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Wednesday February 21, 2024
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Stuffed Animal Sleepover:  Wednesday, February 21 (see below for drop off and pick up times)

Would your stuffed animal like to have an adventure at the library with stuffed animals that belong to other Harvard kids?  Choose one of your stuffed animals (preferably one you can spare for one night!) to drop off at the library, and on Wednesday night the stuffed animals will get to party together and explore the library. 

Photos of the stuffed animals having fun at the library will be posted on the Children’s Room social media pages!  Drop off your stuffed animals on Wednesday, February 21 before the library closes at 5:00; pick up your stuffed friends on Thursday, February 22 between 10:00 and 8:00.  (We can make arrangements for earlier drop-off if you are going to be away during school vacation week!)

Make sure to fill in the Stuffed Animal Registration Form so that we can keep track of everyone's cuddly friends and also make sure all the stuffed animals have a great time and are happy at the sleepover!  You can either fill in the form on paper when you drop off your stuffie, OR you can use this Google Form and fill out the form right now!  smiley

There are 97 spaces available.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover:  Wednesday, February 21 (see below for drop off and pick up times)

Would your stuffed animal like to have an adventure at the library with stuffed animals that belong to other Harvard kids?  Choose one of your stuffed animals (preferably one you can spare for one night!) to drop off at the library, and on Wednesday night the stuffed animals will get to party together and explore the library. 

Photos of the stuffed animals having fun at the library will be posted on the Children’s Room social media pages!  Drop off your stuffed animals on Wednesday, February 21 before the library closes at 5:00; pick up your stuffed friends on Thursday, February 22 between 10:00 and 8:00.  (We can make arrangements for earlier drop-off if you are going to be away during school vacation week!)

Make sure to fill in the Stuffed Animal Registration Form so that we can keep track of everyone's cuddly friends and also make sure all the stuffed animals have a great time and are happy at the sleepover!  You can either fill in the form on paper when you drop off your stuffie, OR you can use this Google Form and fill out the form right now!  smiley

There are 97 spaces available.

Monday February 26, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Art & Stories for 4's & 5's

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s – Ages 4 & 5 and up:  Mondays at 1:30 PM

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 4/8, and 4/15

This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories and phonemic awareness activities, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.   Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!

Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 12 children.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 4 spaces available.

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s – Ages 4 & 5 and up:  Mondays at 1:30 PM

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 4/8, and 4/15

This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories and phonemic awareness activities, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.   Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!

Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 12 children.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Book Gobblers Book Group for 1st & 2nd Graders

Register once to sign up to attend the Book Gobblers Book Group for 1st & 2nd graders all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.

In this read-aloud book discussion group, Abby reads a story aloud to the group, then we discuss the book together.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room

Register once to sign up to attend the Book Gobblers Book Group for 1st & 2nd graders all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.

In this read-aloud book discussion group, Abby reads a story aloud to the group, then we discuss the book together.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room


Tuesday February 27, 2024
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
6th Grade Book Group

Register once to sign up to attend the 6th grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 7 spaces available.

Register once to sign up to attend the 6th grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 7 spaces available.

Wednesday February 28, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for 2's & 3's

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Note: no storytime on 2/21, 4/10, and 4/17

This 20 to 30 minute storytime includes songs and fingerplays, simple stories, feltboard stories, and phonemic awareness activities appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome).  Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Note: no storytime on 2/21, 4/10, and 4/17

This 20 to 30 minute storytime includes songs and fingerplays, simple stories, feltboard stories, and phonemic awareness activities appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome).  Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Paws and Read for Grades K through 6

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, February 28, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, February 28, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room


 
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4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Paws and Read for Grades K through 6

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, February 28, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There is 1 space available.

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, February 28, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There is 1 space available.

 
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4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Paws and Read for Grades K through 6

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, February 28, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 2 spaces available.

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, February 28, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Paws and Read for Grades K through 6

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, February 28, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 2 spaces available.

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, February 28, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 2 spaces available.

Thursday February 29, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Book Buddies

Book Buddies - Grades 1 to 4:  Thursday, February 29 from 3:45 to 4:45

Book Buddies is a once-monthly one hour program that pairs teen volunteers with children in grades 1 to 4 for shared reading, word games, and snacks.  Though the goal of Book Buddies is to help children become more confident readers, this is not a tutoring service, but rather a buddy and mentoring program. 

Registration is required – enrollment is limited to 5 children.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 4 spaces available.

Book Buddies - Grades 1 to 4:  Thursday, February 29 from 3:45 to 4:45

Book Buddies is a once-monthly one hour program that pairs teen volunteers with children in grades 1 to 4 for shared reading, word games, and snacks.  Though the goal of Book Buddies is to help children become more confident readers, this is not a tutoring service, but rather a buddy and mentoring program. 

Registration is required – enrollment is limited to 5 children.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 4 spaces available.

Friday March 1, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Circle of Songs with Hugh Hanley

Circle of Songs with Hugh Hanley – Ages 0 – 6+: Friday, March 1 at 10:30 AM

Hugh Hanley has been singing with young children for over twenty years in his work as an early childhood educator, music specialist and entertainer.  His work has helped him gain an understanding of young children as developing music makers and a familiarity with the environments in which they play and learn. He draws from a wide and varied repertoire of songs, fingerplays, and music activities that are appropriate, accessible, and highly engaging.  Hugh has learned all of the material he uses in his work from folk traditions, children, and their teachers and parents.

This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Harvard Public Library.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Volunteers Hall
There are 118 spaces available.

Circle of Songs with Hugh Hanley – Ages 0 – 6+: Friday, March 1 at 10:30 AM

Hugh Hanley has been singing with young children for over twenty years in his work as an early childhood educator, music specialist and entertainer.  His work has helped him gain an understanding of young children as developing music makers and a familiarity with the environments in which they play and learn. He draws from a wide and varied repertoire of songs, fingerplays, and music activities that are appropriate, accessible, and highly engaging.  Hugh has learned all of the material he uses in his work from folk traditions, children, and their teachers and parents.

This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Harvard Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Volunteers Hall

There are 118 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:20 PM
Family Movie Night! Trolls Band Together (PG)

Family Movie Night!  Trolls Band Together (PG): Friday, March 1 at 6:30 PM

Come watch a movie on the big screen in Volunteers Hall!

Registration is required!  All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the movie.

Note that the library will not be providing snacks, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Volunteers Hall
There are 120 spaces available.

Family Movie Night!  Trolls Band Together (PG): Friday, March 1 at 6:30 PM

Come watch a movie on the big screen in Volunteers Hall!

Registration is required!  All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the movie.

Note that the library will not be providing snacks, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Volunteers Hall

There are 120 spaces available.

Monday March 4, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Art & Stories for 4's & 5's

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s – Ages 4 & 5 and up:  Mondays at 1:30 PM

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 4/8, and 4/15

This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories and phonemic awareness activities, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.   Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!

Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 12 children.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 4 spaces available.

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s – Ages 4 & 5 and up:  Mondays at 1:30 PM

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 4/8, and 4/15

This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories and phonemic awareness activities, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.   Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!

Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 12 children.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
3rd Grade Book Group

Register once to sign up to attend the 3rd grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Register once to sign up to attend the 3rd grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 9 spaces available.

Tuesday March 5, 2024
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Write Stuff for 4th through 6th Graders

This low-key, supportive, once-monthly writing group is for kids in grades 4 through 6 who love to write.  We talk books and writing, do some fun writing exercises, and share as much (or as little!) of our writing with each other as time allows. 

Register once to sign up to attend the Write Stuff writing group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Writing group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students to keep the group size small.

Maximum group size is 16 children.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 9 spaces available.

This low-key, supportive, once-monthly writing group is for kids in grades 4 through 6 who love to write.  We talk books and writing, do some fun writing exercises, and share as much (or as little!) of our writing with each other as time allows. 

Register once to sign up to attend the Write Stuff writing group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Writing group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students to keep the group size small.

Maximum group size is 16 children.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 9 spaces available.

Wednesday March 6, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for 2's & 3's

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Note: no storytime on 2/21, 4/10, and 4/17

This 20 to 30 minute storytime includes songs and fingerplays, simple stories, feltboard stories, and phonemic awareness activities appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome).  Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Note: no storytime on 2/21, 4/10, and 4/17

This 20 to 30 minute storytime includes songs and fingerplays, simple stories, feltboard stories, and phonemic awareness activities appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome).  Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Animals in Spring

Animals in Spring – Grades K through 6 (but preschoolers may attend with their older siblings)

Wednesday, March 6 – two shows: one at 12:30 PM and the second at 1:30 PM

Spring is a time of change! Some animals are emerging from hibernation while some have been active all winter.  Others might be singing, or even look like they are dancing, to show off. Learn up close and personal about animals in the spring here in New England, and beyond, and learn more about their wild relatives.

Joy Marzolf of The Joys of Nature will bring live reptiles and amphibians as well as artifacts.

Joy has a BA in Biology and prior to starting The Joys of Nature she was a Naturalist and Educator at Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary.

Registration is required, as attendance is limited to 75 adults and children at each show.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Harvard Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Volunteers Hall
There are 65 spaces available.

Animals in Spring – Grades K through 6 (but preschoolers may attend with their older siblings)

Wednesday, March 6 – two shows: one at 12:30 PM and the second at 1:30 PM

Spring is a time of change! Some animals are emerging from hibernation while some have been active all winter.  Others might be singing, or even look like they are dancing, to show off. Learn up close and personal about animals in the spring here in New England, and beyond, and learn more about their wild relatives.

Joy Marzolf of The Joys of Nature will bring live reptiles and amphibians as well as artifacts.

Joy has a BA in Biology and prior to starting The Joys of Nature she was a Naturalist and Educator at Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary.

Registration is required, as attendance is limited to 75 adults and children at each show.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Harvard Public Library

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Volunteers Hall

There are 65 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Animals in Spring

Animals in Spring – Grades K through 6 (but preschoolers may attend with their older siblings)

Wednesday, March 6 – two shows: one at 12:30 PM and the second at 1:30 PM

Spring is a time of change! Some animals are emerging from hibernation while some have been active all winter.  Others might be singing, or even look like they are dancing, to show off. Learn up close and personal about animals in the spring here in New England, and beyond, and learn more about their wild relatives.

Joy Marzolf of The Joys of Nature will bring live reptiles and amphibians as well as artifacts.

Joy has a BA in Biology and prior to starting The Joys of Nature she was a Naturalist and Educator at Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary.

Registration is required, as attendance is limited to 75 adults and children at each show.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Harvard Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Volunteers Hall
There are 75 spaces available.

Animals in Spring – Grades K through 6 (but preschoolers may attend with their older siblings)

Wednesday, March 6 – two shows: one at 12:30 PM and the second at 1:30 PM

Spring is a time of change! Some animals are emerging from hibernation while some have been active all winter.  Others might be singing, or even look like they are dancing, to show off. Learn up close and personal about animals in the spring here in New England, and beyond, and learn more about their wild relatives.

Joy Marzolf of The Joys of Nature will bring live reptiles and amphibians as well as artifacts.

Joy has a BA in Biology and prior to starting The Joys of Nature she was a Naturalist and Educator at Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary.

Registration is required, as attendance is limited to 75 adults and children at each show.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Harvard Public Library

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Volunteers Hall

There are 75 spaces available.

Thursday March 7, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Saturday March 9, 2024
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10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
LEGO Expo

LEGO Expo – All Ages:  Saturday, March 9 from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

(Snow date is Saturday, March 30)

Don’t miss the library’s 14th Annual LEGO Expo!

Participants bring a LEGO construction of their own design to the Expo to be displayed in Volunteers Hall. 

Models can be dropped off a few days prior to the event or displayed on the day of the Expo.

We want to see how creative you are, so build a LEGO model from your own imagination.

In other words, create your own cool design – don’t build a LEGO model exactly as it appears in the picture on the box.  The more creative, the better!!!

Please pre-register so that we can create a guest book and attendance certificate for you!

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Volunteers Hall
There are 102 spaces available.

LEGO Expo – All Ages:  Saturday, March 9 from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

(Snow date is Saturday, March 30)

Don’t miss the library’s 14th Annual LEGO Expo!

Participants bring a LEGO construction of their own design to the Expo to be displayed in Volunteers Hall. 

Models can be dropped off a few days prior to the event or displayed on the day of the Expo.

We want to see how creative you are, so build a LEGO model from your own imagination.

In other words, create your own cool design – don’t build a LEGO model exactly as it appears in the picture on the box.  The more creative, the better!!!

Please pre-register so that we can create a guest book and attendance certificate for you!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Volunteers Hall

There are 102 spaces available.

Monday March 11, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Art & Stories for 4's & 5's

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s – Ages 4 & 5 and up:  Mondays at 1:30 PM

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 4/8, and 4/15

This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories and phonemic awareness activities, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.   Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!

Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 12 children.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 4 spaces available.

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s – Ages 4 & 5 and up:  Mondays at 1:30 PM

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 4/8, and 4/15

This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories and phonemic awareness activities, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.   Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!

Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 12 children.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 4 spaces available.

Tuesday March 12, 2024
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
5th Grade Book Group

Register once to sign up to attend the 5th grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 6 spaces available.

Register once to sign up to attend the 5th grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 6 spaces available.

Wednesday March 13, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for 2's & 3's

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Note: no storytime on 2/21, 4/10, and 4/17

This 20 to 30 minute storytime includes songs and fingerplays, simple stories, feltboard stories, and phonemic awareness activities appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome).  Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Note: no storytime on 2/21, 4/10, and 4/17

This 20 to 30 minute storytime includes songs and fingerplays, simple stories, feltboard stories, and phonemic awareness activities appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome).  Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Paws and Read for Grades K through 6

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, March 13, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 2 spaces available.

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, March 13, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Paws and Read for Grades K through 6

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, March 13, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 2 spaces available.

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, March 13, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Paws and Read for Grades K through 6

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, March 13, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 2 spaces available.

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, March 13, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Paws and Read for Grades K through 6

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, March 13, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 2 spaces available.

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, March 13, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 2 spaces available.

Thursday March 14, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Monday March 18, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Art & Stories for 4's & 5's

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s – Ages 4 & 5 and up:  Mondays at 1:30 PM

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 4/8, and 4/15

This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories and phonemic awareness activities, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.   Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!

Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 12 children.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 4 spaces available.

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s – Ages 4 & 5 and up:  Mondays at 1:30 PM

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 4/8, and 4/15

This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories and phonemic awareness activities, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.   Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!

Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 12 children.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
4th Grade Book Group

Register once to sign up to attend the 4th grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Register once to sign up to attend the 4th grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Wednesday March 20, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for 2's & 3's

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Note: no storytime on 2/21, 4/10, and 4/17

This 20 to 30 minute storytime includes songs and fingerplays, simple stories, feltboard stories, and phonemic awareness activities appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome).  Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Note: no storytime on 2/21, 4/10, and 4/17

This 20 to 30 minute storytime includes songs and fingerplays, simple stories, feltboard stories, and phonemic awareness activities appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome).  Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Mike the Bubble Man

Mike the Bubble Man – All Ages:  Wednesday, March 20 at 12:30 PM

Mike the Bubble Man brings magic and science to the stage with this interactive 45-minute indoor show about BUBBLES!  Through music, choreography, and comedy, bubbles – in all different shapes and sizes – come alive, sparking imagination and wonder.  Exploring science through bubbles creates an entertaining learning environment that introduces shapes, color, and chemistry.  A love for bubbles is never outgrown – especially when there’s a chance to see the world from inside of one!

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Harvard Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Volunteers Hall
There are 110 spaces available.

Mike the Bubble Man – All Ages:  Wednesday, March 20 at 12:30 PM

Mike the Bubble Man brings magic and science to the stage with this interactive 45-minute indoor show about BUBBLES!  Through music, choreography, and comedy, bubbles – in all different shapes and sizes – come alive, sparking imagination and wonder.  Exploring science through bubbles creates an entertaining learning environment that introduces shapes, color, and chemistry.  A love for bubbles is never outgrown – especially when there’s a chance to see the world from inside of one!

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Harvard Public Library

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Volunteers Hall

There are 110 spaces available.

Thursday March 21, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

 
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3:40 PM - 5:10 PM
Kids Afterschool Movie in the Story Room - Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken (PG)

Kids Afterschool Movie in the Story Room – Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken (PG): Thursday, March 21 at 3:45 PM

Join us for an afterschool movie for elementary age kids in the Story Room!  Afterschool movies are supervised by teen volunteers; no refreshments are served (but it is ok to bring your own snack).  Parents are also welcome to attend.

Please register - seats are limited.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 20 spaces available.

Kids Afterschool Movie in the Story Room – Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken (PG): Thursday, March 21 at 3:45 PM

Join us for an afterschool movie for elementary age kids in the Story Room!  Afterschool movies are supervised by teen volunteers; no refreshments are served (but it is ok to bring your own snack).  Parents are also welcome to attend.

Please register - seats are limited.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Children's Literature Book Discussion Group for Grownups

Children’s Literature Book Discussion Group for Grownups:  Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 PM

Are you a grownup who loves to read children's books?  You're not alone!

Join this monthly book group for grownups and discuss children’s literature with an awesome group of like-minded readers.

We usually read and discuss recently published novels for elementary and middle school aged readers, and we always have terrific, broad-ranging discussions.  We’d love to have you join us!

In March we will be discussing The Many Assassinations of Samir, the Seller of Dreams by Daniel Nayeri.

This book group meets in a hybrid model: attend in person in the Story Room, or attend virtually via Zoom.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 16 spaces available.

Children’s Literature Book Discussion Group for Grownups:  Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 PM

Are you a grownup who loves to read children's books?  You're not alone!

Join this monthly book group for grownups and discuss children’s literature with an awesome group of like-minded readers.

We usually read and discuss recently published novels for elementary and middle school aged readers, and we always have terrific, broad-ranging discussions.  We’d love to have you join us!

In March we will be discussing The Many Assassinations of Samir, the Seller of Dreams by Daniel Nayeri.

This book group meets in a hybrid model: attend in person in the Story Room, or attend virtually via Zoom.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 16 spaces available.

Monday March 25, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Art & Stories for 4's & 5's

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s – Ages 4 & 5 and up:  Mondays at 1:30 PM

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 4/8, and 4/15

This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories and phonemic awareness activities, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.   Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!

Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 12 children.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 4 spaces available.

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s – Ages 4 & 5 and up:  Mondays at 1:30 PM

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 4/8, and 4/15

This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories and phonemic awareness activities, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.   Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!

Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 12 children.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Book Gobblers Book Group for 1st & 2nd Graders

Register once to sign up to attend the Book Gobblers Book Group for 1st & 2nd graders all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.

In this read-aloud book discussion group, Abby reads a story aloud to the group, then we discuss the book together.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room

Register once to sign up to attend the Book Gobblers Book Group for 1st & 2nd graders all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.

In this read-aloud book discussion group, Abby reads a story aloud to the group, then we discuss the book together.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room


Tuesday March 26, 2024
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
6th Grade Book Group

Register once to sign up to attend the 6th grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 7 spaces available.

Register once to sign up to attend the 6th grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 7 spaces available.

Wednesday March 27, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for 2's & 3's

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Note: no storytime on 2/21, 4/10, and 4/17

This 20 to 30 minute storytime includes songs and fingerplays, simple stories, feltboard stories, and phonemic awareness activities appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome).  Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Note: no storytime on 2/21, 4/10, and 4/17

This 20 to 30 minute storytime includes songs and fingerplays, simple stories, feltboard stories, and phonemic awareness activities appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome).  Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Paws and Read for Grades K through 6

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, March 27, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There is 1 space available.

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, March 27, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There is 1 space available.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Paws and Read for Grades K through 6

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, March 27, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 2 spaces available.

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, March 27, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Paws and Read for Grades K through 6

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, March 27, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 2 spaces available.

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, March 27, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Paws and Read for Grades K through 6

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, March 27, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 2 spaces available.

Paws and Read – Grades K through 6:  Wednesday, March 27, appointments at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30

Reading to Rhia or Chase, the library’s Therapy Dogs, is a fantastic way to bolster a child’s reading confidence!  Children who are independent readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read to one of these wonderful therapy dogs; on each date, eight children total will get a chance to have either Rhia or Chase’s undivided canine attention.

Registration is required – please choose one fifteen minute slot when you register.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 2 spaces available.

Thursday March 28, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Book Buddies

Book Buddies - Grades 1 to 4:  Thursday, March 28 from 3:45 to 4:45

Book Buddies is a once-monthly one hour program that pairs teen volunteers with children in grades 1 to 4 for shared reading, word games, and snacks.  Though the goal of Book Buddies is to help children become more confident readers, this is not a tutoring service, but rather a buddy and mentoring program. 

Registration is required – enrollment is limited to 6 children.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 6 spaces available.

Book Buddies - Grades 1 to 4:  Thursday, March 28 from 3:45 to 4:45

Book Buddies is a once-monthly one hour program that pairs teen volunteers with children in grades 1 to 4 for shared reading, word games, and snacks.  Though the goal of Book Buddies is to help children become more confident readers, this is not a tutoring service, but rather a buddy and mentoring program. 

Registration is required – enrollment is limited to 6 children.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 6 spaces available.

Monday April 1, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Art & Stories for 4's & 5's

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s – Ages 4 & 5 and up:  Mondays at 1:30 PM

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 4/8, and 4/15

This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories and phonemic awareness activities, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.   Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!

Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 12 children.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 4 spaces available.

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s – Ages 4 & 5 and up:  Mondays at 1:30 PM

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 4/8, and 4/15

This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories and phonemic awareness activities, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.   Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!

Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 12 children.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
3rd Grade Book Group

Register once to sign up to attend the 3rd grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Register once to sign up to attend the 3rd grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 9 spaces available.

Tuesday April 2, 2024
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Write Stuff for 4th through 6th Graders

This low-key, supportive, once-monthly writing group is for kids in grades 4 through 6 who love to write.  We talk books and writing, do some fun writing exercises, and share as much (or as little!) of our writing with each other as time allows. 

Register once to sign up to attend the Write Stuff writing group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Writing group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students to keep the group size small.

Maximum group size is 16 children.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 9 spaces available.

This low-key, supportive, once-monthly writing group is for kids in grades 4 through 6 who love to write.  We talk books and writing, do some fun writing exercises, and share as much (or as little!) of our writing with each other as time allows. 

Register once to sign up to attend the Write Stuff writing group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Writing group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students to keep the group size small.

Maximum group size is 16 children.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 9 spaces available.

Wednesday April 3, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for 2's & 3's

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Note: no storytime on 2/21, 4/10, and 4/17

This 20 to 30 minute storytime includes songs and fingerplays, simple stories, feltboard stories, and phonemic awareness activities appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome).  Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Note: no storytime on 2/21, 4/10, and 4/17

This 20 to 30 minute storytime includes songs and fingerplays, simple stories, feltboard stories, and phonemic awareness activities appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome).  Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Thursday April 4, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Tuesday April 9, 2024
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
5th Grade Book Group

Register once to sign up to attend the 5th grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 6 spaces available.

Register once to sign up to attend the 5th grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 6 spaces available.

Monday April 22, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Art & Stories for 4's & 5's

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s – Ages 4 & 5 and up:  Mondays at 1:30 PM

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 4/8, and 4/15

This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories and phonemic awareness activities, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.   Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!

Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 12 children.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 4 spaces available.

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s – Ages 4 & 5 and up:  Mondays at 1:30 PM

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 4/8, and 4/15

This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories and phonemic awareness activities, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.   Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!

Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 12 children.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
4th Grade Book Group

Register once to sign up to attend the 4th grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Register once to sign up to attend the 4th grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Wednesday April 24, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for 2's & 3's

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Note: no storytime on 2/21, 4/10, and 4/17

This 20 to 30 minute storytime includes songs and fingerplays, simple stories, feltboard stories, and phonemic awareness activities appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome).  Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Note: no storytime on 2/21, 4/10, and 4/17

This 20 to 30 minute storytime includes songs and fingerplays, simple stories, feltboard stories, and phonemic awareness activities appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome).  Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Thursday April 25, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Monday April 29, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Art & Stories for 4's & 5's

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s – Ages 4 & 5 and up:  Mondays at 1:30 PM

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 4/8, and 4/15

This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories and phonemic awareness activities, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.   Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!

Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 12 children.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 4 spaces available.

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s – Ages 4 & 5 and up:  Mondays at 1:30 PM

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 4/8, and 4/15

This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories and phonemic awareness activities, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.   Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!

Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 12 children.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Book Gobblers Book Group for 1st & 2nd Graders

Register once to sign up to attend the Book Gobblers Book Group for 1st & 2nd graders all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.

In this read-aloud book discussion group, Abby reads a story aloud to the group, then we discuss the book together.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room

Register once to sign up to attend the Book Gobblers Book Group for 1st & 2nd graders all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.

In this read-aloud book discussion group, Abby reads a story aloud to the group, then we discuss the book together.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room


Tuesday April 30, 2024
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
6th Grade Book Group

Register once to sign up to attend the 6th grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 7 spaces available.

Register once to sign up to attend the 6th grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 7 spaces available.

Wednesday May 1, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for 2's & 3's

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Note: no storytime on 2/21, 4/10, and 4/17

This 20 to 30 minute storytime includes songs and fingerplays, simple stories, feltboard stories, and phonemic awareness activities appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome).  Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Note: no storytime on 2/21, 4/10, and 4/17

This 20 to 30 minute storytime includes songs and fingerplays, simple stories, feltboard stories, and phonemic awareness activities appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome).  Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Thursday May 2, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Monday May 6, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Art & Stories for 4's & 5's

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s – Ages 4 & 5 and up:  Mondays at 1:30 PM

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 4/8, and 4/15

This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories and phonemic awareness activities, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.   Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!

Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 12 children.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 4 spaces available.

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s – Ages 4 & 5 and up:  Mondays at 1:30 PM

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 4/8, and 4/15

This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories and phonemic awareness activities, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.   Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!

Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 12 children.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
3rd Grade Book Group

Register once to sign up to attend the 3rd grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Register once to sign up to attend the 3rd grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 9 spaces available.

Tuesday May 7, 2024
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Write Stuff for 4th through 6th Graders

This low-key, supportive, once-monthly writing group is for kids in grades 4 through 6 who love to write.  We talk books and writing, do some fun writing exercises, and share as much (or as little!) of our writing with each other as time allows. 

Register once to sign up to attend the Write Stuff writing group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Writing group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students to keep the group size small.

Maximum group size is 16 children.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 9 spaces available.

This low-key, supportive, once-monthly writing group is for kids in grades 4 through 6 who love to write.  We talk books and writing, do some fun writing exercises, and share as much (or as little!) of our writing with each other as time allows. 

Register once to sign up to attend the Write Stuff writing group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Writing group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students to keep the group size small.

Maximum group size is 16 children.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 9 spaces available.

Wednesday May 8, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for 2's & 3's

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Note: no storytime on 2/21, 4/10, and 4/17

This 20 to 30 minute storytime includes songs and fingerplays, simple stories, feltboard stories, and phonemic awareness activities appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome).  Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Note: no storytime on 2/21, 4/10, and 4/17

This 20 to 30 minute storytime includes songs and fingerplays, simple stories, feltboard stories, and phonemic awareness activities appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome).  Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Thursday May 9, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Monday May 13, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Art & Stories for 4's & 5's

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s – Ages 4 & 5 and up:  Mondays at 1:30 PM

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 4/8, and 4/15

This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories and phonemic awareness activities, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.   Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!

Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 12 children.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 4 spaces available.

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s – Ages 4 & 5 and up:  Mondays at 1:30 PM

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 4/8, and 4/15

This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories and phonemic awareness activities, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.   Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!

Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 12 children.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
4th Grade Book Group

Register once to sign up to attend the 4th grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Register once to sign up to attend the 4th grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Tuesday May 14, 2024
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
5th Grade Book Group

Register once to sign up to attend the 5th grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 6 spaces available.

Register once to sign up to attend the 5th grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 6 spaces available.

Wednesday May 15, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for 2's & 3's

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Note: no storytime on 2/21, 4/10, and 4/17

This 20 to 30 minute storytime includes songs and fingerplays, simple stories, feltboard stories, and phonemic awareness activities appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome).  Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Note: no storytime on 2/21, 4/10, and 4/17

This 20 to 30 minute storytime includes songs and fingerplays, simple stories, feltboard stories, and phonemic awareness activities appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome).  Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Thursday May 16, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Monday May 20, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Art & Stories for 4's & 5's

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s – Ages 4 & 5 and up:  Mondays at 1:30 PM

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 4/8, and 4/15

This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories and phonemic awareness activities, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.   Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!

Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 12 children.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 4 spaces available.

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s – Ages 4 & 5 and up:  Mondays at 1:30 PM

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 4/8, and 4/15

This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories and phonemic awareness activities, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.   Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!

Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 12 children.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Book Gobblers Book Group for 1st & 2nd Graders

Register once to sign up to attend the Book Gobblers Book Group for 1st & 2nd graders all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.

In this read-aloud book discussion group, Abby reads a story aloud to the group, then we discuss the book together.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room

Register once to sign up to attend the Book Gobblers Book Group for 1st & 2nd graders all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.

In this read-aloud book discussion group, Abby reads a story aloud to the group, then we discuss the book together.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room


Wednesday May 22, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for 2's & 3's

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Note: no storytime on 2/21, 4/10, and 4/17

This 20 to 30 minute storytime includes songs and fingerplays, simple stories, feltboard stories, and phonemic awareness activities appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome).  Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s – Ages 2 & 3:  Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Note: no storytime on 2/21, 4/10, and 4/17

This 20 to 30 minute storytime includes songs and fingerplays, simple stories, feltboard stories, and phonemic awareness activities appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome).  Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.

Registration is required for the winter/spring session. Enrollment is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.  Register once to sign up to attend this storytime from January through May.

(No worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the winter/spring season!)

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Thursday May 23, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime – Ages 0 – 2 and up: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30

Winter/spring session runs from January 25 through May 23

Note: no storytime on 2/19, 2/22, 4/8, 4/11, 4/15, and 4/18

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).  

In case of inclement weather, please see the library's homepage for information on changes to hours. If the library is closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather, then storytime will be canceled that day.

Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.  This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes from January through May.

There are 63 spaces available.

Tuesday May 28, 2024
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
6th Grade Book Group

Register once to sign up to attend the 6th grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

CONTACT: Children's Room  childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 7 spaces available.

Register once to sign up to attend the 6th grade book group all through the school year (no worries, it's ok to miss some meetings over the course of the year!).

Want to join a book group?  We’d love to have you – new members are welcome; however, book group membership is limited to children who are Harvard/Devens residents/HES students, in order to keep the book group sizes small.

Maximum group size per grade is 12 children.  

We will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing.  We can get you a copy of the book in print format and/or in audiobook format (either on CD, Playaway, or in e-audio format)!  Once you have registered for this book group, Abby will reach out by email with more information about the group.

Book group members should read OR listen to at least half (but preferably all!) of the book prior to the group meeting.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  
   childrensroom@harvardpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Story Room

There are 7 spaces available.


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