Programs for Young Children

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Weekly Fall Storytimes

Beginning September 12, 2022

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 STEM Explorers (ages 3-5)

Tuesdays at 10:00 AM

Come and join us for STEM group! Every week we will explore a new STEM topic. We’ll read a story, and then enjoy a hands-on activity based on science, technology, engineering, or math.  Best for ages 3-5, but everyone from age 0-8 is welcome to attend with their caregiver.  We can’t wait to see you there!

Presented by Chris Cole, CFCE Coordinator for Community Teamwork Incorporated. The Family Resource Network is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant (CFCE) from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

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!
Outdoor Singalong (all ages)

Wednesdays at 10:00 AM

Join Marty 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.

In case of inclement weather, we will meet indoors. Please note: masks are not required in the event that this program moves indoors. We are a mask-friendly library; please feel free to wear masks as your health and comfort allows.

Outdoor Playspace (ages 2-3)

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!

In case of inclement weather, we will meet indoors. Please note: masks are not required in the event that this program moves indoors. We are a mask-friendly library; please feel free to wear masks as your health and comfort allows.

Outdoor Baby Storytime (ages 0 – walking)

Fridays at 10:00 AM

Join Deborah and fellow parents on the Scoboria Greenway 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.

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 indoors. 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.

Outdoor Storytime (all ages)

Fridays at 11:00 AM

Join Deborah on the Scoboria Greenway for a fun 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 indoors. 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.

Outdoor 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 outdoors on the Scoboria Greenway! Donuts, juice, and coffee will be provided.

Please note: In case of heat or inclement weather, storytime will be held indoors. 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!