Programs for Kids

Special Events

Little Sprouts Nature Class
Mondays, April 10, and May 8, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., Annex.
Come learn about nature at the library! Classes this spring are "Bird Basics," and "Wildlife Detectives." Presented by the Green Valleys Association. Registration for each class is separate and opens 2 weeks prior to the class date. For ages 3, 4, and 5 with a caregiver. Please register online.

Rosie Revere, Engineer
Wednesday, April 12, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Annex.
A step by step hands on intro to the engineering process for kids ages 7-11. In this STEM event, make a Rosie-copter fly and experiment with new designs! A Longwood Gardens Community Read program.  Please register online.

Music and Movement
Friday, May 19, Birth-2 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. and ages 3-5 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., Annex.
Come dance and sing in these special music classes designed by Learning Allegro. Caregivers attend with children as we learn about music and play with instruments, scarves, and more! Registration begins April 10. Please register online.

Ongoing Programs at the Henrietta Hankin Branch 

Chess Club
Drop-in Tuesday evenings, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Story Corner.
Play or learn! Ages 6+ with parent; no younger siblings, please. No registration required.

Nursing Mothers Group
3rd Wednesday of the month, 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., Community Room.
Come meet other nursing mothers, share ideas, and weigh your baby. Facilitated by an Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultant from Paoli Hospital.  No registration required.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Story Corner.
Practice your reading skills by reading to a dog, certified by Therapy Dogs International. Children should be able to read independently. Sign up at Youth Services desk for a 15-minute appointment.

Math Matters
Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Story Corner
Play the 24 Challenge® game and develop pattern sensing, problem solving, and mental math skills. Open to students enrolled in grades 4-6. Students must be competent with basic math operations. Please register online.

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Annex.
Come build; we supply LEGOs. Children 6+ attend independently. No registration required.

DUPLO Discovery Club
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m, Story Corner.
Drop in and build; we supply DUPLOs. Ages up to 6 with a parent. No registration required.

Book Clubs at the Henrietta Hankin Branch

Mondays during story time sessions, starting February 27, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Story Corner.
A book club for beginning readers in grades 1 and 2.  Come listen to a story, make a craft and share your thoughts! Please register online.

Mother-Daughter Book Club
September through May on the second Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Annex.
For 4th graders and up accompanied by Mom or favorite female grownup. Book discussion, snacks, craft & fun! Copies of the book of the month are available at the Youth Services desk. Please register online.