Come join the fun at the Clapp Memorial Library in Belchertown.  Our Storytimes are full of age-appropriate stories told through the reading of books, flannel board and story props, puppets and acting.  We sing songs, play instruments and end the fun with crafts. Registration is required. Click on the NAME of the program you wish to join and you will be taken to the registration page for that program. Register now!  Participation for Storytimes is determined by lottery.

Programs start March 11th.

Monday Babytime (3 – 12 months)
9:15 AM, Mondays,
March 11th, 18th, 25th, April 1st, 22nd, 29th, and May 6th
Babytime is for ages 3 – 12 months and begins @ 9:15 AM. Registration is required (click on the name of the program, above). You do not need to enter a book title to register. Our storytimes feature age-appropriate stories, songs, finger plays and art activities. Participation is determined by lottery. Participants will receive an email after registration closes.
When the Belchertown Public Schools have a delay or closure due to the weather, story times are canceled.

Monday Firststeps (13-24 months)
10:00 AM, Mondays
, March 11th, 18th, 25th, April 1st, 22nd, 29th, and May 6th
Firststeps is for ages 13-24 months and begins @ 10:00 AM.  Registration is required (click on the name of the program, above).  Our storytimes feature age-appropriate stories, songs, finger plays and art activities. Participation is determined by lottery. Participants will receive an email after registration closes.

Tuesday Toddlertime (2-year-olds)
9:30 am, Tuesdays,
March 12th, 19th, 26th, April 2nd, 23rd, 30th, and May 7th
Toddlertime is for 2-year-olds and begins @ 9:30 AM. Registration is required (click on the name of the program, above). You do not need to enter a book title to register. Our storytimes feature age-appropriate stories, songs, finger plays and art activities. Participation is determined by lottery. Participants will receive an email after registration closes.
When the Belchertown Public Schools have a delay or closure due to the weather, story times are canceled.

Thursday Preschool (ages 3-5)
9:30 am, Thursdays,
March 14th, 21st, 28th, April 4th, 25th, May 2nd, 9th
Preschool Storytime is for ages 3-5 and begins @ 9:30 AM. Registration is required (click on the name of the program, above). You do not need to enter a book title to register. Our storytimes feature age-appropriate stories, songs, finger plays and art activities.  Participation is determined by lottery. Participants will receive an email after registration closes.
When the Belchertown Public Schools have a delay or closure due to the weather, story times are canceled.

Music with Pop (infants – age 5)
10:00 am, Wednesdays,
March 27, April 3rd, 17th, 24th, May 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd
Music in the morning!  Sign-up online and join us for Music with Pop Hooten.  Spaces will be filled first by children who reside within Belchertown.  Funded by the Friends of the Clapp Memorial Library.
Registration will run until March 22nd.

Summer Reading
We offer summer reading programs for children every year, starting in July and running for 6 weeks into August.  The Kids’ Summer Reading Program is for children up to 12 years old.