The early years are the learning years! The first five years of a child’s life are the most crucial for cognitive development. Scientific studies show that cognitive abilities of young children raised in an environment rich in sensory experiences are significantly enhanced — and show a positive correlation with future academic achievement.
The Clapp Memorial Library has the programs and resources to help you create such a learning environment in your home. And while your child explores the riches of the Library, you can find information about all areas of parenting and teaching in our Parent/Teacher Collection. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always here to offer assistance. You and your child can choose from among thousands of:
Books Videos & DVDs Music CDs Audiotapes Magazines Theme Kits
We also offer a variety of regularly scheduled Children’s Programs, and popular special programs and work shops featuring talented performers and knowledgeable guest speakers — including morning and evening music programs for young children, parent workshops, programs for child care providers, and infant massage classes.