Children’s Programs

Children's Programs

Branch Programs

April Events & Activities for Children

April Activities for Children

Join us for these events and activities at the library in April! | Children

March Events & Activities for Children

March Activities for Children

Join us for these events and activities at the library in March! | Children

Library Dances

Library Dances – March & April

Join us for a performance of short contemporary dance works that include a dance poem, a dance essay, and the chapter of a dance novel. | East Forest Park | Adults

Reptile Show of New England

Reptile Show of New England – April 22

This meet-and-greet live reptile show will feature over 15 reptiles species from around the world! | East Forest Park | All Ages

Wildlife on Wheels

Wildlife On Wheels – April

Meet animal ambassadors from the Forest Park Zoo and learn how they live! | Children & Families

Bring Your Own Book Club

Bring Your Own Book Club: Graphic Novel Edition

Connect with other readers and get a chance to sing the praises of your favorite books! | East Springfield | Children

Tween Cooking Club

Tween Cooking Club

Come learn how to make fun, healthy meals, drinks, and snacks. | East Forest Park | Children

Toddler Sensory Playgroup

Toddler Sensory Playgroup

Join us for sensory play to help children learn independent play skills, life skills, fine motor skills, and developing self-control. | East Springfield | Children

Friday Favorites Storytime

Friday Favorites Storytime

Join us for a storytime featuring your favorite authors! | Sixteen Acres | Children

World Explorers

World Explorers

Learn about different cultures by enjoying some of their stories, music, food and art. | East Springfield | Children

Lego Questers

Lego Questers

Join other LEGO Questers in building our Quest of the week, or build your own. | Indian Orchard | Children

Minecraft Clubs

Build, play, create – and battle zombies, of course! | Indian Orchard | Children & Teens

Makerspace Collaboratory Drop-In

Makerspace Collaboratory Drop-In

There will be a variety of projects and experiments to get you and your family started exploring and creating! | East Forest Park | All Ages

Sew Fun!

Sew Fun! Drop-In

Drop in and learn the basics of sewing while working on various projects throughout the series. | East Forest Park | All Ages

Kids Weekly Drop-In Crafts

Kids’ Weekly Drop-In Crafts

Drop by your library, and see what craft is being offered this week! | Children

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Read just one book a day to build a foundation for lifelong success. Prizes awarded for every 100 books! | Children


Home City Families: Playgroups

Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! | Children

Jump n' Jam Storytime

Jump n’ Jam Storytime

Storytime is the perfect way to spend a Thursday! We’ll jump and dance and laugh the morning away—and of course, hear lots of awesome stories! | Central | Children

Bilingual Storytime & Playgroup

Bilingual Storytime

Vengan y participen todos los miércoles del programa bilingue en Inglés y Español: Disfruten de cancioncitas, rimas, cuentos, y actividades manuales. | Brightwood | Children

Circle Time Fun

Circle Time Fun

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two at Circle Time Fun. | Sixteen Acres | Children

Wee Ones Storytime & Playgroup

Wee Ones Storytime & Playgroup at Central

Join us for storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers and caregivers. | Central | Children

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

Join a scavenger hunt and search the Children’s Room for clues. When you finish, get a prize! | Central | Children

Creation Station

Creation Station Every Day at Central Library

Create art with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner artist. | Central | Children