Programs for Young Children

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Weekly Storytimes: July-August 2021

Virtual Preschool Storytime with Amy

Mondays at 10 AM

Join Amy on Zoom or Facebook Live for a fun morning of stories, songs, and rhymes! Anyone can watch this storytime, but it will include longer books that were written with older preschoolers in mind. Please note: to join on Zoom, you will need to have your camera on for the entire storytime.

Virtual PJ Storytime with Marty

Tuesdays at 7 PM

Put on your PJs, grab your dinner or a bedtime snack, and join Marty for a fun evening of stories, songs, and rhymes that will get you in the mood for bedtime! Please note: to join on Zoom, you will need to have your camera on for the entire storytime.
Storytime on the Lawn – July at Main Library, August at MacKay!

Wednesdays at 10:00 AM

Join us for a lively outdoor, in-person storytime filled with stories, songs, and movement! Bring a blanket to sit on, and remember to wear sunscreen–or bring a parasol for extra shade! Registration is not required–drop in for some fun!

At the Main Library (July), storytime will be held at the Scoboria Greenway, located to the left of the library parking lot.

At MacKay (August), storytime will be held on the side yard outside the building. The building will be closed but the Pop-Up Library will be in the parking lot for checkouts and returns!

Zoom Baby Storytime with Deborah

Fridays at 9:00 AM – Registration Required

Join Deborah and fellow new parents on Zoom for a wonderful introduction to early literacy. Caregivers share parenting experiences with one another and bond with their babies through lap bounces, nursery rhymes, songs, and board books.

Make sure that if you’re going to participate your phone or computer’s microphone and camera are enabled. We will send you the link to the Zoom meeting space before the program at the email address that you provide at registration.

Virtual Toddler Storytime with Deborah

Fridays at 10:00 AM

Join Deborah on Zoom or Facebook Live for a fun morning of stories, songs, and rhymes! Anyone can watch this storytime, but it will include shorter books and lots of rhymes and songs with movement perfect for wiggly toddlers. Please note: to join on Zoom, you will need to have your camera on for the entire storytime.

Virtual Saturday Storytime with Marty

Saturdays at 10:00 AM

Join Marty on Zoom or Facebook Live to start off your weekend with a fun morning of stories, songs, and rhymes! Anyone can watch this lively storytime geared toward toddlers and preschoolers. Please note: to join on Zoom, you will need to have your camera on for the entire storytime.

StorytimeTV on Chelmsford Telemedia

Watch staff from the public library and public schools read picture books on The Chelmsford Library’s TV show. Tune into Chelmsford Telemedia every evening at 7:00 pm for stories on the Educational Channels: Comcast 22 or Verizon 36. There are times that live programming may be shown rather than the stories. Tune in again the next evening, or check CTM’s online schedule.

Chelmsford StoryWalk

The Chelmsford StoryWalk is currently closed for maintenance. Keep an eye out for further updates in the coming weeks.

A self-guided nature trail with picture book pages along the way, for ages 2 and up. The StoryWalk is available dawn to dusk and is located at Sunny Meadow Community Garden. New stories are added every season!