children’s services

Programs

Summer Kick-Off with Rockabye Beats

Celebrate the start of summer by singing and dancing along with Rockabye Beats! Enjoy familiar tunes along with Rockabye Beats original jams, and learn a little bit of Spanish along the way. This event will take place on Friday, June 24th at 11AM on the library’s back lawn. Registration is not required!

Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals

Join Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals on Tuesday, July 19th at 11AM for an unforgettable morning! During Lindsay’s funny, fast-paced, and highly interactive variety show, kids will meet several larger-than-life, hand-crafted puppets. Perhaps a goofy moose, a heroic tiger, or a lovable bear – oh my! 

Ms. Frizzle’s Insect Show

Join Carole Finn-Weidman performing as everyone’s favorite science teacher, Ms. Frizzle, on Friday, July 22nd at 11AM on the library’s back lawn. Go on a Magic School Bus adventure into the world of insects, and discover fun facts about our creepy crawly friends during this interactive show.

Mosaic Workshop with Ways of Color

Create a beautiful mosaic suncatcher and learn the process of mosaic art with Ways of Color! This child-friendly class will teach children ages 6 – 10 about the colorful art of using glass pieces to build a unique piece of art. This event will take place on Friday, July 29th at 11AM. Registration is required.

Monster Circus with CactusHead Puppets

Come one, come all, to a circus like no other on Tuesday, August 2nd at 11AM! Encounter creatures from the wilds of your imagination as their human caretaker tries to teach them new tricks. Lend a hand to Eustice the Unicycling Unimonster, make friends with a Fiery Fanged Worm, and more! 

Author Storytime with Alec Carvlin

Join debut picture book author Alex Carvlin on Friday, August 5th at 11AM for a storytime and craft featuring his new book, How to Bake a Universe! Combining cooking and whimsical illustrations, this fun story teaches children a bit of science as they learn about how our universe came to be.  Registration is not required.

Children’s Music with Stacey Peasley

Join critically acclaimed children’s musician, Stacey Peasley on Tuesday, August 9th at 11AM for a family music show! Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy dancing and singing with Stacey on the library’s back lawn. Registration is not required – we hope that we’ll see you there!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Research shows that sharing books with children builds vocabulary, increases reading readiness, and encourages empathy & bonding. Our goal is to help you achieve these benefits through a program that offers prizes for achieving reading goals. Children ages 0-5 are invited to participate in this program.

Gale in Context: Elementary

Make homework fun with Gale in Context! This free resource delivers age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content that covers a broad range of topics such as geography, health, literature, social studies, influential people, and more! 

Britannica Fundamentals

This free resource for children in kindergarten through 2nd grade offers interactive games, animated e-books, and more! From language and literacy to geography and mathematics, Fundamentals supports classroom curriculum while also building digital literacy.

Britannica School: Elementary

This free resource offers elementary school students access to easy-to-read articles, images and videos, and other learning materials on a variety of subjects including the animal kingdom, fine arts, language arts, science and mathematics, and more!

The Libby App by OverDrive

Access all of Massachusetts’ digital children’s collection with the Libby app! Download this free app on your phone or tablet and borrow e-books, e-audiobooks, and magazines at the touch of a button. All you need is your library card number to get started today! 

Past Children’s Room Programs

Miss Jessica loved learning all about different types of pets with you during this Storytime Online!

Miss Felicia and Ruth the Bear got all dressed up for their unicorn-themed Storytime Online earlier this year!

Miss Stacey’s STEM Take & Makes have been a huge hit, including this kit all about the phases of the moon!

Families had a great time movin’ and groovin’ at this outdoor concert with Rockabye Beats!

During the pandemic, the Children’s Room distributed hundreds of book bundles to the children of Middleton!

These Joy Jar take & makes had everything needed to bring a little sunshine to the day!

Kids who participated in the Summer Reading Program 2021 got a Book Bestie to read to throughout the summer!

Marcos and Shon from Rockabye Beats rocked out at this virtual Construction Day fiesta on the library’s Facebook Live!

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