The library will be closed to the public beginning Friday, March 13 until further notice. Library staff will available by phone at 508-359-4544 and email at medfield@minlib.net, Monday - Friday, 10 am - 6 pm, and we will be happy to answer questions about accessing our many online resources and eBooks. The community's health is our first priority and there will be no fines during our closure, any that do appear will be waived when we reopen. All holds will remain available after we reopen.

Kids Programs

Programs at the Medfield Public Library

All programs are FREE thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Medfield Library. Please respect the age limits and arrive on time. For programs that require advance sign-up, you may do so online (below), in person, or by phone. Feel free to contact us for more information.

VIRTUAL STORYTIMES

Virtual Storytimes are going LIVE during all of April! This upcoming week’s schedule can be found below. Click the links you would like to register for and receive an email with Zoom meeting ID’s for each. We can’t wait for everyone to join us!
 
Rhyme Time Storytime– Monday, April 6th @ 10 AM 
 
Preschool Pageturners – Monday, April 6th @ 11 AM
 
PJ Storytime – Wednesday, April 8th @ 6 PM
 
Rhyme Time Storytime – Thursday, April 9th @ 10 AM
 
Preschool Pageturners – Thursday, April 9th @ 11 AM

EVENTS BELOW HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Please keep an eye on the calendar as we plan to continue offering these programs in the future!

Storytimes

Join us for one of our weekly Storytimes, which take place every Wednesday and Thursday, except for the dates listed below. 

No Storytimes April 22 & 23

 

  • *Pattycake Place:  10:15 am – Recommended for ages 0-24 mos.
  • *Toddler Time:  10:45 am – Recommended for ages 18-36 mos.
  • *All Together Now:  11:15 am – Recommended for for ages 0-36 mos.

*These programs are music-based and full of songs, rhymes and movement activities. They’re designed especially for babies & toddlers to enjoy with their caregivers.

 

No registration required but we kindly ask that you choose one time that fits your schedule best, so there is space for everyone in the Program Room. 

 

  • **Preschool Pageturners:  11:45 am – Recommended for ages 3-5 yrs.

**This program for preschoolers is designed to encourage a love of books that help develop important early literacy skills.  Participants are encouraged to separate from their caregivers for the first part of the program but we ask for help with our craft at the end. 

 

No registration required

Saturday Sing-A-Long w/ Elijah T. Grasshopper and Friends

Interactive story songs with a gentle appeal are Elijah’s specialty.   Elijah and his friends will teach funky dance moves like the Bumpity Bump and the Pumpkin Dance, all the while promoting a message of social harmony. 

All ages welcome with an adult

 

Saturday, March 21  @  11:00-11:45 am

 

No Registration Required

Music Makers

Enhance your little one’s love of music during this 30-minute bonding time, with songs, dance, and movement activities to excite your budding musician!

Open to ages 0-5 with an adult

 

Registration:

-required as space is limited 

-begins 2 weeks before each class date

-choose your preferred time above

Parachute Play

Ring around the parachute with music, games and a craft!  Toddlers & preschoolers are invited to come play with their caregivers. 

Open to ages 2 – 5 with an adult

 

Registration:

-required as space is limited 

-begins 2 weeks before each class date

-choose your preferred time above

 

This program is offered thanks to the Walpole Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Program

St. Patrick's Day Crafts

Lucky, lucky, lucky! Drop into the Children’s Room and make St. Patrick’s Day Crafts!

Open to ages 3 and up with an adult

 

Tuesday, March 17  @  11:00-5:00 pm

 

No registration required for these drop-in activities

Mobile My Gym

Children & their caregivers can join the folks from My Gym Medfield for relays, games, puppet shows and more! They’ll work on balancing, tumbling, agility, coordination.

 

Monday, March 30

Registration:

-required as space is limited 

-begins March 16th

-choose child’s age above

Storyteller, Kurt Jackson

Join our favorite storyteller and long time MAP teacher as he spins some of his favorite tales.  Pajamas welcome!

Open to ages 4 and up with an adult

 

Thursday, April 30  @  7:00-7:45 pm

 

No Registration Required

smART Club for K & 1st Graders

Kindergarten and 1st Graders can join other kids their age for a different surprise, creative learning activity each month! 

 

  • Thursday, April 2 @  4:30-5:30 pm
  • Thursday, May 7 @  4:30-5:30 pm

Registration:

-required as space is limited

-choose desired dates above

smART Club for 2nd & 3rd Grade

2nd and 3rd Graders can join other kids their age for a different creative learning activity each month!

 

  • Thursday, March 19   @  4:30-5:30 pm – Yarn Wrapped Stars
  • Thursday, April 16   @  4:30-5:30 pm – Cheerio Bird Feeders
  • Thursday, May 14   @  4:30-5:30 pm – Activity TBD

Registration:

-required as space is limited

-choose desired dates above

smART Club for 4th & 5th Grade

4th and 5th Graders can join other kids their age for a different creative learning activity each month! 

 

  • Thursday, March 26   @  4:30-5:30 pm – Woven Bracelets/ Bookmarks
  • Thursday, April 30   @  4:30-5:30 pm – Beaded Flowers
  • Thursday, May 21   @  4:30-5:30 pm – Activity TBD

Registration:

-required as space is limited

-choose desired dates above

Read to a Dog

Bring your favorite book or pick any from our collection to share with a specialized therapy dog for 15 minutes.

Open to ages 5 and up

 

  • Saturday, March 7  @  1:00-3:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 4  @  1:00-2:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 11  @  1:00-2:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 9  @  1:00-2:00 pm

Registration:

-required as space is limited

-call or visit the Children’s Desk to reserve your 15 minutes

 

Spanish Language Club

Join members of Medfield High School’s Spanish Honor Society for some fun Spanish language activities!

Open to Grades K-3

  • Saturday, April 11   @  3:00-4:00 pm
  • More dates TBD

Registration:

-required as space is limited

-choose desired dates above

Beginning Reader Book Club

This book club is for new readers to practice reading out loud by working through a story together, followed by a craft/activity.  Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Children’s Desk one month before each meeting.  Pick one up ahead of time so your new reader can become familiar with it!

Open to ages 5-7

  • Tuesday, March 24  @  4:30-5:15 pm – There’s a Pest in the Garden! by Jan Thomas
  • Tuesday, April 28  @  4:30-5:15 pm – Waiting Is Not Easy by Mo Willems
  • Tuesday, May 19  @  4:30-5:15 pm – Book TBD

Registration:

-required as space is limited

-choose desired dates above

Lego Club

Challenge yourself to build with the library’s collection of Legos.  Then we’ll put them out on display for all to see! 

Open to ages 5 & up

 

Registration:

-required as space is limited

-choose desired dates above

Preschool Yoga

Get bendy with your buddies at this yoga class designed especially for preschoolers.

Open to ages 3 – 5

 

Registration:

-required as space is limited

-choose desired dates above

PJ Storytime

Get dressed in your pajama best and join us for cozy stories to end the night right.

Open to ages 3 and up with an adult

 

  • Thursday, March 12 @ 6:30-7:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 28 @ 6:30-7:00 pm

No Registration Required

Mad Science Workshops

Hey kids, it’s a half day for Medfield Schools!  Join others your age for Mad Science fun!

 

Tuesday, March 17  

 

Discover circuits & conductivity, then create & play an electric game!

 

See how scientists learn about dinosaurs, then make a cast of a dinosaur tooth to take home!

 

Registration:

-required as space is limited

-choose workshop/age above

 

Family Create, Play & Learn!

Drop in and play with a variety of different activities.  Legos, games, crafts, puzzles, activity sheets… there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy and learn through play!

Open to ages 3 and up with an adult

 

Saturdays:

 

  • March 14, 21, 28  –  11:00-4:00 pm
  • April 18, 25 – 11:00-4:00 pm
  • May 2, 16 – 11:00-4:00 pm

No registration required for these drop-in activities