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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 
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 (5 week session began 11/14 ~ pre-registration required) – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:15 & 10:50

     

  • Storytime for 3’s & 2’s (5 week session began 11/14 ~ pre-registration required) – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 1:30
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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 5 week session which began on November 14 and runs through December 19 (no 1:30 storytime on Nobember 28).  Pre-registration required: Limit of 8 children and their caregivers for the morning groups, and limit of 10 children and their caregivers for the afternoon group.

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

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s

  • Ages 4 & 5+
  • Pre-registration required
  • Mondays at 1:30
  • 4 week session began 11/26  

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 4 week session which began on November 26 and runs through December 17. 

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

Saturday Storytime (no sign-up required) 

  • Ages 3 - 7
  • December 1st 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.

December theme is Winter.