Please note that the Library is CLOSED on Monday, February 18th to observe Presidents' Day.
For All Ages:
Bring Your Child to the Library Day is a brand new initiative adopted by 30 states for the first Saturday in February. Come on in on February 2nd between 10:00am and 12:00pm and make a valentine. You can make one for whomever you want, but we'll be collecting valentines to send to Valentines For Veterans if you'd like to make one for a serviceman or woman.
Bring your favorite stuffed animal to our Stuffed Animal Sleepover on Friday, February 22nd. Drop your animal off by 5pm in the Children's Room and then pick them up any time on Saturday. Wait until you see the hijinks they get up to! Check out this video to see what happened at the last sleepover. It's a great time!
The 3rd Saturday of the month is our Do-It-Yourself Craft Saturday for ages 2 and up. Drop in between 10:00am and 12:00pm on Saturday, February 16th to make a simple craft in our Craft Room. No registration is required and all are welcome!
The 4th Saturday of the month is our Family Movie Matinee at 2:00pm. This month we are screening Hotel Transylvania. Bring along a blanket or sleeping bag and pillow and stretch out on our Meeting Room floor to watch. Snacks and drinks are welcome. Anyone can come (we've got chairs for the grown ups) and proper movie behavior is expected at all times.
For Babies and Toddlers:
Tiny Tykes Story Time is for ages 0 to 18 months. We'll start building early literacy skills with stories, songs, instruments and gentle movement. Come on Monday, February 4th, 11th and 25th at 10:15am and 11:00am. No registration is required and older children are always welcome to tag along.
Can't get to story time during the day? Try out our new Twilight Tykes Story Time for ages 0 to 18 months on Wednesday, February 6th at 6:30pm. Babies can enjoy some early evening literacy skill building! No registration required.
Wiggle Time is for 2 year olds (including children 18 months and up). Our toddlers will listen to stories, sing, dance, learn fingerplays, play instruments and more, building valuable literacy, rhythm and coordination skills. No registration is required and older or younger siblings are welcome. Wiggle Time is on Thursdays, February 7th, 14th and 28th at 10:15am and 11:00am. Drop in!
Our monthly Drop in Toddler Craft is on Friday, February 8th from 10:30am to 11:30am. Come by any time during the hour to make a Valentine Headband (gluesticks and crayons are the most complicated we get). No registration required.
Preschool Story Time is an active session of stories, dancing, music, a Guess Box and much more! It is geared to ages 3 to 5 and is held on Tuesdays, February 5th and 26th. No registration is required and older or younger siblings are welcome to join us.
Pajamarama Story Time is for ages 3 to 7 on Wednesday, February 13th at 7:00pm. Wear your pjs and enjoy stories, songs and movement with Miss Amy. No registration is required and pjs are optional.
Dads & Donuts Story Time for ages 3 to 6 is on the second Saturday of every month. Join us on February 9th at 10:30am for fun stories and songs folllowed by snacks, juice and coffee afterwards. While we encourage dads, uncles, grandfathers and other favorite guys, all caregivers are welcome. Older and younger siblings are always allowed to join us as well. No registration required.
Our monthly Drop in Preschool Craft for ages 3 to 6 is on Friday, February 15th from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Come make a winter craft with us. No registration is required, just drop by any time during the session to create one.
For Older Kids:
The Read to Me Book & Craft Club is for kids in kindergarten up through 3rd grade. We all read the same book beforehand, then we meet to have snacks, talk about the book, and make a craft based on the story. This month's meeting is on Thursday, February 14th at 3:45pm. Space is limited, so please register by calling the Children's desk at 978-640-4496 or signing up online through the Library's Calendar of Events. Registration begins on February 5th. Don't forget to come pick up a copy of the book at the Children's desk to read before we meet.
School Vacation Week: Bullyproofing for ages 5 to 12 on Tuesday, February 19th at 2:00pm. This is a BRAND NEW presentation on how to deal with bullies, whether you are a victim or a bystander. Mr. Garofano of ATA Martial Arts Academy will have you acting out situations to learn what to do. Parents and caregivers are STRONGLY recommended to also attend. Registration is required and begins on February 11th. Call the Children's desk or go to our online calendar to sign up.
School Vacation Week: Airplane Day for ages 5 to 12 on Wednesday, February 20th from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Celebrate flight by learning how to make paper airplanes (and throwing them!), posing in our airplane cutout (don't forget the camera) and playing Pin the Propeller on the Airplane. No registration required, just come by any time!
School Vacation Week: Sock Hop Party for ages 5 to 12 at 11:00am. Wear your funkiest socks and come have fun with us. We'll be dancing and playing games, all in our stocking feet! No registration required, just come by during the hour.
School Vacation Week: Bring your favorite stuffed animal to our Stuffed Animal Sleepover on Friday, February 22nd. Drop your animal off by 5pm in the Children's Room and then pick them up any time on Saturday. Wait until you see the hijinks they get up to! Check out this video to see what happened at the last sleepover. It's a great time!
And don't forget about our DIY Craft Saturday on February 16th for all ages!
For more information about any of our programs and events, please call Noelle or Amy in the Children's Room.