Rock-A-Bye Baby

Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime

Ages 4-11 months, accompanied by an adult
Main Library Large Meeting Room
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
No registration required

Rock-a-Bye Baby is a storytime designed for some of our youngest patrons and their caregivers. This storytime series provides an introduction to stories, songs, nursery rhymes and gentle movement exercises for very young children.

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Ages 12-23 months, accompanied by an adult
Main Library Meeting Room
Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. or Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Mother Goose on the Loose is a storytime for Rock-a-Bye Baby graduates, ages 12-23 months, who are mobile; includes stories, songs, fingerplays and creative movement for young children accompanied by an adult.

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Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime

Ages 2-3 years, accompanied by an adult
No registration required

This program for two- and 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.

Toddler Storytime currently has three different days and locations to choose from:

  • The North Quincy Branch Library on Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
  • The Adams Shore Branch Library on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
  • The Main Library Children’s Room on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.

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ABC Storytime

ABC Storytime

Ages 3-5 years
The Main Library Children’s Room
Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
No registration required

This storytime series for preschoolers meets each week to explore a different letter of the alphabet. We’ll read stories, sing songs and play games all centered around the letter of the day, including our favorite game: Mystery Bag!

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Family PJ Storytime

Family PJ Storytime

Ages 1-5, accompanied by an adult
ON HIATUS – PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family. Join us for a family storytime for children ages 1-5 accompanied by an adult. We will read stories, sing songs, recite rhymes, and more. Children are allowed (encouraged!) to wear their pajamas to this storytime.

Pre-School Discovery

Preschool Discovery

Ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult
No registration

Drop in with your preschooler at any one of our four library locations for fun science once a month. Each month activities, experiments and instructions will be provided on a different science topic you can do with your child. This program travels! If you can’t make it to Wollaston at the beginning of the month, catch it at Adams Shore, North Quincy, or the Main Library later in the month!

  • Wollaston Branch – The second Thursday of each month from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Adams Shore Branch – The third Wednesday of each month from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • North Quincy Branch – The third Saturday of each month from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Main Library Children’s Room – The fourth Saturday of each month from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Check our calendar for details on upcoming dates and topics!

StoryLab

StoryLab

Ages 4-8, adults must stay in the building
Wollaston Branch Library
Mondays at 3:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

StoryLab is a combination storytime and science activity for children ages 4-8. We will use stories to introdue a science concept or topic, then explore that topic further with science demonstrations, activities, and experiments.

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Coding Club

Coding Clubs

ALL CODING CLUBS ARE CURRENTLY ON HIATUS. Please check back later.


Coding Club: Ages 5-6

Ages 5-6 Years

Coding Club for ages 5-6 is an introduction to coding and basic coding concepts through storytimes and “unplugged” (or screen-free) activities. Children will have the opportunity to practice using coding bots.

Coding Club: Ages 7-8

Ages 7-8 years

Coding Club for ages 7-8 is an introduction to block-based coding using Scratch and code.org projects for beginning coders. Children will also have the opportunity to get hands-on experience using coding bots.

Coding Club: Ages 9-10

Ages 9-10 years

Coding Club for ages 9-10 is an introduction to basic coding.

Chickadees Book Club

Chickadees Book Club

Grades 1-2, adults must stay in the building
Main Library Children’s Room
Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This book club for children in grades 1 and 2 works a little differently than our other book groups – It’s a bit of a cross between a book group and a storytime. Where our book clubs for older readers meet once per month, the Chickadees meet weekly on the same schedule as our weekly storytimes. The group reads a book together, working through the book a bit each week and discussing what they have read.

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Night Owl Book Club

Night Owl Book Club

Grades 3-4, adults must stay in the building

The Night Owls Book Club for children in grades 3 and 4 meets monthly. Children attending this book club are encouraged to participate in an open discussion of a different book each month, sharing their opinions and questions with the group. At the end of each session, the group helps to select the next book to be read from options presented by a children’s librarian.

  • At the North Quincy Branch – Second Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m.
  • At the Main Library – Second Thursdays of each month at 7:00 p.m.

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Graphic Novels Only

Graphic Novels Only Book Club

Grades 3-5
Main Library Children’s Room
Second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

This book club for children in grades 3-5 picks a new graphic novel to read each month, then gets together to discuss them.

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Ex.P.L.O.R.E.

Ex.P.L.O.R.E.

Grades 4-6
Wollaston Branch Library
2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

ExPLORE (Experiment, Play, Learn, Observe, Read, Examine) is a series of monthly hands-on science workshops for children in grades 4-6, covering a wide variety of topics. Meeting at the Wollaston Branch Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:00 pm each workshop has a short portion of instruction and then exploration and experimentation. Topics range from forensic science to bubbles and parents/caregivers are welcome to participate as well alongside their children.

Check our calendar for upcoming dates and topics.