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, crafts, special events, suggested reads, puzzles and games, links to resources and of course all of our great books, CDs, videos, and recorded books.
The photo at the right illustrates one of our Learn to Paint workshops!

Meals4Kids starts July 6.
Kids and teens up to 18 can come to the Garden Room for a free lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30-12:30.
Art in the Garden Room

July EVENTS

 

in the Youth Library

 
July Calendar:
July 1, 1- 2 p.m.  How to Write a Children's Book--Sally Cragin will provide inspiration and ideas.  6 and up.
July 10--4 p.m.  Special Edition Maker Monday--make a pinhole projection box for the Solar Eclipse in August.  6 and up.
July 12--6:30-7:30 p.m.  Meet a Chicken!  Learn about the Youth LIbrary chicks!  All ages.
July 15--11-12.  Paper Airplane Contest with Walter.  5 and up.
July 17--4-5 p.m.  Maker Space Special!  Make a puppet with a moving mouth--using fabric, clay, cardboard.  6 and up.
July 20- 5-5:50 and 6-6:50  p.m.--Museum of Science: Rockets There and Back Again!  Hands on workshop for ages 5 and up. REGISTRATION REQUIRED for either workshop.
July 24--2-4 p.m.  Big Box Day.  What can you make with a big box?  5 and up.
July 25--10:30 a.m.  Toto the Tornado Kitten.  Meet Toto and his owner Jon Hall and learn about Toto's incredible rescue.  All ages.
July 27--6-7 p.m.  Make a Nature Wind Chime with Pete Cormier.  Ages 10 and up; Registration Required.
July 31--4-5 p.m.  Maker Space Special--Printmaking!  Create a small print piece based on something you love.  8 and up.

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 Game Night.  Just drop in and play.  All ages.

Tuesday


  • 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Storytime with Ms. Jane. Shake your sillies out!
  • 11:30 - 12:00 p.m.  - Lunch at the Library.
  • 4:00 -5:00  p.m. - Afternoon crafts with Ms. June.  Ages 5 and up

Wednesday

 
  • 6 - 6:30 p.m.  Yoga Storytime with Miss Nikki  For ages 2-7.

Thursday


  • 11:30 - 12:00 p.m.    Lunch at the Library
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  Literary Lunch
  • 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.
  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  LUNCH AND GARDEN 
    • Bring your lunch and join us for as we tend the Library garden.  
    • No registration required; younger siblings can play in the library. 
  • 2:0 - 4:00 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.