For Children

We Offer Great Services for Kids!


Come visit and take advantage of all the great services we have to offer: StoryTimes for all ages and other events, suggested reads, puzzles and games, links to resources and of course all of our great books, CDs, videos, and recorded books.

Harry Potter night was a big success!



Our Fourth Annual Harry Potter Book Night was a lot of fun!  We had a potions class conducted by one of our Teens, a photo booth, scavenger hunt, Hogwarts-themed snacks, and the grand prize was a Monster Book created by our own talented volunteer, Kim!  Thanks to all who helped and participated.
henry as harry potter

FEBRuary EVENTS

 

in the Youth Library



Half day at the Library


  • Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2 -4 p.m.
  • Special GAMING SESSION!  Play Minecraft, Mariokart and other fun games on our Xbox 360 and Wii. 

harry potter book night


  •  Thursday, Feb.. 2, 5:30 - 7:00 P.M.
  • Games, crafts, a photo-booth, and special Harry Potter food--all ages.

TheraPaws Therapy Pets


  • Saturday, February 4, 10:30 a.m. to Noon
  • 10-15 slots are available for your child to read with a Therapy Pet
  • This helps children improve comprehension skills.

Chess at the Library


  • Saturday, February 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Join Walter or George in a game!  Instruction available for beginners
  • Ages 8 and up.

BEGINNER BOOKWORMS


  • Thursday, February  16, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Interactive book group for children and parents, brought to us by Eva Kelly of the Fitchburg Public Schools

WINTERFEST AT THE LIBRARY


  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. in the Garden Room
  • Adopt-a-Bear and Teddy Bear Wellness Clinic.  Ages 2 and up.

ART AT THE LIBRARY--VACATION WEEK


  • Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2:00 -3:00 p.m. 
  • Learn to paint a colorful jellyfish with step-by-step instruction.
  • Ages. 8 and up.

DINO DAY--Vacation Week


  • Thursday, Feb. 23, 10:30 - Noon
  • Have fun and learn about dinosaurs.
  • Ages 3 to 10.

Weekly  Programs in the Youth Library

Monday


  • 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.- Read! Build! Play! Storytime  Join us to read, build and play with Duplos to help your child develop their early literacy skills. Drop-in program for ages 0-5.
  • 4 - 5 p.m.  Maker Mondays, Create art and/or learn about circuits and coding. Ages 6 and up; children under 10 need to be supervised by an adult.
  • 6- 7  p.m.  Pokemon/Magik Game Night.  Just drop in and play.  All ages.

Tuesday


  • 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Storytime with Ms. Jane. Shake your sillies out!
  • 4:00 -5:00  p.m. - Afternoon crafts with Ms. June.  Ages 5 and up

Wednesday


  • 4 - 5 p.m. - Owls Book Club, ages 6-11
  • 6 - 6:30 p.m.  Yoga Storytime.  For ages 2-7.

Thursday


  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Lego Club.  All ages--just drop in!

Friday

 
  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Steam Garden Play Group, sponsored by MOC.  Learn about science, engineering and math concepts with play. Ages 0-5.
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  LUNCH AND LEARN 
    • For home-schoolers, ages 5 - 18
    • Bring your lunch and join us for educational workshops.  Ages 5-18.
    • No registration required; younger siblings can play in the library. 
  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Game Day at the Library. Play board games, Xbox or Wii with your friends at the library. Permission slip and a library cards required for video games.For ages 5 and up.

homework center--Monday through Thursday


  • 3 - 5 p.m. - Homework Center. Do your homework at the library! The homework center provides students ages 6 and up with a safe and supportive environment for their studies. Computers, reference materials and extra school supplies are available for students.
Family Storytime
Family storytime is every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Every Tuesday, Miss Jane will delight your preschooler with stories, songs, and movement. Come and "shake your sillies out!"

On the first Tuesday of every month, Mister Wally joins us with his guitar for more fun!

Tuesday Crafts with Miss June
Time to get creative! Join our resident artist, Miss June, to create fun things every Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Youth Library. For ages 6-12, no registration required.