Kids Events

Let's Celebrate: A Storytime meant for Moms, Gmoms, Aunties and Caregivers (for ages 5 and under)

Let’s Celebrate: A Storytime meant for Moms, Gmoms, Aunties and Caregivers (for ages 5 and under)

Saturday, May 8

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a virtual morning filled with stories, songs and activities that celebrate all the special women in our lives. Sign up for this program is required and space is limited since “care packages” will be available for pick up prior to the event.

Those that are interested can click here to register and will receive information about the care packages closer to the date.

This program is made possible by the Friends of the Blackstone Library

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday, May 10

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday, May 12

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Friday, May 14

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10:30AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual reading and watching.

Please know that we are looking forward to sharing some of our favorite picture books with you.

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday, May 17

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Spring Waters, Gathering Places: Learning about Water Conservation (for grades 2-4)

Spring Waters, Gathering Places: Learning about Water Conservation (for grades 2-4)

Tuesday, May 18

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

It’s time to learn about the power of water and how this resource has been used to create some pretty interesting myths, legends and games. During this program participants will listen to a few stories from Spring Waters: Gathering Places, discuss how water was represented in the past, and brainstorm ways that we can keep it clean for generations to come. Hands-on activities will be included, like sharing your conservation message on rocks for others to find and share.

Participants will also receive their own copy of Spring Waters: Gathering Places by Sandra DeYonge. Space is limited and registration is required.

This program was made possible by the Claire C. Bennitt Watershed Fund

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday, May 19

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Friday, May 21

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10:30AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual reading and watching.

Please know that we are looking forward to sharing some of our favorite picture books with you.

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday, May 24

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Take and Make: A Hands-on Activity to Pick Up (K thru 4)

Take and Make: A Hands-on Activity to Pick Up (K thru 4)

Wednesday, May 26

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Registration for this activity is not required but pick up will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please know that the kits will be marked by grade level for pick-up in the library’s vestibule and that you will be required to wear a mask when you enter the building.
No-contact pick up times are between 10AM-7PM.

Every month there will be something different to create and you will be able to find all the necessary instructions on our YouTube page. Our hope is that you can take these kits and use them as a family when you are drumming your fingers wondering what to do.

These kits were made possible by the Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday, May 26

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Friday, May 28

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10:30AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual reading and watching.

Please know that we are looking forward to sharing some of our favorite picture books with you.

Library Closed for Memorial Day

Monday, May 31

All Day

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday, June 2

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Friday, June 4

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10:30AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual reading and watching.

Please know that we are looking forward to sharing some of our favorite picture books with you.

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday, June 7

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday, June 9

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Friday, June 11

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10:30AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual reading and watching.

Please know that we are looking forward to sharing some of our favorite picture books with you.

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday, June 14

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday, June 16

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Friday, June 18

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10:30AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual reading and watching.

Please know that we are looking forward to sharing some of our favorite picture books with you.

It's a Virtual Pet Party: And You're Invited (all ages)

It’s a Virtual Pet Party: And You’re Invited (all ages)

Friday, June 18

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Let’s kick-off this year’s summer reading theme – Tails and Tales with a program that pays homage to our beloved pets! During this hour long meet and greet participants will be able to spotlight their dogs, cats, bunnies, hamsters, snakes or anything you call dear! It’s show-and-tell, but with pets. Whatever your pet is, we want to meet them and learn a little about the tender love and care you provide on the daily. Don’t have a pet of your own? That’s okay, join us for all the cuteness! All animal lovers are welcome. Click here to register.

Let's Celebrate: A Storytime meant for Dads, Gdads, Uncles and Caregivers (for ages 5 and under)

Let’s Celebrate: A Storytime meant for Dads, Gdads, Uncles and Caregivers (for ages 5 and under)

Saturday, June 19

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a virtual morning filled with stories, songs and activities that celebrate all the special men in our lives. Sign up for this program is required and space is limited since “care packages” will be available for pick up prior to the event.

Those that are interested can click here to register and will receive information about the care packages closer to the date.

This program is made possible by the Friends of the Blackstone Library

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday, June 21

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday, June 23

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Backyard Birds and Insects: What's In Your Yard with the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (K thru 4)

Backyard Birds and Insects: What’s In Your Yard with the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (K thru 4)

Thursday, June 24

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Awaken to the wonder of the wild in your own backyard! Meet local species that live in your neighborhood and learn how you can help make your yard the perfect habitat for them. This is all about embracing the little critters that call your yard home.

Participants will be able to make a seed bomb with native wildflower seeds. Instructions on how to pick up these materials ahead of time will be sent by email. To register click here.

This program was made possible by the Allan Louis Loeb Foundation.

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Friday, June 25

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10:30AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual reading and watching.

Please know that we are looking forward to sharing some of our favorite picture books with you.

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday, June 28

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Getting into Nature: Take and Make for Adults, Teens and Kids

Getting into Nature: Take and Make for Adults, Teens and Kids

Wednesday, June 30

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

This summer we are getting back to basics with a series of Take and Makes for all ages! The last Wednesday of every month the Blackstone Library will drop a different nature based creation through our new crafting resource known as CreativeBug. Those interested are welcome to pick-up a Take and Make bag filled with the necessary materials in our library vestibule. Then watch the videos we link through CreativeBug at your leisure to make something connected to nature.

Registration for this activity is not required but pick-up will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Kits will be clearly marked in the library’s vestibule and you will be required to wear a mask when you enter the building. No-contact pick up times are between 10AM-7PM.

Kits are made possible by the Allan Louise Loeb Foundation

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday, June 30

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Friday, July 2

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10:30AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual reading and watching.

Please know that we are looking forward to sharing some of our favorite picture books with you.

Library Closed for Independence Day

Monday, July 5

All Day

How to Be a Lion: A Virtual Drawing Workshop with Library Arts (K thru 4)

How to Be a Lion: A Virtual Drawing Workshop with Library Arts (K thru 4)

Tuesday, July 6

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for another virtual drawing experience with Doris Benter as she shows participants step-by-step how to make an expandable lion face. One minute he is content and then next he is roaring for his next meal! Previous drawing experience is not necessary since everyone will follow along with her simple drawing techniques. This program will also include a LIVE reading of one of Miss Mary’s favorite lion books to get everyone in the drawing mood.

The library will provide all the necessary drawing materials for contactless pick up and instructions on “how to” will be given after you register for the program. Please note that space is limited, so click here to register.

This program was made possible by the Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library