The first floor of the library is now open for browsing, computer use and more with limited hours. A contactless pick-up option for holds will be available as well as our many virtual programs online! Library staff will be available by phone at 508-359-4544 and email at medfield@minlib.net to answer questions.

Early Literacy

Information for caregivers about our Virtual Storytimes & 1000 Books Before Kindergarten (1KB4K) Challenge.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge

It’s exactly what it sounds like… read ANY books to your infant, toddler, or preschooler, keep track, & watch it add up! The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your precious one start kindergarten.
 
You may be thinking “1,000 books?!?!” You’ll be amazed at how the numbers add up after just a few weeks and months.  For example, four books a day equals over 100 month!  The benefits of reading to your child starting at the earliest age are proven & priceless, but it all starts with you!
 
Getting started is easy: Send an email to mldkids@minlib.net with the subject line “1KB4K Challenge” & just tell us that your interested! We’ll arrange for you to come pickup a Reading Log package during any of our contactless pick-up times.  You can also simply keep track in a Reading Log of your own, on paper or even with the iPhone & Android App.  If you decide to go this route, when you send the email just tell us that you don’t need to pick up a Reading Log package.
 
We’re so excited to help you and your child get started on the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten journey! Visit the 1KB4K website for lots more information about the 1,000 Books Foundation.
 
​This program is sponsored by the Walpole CFCE Program, which is funded through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care’s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant.

Virtual Rhyme Time Storytime

Every Thursday from Dec. 3 – Dec. 17 & Dec. 31 – Feb. 25 @ 10:00 AM on Zoom

 

Ages 0-3 yrs.

 

Join us on Zoom for a half hour of songs, rhymes, finger-plays and stories that are perfect for babies & toddlers with their caregivers.  The littles will love this, but all are welcome to attend.

 

REGISTER HERE to receive Zoom links.  Join us for your child’s age group OR for all of them!

Virtual Preschool Pageturners

Every Thursday from Dec. 3 – Dec. 17 & Dec. 31 – Feb. 25 @ 11:00 AM on Zoom

 

Ages 3-5 yrs.

 

Join us on Zoom for this half hour program which is designed to encourage a love of books and help develop important early literacy skills.  We’ll read several stories and end with an activity.  This program is geared toward preschool age children with a caregiver, but all are welcome to attend.

 

REGISTER HERE to receive Zoom links.  Join us for your child’s age group OR for all of them!

Virtual PJ Storytime

Wednesdays: Jan. 20 & Feb. 10 @ 6:00 PM on Zoom

 

Ages 4 yrs. & up

 

Get dressed in your pajama best and join us for some cozy stories to end the night right.  We may even have some special guests join us!  This program is designed for ages 4 & up with a caregiver, but all are welcome to attend.

 

REGISTER HERE to receive Zoom links.  Join us for your child’s age group OR for all of them!

Virtual Music Makers

Mondays: Nov. 30, Dec. 21, Jan. 11, Feb. 1 & Feb. 22 @ 10:00 AM on Zoom

 

Ages 0-5 yrs.

 

Enhance your child’s love of music during this 30 minute bonding time with songs, stories, and movement activities.  This program is designed for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with a caregiver, but all are welcome to attend.

 

REGISTER HERE to receive Zoom links.  Join us for your child’s age group OR for all of them!