Thursdays 10:30

A picture of the empty tootsie roll story time room at the Wellesley Free Library

530 Washington St.

Join us in-person every Thursday at 10:30 in the Story Hour room for a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays.

Drop-in, No Registration Required

 

Snuggle Up Storytime

Fridays 10:30

A picture of the back patio at the Hills Branch Library, Wellesley, Mass

Hills Branch, 210 Washington St

Join us in-person every Friday morning at the Hills branch for a cozy storytime filled with lap bounces, rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Best for babies, toddlers, or any children who love to cuddle up with their caregiver to read and sing.

Drop in.  Masks encouraged.


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!