Read about all our many free programs for children held weekly or monthly. We offer programs from infancy through sixth grade!
DECEMBER 2019 PROGRAMS
Fun Day Monday
Mondays, December 2nd and 9th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This playgroup is available for children from birth to 5 years old. It is designed for caregivers to interact and build skills through play and for families to connect with one another and with valuable resources. Playgroups are staffed by early childhood specialists who can offer information and support to parents and caregivers. The guided playgroup will offer interactive play and circle time, music, movement, and storytelling. No registration is needed.
The interactive program is funded by the coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools to serve families on the North Shore.
Story Time Yoga
Tuesday, December 3rd, 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Come join instructor Lindsey Kravitz for a fun yoga story time with songs, books, poses, and quiet time. The program is 30 minutes and works well for babies, toddlers, and preschool-aged children accompanied by their caregivers. Mini mats are provided for the children. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.
Story Time A-Go-Go
Wednesdays, December 4th, 11th, and 18th, 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Children are invited to our weekly Wednesday with stories and movement led by early childhood educator Debbie Leibowitz. Story Time A-Go-Go is a 30-minute class for kids ages 18 months to 2.8 years old. It is designed to help children make fun, active connections between stories and movement. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.
Green Paws at the Library!
Wednesday, December 4th, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us in the Children’s Room and explore the new Green Paws program. Open to all ages, Green Paws will rotate thematic sustainability displays every two months that educate and challenge families to read and explore “green” activities at home. The next display will focus on our ecologic food footprint.
Join us Wednesday, December 4th at 3:30 pm for a fun ‘Food Print’ event with local resident and programmer Ed Lewis. Complete all six Green Paw Activities and receive a Sustainable Marblehead Green Paws Certificate!
THE DECEMBER 6TH SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Movers & Shakers
Fridays, December 6th and 13th, 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Children from birth to five years old are invited to an interactive program of songs, stories, and dancing. The program will be offered the first and second Fridays of the month. No registration is needed, but caregivers must attend.
This program is funded by the coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools to serve families on the North Shore.
Story Time with Jan
Tuesday, December 10th, 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Children ages 2-5 are welcome to our story time with staff member Jan. Books and activities are planned around a theme each week. Caregivers must attend but no registration is required.
Itsy Bitsy Babies and Terrific Toddlers Playgroup
Tuesday, December 17th, 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Registration is required. Sign up in the Children’s Room or call 781-631-1481, Ex. 217
Children ages 3 months to 24 months are invited to this story/playgroup program. The meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month. The program will be led by Chrissy Ierardi, and designed to provide socialization, songs, and ideas for building pre-literacy skills at home. The playgroup is limited in size, so registration is required. Sign up in the Children’s Room or call 781-631-1481, Ex. 217. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.
Music with Dara
Friday, December 20th, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
With keyboard, felt board, finger puppets, and other engaging visual props, Dara incorporates old favorites and new songs, finger plays, rhythmic activities, creative movement, and instrument playing. Lots of clapping, marching, singing, creative expression, and fun! The program is ideal for ages 2-5 years. Dara VanRemoortel is an early childhood music specialist who has been performing at libraries and teaching at local preschools for over 20 years. This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.
Friday, December 27th, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Children ages 2-4 are invited to come socialize and complete a seasonal craft or two to take home.