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  • 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
  • Thursdays at 10:30 
  • July 11 through August 15
Mother Goose on the Loose

Summer schedule: Thursdays at 10:30 from July 11 through August 15

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

  • Ages 2–3
  • Registration for the summer session of this storytime closed on July 10.
  • Wednesdays at 10:15 & 10:50

  • July 10 through August 14

     

storytime rabbit

Summer schedule: Wednesdays at 10:15 & 10:50 from July 10 through August 14

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.

Pre-registration required: Limit of 12 (minimum of 6) children and their caregivers.

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s

  • Ages 4 & 5+
  • Registration for the summer session of this storytime closed on July 10.
  • Tuesdays at 10:30
  • July 9 through August 13

Summer schedule: Tuesdays at 10:30 from July 9 through August 13

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.

Pre-registration required: Limit of 12 children (minimum of 6) children.