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Storytimes:  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.

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
  • Storytimes for 2's & 3's:  5 week session begins 1/3 ~ Wednesdays at 10:30 
  • Storytimes for 3's & 2's:  5 week session begins 1/3 ~ 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.  Please register for only one group.  Registration for the next 5 week session begins on December 13; that 5 week session begins on January 3 and runs through February 14 (no storytime on January 24 or February 7).

Pre-registration required: Limit of 10 (minimum of 5) 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
  • 5 week session begins 1/8 
paintbrushes

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.  Registration for the next 5 week session began on December 11; that 5 week session begins on January 8 and runs through February 12 (no storytime on January 15).  Pre-registration required: Limit of 12 children.  Call the Children's Room at (978) 456 - 2381.

Saturday Storytimes 

  • Ages 3 to 7
  • Saturday December 16 at 10:30
  • 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!