Children’s Programs

Read about all our many free programs for children held weekly or monthly. We offer programs from infancy through sixth grade!

 

 

OCTOBER 2019 PROGRAMS

Yoga Story Time with Lindsey Kravitz
Tuesday, October 1st, 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, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 30th, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Children ages 2-4 are invited to our weekly Wednesday with stories and movement led by early childhood educator Debbie Leibowitz. Story Time-A-Go-Go is a thirty-minute class for children ages 18 months – 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.

 

Movers & Shakers
Fridays, October 4th and 11th, 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Children from birth – 5 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.

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.

 

Fun Day Monday Playgroup
Mondays, October 7th, 21st, and 28th, 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.

 

Monday Night Children’s Chess Club
Mondays, October 7th and 21st
Beginning Players: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Advanced Players: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Registration is required. Sign up in the Children’s Room or call 781-631-1481 Ex 217.

Learn chess from a master! From learning the movement of each piece to tactics and strategy, this program will give beginners and experienced players a new appreciation and love of the game. Senior chess master Mikhail Perelsteyn will be teaching on Monday nights from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm for children in second grade and up. The first session is for beginners and the second session for advanced players. 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.

 

Story Time with Jan
Tuesdays, October 8th and 22nd, 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.

 

Books & Brushes Club
Tuesday, October 8th, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Registration is required. Sign up in the Children’s Room or call 781-631-1481 Ex 217.

Children in first and second grade are invited to listen to a story and/or fact book on a seasonal theme, have a snack, and create a related art project. We will get messy, so dress for mess! Registration is required so we have enough of everything we need! Please sign up in the Children’s Room or call 781-631-1481 Ex 217.

 

Itsy Bitsy Babies & Terrific Toddlers Playgroup
Tuesday, October 15th, 10:00 am – 10:45 am

This is a story/playgroup program for children from 3 months to 24 months. The meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of each month. The program will be led by Chrissy Ierardi, and designed to provide socialization and songs. This 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, October 18th, 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 to 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.

 

Drop-in Craft
Friday, October 25th, 10:00 am – Noon

Children of all ages are invited to come and complete a craft and socialize. We will have fall-themed crafts for kids to complete and take home.

 

Kid’s Halloween Party
Thursday, October 31st, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Celebrate Halloween with the Library! Our teen volunteers have created some spooky snacks, creepy crafts, ghoulish games, and Halloween-themed stories for kids of all ages. Wear your costume or come as you are!