Youth Services

Welcome to Youth Services! The Youth Department is dedicated to providing programming for children of all ages. 
 
Throughout the year, we have programs including storytime, crafts, performers, and other events for you and your family to enjoy. Please see the schedule below for specific program details, dates, and times. 
 


 Storytimes
*Due to concerns of COVID-19 and to help limit the spread, all in-person library storytimes will be canceled until further notice. However, the Youth Department is providing "Storytime On the Go" kits for pickup during specified days & times.
 
 
Storytime Age Groups:
  • Baby Lapsit: Learning and a love for literacy is important at any age. Young minds will learn through language, stories, rhymes, and more. A parent must accompany children during these sessions. Baby Lapsit is geared for children ages birth to 23 months.
  • Preschool Storytime: Come aboard the Storytime Express for an experience filled with fun, stories, songs, and much more! All sessions include 20 minutes of storytime and 15 minutes of crafts. Preschool storytime is for ages 3 to 5.
  • Toddler Time: Little minds will learn, play, and explore with stories, fingerplays, and songs. Activities such as games, crafts, and freeplay will follow storytime. Toddler Time is for children ages 18 months to 3 years old.
  • Parachute Play: A storytime geared just for active toddlers (ages 18 months-3 years)! Toddlers can learn through parachute play to stories and songs. Thank you to Brisingamen Intelligence for our 20 handle parachute!
November Schedule:
  • Monday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Baby Lapsit
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Preschool Storytime (Theme: Baking)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Preschool Storytime (Theme: Baking)
  • Thursday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Toddler Time (I Am Thankful)
  • Monday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Parachute Play
  • Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Preschool Storytime (Theme: I Am Thankful)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Preschool Storytime (Theme: I Am Thankful)
  • Thursday, Nov. 26---LIBRARY CLOSED--NO KIT PICK UP
  • Monday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Baby Lapsit
December Schedule:
  • Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Preschool Storytime (Theme: Gingerbread Men)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Preschool Storytime (Theme: Gingerbread Men)
  • Thursday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Toddler Time (Theme: Gingerbread Men)
  • Monday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Parachute Play
  • Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Preschool Storytime (Theme: Ho Ho Ho)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Preschool Storytime (Theme: Ho Ho Ho)
  • Thursday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Toddler Time (Theme: Ho Ho Ho)



Upcoming Events:
*Due to concerns of COVID-19 and to help limit the spread of it, all in-person library programming will be canceled until further notice. However, we are providing Children's "Activity Kits on the Go" for pickup during specified days & times. Please see the schedule below.
 
  • Disguise a Gingerbread Man (2-18 years) (Nov. 2-21--Pick up & Drop off at the Youth Desk any time we are open): Children and teens can stop by to pick up a gingerbread man outline. They will then take it home and come up with a “disguise” for the gingerbread man. When they are done, they can drop it off in the "Gingerbread Man Drop Off Box" located on the Youth Desk. The gingerbread men and their cool disguises will be hung around the library during the month of December.

  • Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids (Wednesday, Nov. 18--Pick up from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.): Children (ages 2-11) can get in the Thanksgiving spirit by picking up one of these kits! Inside the kit will be 3 Thanksgiving crafts with instructions for kids to make. 

  • STEAM Club (2nd-5th Grade) (Wednesday, Dec. 2--Pick up from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.): Children in grades 2nd to 5th will be challenged with science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities. This kit will have holiday themed challenges and a sweet treat!

  • Holiday Crafts for Kids (Wednesday, Dec. 9--Pick up from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.): Inside the kit, children (ages 2-11) will find instructions and supplies to make 3 holiday themed crafts.

  • Winter Crafts for Kids (Wednesday, Dec. 30--Pick up from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.): Inside the kit, children (ages 2-11) will find instructions and supplies to make 3 winter related crafts.

  • New Year's Eve Kits (Thursday, Dec. 31--Pick up from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.): Inside will be a New Year's Eve craft along with a few treats to help kids ring in the New Year! *Geared toward kids ages 2-7.
 

School Quarantine Resources

Free online learning resources for teaching your students virtually: https://www.weareteachers.com/free-online-learning-resources/

Live Events from Authors: https://bit.ly/38R9kOh

GoNoodle is a free app that has games that gets kids up and moving (https://bit.ly/2TVMAZd). In addition, visit GoNoodle’s online video page at https://family.gonoodle.com/ to find additional content.

Lunch Doodles with author Mo Willems (creator or Elephant & Piggie books): ttps://bit.ly/2TVAXkS

Check out author Oliver Jeffers’ Facebook page. He is livestreaming himself reading one of his books every week day and talking about what went behind making it.

Author Doreen Cronin has worksheets and activities on her website. Visit clickclackbooks.com to check out these awesome resources.

Author Grace Lin has how to draw tutorials and readings from some of her books: https://bit.ly/38WPbGy

Science Mom has a variety of YouTube videos all about science! During the school quarantine, she is making videos called, “Quarantime” with additional science lessons, math activities, interactive games, and more. Visit https://bit.ly/2wbZKrU to get started.

Visit https://bit.ly/2TVkihf to see the projects and activities Scholastic is providing online for free. Students can choose their grade level to gain access to content that is just right for them!

Virtual visits at the New England Aquarium: https://bit.ly/33rnO6g

Stream Movies for Teens & Tweens (includes Anime like Sailor Moon and Inuyasha): https://bit.ly/2QoysoU