Children

ABOUT THE CHILDREN’S ROOM!

childrenroom
Our play area includes puzzles, coloring pages, and imaginative play centers.

Our summer reading kick-off party will be held on Saturday, June 17th.  We will have ice cream, an amazing balloon artist, and many activities.  Drop-in to register your children (birth through grade 5).

Summer reading programs encourage good reading habits and prevent “the summer slide,” i.e. the loss in academic skills and knowledge over the course of summer vacation.

There’s so much for children to do at Forbush Memorial Library. We have an incredible book collection, CD’s, an extensive audio-book collection, magazines, and parenting books.

Our library staff is always willing to help you find the materials you would like to borrow for your child.

Storytimes are another great way to for your children to discover books and authors they enjoy. Detailed information about our current storytimes is outlined below in the Storytimes section. 


STORYTIMES

Storytimes are a great way to help your child get excited about books and reading. Some storytimes include a craft or a snack. Crafts are generally designed for children age 3 and older.  Color pages may be provided for younger children. It is up to the parent/caregiver to determine the appropriateness of the craft.

Our current storytime schedule is as follows:

Thursdays, Baby and Toddler Program, 10:15 AM.  This 30 minute program includes songs, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and movement. Siblings are welcome and no registration is required.

Fridays: 10 a.m. Circle Fun Time With Jana for children aged 0-5.Please join Jana for songs, stories, and activities. No registration is required.  

No registration is required for our storytimes.

Always feel free to contact the Children’s Librarian, Amy D. Kuilema at 978-874-7416 or akuilema@cwmars.org for more information.

CHILDREN’S ROOM COMPUTERS

We currently have two computers that can be used to access our online catalog or for internet access for children in the 5th grade or under. A parent or guardian must supervise the children and sign a permission form. Please read the Internet Access Policy here

TELESCOPE

Discovering the night sky and planets with a child can be an extremely exciting and educational experience!  The Children’s Room has many books and guides to assist you in your exploration.  Your child’s imagination might also be sparked to explore storybooks featuring out-of-this-world characters!

The library’s high-powered telescope is now available for loan to any interested Westminster resident. Reservations for a week’s borrowing can be made at the main circulation desk or by calling 978-874-7416 during library hours.