Children's Programs - Main Library

Children's Programs

Library Lab Program
NEW: Terrific Tuesday Tales
Gingerbread Festival

Book Groups
Fall Storytimes

See the entire children's calendar!


Terrific Tuesday Tales on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 4:15

Drop-in to our new after school program for 1st and 2nd graders.

Children will listen to a tale, do an activity and a craft.




Storytimes with Story Teens:

The Story Teens will be offering storytimes on the 2nd Monday of the month this fall:

September 14, November 9 and December 14 at 7:00 pm

We will not meet on October 12 - due to the Columbus Day holiday

Families with young children are invited to drop-in to these storytimes.





Middle School Book Group on Monday afternoons

Children entering grades 5-8 are invited to discuss the Massachusetts Children's Book Award entries. Children who read 5 books from this list are eligible to vote for the winner.

All book discussions will begin at 4:15. Snacks will be served starting at 4:00.

We will discuss I Survived the Attacks on September 11, 2001 by Lauren Tarshis on Monday, September 28.
We will discuss Wings of Fire: the Dragonet Prophecy by Tui Sutherland on Monday, October 19.
We will discuss A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff, on Monday, November 16.

We will discuss Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurliff on Monday, December 21.

Please register for these discussions beginning 2 weeks in advance.



Book Club on Thursdays in the fall

Jen Petro-Roy, our teen librarian, will be hosting a teen book club on the 3rd Thursday of the month for children in 5th - 12th grades. Rather than everyone reading the same book and discussing it, this group will talk about good books they've read.

You will get some free books to keep.

The book club meets at 4:00. You can drop-in.





A new afterschool STEM program for children in grades 3-5.

1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month this fall at 4:00 pm.

Registration required. See below for details.




Library Lab: Boats on November 19

Come learn about fluid dynamics using boats.

Registration for grades 3-5 begins November 5.




Saturday, December 5 is the Gingerbread Festival

The whole family is invited to join us for our annual festival.

We will read stories, make a craft and decorate a gingerbread cookie.

Drop-in to this special program between 10:30 and 11:30 am.



Dads and Donuts Storytime: the 2nd Saturday of every month

Children ages 2 and up are invited to attend a special storytime each month. On the 2nd Saturday at 10:30am, Dads are invited to bring their children to hear stories and songs and end with a snack.

Although dads are in the majority in this storytime, moms and other relatives are always invited.

You may drop-in to these storytimes.

This program is supported by The Chelmsford Friends of the Library and The Family Resource Network.




PARTNERS in early literacy at storytime

Participation is Important!
Arrive early
Relax and respond
Time for adult/child bonding
No chit chat
Electronic devices off
Respect others in the group
Special circumstances? Tell us.


Visit our storytime page for more information.