Storytimes ~ Storytimes Resume the Week of September 30 ~
- 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
- Mondays & Thursdays at 10:30 am
- NO STORYTIME ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17
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).
MGOL meets upstairs in Volunteers Hall. 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
Storytime for 2’s & 3’s (5 week session began 10/2~ registration required) – Ages 2 & 3: Wednesdays at 10:15 & 10:50
Storytime for 3’s & 2’s (5 week session began 10/2 ~ pre-registration required) – Ages 2 & 3: Wednesdays at 1:30
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. Register now for the current 5 week session which began on October 2 and runs through November 6 (no storytime on October 16, and no 1:30 storytime on October 9). 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.
Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s
- Ages 4 & 5+
- 5 week session began 9/30 ~ pre-registration required
- Mondays at 1:30 PM
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 5 week session which began on September 30 and runs through November 4 (no storytime on October 14). Pre-registration required: Limit of 12 children.
- Ages 3-7
- Saturdays November 2 & 23 at 10:30 AM
- No sign-up required
Teen volunteers lead these fun drop-in, half-hour Saturday Storytimes for children ages 3 to 7 and their caregivers.
November themes are: Farm Animals and Elephants!