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:
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!
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!
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 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.
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!
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!
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!