Children's Services

Materials and programs for our youngest patrons

Find our children's collection and librarians on the ground floor. We have books, games, toys and more for all ages! Check out the event calendar for up to date information and registration forms for all our children's programing. 


Websites, Booklists, and More!

Here are some of our suggestions for young patrons to explore

Booklists - Visit here to see booklists created by the Children's Librarians

Fun Children's Websites - A curated list of fun websites for kids to explore

Resources for Caretakers - A curated list of helpful websites for caretakers to know


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Start Your Little Ones Off Right From The Beginning!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Logo featuring cartoon owl reading book

Read a book (any book!) with your newborn, infant, toddler, or preschool-aged little one. The goal is to read 1,000 books before they start kindergarten. Learn more about the program here.

How to Participate


Visit Beanstack to register and track your reading. If you want, you can visit the library to pick up paper tracking logs (or print them yourself) so that your little one can join you in tracking progress. Names of those participating will go up around Miss Rachael's desk.

Each time you reach 100 books, visit the Children’s Room to show off your progress and receive a prize pin and sticker.
At the 500 books milestone, your little one will receive a book along with their pin and sticker.
At the 1,000 books milestone, your little one will receive another book and a certificate to celebrate their achievement!


Story Time

Join us for stories, songs, games and more!

Bring your little ones to sing songs, hear stories, play games, and meet other families at the Sharon Public Library's story time programs. See our event calendar for current story time dates and times!

Summer Story Times 2022:

Strollers and Stories - Baby Story Time Ages 0-2:

Mondays at 10:30 AM on the lawn of the Sharon First Congregational Church across High Street from the library. Join Miss Rachael for baby bounces, silly songs, board books and tips on how to get your little one started on a love of reading. 

Beyond the Beaten Path - Family Story Time Ages 2-6:

Thursdays at 11:00 AM at Crescent Ridge Diary (407 Bay Rd, Sharon, MA 02067). Join us for fun songs and stories in the field next to the diary bar. Each week we will explore a different topic based around our Read Beyond the Beaten Path Summer Reading theme. 

Flyer for Strollers & Stories, all info in the above text

Summer Story Time flyer, all info is in text above

 


Craft, STEAM, and Sensory Programs

So much for all ages to explore!

The library always has new and exciting programs happening check out our event calendar for current dates and times for programs. 

Summer Series:

Toddler Tinker Time

Ages 2-4 can explore creativity, senses, science and more with fun weekly activities. Join Miss Rachael for a weekly themed fun perfect for those just starting to explore their creativity and motor skills. Create a craft with your little one. Then explore different sensory stations and early literacy games with other families. What will your little one build?

Visit the event calendar to register for the weeks you would like to attend.

Kids' Crafternoon

Ages 5-8 can register for weekly read aloud followed by a few crafts! Explore your creativity and nature in this camping themed craft series. 

Visit the event calendar to register for the weeks you would like to attend.


Art Gallery

Take a look at all the amazing creations Sharon children have made at library programs lately!

Photo collage of children's art made to look like Polaroid photos on board. Yarn pom poms, painting mud on a large paper pig, and decorating a paper owl