The library will be closed Monday, February 17 for Presidents' Day

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.

Storytimes

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

No Storytimes Feb. 19 & 20

 

  • *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

February Vacation Anytime Activities for Kids

It’s February Vacation and and here are two things you can do anytime in the Children’s Room!  We’ll have a Book in a Jar Challenge and a Scavenger Hunt Challenge.  Try to guess the titles of four different scrambled books in a jar and go on a picture or literary scavenger hunt around the room. 

 

Drop into the Children’s Room anytime the library is open from Tuesday, Feb. 18th thru Sunday, Feb. 23rd. to use some detective skills on these challenges and keep your minds sharp while you take a break from school.

February Vacation Crafts & Legos

Crafts  –  Drop in to get creative with our craft supplies!

Ages 3 and up with an adult

 

  • Tuesday, Feb. 18  –  11:00-5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19  –  11:00-5:00 pm 
  • Saturday, Feb. 22  –  11:00-4:00 pm
  • Sunday, Feb. 23  –  2:30-4:00 pm

 

Legos  –  Drop in and build with the library’s LEGOs.

Ages 3 and up with an adult

 

  • Thursday, Feb. 20  –  1:00-5:00 pm
  • Friday, Feb. 21  –  11:00-4:00 pm 
  • Saturday, Feb. 22  –  11:00-4:00 pm
  • Sunday, Feb. 23  –  2:30-4:00 pm

 

No registration required for these drop-in activities

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!

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. 

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

Storyteller, Kurt Jackson

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

Ages 4 and up with an adult

 

  • 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, Mar. 5 @  4:30-5:30 pm
  • Apr. & May dates TBD so check back soon!

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, Feb. 13   @  4:30-5:30 pm – Origami Bookmarks
  • Thursday, Mar. 19   @  4:30-5:30 pm – Activity TBD
  • Apr. & May dates TBD so check back soon!

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, Feb. 27   @  4:30-5:30 pm – Cheerio Bird Feeders
  • Thursday, Mar. 26   @  4:30-5:30 pm – Activity TBD
  • Apr. & May dates TBD so check back soon!

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.

Ages 5 and up

 

  • Saturday, Mar. 7  @  1:00-3:30 pm
  • More spring dates TBD so check back soon!

Registration:

-required as space is limited

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

 

Beginning Reader Book Club

This book club is for newly independent readers to practice reading out loud by working through a story together, followed by a related craft or activity. Extra 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 enjoy it and become familiar with it!

 

  • Tuesday, Feb. 25  @  4:30-5:15 pm – Mr. Monkey Takes a Hike by Jeff Mack
  • Tuesday, Mar. 24  @  4:30-5:15 pm – There’s a Pest in the Garden! by Jan Thomas
  • Tuesday, Apr. 28  @  4:30-5:15 pm – Book TBD
  • Tuesday, May 19  @  4:30-5:15 pm – Book TBD

Registration:

-required as space is limited

-choose desired dates above

Traveling Tide Pools

An up close and personal experience with fascinating ocean animals such as the pufferfish, horseshoe crab, sea star, and more!

 Ages 4 and up with an adult. 

 

Registration:

-required as space is limited 

-begins on Feb. 12

-choose your preferred time 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! 

Ages 5 & up

 

  • Friday, Mar. 27  @  4:30-5:15 pm
  • Friday, Apr. 24  @  4:30-5:15 pm
  • Friday, May 29  @  4:30-5:15 pm

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.

Ages 3 – 5

 

Registration:

-required as space is limited

-choose desired dates above

Vacation Yoga for Big Kids

Get bendy with your buddies at this yoga class designed especially for elementary age kids.

Grade K – 3rd

 

Registration:

-required as space is limited

-click on date above

PJ Storytime

Get dressed in your pajama best and join us for a bedtime themed storytime. Bring your favorite stuffed animal and enjoy cozy stories to end the night right.

Ages 3 and up with an adult

 

  • Thursday, Feb. 20  @ 6:30-7:00 pm
  • Thursday, Mar. 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, Mar. 17  

 

Electricity (grade 3-5)  @  1:30 – 2:30 pm

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

 

Dinosaurs (grade K-2)  @  2:45-3:45 pm

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

 

Registration:

-required as space is limited

-click on desired workshop & age above

 

Family Create, Play & Learn!

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

Ages 3 and up with an adult

 

Saturdays:

  • Dec. 28  –  11:00-4:00 pm
  • Jan. 4, 18 & 25  –  11:00-4:00 pm
  • Feb. 1, 15, 22 & 29  –  11:00-4:00 pm

No registration required for these drop-in activities