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All Storytimes are virtual at this time.

Please see our Calendar for Virtual Storytime Dates!
To reach the Children's Room, send an email to: childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org.

Virtual Storytimes 

All Virtual Storytimes take place via Zoom
Please let us know if you would like to be added to a storytime email list by filling in the HPL Virtual Storytime Registration Form.    
There is a unique Zoom link for each storytime meeting – these links are emailed to our storytime email list members the day before each storytime meeting.
 

Virtual Version: Mother Goose on the Loose ~ Infant Storytime

  • Ages 0–2 and up
  • Mondays & Thursdays at 10:30 AM through May 20
  • No storytime on January 18, February 15, February 18, April 19, and April 22

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 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome). There is a unique Zoom link for each meeting of the Mother Goose on the Loose storytime - these links are emailed to our storytime email list members the business day before each storytime meeting.

Virtual Version: Storytime for 2’s & 3’s

  • Storytime for 2’s & 3’s
  • Wednesdays at 10:30 AM through May 19
  • No storytime on February 17 and April 21
storytime rabbit

This 20 to 30 minute theme-based storytime includes songs, simple stories, feltboard stories, and fingerplays appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old. There is a unique Zoom link for each meeting of the Storytime for 2’s & 3’s - these links are emailed to our storytime email list members the day before each storytime meeting.

Virtual Version: Stories for 4’s & 5’s

  • Ages 4 & 5+
  • Mondays at 1:30 PM through May 17
  • No storytime on January 18, February 15, and April 19

This 30 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, features a few longer, more complex picturebook stories and some fun fingerplays and songs. There is a unique Zoom link for each meeting of the Stories for 4’s & 5’s - these links are emailed to our storytime email list members the Friday or Saturday before each storytime meeting.

 

Virtual Saturday Storytime:  Winter Stories Ages 3 to 7 

  • Ages 3 to 7
  • January 30 at 10:30 AM

Join two awesome teen volunteers for some fun stories about winter presented via Zoom.  (Storytime will be monitored and moderated by a library staff member.)  Send an email to childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org if you would like to be added to the Saturday Storytime email list.  Due to limited space, registration is limited to local families.  (If the storytime registration gets close to capacity, priority will be given to Harvard families.)  The Zoom link for this storytime will be emailed to the list on the Thursday afternoon prior to the storytime meeting.