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

april EVENTS


in the Youth Library

TheraPaws Therapy Pets

  • Saturday, April 1, 10:30 a.m. to Noon
  • 10-15 minute slots are available for your child to read with a Therapy Pet
  • This helps children improve comprehension skills.

Chess at the Library

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


  • Wednesday, April 5, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Rated G or PG

Doctor Who Night

  • Thursday, April 13, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Celebrate the Doctor with crafts, trivia, and snacks.
  • Open to fans of ALL AGES.


Saturday, April 15, 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Read to a therapy pet, attend a writer's workshop
Meet Toto, the Tornado Kitten
For all ages

Make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2 -3 p.m.
  • Help feed the birds in your neighborhood with this homemade bird feeder.
  • Appropriate for all ages.


  • Thursday, April 20, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.
  • Learn how to help your child tinker.
  • Tinkering?  It's the process of open-ended exploring and creating, using everyday objects.  It encourages problem-solving
  • For children 2-6


Friday, April 21, 2-3 p.m.
Ages 6-12


  • Thursday, April 27, 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.  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.  
    • 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.