Main Library Special Events
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.
*Special appearance by Buzz Lightyear on Wednesday July 22 at 10:15 sponsored by U Fund*
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 August 7 and 21 and Saturdays August 1, 15 and 29,10:30-11:00am, J Program Room, ages 0-3 with caregiver.
Fridays September 4 and 18 and Saturdays, September 12 and 26, 10:30-11:00am,
J Program Room, ages 0-3 with caregiver.
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.
Mother Goose on the Loose
Wednesdays September 9-October 28, 10:15-10:45am, J Program Room, Ages 0-3, Registration required.
“Mother Goose on the Loose” is an eight-week, thirty-minute program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers.
Saturday September 12, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, Main Library, Grades K+.
Prizes, laughs, and best of all books! Join us for our ever-popular Book Bingo, and pick up some books for reading for your mini school break.
Family Game Night—Rescheduled!
Monday September 14, 7:00-8:30pm, Costin Room, Main Library, Grades K+, Registration required for a time slot on the Wii.
Extend your summer fun and join us for a relaxed evening of board and card games plus a chance to try out the Wii on the big screen. Remember, there’s no school in Framingham tomorrow!
Open Lego Build
Tuesday September 15, 10:00am-12:00noon, Craft Room, Main Library, Age 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!
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.
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.
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Credo Reference e-book collection! See the best full text reference e-books to help your students with their studies. We'll highlight content appropriate for ages 9 through 17 - all fully accessible from home with a library card.
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 at 2pm EDT
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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.
The Homework Center will reopen in September
2015!Free tutoring, homework and school project help
available to all Framingham elementary, middle and high school students
every Monday through Thursday afternoon from 2:30-5:30.
Helpful tutors, computers, color printers, resources, school and craft
supplies. Stop in and check us out!
The Student Advisory Board
represents the middle and high schools in Framingham. Together we plan and
facilitate events for the school year. Our next board meeting is Monday,
October 6th. Everyone is welcome! We need student representatives from
Walsh, Cameron, Fuller and St.Bridget’s Middle Schools. Share your ideas and
inspire us! For more information email Judy Gatlin at
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
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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!!
Children's programs are funded in part by the
Friends of the Framingham Library