Programs for Young Children

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Weekly Winter/Spring Storytimes

Beginning January 17, 2023

If you have questions or feedback about our programs, feel free to send an email to Sara at sdempster@chelmsfordlibrary.org. We are doing our best to meet the needs of the community in a manner that prioritizes the well-being of our youngest patrons.

Toddler Storytime (ages 1-2)

Mondays at 10:00 AM

Join us for shorter books, lots of rhymes, and songs with movement perfect for wiggly toddlers and their caregivers!

Masks are optional for this indoor program. We are a mask-friendly library; please feel free to wear masks as your family’s health and comfort allows.

Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6)

Mondays at 11:00 AM

Drop in for books, songs, and fun for children ages 3-6. Children younger than 3 who enjoy shorter books are encouraged to attend the Toddler Storytime on Mondays at 10am.

Masks are optional for this indoor program. We are a mask-friendly library; please feel free to wear masks as your family’s health and comfort allows.

Preschool Play Group (ages 0+)

Tuesdays at 10:00 AM

Join us on Tuesday mornings for indoor playtime where little ones can socialize and play together! Coffee and seating will be provided for grown-ups, and we will put out our special indoor toys for kids. Feel free to spread out to the play area, too!

No registration required, drop in for all ages.

Virtual PJ Storytime (all ages)

Tuesdays at 7 PM on Facebook Live

Put on your PJs, grab your dinner or a bedtime snack, and join us for a fun evening of stories, songs, and rhymes that will get you in the mood for bedtime!
Singalong (all ages)

Wednesdays at 10:00 AM

Join us for a morning of movement and song for the whole family! Enjoy favorite tunes and discover new songs you will love in English and a variety of world languages.

Masks are optional for indoor programs. We are a mask-friendly library; please feel free to wear masks as your health and comfort allows.

Playspace (ages 2-3)

Thursdays at 10:00 AM

Join our PlaySpace program for twos and threes to enjoy a story and then bring it to life with activities, crafts, and play!

Masks are optional for indoor programs. We are a mask-friendly library; please feel free to wear masks as your health and comfort allows.

Baby Storytime (ages 0 – walking)

Fridays at 10:00 AM

Join Deborah and fellow parents 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. Registration is not required–drop in for some fun!

Masks are optional for indoor programs. We are a mask-friendly library; please feel free to wear masks as your family’s health and comfort allows.

Storytime (all ages)

Fridays at 11:00 AM

Join Deborah for a fun morning of stories, songs, and rhymes!

Masks are optional for indoor programs. We are a mask-friendly library; please feel free to wear masks as your family’s health and comfort allows.

Construction Zone (all ages)

First Saturday of the month at 10:00 AM

Come build with our giant collection of Legos, Duplos, and other construction toys!  Drop in for all ages.

Note: Legos have very small pieces; please use caution if attending with very young children!

Dads and Donuts Storytime (all ages)

Second Saturday of the month 10:00 AM

Children are invited to bring their favorite grownups to enjoy this special storytime! Donuts, juice, and coffee will be provided.

Masks are optional for indoor programs. We are a mask-friendly library; please feel free to wear masks as your family’s health and comfort allows.

 

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

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!