For Children

Children's Events

  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 9:30 AM

    This program is an introduction to nursery rhymes, stories, songs, and fingerplays. Materials from the 9:30 session are used for the 11:00 session. For newborns and pre-walkers. No registration.

  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:15 AM

    This program uses books, songs, movement, and play to engage your child. For young children who have started to walk, up through age 2. No registration.

  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 11:00 AM

    This program is an introduction to nursery rhymes, stories, songs, and fingerplays. Materials from the 9:30 session are used for the 11:00 session. For newborns and pre-walkers. No registration.

The WFPL Children’s Room serves infants through grade 5 and their caregivers. We also provide services for educators.

The Children’s room is a vibrant and active space in the WFPL. We invite children and their caregivers to enjoy the space, collection, and activities that we provide.

Story Times
Exposing children to literacy based activities sets the foundation for a future of strong reading and writing. To ensure that your child is appropriately exposed to such activities, we have created story time groups to cater to your child’s developmental needs. Each group is designed for children within a certain age range and we ask that you only attend programs that apply to your child. We hope that these programs will provide a positive and enriching experience for all who participate. Please see the monthly calendar for dates and times.

Nursery Rhyme Time

This program is an introduction to Nursery Rhymes, stories, songs, and fingerplays. Materials from the first session are used for the second session. No registration. For newborns and pre-walkers.

Toddler Story Time

This program uses books, songs, movement, and play to engage your child.  Materials from the first session are used for the second session. No registration. For children ages 1 and 2.

Preschool Story Time

This program presents stories, songs, and other activities in a fun environment. No registration. For children ages 3 to 5.

Digital Story Time

This program is a multi-sensory, interactive play with our new iPads! This program closely resembles Preschool Story Time. Together groups will explore apps and ebooks with tips from a Librarian. Registration is required. For children ages 3 to 5.

Spanish Story Time

Cuentos, canciones, y diversión en español para niños de 2 hasta 5 años.  No se necesita registrarse. Stories, songs, and other activities in Spanish for ages 2 to 5 years. No registration.

Family Story Time

Bring the whole family to Family Story Time! It is an experience to share. No registration. For all ages.

Outreach
Librarians can make visits to inform students of the resources the library offers, to book talk new  exciting titles, to bring the experience of a library story time to you, or to discuss any other library related services. If you’d like to arrange a Children’s Librarian to visit your school or classroom please call 617.972.6435 or email Emily at emiranda@watertown-ma.gov.

Library Visits
Teachers are encouraged to bring their students to the library. To arrange a visit please call 617.972.6435 or email Emily at emiranda@watertown-ma.gov.

Library activities don't stop with storytime!

The WFPL offers programs throughout the year for children in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Lego enthusiasts meet at least once a month at our Lego Club, developing readers can practice their skills while reading to a certified therapy dog at our Dog B.O.N.E.S. program, and budding scientists can explore in our Science is Everywhere programs. Our calendars for the upcoming month are usually available online and in print by the second week of the current month.

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