Programs for Young Children

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Weekly Storytimes

September 20 – October 29, 2021

Outdoor Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3)

2 days: Mondays at 10:00 AM, Fridays at 11:00 AM

Toddlers and their caregivers can join us on the Scoboria Greenway for a morning of stories, songs, and rhymes! The Scoboria Greenway is located next to the library parking lot. 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!

Please note: In case of inclement weather, storytime will be held virtually on Zoom and Facebook Live. To join on Zoom, you will need to have your camera on for the entire storytime.

Outdoor Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)

Mondays at 11:00 AM

Preschoolers and their caregivers can join us on the Scoboria Greenway for a morning of stories, songs, and rhymes! The Scoboria Greenway is located next to the library parking lot. 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!

Please note: In case of inclement weather, storytime will be held virtually on Zoom and Facebook Live. To join on Zoom, you will need to have your camera on for the entire storytime.

Virtual PJ Storytime (all ages)

Tuesdays at 7 PM on Zoom and 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!
Outdoor Singalong (all ages)

Wednesdays at 10:00 AM

Please join us on the Scoboria Greenway 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. The Scoboria Greenway is located next to the library parking lot.

Please note: In case of inclement weather, singalong will be held virtually on Facebook Live.

Outdoor Playspace Program (ages 2-3 years)

Thursdays at 10:00 AM

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

Please note: In case of inclement weather, storytime will be held virtually on Zoom. To join on Zoom, you will need to have your camera on for the entire storytime.

Outdoor Baby Storytime (ages 0 – walking)

Fridays at 10:00 AM

Join fellow new parents outside (weather permitting) 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.  Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on during the storytime.

If the program needs to be moved to Zoom due to weather, the Zoom link will be on the calendar the morning of the program.

Outdoor Storytime at MacKay (all ages)

Fridays at 10:30 AM

Join us on the MacKay Library lawn 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!

The MacKay Library building will be closed, but you can still return and check out books at the Pop-Up Library, which will be visiting MacKay from 9:30-11:30 AM! Registration is not required–drop in for some fun!

Outdoor Dads and Donuts Storytime (all ages)

Second Saturday of the month 10:00 AM

Children are invited to bring their dads (and other caregivers) and their favorite snacks to enjoy this outdoor storytime especially for kids ages 2+ and their favorite grownups!

Please note: In case of inclement weather, storytime will be held virtually on Zoom and Facebook Live. 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

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!