Category : Children’s Programs
Learn to talk to your children about personal safety. Enjoy a light supper while honing communication skills. Registration is required, as space is limited. This “Just for Adults” session will have on-site child care sponsored by the Burbank YMCA, which you can register for separately online. Children ages 1-5 will be in one group, and children ages 6-9 in another.
This workshop is sponsored by the Wakefield Rotary Club, Children’s Trust Fund, Wakefield Police Department, Wakefield Alliance Against Violence, Burbank YMCA, OneToughJob.org, and Lucius Beebe Memorial Library.
Wanted: budding and aspiring readers.
Pair up with a member of the Galvin’s Community Service Club to boost your child’s reading and early learning skills. Kids will read together and do a craft with their older buddies. Sign up online on the Reservation Calendar, or call the Youth Desk at 246-6334, ext. 3.
On Sunday, April 29 the library opens from 1-5 and features some special programs as part of our Blossoms at Beebe celebration. Events are free and no registration is required. View the flower show, listen to stories, learn origami. Continue »
Tuesday, April 16 at 10 AM: Visit with exotic wild animals when the animal handlers from Curious Creatures bring their furry and scaly friends. This program is for children ages four and older and lasts approximately one hour. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 8. To sign up online, click here.
Thursday, April 18 at 10 AM: Join Sparky’s Puppets for Aesop’s Fables. Watch a timid mouse rescue a great lion. See what happens when a little boy cries “wolf” too many times. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 8. To sign up online, click here.
For more information, call the Youth Desk at 781-246-6334, ext. 3.
For children age 5 & under;Free tickets required
The next Peter Sheridan Sing-Along for children ages 5 and under will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Lecture Hall at Beebe Library. Due to large crowds of adoring fans, the library will issue free tickets to prevent overcrowding. Wakefield residents may pick up tickets beginning March 9 at the Youth Room Desk. Non-residents may get tickets the day of the concert. Phone 781-246-6334, x3 for further information.
New sessions get underway this week!
Lapsit, a story time for babies ages three months to twelve months, takes place Wednesdays at 11 a.m. from March 6 – April 10.
Walkers and Talkers Story Time for children age 12 months through 35 months.
Children will learn songs, nursery rhymes and finger plays, play movement games and musical instruments, and listen to simple stories. The Walkers and Talkers Story Times run for about 30 minutes each session. Twenty walkers and talkers and their caregivers will be admitted each session. Thursdays & Fridays, March 7 – April 12 at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Story Time for children age three and four
Children will enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, physical movement games and a simple craft. Threes and Fours Story Time will admit fifteen children and lasts for 45 minutes. March 5 – April 9 at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Story Time for children aged four and five years old Children will build their listening comprehension and storytelling skills, and make something with their hands. Fifteen children will be admitted each session for the 45 minute program. Wednesdays, March 6 – April 10 at 9:30 a.m.
Pajama Story Times for all children age 5 and under
Wednesdays, March 6 – April 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Babies take over the Lecture Hall, chasing aballs, climbing on foam structures,and staring at each other. Bring your baby to this socialization environment and watch them watch (and play with) kids their own age. Registration is required, click here to sign up.
Looking for activities during vacation week? Check out these!
Young Wizards Potions Class
Tuesday, February 19 at 10:00
Ages five and older, registration required
Click here to sign up.
Attention young wizards! Create liquid concoctions for magic or science.
Board Game Party
Wednesday, February 20 at 10:00
Ages five and up
Challenge others to a game of Trouble, Uno, Sorry, and other classic games. Meet new friends. Enjoy a snack.
Thursday, February 21 at 10:00
Ages five and up, registration required
Click here to sign up.
Build and create with the library’s blocks.
The Infant Playground
Friday, February 22 from 10:00-11:00
Ages twelve months and under, no older siblings.
Registration required. Click here to sign up.
Babies take over the Lecture Hall chasing balls, climbing on foam structures, and staring at each other. Bring your baby to this socialization environment and wathch them watch (and play) with kids their own age.
Sing Along with Peter Sheridan
Saturday, February 16 at 10:30
Free Tickets Required.
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie!
Free concert tickets are available at the Youth Desk for Wakefield residents beginning one week prior to each concert. Nonresidents may pick up tickets the morning of the concert if space remains.