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No Storytimes during School Vacation Weeks

  • All Infant Storytimes are drop-in.
  • Please pre-register for the Storytime for 2’s & 3’s and Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s by calling the Children’s Room at 978-456-2381.
  • Weather Policy:  On the days that the Harvard Public Schools are closed or have a delayed opening due to bad weather, storytimes will be cancelled.

Infant Storytime: Mother Goose on the Loose

  • Ages 0–2 and up
  • Drop-In
  • Mondays & Thursdays at 10:30 
  • **NO STORYTIME ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11**
Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes,  puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 to 45 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  Ask to be put on the email list for last minute schedule changes: call the Children's Room at (978) 456 - 2381 

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s

  • Ages 2–3
  • Pre-registration required
  • Storytime for 2’s & 3’s (6 week session began 9/26 ~ pre-registration required) – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:15 & 10:50

     

  • Storytime for 3’s & 2’s (6 week session began 9/26 ~ pre-registration required) – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 1:30
storytime rabbit

This 20 to 30 minute interactive theme-based storytime includes songs, simple stories, feltboard stories, creative dramatics, and fingerplays appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old.  Both groups are appropriate for 2 & 3 year olds and follow the same curriculum, but the morning group is aimed more at 2 year olds and the afternoon group is more for 3 year olds.  Register now for the current 6 week session which began on September 26 and runs through November 7 (no storytime on October 10, and no 1:30 storytime on October 17).  Pre-registration required: Limit of 10 children and their caregivers per time slot.

Call the Children's Room at (978) 456 - 2381.

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s

  • Ages 4 & 5+
  • Pre-registration required
  • Mondays at 1:15
  • 6 week session began 9/24  
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This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.  Register now for the current 6 week session which began on September 24 and runs through November 5 (no storytime on October 8).  

Pre-registration required: Limit of 12 children.  Call the Children's Room at (978) 456 - 2381.

Saturday Storytimes (no sign-up required) 

  • Ages 3 - 7
  • October 20th at 10:30 am
  • Drop-in

Teen volunteers lead these fun drop-in, half-hour Saturday Storytimes for children ages 3 to 7 and their caregivers.

October theme is: Monsters