Children’s Programs

We always welcome suggestions you may have for programs you would like to see offered at the library for your children!

UPCOMING:

Wednesday, June 27 at 10:30 am

Story Craft

Preschool and early elementary age children will enjoy stories and songs with Youth Librarian Miss Jenney. Afterwards children will get the opportunity to engage freely with various art supplies, using the books as inspiration. Smocks are provided, but it doesn’t hurt to wear “messy clothes”! No registration required. Free and open to the public.


Wednesday, June 27 at 2:30 pm

Littles Library Time

Bring your “littles” (ages 0-36 months) to the Stockbridge Library at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays for songs, big books, fingerplays, and bounces with Youth Librarian Ms. Jenney! Open play time to follow.

This program is free and no registration is required. Siblings welcome.


Friday, June 29 at 3:30 pm

Special Date: Builders Club

Elementary and middle school children are invited to the Stockbridge Library on for Builders Club! Legos, K’NEX, and wooden blocks will be provided, along with random recycled materials and plenty of glue. What will your imagination help you build? Materials will be set up from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.; drop in whenever you like! Free and open to the public.


Friday, July 6 at 3:30 pm

Builders Club

Elementary and middle school children are invited to the Stockbridge Library for Builders Club! Legos, K’NEX, and wooden blocks will be provided, along with random recycled materials and plenty of glue. What will your imagination help you build? Materials will be set up from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.; drop in whenever you like! Free and open to the public.


Wednesday, July 11 at 10:30 am

Story Craft

Preschool and early elementary age children will enjoy stories and songs with Youth Librarian Miss Jenney. Afterwards children will get the opportunity to engage freely with various art supplies, using the books as inspiration. Smocks are provided, but it doesn’t hurt to wear “messy clothes”! No registration required. Free and open to the public.


Friday, July 13 at 10:30 am

Sensory Storytime

Sensory Storytimes are ideal for children of all ages who are differently abled – they may be on the autism spectrum, have sensory processing issues, or feel overwhelmed by noises and crowds. Sensory Storytime is presented at a preschool level of development and uses books, songs, and activities to engage in developing emerging literacy, social interaction, and both gross and fine motor skills. Fidget toys and “stadium chairs” will be made available. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffy, fidget or chair. The Storytime room opens at 10:00 a.m. for children who would like to come early to explore the space and meet the youth librarian, Jenney Maloy.

Contact Jenney at email hidden; JavaScript is required to get a PDF of a social story about visiting the Library.


Friday, July 20 at 3:30 pm

Builders Club

Elementary and middle school children are invited to the Stockbridge Library for Builders Club! Legos, K’NEX, and wooden blocks will be provided, along with random recycled materials and plenty of glue. What will your imagination help you build? Materials will be set up from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.; drop in whenever you like! Free and open to the public.


Saturday, July 21 at 9:30 am

Robotics Camp for kids!

Learn the basics of robotics, coding, and design while having lots of fun!

Who?: Children ages 8-13

When?: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Saturdays July 21 and July 28. (Campers must commit to BOTH days.)

Where?: The Stockbridge Library

What?: Campers will build and animate their own robotic craft creations using hummingbird robotics kits and Carnegie Mellon University’s visual programming software. Programmable electronic components allow campers to rotate, vibrate, or illuminate parts of their creations. The camp will be led by two experienced high school students, with librarian supervision.

Cost?: The program is free! Registration is required – only 8 spots available. Call 413-298-5501 to sign up.


Saturday, July 21 at 10:00 am

Music and Movement with Julie!

Julie Stepanek is our special guest here to lead children ages 0-5 years in fingerplays, integrated movement, and sing along songs!


Wednesday, July 25 at 10:30 am

Story Craft

Preschool and early elementary age children will enjoy stories and songs with Youth Librarian Miss Jenney. Afterwards children will get the opportunity to engage freely with various art supplies, using the books as inspiration. Smocks are provided, but it doesn’t hurt to wear “messy clothes”! No registration required. Free and open to the public.


Friday, July 27 at 10:30 am

Sensory Storytime

Sensory Storytimes are ideal for children of all ages who are differently abled – they may be on the autism spectrum, have sensory processing issues, or feel overwhelmed by noises and crowds. Sensory Storytime is presented at a preschool level of development and uses books, songs, and activities to engage in developing emerging literacy, social interaction, and both gross and fine motor skills. Fidget toys and “stadium chairs” will be made available. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffy, fidget or chair. The Storytime room opens at 10:00 a.m. for children who would like to come early to explore the space and meet the youth librarian, Jenney Maloy.

Contact Jenney at email hidden; JavaScript is required to get a PDF of a social story about visiting the Library.


Friday, August 3 at 3:30 pm

Builders Club

Elementary and middle school children are invited to the Stockbridge Library for Builders Club! Legos, K’NEX, and wooden blocks will be provided, along with random recycled materials and plenty of glue. What will your imagination help you build? Materials will be set up from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.; drop in whenever you like! Free and open to the public.


Wednesday, August 8 at 10:30 am

Story Craft

Preschool and early elementary age children will enjoy stories and songs with Youth Librarian Miss Jenney. Afterwards children will get the opportunity to engage freely with various art supplies, using the books as inspiration. Smocks are provided, but it doesn’t hurt to wear “messy clothes”! No registration required. Free and open to the public.


Friday, August 10 at 10:30 am

Sensory Storytime

Sensory Storytimes are ideal for children of all ages who are differently abled – they may be on the autism spectrum, have sensory processing issues, or feel overwhelmed by noises and crowds. Sensory Storytime is presented at a preschool level of development and uses books, songs, and activities to engage in developing emerging literacy, social interaction, and both gross and fine motor skills. Fidget toys and “stadium chairs” will be made available. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffy, fidget or chair. The Storytime room opens at 10:00 a.m. for children who would like to come early to explore the space and meet the youth librarian, Jenney Maloy.

Contact Jenney at email hidden; JavaScript is required to get a PDF of a social story about visiting the Library.


Friday, August 17 at 3:30 pm

Special Note: NO Builders Club on August 17

See you on the 24th!


Wednesday, August 22 at 10:30 am

Story Craft

Preschool and early elementary age children will enjoy stories and songs with Youth Librarian Miss Jenney. Afterwards children will get the opportunity to engage freely with various art supplies, using the books as inspiration. Smocks are provided, but it doesn’t hurt to wear “messy clothes”! No registration required. Free and open to the public.


Friday, August 24 at 3:30 pm

Builders Club

Elementary and middle school children are invited to the Stockbridge Library for Builders Club! Legos, K’NEX, and wooden blocks will be provided, along with random recycled materials and plenty of glue. What will your imagination help you build? Materials will be set up from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.; drop in whenever you like! Free and open to the public.


Friday, August 31 at 10:30 am

Sensory Storytime

Sensory Storytimes are ideal for children of all ages who are differently abled – they may be on the autism spectrum, have sensory processing issues, or feel overwhelmed by noises and crowds. Sensory Storytime is presented at a preschool level of development and uses books, songs, and activities to engage in developing emerging literacy, social interaction, and both gross and fine motor skills. Fidget toys and “stadium chairs” will be made available. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffy, fidget or chair. The Storytime room opens at 10:00 a.m. for children who would like to come early to explore the space and meet the youth librarian, Jenney Maloy.

Contact Jenney at email hidden; JavaScript is required to get a PDF of a social story about visiting the Library.


Friday, September 21 at 6:30 pm

Stuffed Animal Sleepover!

Have you ever wondered what happens at the Library when it’s closed? We will share our secret world with your stuffed animal friends! (For children ages 2-8 years.)

Friday, September 21, 2018    6:30 p.m.

Bring one stuffed animal to a special story time. After stories are over, tuck your buddy in for the night.

 

Saturday, September 22, 2018     9:00-11:00 a.m.

Come pick up your stuffed animal. Enjoy a light breakfast and watch a slide show of all the fun the animals had!