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Welcome to the Children's Page!

For more information on the following programs and events please open the calendar at right or click on the heading for the program you're interested in. You may also contact the Library at 508.946.2470 and ask for the Children's Room.

Special Programs for October

  • Fairy Fun at the LibraryFairy
    • Thursday October 1, 2015, 2pm - 4pm (Large Meeting Room)
    • Join us on this early release day for fairy-themed activities including a fairy hunt, fairy art, fairy house building and fairy face painting by Kara Andrews of Art on the Spot
    • No registration is required for this Free Program.
    • Face painting will be on a first come, first served basis.
  • Halloween Costume Swap ghost
    • Saturday, October 3, 10am - 2pm (Large Meeting Room)
    • Please join us and fellow patrons to swap costumes, make masks and enjoy some refreshments. Drop costumes off by Saturday, September 26. (Read more)
  • Letterboxin' with Carol Carver
    • Wednesday, October 7, 1pm (Large Meeting Room)
    • Did you ever dream of being a pirate in search of hidden treasure or maybe a famous detective following clues? Join us and take part in a fun outdoor activity that combines treasure hunting with rubber stamping!
    • Registration is required for this Free Program.
    • Limited to 15 parent/preschool-Kindergarten child pairs.
  • Special Storytime: Middleborough Council on AgingWhat Pet Should I Get
    • Tuesday, October 20, 10:30am (Large Meeting Room)
    • Join us for an hour of stories, music and other activities meant to bring out the kid in all of us. Read Dr. Seuss' recently uncovered book: What pet should I get? and make your own leaf-printing cards.
    • Registration is required for this Free Program.
    • To Register call the Library @ 508.946.2470 or send us an email
  • Special Storytime during Family Night
    • Nicely Counseling Tuesday, October 20, 6:30pm (Large Meeting Room)
    • Nicely Counseling will present a sensory workshop for children and their parent or guardian that will help develop and cultivate skills through play. Kids will learn how to calm their bodies and sit still by making and decorating Halloween-themed putty and will help kids focus and explore different textures by painting pinecones and other fall items.
    • Registration is required for this Free Program.
  • Halloween Safety Magic ShowHalloween Safety
    • with Greg and Axle (the dog)
    • Thursday, October 22, 2pm (Large Meeting Room)
    • Magic, comedy, audience participation and fun are used to teach children that Halloween can be fun, but there are safety issues to keep in mind.
    • Seating is limited. Tickets will be given out starting on Wednesday October 21st. The library opens at 10am.
  • Special Playgroup for Toddlers with Carol Carver
    • Thursday, October 29, 10:30am (Large Meeting Room)
    • Parents can chat together, children can engage in toys, music and manipulatives together and everyone will have some FUN! The playgroup will run for approximately 45 minutes with free play lasting about 15 minutes and then songs, stories, simple art and parachute play during the later part!
    • No Registration is Required for this Free Program

Regular Programs

Reading with Miss Marliyn's Spaniels

Mondays, 4pm - 6pm

Reading with Tivy and Vi

Sign up beginning on October 1. Sessions will start on October 19 and continue until November 30.

Ms. Marilyn Thayer and her credentialed family therapy pets, Tivy, Vi and Brazen invite children to practice and improve their reading skills. Ms. Marilyn's dogs love having children read to them and are very loving and accepting of all individuals. Children will be able to read in a relaxed and non-judgmental atmosphere. Each 20-minute session will include a meet and greet and then reading time. Please feel free to bring your favorite books to read or to borrow some from the library.

Registration is required for this free program. Call or come into the library to sign up for one or more sessions. You can sign up for multiple sessions, but please do so for only 2 or 3 weeks at a time so we can accommodate as many participants as possible.

Lego Club

Library Lego-mania!

Tuesdays, 4pm - 5pm

Come build with legos and duplos supplied by the Library. Drop-ins welcome.

No Registration required for this free program.

Family Nights

Family Fun Night

Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Fun for the whole family. Check the detailed schedule for the evening's events. Each week will bring a new adventure.

  • October 6: Harvest
  • October 13: Game Night
  • October 20: Sensory Workshop
  • October 27: Family Movie Night - Curious George Halloween Boofest


Preschool Storytimes

Wednesdays @ 10:30am - 11:30am

Join us for a preschool storytime best for 3-6 year olds. Older and younger siblings are welcome. Explore a different theme each week and after the 30 minute formal program remain to socialize and share a snack.

  • October 7: Fall and the Five Senses
  • October 14: Apples vs. Pumpkins
  • October 21: Fall Animals
  • October 28: Halloween Fun
    • Make a picture frame for your Halloween photo.

Mother Goose

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursdays, 10:15am - 11:15am
Birth - 18 months

Stories, songs, and rhymes for our youngest friends includes 20 minutes of formal program followed by time to play and socialize together. Mother Goose on the Loose is a lapsit program for birth to 18 months-old and their caregivers while Wiggles & Giggles caters to more mobile 18 months to 3 year-olds.
This program is free with no advance sign-up required. Program begins promptly at 10:15 am and concludes in 20 minutes. After that families stay in the room to talk and play until 11:15am!

Wiggles and Giggles

Wiggles and Giggles

Thursdays, 11:15am - 12:00pm
18 months - 3 years

Wiggles and Giggles is a new program at the library for children 18 months - 3 years. Younger siblings are welcome. Best for wiggly bodies- we will sing, dance, play instruments, and use the parachute. The program is followed by playtime allowing children and adults to interact with each other and the toys provided by the library.

This program is free with no advance sign-up required. Program begins promptly at 11:15am and concludes in 20 minutes. After that families stay in the room to talk and play until 12pm.