Wednesdays at Brightwood – Bilingual Storytime

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. | niños

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Community Room

Every Wednesday | 1:30-2:30 PM | Ages 1-6 years, siblings welcome.
Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required. Space is limited to 12.

Home City Families

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Salón Comunitario

Todos los miércoles | 1:30 a 2:30 PM | Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos. 
Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. No requiere inscripción previa. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto.

Read to Cadence the Dog at Sixteen Acres

Children are invited to read to Cadence, from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, in a small group setting.

Sixteen Acres Branch
First Saturday of every month, beginning January 5,  from 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM | Children

Kids ages 4-10, will be able to sign up for a 10 minute slot to read to this friendly, furry, companion. Kids are asked to bring a picture book to read or a couple pages from a chapter book. This program is designed to help kids gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading.

Space is limited. Please register or call 263-6858 to reserve a 10 minute slot.

All of the reservations for March are full. Please register for upcoming dates below.


Family Storytimes

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. | Children

Indian Orchard Branch
Mondays (except holidays) | 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 1-6 years, siblings welcome
Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required.

Home City Families

Sixteen Acres Branch
Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30 PM | Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome.
Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. No registration required

Library Express at Pine Point Branch
Wednesdays | 4:15 – 5 PM | Ages 4-10
Join us for stories and a craft, followed by LEGOs and DUPLO Blocks. No registration required.

Central Library
Family Time – Imagine Explore Create
Saturdays (except holidays) | 10:30-11:30 AM | Fun for the whole Family
Join us for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. No registration required.

Central Library: Tech Discovery

Join us each week for Tech Discovery, a program all about fun with computer science. | Children

Central Library, Children’s Program Room
Every Wednesday,  through March 27 | 5:30 – 6:30 PM | Ages 8-12

Each week, we’ll explore a different activity. There will be computer gaming with Minecraft and Roblox, coding fun with OzoBot robots and escape rooms, and engineering activities including Snap Circuits!


Week Five: March 6
What is engineering? Use Keva Tiles and Legos to build a bridge. Who will make the strongest bridge?

Week Six: March 13
Join Holyoke Codes to play and experiment with robotics! We’ll learn programming using the Ozobot Bit robot, and build our own robots with EV3 Mindstorm robotics kits.

Week Seven: March 20
Learn about makerspaces and all the things
you can make with the Makey Makey device!

Week Eight: March 27
Design your own project for the 3D printer with Tinkercad software. We will print what you make!

Tech Discovery is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Tuesdays at Forest Park – Toddler Storytime

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. | Children

Forest Park Branch Library
Tuesdays | 10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.
Children’s Program Den

Home City Families
Home City Families

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families.  No registration required.

LEGO Clubs

LEGO enthusiasts let your imagination run wild! Drop in for freestyle building – meet new friends, and browse the library’s many LEGO themed books. | Children

Forest Park Branch
Mondays | 3:30-4:45 PM | Children
LEGO builders are invited to join the Forest Park Brickyard for a weekly after school open building session. LEGO bricks provided! What can you invent?

Sixteen Acres Branch
Mondays | 1:30-4:30 PM | Ages 5-10
Attention LEGO enthusiasts! Drop in on Mondays for freestyle building, meet new friends, and browse the library’s many LEGO themed books.

Indian Orchard Branch
Tuesdays | 3:30-5:00 PM | Children
Let your imagination run wild!

Library Express at Pine Point Branch
Wednesdays | 5:00-5:45 PM | Ages 5-10
Join us on Wednesday each week as we have fun while strengthening creativity and engineering skills with LEGOs.

Mason Square Branch
Thursdays | 5:00-6:00 PM | Children
Join us for the LEGO Club and let your imagination run wild! LEGO Club is held every Thursday in the Children’s Workroom.

Central – Graphic Novel Book Club

Do you love graphic novels and comic books like Amulet, Dog Man, and Bone? | Children

Central Library, Children’s Program Room  
Thursday,  March 14 | 3:30-4:30 PM | Ages 8-12

Come to Graphic novel book club, where we will read new graphic novels, then talk about them over snacks. Pick up a copy to borrow in the Children’s room before the meeting so you have a chance to read it.

 

Minecraft Clubs

Build, play, and create – and battle zombies, of course! | Children

Library Express at Pine Point
Every Friday, from 3:00 – 4:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

Come build and explore your own world with Minecraft! Have fun while developing creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. This club meets every week.

Indian Orchard Branch
Every Saturday, from 12 – 2:30 PM | Ages 8 and up

Join us for Minecraft at the Library, where we mine, craft, and trade Minecraft tips! Space is limited to 8 participants so come early.