Children’s Room

The Children’s Room offers resources and activities for babies, toddlers, and kids through approximately age 11.

 

*Please be aware that the Children’s Room closes 10 minutes before the rest of the library.*

In the Children’s Room, you will find:

  • books & graphic novels
  • audiobooks/Playaways
  • DVDs & Blu-Rays
  • Launchpad tablets, pre-loaded with STEM and early literacy games and activities
  • the Play Area, which features a sensory wall and early literacy computer
  • The Zone, a space for patrons ages 8-12 to work on homework, hang out, and use computers
  • Topsfield Reverie, a mural painted by David Fichter, which depicts scenes in Topsfield using local landmarks.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Download the March Children’s Room Events by clicking here!

 

 

Tri-Town Tune In!
Thursday, March 28
10:00-11:00am

This fun-filled playgroup focuses on early literacy through engaging music and exciting stories! No registration is required; just come on in to have a blast! For children birth and up with a parent/caregiver. This program is run by Coordinated Family Community Engagement (CFCE) of the North Shore, which is funded by the CGCE grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools. For more information, visit CFCE’s website.

Spring Storytime
Tuesday, April 2
10:30-11:30am

Join Ms. Eileen for singing, stories, crafts, and more fun!

Sign up on our online calendar. Once you are registered, you may attend any or all Spring Storytime sessions from April 2 to May 7.

Donuts With Dad
Saturday, April 6
10:30-11:30am

Calling all Dads, Grandads, Uncles, and other male caregivers! Start your morning with delicious donuts, storytime, music and movement, and a fun craft to do with your child! Free for families with children birth and up!

Donuts generously donated by Honey Dew Donuts, 130 Newbury Street, Peabody. Craft generously donated by Lakeshore Learning, Rt. 1, Saugus

Program brought to you by CFCE of the North Shore, funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools.

 

 

 

Library Policies:

  • Internet Policy – Please be conscious of our computer use rules and internet policy.
  • Unattended Child Policy – Please be aware of our rules regarding unattended children. Children under nine years of age should be accompanied by an adult while in the library.
  • Behavior Policy – Please be sure that your child is aware of rules regarding behavior at the library, and honors these rules while in the building.

Helpful Links:

  • Common Sense Media – Reviews media for age appropriateness based on violence, sex, language, positive messages, and more.
  • Storyline Online – Celebrities like William Daniels, Sean Astin, Elijah Wood, and James Earl Jones read storybooks aloud, accompanied by videos of the story.
  • Scholastic Reading Suggestions – Reading suggestions by age and topic. Perfect for when you need suggestions but don’t know where to start!

 

 

 

Contact the Children’s Room at childrensroom@topsfieldlibrary.org