If you have a 5-year-old, enroll your child for prizes and challenges in the Elementary summer reading program, Build a Better World.  Just create a username and password for your child to set up an online account.  You and your child will read to earn prizes and do online activities together, just like the big kids.  Click for details on the Build a Better World summer reading program for  Elementary school kids! 

For children 4 or under: Create a username and password to enroll your child in the Preschool summer reading program, the nationally acclaimed 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.  Log the books you read, earn prizes, and complete challenges together.  This reading program has no end date, and  you can pace it as you wish.  As a 1,000 Books member, you will receive invitations to our celebratory banquets.  Even if you haven’t reached your 1,000 books yet, come and cheer on those who reached their goal.  Someday it will be you!  Click here for more information on the Preschool reading program. 

Preschool Story Times and Activities!  Whether you join the Elementary or Preschool Program, enjoy library activities for children ages five and under, including Kidstock, live interactive theater for children, and Peter Sheridan concerts!  And the best part:  no story time registration or sign in takes place over the summer for children under age 5.  Just drop in!  See our events calendar! 

If you have a child entering Kindergarten in the fall, you may want to look at the Wakefield Public Schools’ Summer Reading Options for students entering grades K-2.  Click here to view our Preschool Booklist.  There is a printable version and an online version linked to the library catalog.

Please refrain from recording image or sound during library programs and story times. This not only distracts participants, but also may violate the wishes of others whom you did not intend to record or photograph.

Beebe Library is a social, public facility. While the staff strives to maintain a clean environment, public places carry the risk of germs. If your child has a cough, cold, or other communicable ailment, please consider postponing your visit as a matter of public health.

Story Times are cancelled if the Wakefield Public Schools close or delay opening for bad weather.