Current Storytime Sessions

 

Our next Storytime Session begins the week of February 28th! Please visit the Kid's Events Calendar to view dates & times. 

 

Storytime Program Descriptions

 

Baby Lapsit Storytime

For ages 0-24 months ONLY*

 Includes rhymes, songs, boardbooks, lapsit activities, 

music, and more. *Geared specifically to babies and toddlers up to age 24 months. 

 

Tiny Tots Storytime

 For ages 0 - 2.5 years:

 Includes rhymes, fingerplays, songs, board books, lapsit activites, shakers, free play, and more!

 

Toddler Storytime

 For ages 2 & 3 years

Includes stories, songs, crafts, free play & more!

 

Preschool Storytime

For ages 4 & 5 years

Includes stories, songs, crafts, free play and more!


Other Programs

 

YMCA Family & Community Partnership

"Wiggles & Giggles" Music & Movement Series 

Join the YMCA Family & Community Partnership for a free music and movement series created and facilitated by music teacher Lainey Hanlon! Children, ages 2-5, with a parent/caregiver, will sing, move, play musical instruments, learn rhythm and listen to stories. "Wiggles and Giggles" fosters physical, cognitive, social and emotional learning through music and motion. Siblings are welcome. Space is limited and registration is required each week. 

Day & Time: Tuesday At 11:00 - 12:00 

Dates: April 5, 12; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; June 7 and 14

Location: Charlton Library

Click here to register online*

*This program is run by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP) and they will contact you once you have registered. Please contact the YFCP if you need to cancel your registration

This series is sponsored by the YMCA Family and Community Partnership (YFCP) and hosted by the Charlton Public Library. YFCP is a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) grant funded by the Department of Early Education & Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts. 

 

YMCA Family & Community Partnership "Young Scientists" Series (In-Person)

Join us for a free in-person “Young Scientists” series facilitated by STEM Beginnings and hosted by the Charlton Public Library. Children, ages 3-6, with a parent/caregiver, will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, storytime, and simple experiments. Parents/ caregivers are encouraged to help their child and join in the fun. Space is limited to 12 children, ages 3-6. All children, including siblings, must be registered to attend. Registration is required each week.

Dates: May 13, 20th, 27

Time: 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

This series is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant funded by the Department of Early Education and Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts. To learn more about FREE YFCP programs, visit www.theyfcp.org

 

 


Program Registration

Please read below for registration policies

 

Weekly Storytimes

Due to large numbers and fire codes, all weekly storytimes will be on a first-come, first-served SIGN-IN SHEET basis. When the sign-in sheet is full, the program is full for that day. 

Special Storytimes and Other Kids Programs

Unless otherwise stated, our Kids Programs require online registration. Many of these special themed programs have enough supplies for a certain amount of kids and are meant for a certain age and skill level. When registering, please make sure you are entering the correct number of children that are attending, as we may not have enough supplies to accomodate extra. Wait lists will be established in the event someone cancels, but there is no guarantee. Because we have a small allotment of funds for programming provided by the Friends of Charlton Library, we cannot always add an extra program for those on the wait list.