Children's Programs - Main Library

Children's Programs


The new StoryWalk book is illustrated by Joan Paley

For Preschool Children
Dads and Donuts Storytime
PJ Storytime
Pajama Jam

For Elementary School Children
Lego Club

Book Discussions

April Vacation Programs
June Cook Memorial Nature Program for preschoolers

See the entire library calendar!

StoryWalk update...

The library has installed a StoryWalk at Sunny Meadow Community Gardens on Robin Hill Rd. Pages from a picture book are laminated, attached to stakes and positioned along a short trail.

The winter book is The Emperor Lays an Egg by Brenda Guiberson. The illustrator is Joan Paley, a former Chelmsford resident.

The opening of the installation is the Winterfest weekend: February 1 and 2. The book will remain on the trail until the spring.

The colors in the illustrations are especially beautiful with snow on the ground.

The Family Foundation Network is the co-sponsor of this story.

*The StoryWalk™ concept was created by Anne Ferguson and developed in cooperation with the Kellogg Hubbard Library and the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition.

We have a special guest at Dads and Donuts this March.

Shawn Brady is a Patrol Officer with the Chelmsford Police, and he was scheduled to be at our Dads and Donuts storytime in February. He was on duty that day and got called away. He wanted to meet everyone, so he said he will come back to visit on his day off on March 8! Thank you Shawn. He will read our last story and be available for lots of questions. The storytime begins at 10:30 am.

3rd and 4th grade book discussion on Monday, March 24 at 4:00

This month's book is Flora and Ulyssey: the illuminated adventures by Kate DiCamillo, which won a Newbury award in January.

Please read the book before joining the discussion. If you haven't finished, you are still welcome to come, but we will be discussing the ending.

You do not need to register for this program. Drop-in at 4:00.

Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

PlaySpace: A program for 2 and 3 year old children

Join us on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 in the Meeting Room.
( January 28-Feb.11, Feb. 25-April 15, April 29-May 13)

We will read a story and then offer related activities for adults and children to do together. This is a drop-in program.

This program is offered by the Children's Staff of the Chelmsford Library in partnership with the Family Resource Network, a division of Community Teamwork, Inc. The Chelmsford Friends of the Library provide financial support, yet most of the activites can be done at home with recycled materials.



PJ Storytimes are fun for the whole family on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00pm.

Our Story Teens are trained to lead a half hour of stories, rhymes and songs.
You may drop-in to this program.



Lego Club meets on Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings this spring.

Saturday May 3 @ 10:30am

Thursday May 8 @ 4:30pm

Saturday June 7 @ 10:30am

Elementary school children are invited to build imaginative creations using the library's enormous supply of legos.





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.




June Cook Memorial Nature Program on Arbor Day

"Hands on Nature", a non-profit organization connecting children to the natural work, will offer stories and nature crafts at the Main Library on Friday, April 25 at 10:30 am.

June Cook was a charter member of the Open Gate Garden Club in Chelmsford. She was also the co-founder of the Busy Bees junior gardener's club, sharing her love of nature with children. This program is sponsored by the Open Gate Garden Club in her memory.

Children ages 3 and up are invited to drop-in to this program at 10:30.











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.