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.

Coming Up - Harry Potter Day February 2

Celebrate The Professors of Hogwarts at the Third Annual Harry Potter Book Night, here at the Fitchburg Public Library beginning at 5:30pm on Thursday, February 2.

On Harry Potter Book Night: The Professors of Hogwarts, we’ll be sharing the wonder of J.K. Rowling’s unforgettable stories and, most excitingly, introducing the next generation of readers to the unparalleled magic of Harry Potter. Here at Fitchburg Public Library, young wizards, witches and Muggles will be treated to an evening of games, activities, readings and quizzes.

For more information on our event, please contact:

Nicole Irvin, Children’s Librarian at Fitchburg Public Library.

978-829-1789 or
henry as harry potter

January EVENTS


in the Youth Library

Lunch and Learn

  • Fridays, Noon to 1 p.m.
  • For home-schoolers, ages 5 - 18
  • Learn something library-related each week.  We'll explore the 3-D printer, learn about color wheels, 15 smart websites, and get a tour of the Entire Library with our Director.
  • No registration required. 

TheraPaws Therapy Pets

  • Saturday, January 7, 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, January 7, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Join Walter or George in a game!  Instruction available for beginners
  • Ages 8 and up.

Half Day at the Library

Wednesday, January 18
2 - 3 p.m. 3-D Printing class with Miss Kim, ages 8 and up.
3 - 4 p.m. Maker Space Special  Explore and play with Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Legos, and Makey Makeys

Family Night--Creepy crawly critters

  • Thursday, January 26
  • 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Sponsored by Strengthening Families


  • Thursday, January 19  Theme: "Bunny Cakes"
  • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Interactive book group for children and parents, brought to us by Eva Kelly of the Fitchburg Public Schools

Weekly  Programs in the Youth Library


  • 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.


  • 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


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


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


  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Steam Garden Play Group, sponsored by MOC.  For ages 0-5--learn about science, engineering and math concepts with play. Ages 0-5.
  • 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.