Children

Children @ Mansfield Public Library

The Children’s Room at the Mansfield Public Library has lots of books, audiobooks, graphic novels, DVDs, CDs, magazines and more; if you’re looking for something but don’t find it, feel free to make a suggestion! The library also has downloadable media, including ebooks, streaming video, downloadable audiobooks, and magazines. The Children’s Room has a great play area with puzzles, toys, puppets and much more. We also have two computers with internet access that children may use (children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult on these computers) and we also have two AWE stations available with interactive games for the younger crowd. The library hosts programs for children every month (see below for what’s coming next). Don’t forget to say hello to our library pet hamster, Lucky!

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What’s Happening- Monthly Programs

Story Times (during the school year)

Tuesdays at 10:15am: Story Time for Ages 2 and under Stories and rhymes for the youngest listeners, with time for socializing afterwards.

Thursdays at 10:15am: Story Time for Ages 3 and up Story time and a craft, join us!
Thursdays at 11:00am: Storytime for Ages 2 & 3 Story time and a craft, join us!

Fridays at 10:15am: Story Time for Ages 3 and up Story time and a craft, join us!
Fridays at 11:00am: Story Time for Ages 2 and under Stories and rhymes for the youngest listeners, with time for socializing afterwards.

Carol Carver’s Playgroup

First Wednesday of the month at 10:30am Carol works for Self Help, Inc. Her playgroup is for caregivers and young children. Enjoy free play and social time, guided story and music, and an art activity. Carol is available to address parenting concerns after the program. Any questions? Contact Miss Kitty by calling 508-261-7380 ext. 2.

Summer at the Library

Each summer we participate in the Statewide Summer Library Program.  We hold weekly raffles for readers and listeners, and offer many programs for children ages 0-10.  Monday evening performances allow working parents to enjoy quality entertainment with their children.  Weekly story times and crafts are offered for the youngest, and afternoon programs accommodate a wide variety of ages.  Check our online calendar each June to learn more.

The Massachusetts Summer Library Program is sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  We also receive program funding from the Mansfield Cultural Council and the Friends of the Mansfield Library.

More Information and Special Programs

Want to see what else is going? Check the event calendar to see all of our other great children’s programs coming up!

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Questions, comments, or concerns about Children Services? Contact Miss Kitty at 508-261-7380 ext. 2.