Children's Programs - Main Library

Children's Programs

See the entire children's calendar!


Summer Storytime Schedule from July 1 - August 14

Ages 0-12 months on Fridays at 10:00

Ages 1 year - 2 1/2 years on Mondays at 10:00

Ages 2 1/2 years - 6 years on Wednesdays at the Main Library at 10:00
OR Fridays at the MacKay Branch in N. Chelmsford at 11:30
The MacKay storytime will take place outdoors near the garden (weather permitting). In good weather, you are invited to bring a picnic lunch.




Storytimes with Story Teens:

News: The Story Teens will be offering storytimes every Monday night at 7:00 from July 6 to August 10.





Middle School Book Group on Thursday evenings.

Due to popular demand, we have started a middle school book discussion group this summer. We meet on Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 pm. Children entering grades 5-8 are invited. We welcome new members.

We will discuss Capture the Flag by Kate Messner on Thursday, July 23. (An alternative choice for that night is Bambi by Felix Salten)
We will discuss The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein on Thursday, July 30. .
We will discuss Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, also by Chris Grabenstein, on Thursday, August 6.

The book to be discussed at our final meeting, on Thursday, August 13, will be chosen at our July 30th meeting.

You do not need to register in advance for these discussions.


Every Hero Has a Story!

is the Summer Reading Theme for 2015





Summer Program

Ed Morgan, the Music Man, will visit on Thursday, July 30 at 10:30 am

This is a special pre-school music program. Children ages 2 and up are invited to sing along with Ed. Older siblings are also invited.

You may drop-in to this program.



Summer Program

On July 31st we celebrate Harry Potter's birthday!

Drop-in at 10:30 am for fun, crafts and cake.

This program is designed for children ages 6-10.




Summer Program

Friendly yoga on Thursday, August 6

Ellen Olson-Brown will lead 2 introductory Yoga classes for children.

The session at 10:30 is for ages 6-8.

The session at 11:30 is for ages 9 and up.

Space is limited. Registration begins on Thursday, July 23.






Summer Program

Tie Fleece Blankets on Tuesday, August 11 at 2:00 pm.

The Wish Project's Blanket Drive is this summer's charity. The Friends of the Library will donated money, and blankets, if 500 summer reading logs are returned. I'm sure we can make this goal, so we'll start making blankets a bit early. We have some superhero fabric to create the blankets. We just need folks to tie the 2 pieces of fleece together. No experience necessary.

All ages are invited to drop-in to this program. Grown-ups need to attend with young children.




Summer Program

Making Ice Cream at the Main Library and at MacKay

Our end-of-summer tradition continues...

Children ages 6 and up are invited to join us to make ice cream! You must register in advance for this popular program.

Thursday, August 13 at the Main Library at 10:30 OR 11:30
Friday, August 14 at MacKay at 10:30

Registration begins on July 30 for the Main Library and July 31 for MacKay.

If your child is unable to attend this program, ask for recipes and directions (available after the program).


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.