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Youth Services

The Stockbridge Library offers various services for youth of all ages such as weekly storytimes, craft programs, online resources for help with homework, and community-wide events such as author talks and our annual summer reading program. Visit our event calendar to find out what programs you can attend.

Recurring Youth Programs

Weekly Family Storytime

Join our youth librarian for a weekly storytime in the children’s room every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Each storytime will include a story and songs followed by free play with toys. Children of all ages welcomed.

Slime Squad

Join us on the first Tuesday of each month from 3:45pm to 4:30pm to make slime! Registration is required each month due to limited seating and supplies. Email or call 413-298-5501 to ask if there are spots available. For children ages 4+

Storybook Craft Club

Join us on the third Friday of each month from 3:45pm to 4:30pm for a science or craft activity based on a picture book! For children ages 3+

Play With Clay

Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 3:30pm to 4:30pm to play with some clay! We’ll have all the supplies for shaping, making, and playing with clay. For children ages 3+

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Early Literacy Program

Do you love reading books with your little one? Join this self-paced early literacy program and read 1,000 books with your child before they start kindergarten and win free prizes along the way! Ask for a Welcome Folder at our front desk to get started or click here for more information.

Bag of Books

We love putting together a selection of books for our little readers based on their interests! You can find out how to get your bag of books by filling out our form.


Want to listen to stories read by our Youth Librarian? Catch a new story each Tuesday! Dial-A-Story offers a wide range of short stories for children aged preschool through Grade 3. The best part is, you can access this fun service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Dial (413) 298-5501 and press 1 to listen!

Weekly Craft Corner

Each week there will be a new craft available on a small table in the children’s room. Visit the Stockbridge Library any time we’re open to check out some books and make a craft!

Rachel Nicholson

Rachel Nicholson


(413) 298-5501

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Upcoming Events


Join Youth Librarian Ms. Rachel for a weekly storytime in the children’s room of the Stockbridge Library every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:00. Each week we’ll sing some songs, move…

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Slime Squad (Monthly – October 3)

The October monthly Slime Squad will meet on Tuesday, October 3 from 3:45pm to 4:30pm and we’ll be making monster themed slime. For children 4 and up. Sign-up for slime…

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Playdough Playdate

Squish, shape, and roll playdough at the Stockbridge Library! Using playdough encourages the development of fine motor skills and creativity. Join us on the first Friday of every month for…

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