Children's Programs - Main Library

Children's Programs

Spy School - for Grades 3, 4 and 5
Petting Zoo - free tickets available beginning Thurs, May 21
Bubble Dance Parties - first 3 Tuesdays in June
Pajama Jam - in Children's Room on Mon, June 22

See the entire children's calendar!


Spy School! on Thursday, May 21 at 4:00

Secret codes, baffling disguises, and all the coolest spy gadgets.
Become a master of espionage at CPL’s Spy School! Dark glasses optional.

For children in grades 3-5. Online registration begins 5/7.

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Lego Club meets on the following Thursdays: May 14 and June 11.

Children in Elementary School are invited to drop-in to this program. The Club begins at 4:00 and is open until 5:00.

Children do not have to stay until the end of the meeting if they finish their creations early.






Storytimes with Story Teens:

Our next PJ storytime with the Story Teens is on Thurdsday, May 21. Join us at 7:00 pm for a sports related storytime. You may drop-in to this program - no registration is needed.







The Petting Zoo is coming on June 4!

There will be an indoor petting zoo at the Main Library on Thursday, June 4.

We restrict the number of children who visit the animals, so we have specific time periods that children can visit. We have 15 children visit for 15 minutes. Timed tickets are required. The first session begins at 10:00 am and the final session is at 11:40 am. You must pick up the free tickets at the Children's Department beginning Thursday, May 21.

We only distribute tickets to immediate family members. Please do not ask for relatives or friends. We have learned through experience that these tickets often go unused, preventing other families from enjoying this program.

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Young Writers Club

Students in Grades 5-12 are invited to the Young Writers Club.

Get inspired with story prompts. Learn tips from published writers. Share your own writing.

This club meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 4:30-5:30.





Bubble Dance Parties return in June on Tuesday mornings, June 2, 9 and 16

Children ages 0-6 are invited to dance along with our song list. There will be bubbles!

The program begins at 10:00 am and lasts for an hour.

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Come to the Pajama Jam on Monday, June 22 at 6:30 pm.

Bernadette Baird returns to lead us in song and dance and stories.

After all that activity, you'll be all set for bed...

This drop-in program is most appropriate to children ages 2-6 years old.

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Summer Program


Pinto Bella Hoops on Thursday, July 2

Children ages 6 and up are invited to this hula hoop workshop to learn about hula hoops, watch a demonstration, and learn some techniques. There will be plenty of time to practice what you've learned.

This is a drop-in program.





Summer Program


Stuffed Animal Spa

Children ages 6 and up are invited to bring a stuffed animal to this program. The Lowell Humane Society will be here to tell us about things that make animals feel great. The stuffed animals will get pampered and have a wellness check. There will be a craft and an opportunity for pictures.

This is a drop-in program.










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.




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




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.