Summer Events - Preschoolers & Toddlers

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Summer reading, storytimes and nursery rhymes - These programs are for ages 4 and under.

Take a look at our library calendar of events to see what we've got going on for everyone!

Build a Better World - Summer Reading ProgramDrawing of two children looking at plants growing on top of a bookcase
All Summer Long
This summer from June 23rd through August 31st track your reading on your computer, phone or other mobile device with our new summer reading game. Sign up, log books, and complete challenges. As you add books and complete challenges you will earn online badges and online raffle tickets. We’ll have a drawing for the raffle prizes the first week in September. We have two programs one for babies and young children up to age 6 and the other for ages 7-13. Teens are invited to join our teen summer reading program. 
Kids Under 13 Teens Adults

 

Pajama Storytime
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
7/12, 7/19, 7/26
Ages 2-5 with an adult
Mail Library Meeting Room

Preschool Discovery: BuildingDrawing of a child sitting behind a building made of blocks
Thursday, July 13th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Ages 3+ with an adult
Wollaston Branch Library  

Teddy Bear Storytime
Tuesday, July 26th at 7:00 p.m.
Ages 2-5 with an adult
North Quincy Branch Library
Join Children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quinn Z. Bear for stories and songs for preschoolers. Feel free to wear your comfy jammies and bring along your favorite stuffed friend as we read some vacation stories!

Mother Goose Storytime with Denise Shaver
Fridays at 10:00 a.m.
8/4, 8/11, 8/18
Ages 1-2 with an adult 
Join storyteller Denise Shaver for a special storytime full of songs, stories and rhymes just right for our youngest listeners.

Preschool Discovery: Science FavoritesCartoon of a child wearing a lab coat, holding a green beaker
Thursday, August 10th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Ages 3+ with an adult
Wollaston Branch Library
Bring your preschooler in to do some of our favorite science activities from the past year of Preschool Discovery. Did you have fun mixing colorful baking soda and vinegar? Did you miss out on making light-up constellations? Come in and try out those activities and more! Drop in any time during this hour of science.

Creature Teachers: Live Animal Program
Thursday, August 10th at 2:00 p.m.
Ages 3+ with an adult
Adams Shore Branch Library

Teddy Bear Storytime
Tuesday, August 23rd at 7:00 p.m.
Ages 2-5 with an adult
North Quincy Branch Library 
Join Children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quinn Z. Bear for stories and songs for preschoolers. Feel free to wear your comfy jammies and bring along your favorite stuffed friend as we read stories about all kinds of homes!

Board Game Day
Thursday, August 24th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ages 3+ with an adult
Wollaston Branch Library
Come drop by to play some family board games. We'll have some old favorites and some you might not have played before. Try some word association with Codenames, press your luck with Tem-Purr-A, make some wild guesses with Concept and more!

Children's summer programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library and the Quincy Cultural Council.

For more programs for younger children, take a look at our programs for all ages.


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