Children's Programs - Main Library

Children's Programs

For ages 2-12
Stuffed Animal Sleepover

For Preschool Children

PJ Storytime with our Story Teens
Bubble Dance Parties in January

School Vacation Programs
Origami for ages 7+
Peep and the Big Wide World explores ramps for ages 4-6
Crafts for ages 6+
Superhero Party for ages 2-9

See the entire children's calendar!


Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Would your stuffed animals like to spend the night at the library with our stuffed animals?

They will get to walk around the library after the people go home, but we'll be sure they get a snack and a good night's sleep.

Please drop them off at the library on Thursday, December 18. They are invited to the Snowflake Storytime that night at 7:00 if they can make it. You can pick them up anytime on Friday, December 19.



Origami with Gustavo

Children ages 7 and up are invited to origami lessons with Gustavo, who has taught many classes for us in the past. Children are encouraged to attend without an adult, although the adults should stay in the library for the

This program takes place on Saturday, December 27 and begins at 10:30 am. You may drop-in.


Peep and the Big Wide World explore ramps

Preschool and Kindergarten children (ages 4-6) are encouraged to join us as we build all kinds of ramps. Children should be accompanied by adults.

This program takes place on Monday, December 29 and begins at 10:30 am. You may drop-in.





Winter crafts for ages 6+

Drop-in to the Main Library on Tuesday, December 30 at 10:30 or at the MacKay Branch on Friday, January 2 at 10:30 for winter crafts.







Superhero Party

Children ages 2-9 are invited to a superhero party on Saturday, January 3 at 10:30.

No need to bring a costume. We'll make masks, capes and power bands.






*with our Story Teens on December 18 at 7:00 pm

*Special New Year's Family Storytime on Friday, January 2 at 10:30 am
All ages welcome





Storytimes in the winter: January 26-May 15 (except school vacation weeks)

Ages 0-12 months on Fridays at 10:00 am

Ages 12-18 months on Fridays at 11:00 am

Ages 12-30 months on Mondays at 10:00 am or Wednesdays at 11:00 am

Ages 2.5 - 5 years on Wednesdays at 10:00 am or Mondays at 11:00 am

Ages 4-6 years on Thursdays at 1:00 pm (These "big kids" attend without a care giver)

The MacKay Branch in N. Chelmsford has storytimes on Fridays at 10:30 for children ages 2 and up





Dads and Donuts Storytime: the 2nd Saturday of every month

Children ages 2 and up are invited to attend a special storytime each month. On the 2nd Saturday at 10:30am, Dads are invited to bring their children to hear stories and songs and end with a snack.

Although dads are in the majority in this storytime, moms and other relatives are always invited.

You may drop-in to these storytimes.

This program is supported by The Chelmsford Friends of the Library and The Family Resource Network.



Bubble Dance Parties on Tuesday, January 6, 13 and 20

Families with young children can join us at 10:00 am for songs, dancing and bubbles.

You may drop-in to this program.




PARTNERS in early literacy at storytime

Participation is Important!
Arrive early
Relax and respond
Time for adult/child bonding
No chit chat
Electronic devices off
Respect others in the group
Special circumstances? Tell us.


Visit our storytime page for more information.
















StoryWalk update...

The library has installed a StoryWalk at Sunny Meadow Community Gardens on Robin Hill Rd. Pages from a picture book are laminated, attached to stakes and positioned along a short trail.

The current book is Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert.


*The StoryWalk™ concept was created by Anne Ferguson and developed in cooperation with the Kellogg Hubbard Library and the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition.