Children’s services

Programs

Batty over the Moon Take & Make

Create a festive decoration for the spooky season! Each Batty Over the Moon Kit includes supplies and instructions for creating a wall hanging depicting bats flying across a full moon. Available beginning October 18th.

Outdoor Movie Night: Coco (2017)

Bring along your popcorn and picnic blankets for an outdoor showing of Pixar’s musical masterpiece, Coco! This free event will take place on Friday, October 29th at 6:30PM, and registration is required. Click here to learn more!

Storytime Online with Miss Jessica

Join Miss Jessica on Tuesday mornings in November at 11AM for virtual storytime! These pre-recorded videos will be shared on our Storytime Online Facebook group and can be watched any time. Click here to join the group!

STEM Take & Make: Snowy Owls

This STEM take and make includes everything you’ll need to make your own snowy owl craft, along with owl-related coloring and activity pages, owl fun facts, and related reading recommendations. Available beginning November 1st.

STEM Take & Make: Unbe-LEAF-able Foliage

Check out this unbe-LEAF-able STEM take and make that includes everything you need to make a fall foliage craft and more! Available beginning Monday, November 8th.

Virtual Music Class with Rockabye Beats

Get those mid-week wiggles out every Wednesday at 11AM with Rockabye Beats on Facebook Live! Click here to visit our Facebook page and join in on the fun!

Virtual Music with MaryBeth Maes

Join MaryBeth Maes for music and movement every other Thursday on our Facebook page. These performances are pre-recorded, so they can be enjoyed again and again!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Children ages 0-5 are invited to join our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program! Please click here for more information on how this program works and how you can sign up.

Resources

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! 

NoveList

Not sure what book to read next? Never fear – use NoveList! Get personalized suggestions based on your favorite genres and other books you’ve enjoyed in the past. Be sure to have your library card number handy in order to use this free database. 

OverDrive Children's Collection

OverDrive is your source for free e-books, e-audiobooks, and digital magazines from MVLC! Click here to check out the Children’s Collection and be sure to have your library card number handy in order to download items from the digital library.

Libby

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! Click here to learn more.

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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