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Join us for storytimes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary!

Storytime

  • Weekday storytimes run throughout the school year. Please check below for ages, times and locations.
  • Due to overcrowding REGISTRATION is required for some programs.
  • Storytimes are offered on weekdays from October to May for children ages 4 months to 8 years. The goal of all storytimes is to inspire a love of books and reading in participants of all ages.
  • Many weekday morning storytimes are drop-in programs with no registration required. However, some of the most popular storytimes may require advance registration.
  • Children must be of age by the first meeting and week day programs are limited to Quincy residents.
  • Please note that no storytimes are held when the Quincy Public Schools are closed for vacation or for weather. 
  • All children's programs are also included in the library's Calendar of Events (children's programs are listed in blue on the Calendar).
  • Each child may only be registered for one storytime series per session.
Storytimes at the Main Library       Storytimes at the Branches

MAIN LIBRARY STORYTIMESMother Goose on the Loose storytime

Rock-a-Bye Babies (4-12 months)

An introduction to stories, songs, nursery rhymes and gentle movement exercises for very young children accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Limited to Quincy residents.
Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.
Fall 1: 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 
Fall 2: 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18 

Mother Goose on the Loose (12-24 months) — REGISTRATION REQUIRED

A storytime for Rock-a-Bye Baby graduates who are mobile; includes stories, songs, fingerplays and creative movement for young children accompanied by an adult. Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.
Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Fall 1: 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28
Fall 2: 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16

Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
Fall 1: 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30
Fall 2:  11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18

Toddlers playing with a cloud of bubbles at storytime

Just for Twos (24-36 months) — REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This program for two-year-olds and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays and felt board activities will be used to reinforce concepts. Due to overcrowding, registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.
Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
Fall 1: 9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 10/27
Fall 2: 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15 

Just for Threes (36-47 months)Small children putting felt leaves on a felt tree at storytime

This program for three-year-olds and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays and felt board activities will be used to reinforce concepts. No registration required. Limited to Quincy residents.
Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Fall 1: 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28
Fall 2:  11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16

 

Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)

Longer, more complex stories form the basis for this program. Participation plays a big part as children now have the language and confidence to join in on refrains and songs. Poems, songs, felt boards, action rhymes and occasional crafts round out the programs. Caregivers have the option of attending these programs with their children or using the time to browse for books nearby. No registration required. Limited to Quincy residents.
Fridays at 9:30 a.m.
Fall 1: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24
Fall 2:  11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12

 


BRANCH STORYTIMES

Toddler Time at Adams Shore

Adams Shore Branch (617-376-1325)
Toddler Time (2-3 years)
This program for toddlers and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays and felt board activities will be used to reinforce concepts. No registration required. Limited to Quincy residents.
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Fall 1: 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28
Fall 2: 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16

 

North Quincy Branch (617-376-1320)
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)Storyteller and two children
Longer, more complex stories form the basis for this program. Participation plays a big part as children now have the language and confidence to join in on refrains and songs. Poems, songs, felt boards, action rhymes and occasional crafts round out the programs. Caregivers have the option of attending these programs with their children or using the time to browse for books nearby. No registration required. Limited to Quincy residents.
Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
Fall 1: 9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 10/27
Fall 2: 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15

Wollaston Branch (617-376-1330)Wollaston storytime
Junior Explorers (3-5 years)REGISTRATION REQUIRED
This one hour program for pre-kindergarteners and kindergarteners meets after school for stories and crafts based on a theme such as ocean life, fractured fairy tales or other topics. Good listening skills and cooperation are important for this storytime. Due to physical space limitations registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.
Mondays at 3:00 p.m.
Fall 1: 9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 10/27
Fall 2: 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15

Explorers Club (6-8 years)REGISTRATION REQUIRED
This one hour program for elementary-age children meets after school for stories, activities Two boys comparing the sole of a boot to a crayon rubbing of a shoeprintand crafts based on a theme such as mysteries, outer space or other topics. Stories are longer and activities require more independant and creative thought as children are now old enough to listen for longer and work on their own. Due to physical space limitations registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.
Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.
Fall 1:
10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29
Fall 2:  
11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17


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