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Kids!

At the Peterborough Town Library we introduce children to stories, to each other, and to the world!

Our programs cultivate curiosity, build imaginations, and bolster early literacy skills.
This helps kids grow into lifelong learners!

We do this by living and modeling our mantra:

"Write, talk, read, sing, and play - every day!"


Storytimes and Book Clubs!

Storytime is more than just developing a love of stories. By attending, children become more comfortable and excited about visiting the library. We encourage early reading habits for the whole family and strive to give parents the tools they need to help their children learn and discover. We also stress the importance of fine motor skills and physical development. We invite all families to join us in sharing our love of imagination and reading at one of our many storytimes!

Click below on the title of each event for more information!

Upcoming Events for Kids
Thu, Dec 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Eben Jones Classroom
Registration is now closed

Fri, Dec 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Eben Jones Classroom

Tue, Dec 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
1833 Room,Eben Jones Classroom

Wed, Dec 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Elizabeth Room

Wed, Dec 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Elizabeth Room

Fri, Dec 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Eben Jones Classroom

Tue, Dec 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
1833 Room,Eben Jones Classroom

Wed, Dec 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Elizabeth Room

Fri, Dec 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Eben Jones Classroom

Wed, Dec 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Elizabeth Room

Thu, Jan 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Eben Jones Classroom

Thu, Feb 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Eben Jones Classroom

Program Descriptions:






Baby Storytime

Babies and their caregivers gather to sing songs, chant nursery rhymes, read board books and enjoy lap bounces. Babies from birth and beyond are welcome—only when children begin crawling or walking away have they outgrown baby storytime!

Preschool Storytime

At storytime this group enjoys picturebooks together and simple songs and movement between stories. An easy craft is completed after each storytime. All preschoolers who enjoy sitting and listening to stories, and their caregivers, are welcome (siblings too).

After School Storytime

After School Storytime is for kids who are in kindergarten and gradeschool. We read fairy/folktales, funny books, and longer stories, and work on a more advanced craft or STEAM activity each session.

Families Read Together
Book Club

Our book group for 1st-4th graders! Read a book together as a family and meet once a month to talk about the book, have snacks, and participate in activities like crafts and games. Scroll down for more information!

Pizza & Pages

Our book group for 5th graders and up! We choose one book a month to read and discuss over pizza! Each meeting we act silly, talk books, and did we mention that we eat pizza. New members are always welcome!

For more information on Pizza & Pages and other programs for tweens/teens - visit our Teens page by clicking on the button below!

More Teen Programs


Familes Read Together will meet again in the fall of 2022 to discuss our next book!


LISTEN FIRST - a podcast hosted by Lisa and Aimee!


Listen First encourages families to read aloud and listen together! Each episode features the complete first chapter of an amazing book. Listen to the show and then check out the book or download the audiobook to finish the book. This is a great way to kick-off a family read-aloud or inspire a reluctant reader.

 

Listen First is now available through Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also listen from the player below!

1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN!


HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  • Visit the Library
  • Pick up a NH 1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN canvas tote bag, filled with a tally sheet, a bookmark, and the book, Read to your Bunny by Rosemary Wells.
  • Check out books or read books at home. We also have  filled book bags with five fun, colorful, and playful boardbooks contained in easy “to-go” bags
  • Fill out a Reading Tall Sheet for each 100 books you read
  • REPEAT!

Special thanks to the Friends of the Peterborough Town Library and The Toadstool Bookshop for purchasing the Read to Your Bunny books. The NH 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative is sponsored by CHILIS and the NH State Library, and supported by the Center for the Book at the NH State Library, the NH Academy of Family Physicians, and NH Family Voices.


Small Study Room

The Kriebel Room, located off of the Elizabeth Room, is perfect for tutoring sessions or study groups. It is also fully equipped with a camera and mic for online meetings.
Contact the help desk or book a room online