Weekly Storytimes: Get in the library habit—drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, some school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.
- Ages 2–3½: Wednesdays 10:15–10:45am - OR - Thursdays 10:15–10:45am.
Stories and Songs
Wednesdays 1:15-2:00pm, J Program Room, Ages 2 -5.
Drop in for age appropriate stories, songs, and musical activities.
Drop-in Baby Lapsit
Fridays April 3 and 17, and Saturdays April 11 and 25, 10:30-11:00am, J Program Room, ages 0-2 with caregiver.
Come sing and play and with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time!
Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success.
Play, Learn and Grow Together with
Hot Topics (Sign-up required through ECAF, tel. 508-782-6932)
1:00-2:00, J Program Room, all ages.
At these groups, you and your child will
strengthen your child’s early literacy skills
through music, movement, and stories while
having fun! Child Activity provided! Siblings
always welcome. It’s never too early or too
late to become a Brain Builder!
special group alphabet yoga poses with Eve
Costarelli, Yoga Instructor.
Book Buddies Reading to Dogs
Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Therapy Dogs Lilah, Tessie, Willis, or Montana listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.
Sunday April 19, 2:00-3:00pm, and Saturdays, 2:00-3:00pm, and Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00pm, dates to be determined. J Program Room, all ages. Registration required. Call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute time slot.
Dads & Donuts
Saturday April 4, 10:00am-11:00am, Costin Room, ages 2-6.
Bond with your dad (and with donuts). Mothers, siblings and other family members welcome! Volunteer readers needed; contact the Children’s Room, 508-532-5570 x4, for details.
Saturday April 4, 2:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, all ages at parents’ discretion.
Song of the Sea (Rated PG; for mild peril, language and pipe smoking images).
When Saoirse and Ben's mother mysteriously disappears into the ocean, the two children go on an epic journey to find out the truth about her, and in the process, discover mystical secrets about Saoirse as well.
Early Release Book Bingo
Thursday April 9, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, ages 5 and up.
Prizes, laughs, and best of all books! Join us at our ever-popular Book Bingo and pick up some books to take home.
Framingham Family Fair: A Celebration of the Young Child and Early Learning
Saturday April 11, 11:00am-1:00pm, Nevins Hall Auditorium (Memorial Building), preschoolers and parents.
Remember to visit this ECAF-sponsored, library-attended event (we’re bringing a StoryWalk!
and Philip Alexander’s “Around the World in Music”). Learn about the many local
organizations for early learning and get brain building ideas to use at home.
Early Release Open Lego Build
Thursday April 16, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, ages 5 and up.
Drop in and make something creative with our supplied LEGOs. Plus, look through our new LEGO idea books to make something super exciting! Leave your name with the creation and we’ll display it on top of our shelves for a month!
Mighty Makers Mob
Saturday April 18, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, ages 8 and up. Registration required.
Join the Mighty Maker’s Mob for fun, creative projects that encourage innovation and ingenuity! Come learn an exciting new process every month!
Vacation Week Open Craft
Tuesday April 21, 1:00-3:00pm, J Craft Room, ages 5 and up.
Drop in and make something clever out of recycled materials in honor of Earth Day!
Vacation Week Family Program:
Reptiles, A Museum of Science Traveling Program
Wednesday April 22, 3:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, all ages.
Are reptiles actually slimy? Are they cold blooded? What actually makes a reptile a reptile? Answer these questions and many more while becoming acquainted with some incredible animals from the Museum’s Live Animal Care Center.
Family Program: The Cure For The Common
Thursday April 23, 3-4:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room,
Bryson Lang performs his creative, high-energy,
family-friendly comedy-juggling act.
McAuliffe Branch Special Events
Mondays 10:00-10:20am, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, Ages 2-4, Drop-in
Drop-in Baby Lapsit Storytime
Tuesdays 10:00am, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, Ages 0-2 with an adult.
Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.
Vacation Week American
Girl Tea Party
Wednesday April 22, 2-2:45pm, Children’s Room, ages 6 and up.
Dress up your doll and yourself and join us at our American Girl Tea Party! There will
be games, a craft and lemonade with treats.
Get in the library habit—drop in every week for some age appropriate stories and the occasional thematic craft time.
Library, 49 Lexington Street
||2 to 3 1/2 Year Old Storytimes
J Program Room
Wednesdays 10:15-10:45am or Thursdays 10:15-10:45am
||3 1/2 to 5 Year Old Storytimes
corner of Nicholas and Water Streets
||2 to 4 Year Old Storytime
Drop-In Baby Lapsit Storytime|
0-2 years old with an adult
Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit
time! Parents can network while babies pick up phonemic awareness, one of the foundations for
successfully learning to read. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs
about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.
New Arrivals in Childrens!
Like what you see?
Sign up for a weekly update on the new material we order!
Framingham FAB (Family Advisory Board)
The Library is interested in starting a Family
Advisory Board to help us plan and schedule programming and services through the
Children’s Department that will be entertaining, educational and/or useful to, as well as
popular with, library members
of all ages. We may discuss a different topic every month such as using social media in programs, getting ready for
Kindergarten, brain building in preschoolers and elementary students, what you are looking for in school vacation week programs, programs in other languages, etc. We’d like to make Framingham FAB. Please contact Lucy
Loveridge, email@example.com, with your best times for getting together.
Need homework help?Monday through Thursday 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Come to the
Framingham Public Library!
- Dedicated computers
- Free tutoring services
- Research resources
- Homework supplies
We provide free tutoring and homework help for all Framingham middle and high school students! Our tutors are matched with individual students for ongoing academic support.
Come for help with homework assignments, school reports and projects (individual and group.)
We have computers, a color printer and any supplies that you need to achieve academic success (including snacks!)
No appointment needed, Just drop by the Young Adult Center!
Questions? Contact Judy Gatlin at
The Homework Center is funded by a grant from the
Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Meet Fred, the Library’s new mascot who
resides in the Main Library Children’s Room!
Click here to see photos of Fred.
Read Fred Turtle's new blog for book recommendations and Children's Room news!
Fred is on Facebook! Like our
Fred T. Turtle page.
Children’s Room is on Twitter!
Follow us on Twitter @FraminghamKids to get the latest on Children’s Room news, programming, events, recommendations, and more.
Check out Mighty Makers Mob blog!!