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Welcome to the Children’s Room Page, where you’ll find information on programs and links to other cool things available with your library card! Please see our Events Calendar for current programming!

Preschool Programs

Story Times at the Senior Center
Ages 5 and under (and Seniors are welcome to drop in!)
Thursdays, January 4 – May 24, 9:30-10:15
Location: The Senior Center, 144 School Street in Woburn

Hear stories, learn rhymes, and sing songs with our get-up, get-moving story time. This program is drop in; no registration required. Seniors are also welcome to drop in and take part. Interested in being a guest reader? Contact Dorrie at the library by phone or by email (dkarlin@minlib.net)! Or just stop by one of the story times! If Woburn Public Schools close due to weather, the Senior Center also closes and story time will be cancelled.

Saturday Story Times at Washington Crossing
Ages 5 and under
The 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, January – March, 10:30-11:15
Location: Washington Crossing Clubhouse, 55 Cedar Street in Woburn

Hear stories, learn rhymes, and sing songs with our get-up, get-moving story time. This program is drop in; no registration required. Seniors are also welcome to drop in and take part. Interested in being a guest reader? Story time may be cancelled due to adverse conditions; please contact the library during questionable weather!

Songs for Little Ones with James Lepler
Ages 5 and under
Wednesdays, 1/24, 2/21, 3/21, 4/25 and 5/23, 11:00
Location: Washington Crossing Clubhouse, 55 Cedar Street in Woburn

The incomparable singer-songwriter James Lepler returns to Woburn Library! Join us once a month for a free concert for ages 5 and under. Sing, dance, and enjoy. These programs are free and open to the public, and no registration is required. You do not have to be a resident of Washington Crossing to attend. Concerts may be cancelled due to inclement weather; in the event of questionable weather, please contact the library!

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

This nationally recommended program encourages parents and other caretakers to read to infants and preschool children to make them Very Ready to Read by the time they start school.

School-Aged Programs

BookEaters
Grades 4—5
The 4th Tuesday of the month (1/23, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/22), 6:30-7:30
Location: Staff Room at 36 Cummings Park

Students all read the same book, then meet each month to discuss it over crafts and snacks.  Copies of the book are available to borrow at the Circulation Desk. At the end of each year, students compile a list of recommendations of great reads, which will be posted in the Children’s Room for other students.

Craft Lab at the Senior Center
Elementary Students and Seniors
Tuesdays, January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, 3:15-4:15
Location: The Senior Center, 144 School Street in Woburn

Bring your imagination and artistic vision! The library will provides materials for each month’s project. If the Woburn Public Schools close due to inclement weather, the Senior Center also closes and programs are cancelled.

Construction Zone at the Senior Center
Elementary Students and Seniors
Tuesdays, January 16,February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, 3:15-4:15
Location: The Senior Center, 144 School Street in Woburn

Get ready to build! We will use a range of materials, from the recycled to the high tech (thanks, Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach!), to meet each month’s challenge! If the Woburn Public Schools close due to inclement weather, the Senior Center also closes and programs are cancelled.

Reading Buddies at the Senior Center
Ages 5-7 and Seniors
Tuesdays, January 23, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, 3:15-4:15
Location: The Senior Center, 144 School Street in Woburn

Calling readers, new and experienced! We need seniors to mentor children learning to read and we need children that want to practice their reading skills. If the Woburn Public Schools close due to inclement weather, the Senior Center also closes and programs are cancelled.

Junior Scientists at the Senior Center
Elementary Students and Seniors
Tuesdays, January 30, February 27, March 27, April 24, and May 22, 3:15-4:15
Location: The Senior Center, 144 School Street in Woburn

Observe, study, and experiment! Use science to make things explode, transform, change color, and disappear. If the Woburn Public Schools close due to inclement weather, the Senior Center also closes and programs are cancelled.

Vacation and Holiday Programs

February Vacation, 2018

We have a slew of programs on the books! Join us at the Senior Center on Tuesday to make slime and to meet up with reading buddies. On Wednesday, younger kids can sing along with James Lepler, and older kids can practice hands-on problem-solving with Novel Engineering. On Thursday, younger kids can come to our weekly story time, and older kids can keep anxiety at bay when they Practice Relaxation with Marie Flannery. Finally, on Friday, we will craft cacti to help the Senior Center prepare for their Cinco de Mayo festivities.

Check the calendar, Facebook, and this page often to see what is coming up for periods when school’s out!

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