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 Dec. 25 & 26, Jan. 1 & 2, 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

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

Warm Winter Sing-a-long w/Jeannie Mack

Sing and dance in celebration of the winter season during the Holiday Stroll.  Join Jeannie Mack in songs about snowmen, snowflakes, sledding, and hot chocolate, as well as some merry holiday tunes!

All ages welcome with an adult

 

  • Friday, Dec. 6  @  4:30-5:15 pm

No Registration Required

Festive Winter Crafts

Winter themed crafts galore!  Drop in to make something new and different each week.

Ages 3 and up with an adult

 

  • Weekdays, Dec. 9 – Jan. 3  @  1:30-5:00 pm*

No Registration Required

 

*Please note that on Dec. 17, Dec. 27 & Dec. 31 the crafts will end at 4:00 pm instead of 5:00 pm

Storyteller, Kurt Jackson

Join our favorite storyteller and long time MAP teacher for an extra special performance.  Kurt will pay tribute to silent film icon, Charlie Chaplin, and will tell a story with the use of body language and physical comedy.  Pajamas welcome!

Ages 4 and up with an adult

 

  • Thursday, Jan. 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, Jan. 9  @  4:30-5:15 pm
  • Thursday, Feb. 6  @  4:30-5:15 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, Jan. 16  @  4:30-5:30 pm – Model Magic Sculptures
  • Thursday, Feb. 13   @  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, Jan. 23  @  4:30-5:30 pm – Shimmering Icicles
  • Thursday, Feb. 27   @  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.

Ages 5 and up

 

  • Saturday, Dec. 14  @  1:00-3:30 pm
  • Saturday, Jan 11  @  1:00-3:30 pm
  • Saturday, Feb. 8  @  1:00-3:30 pm

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, Dec. 17  @  4:30-5:15 pm – What This Story Needs is a Pig in a Wig by Emma J. Virjan
  • Tuesday, Jan. 21  @  4:30-5:15 pm – Pete the Cat’s Groovy Bake Sale by James Dean
  • Tuesday, Feb. 25  @  4:30-5:15 pm – Mr. Monkey Takes a Hike by Jeff Mack

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! 

Kids ages 5 & up

 

  • Friday, Dec. 27  @  4:30-5:15 pm
  • Friday, Jan. 24  @  4:30-5:15 pm
  • Friday, Feb. 21  @  4:30-5:15 pm

Registration:

-required as space is limited

-choose desired dates above

Kids 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

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. 7, 21 & 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