Storytimes2018-09-26T15:12:46+00:00

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.

Monday Babytime (3 – 12 months)
9:15 am, Mondays, 
September 17 through November 12, 2018
There is no Storytime during the week of October 8th due to the Friends’ book sale
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.

Monday Firststeps (13-24 months)
10:00 am, Mondays,
September 17 through November 12, 2018
There is no Storytime during the week of October 8th due to the Friends’ book sale
Firststeps is for ages 13-24 months and begins @ 10:00 AM. Registration is required. 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.

Tuesday Toddlertime (2-year-olds)
9:30 am, Tuesdays,
September 18 through November 13
There is no Storytime during the week of October 8th due to the Friends’ book sale
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.

Thursday Preschool (ages 3-5)
9:30 am, Thursdays,
September 20 through November 15, 2018.
There is no Storytime during the week of October 8th due to the Friends’ book sale
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.

Music with Pop (infants – age 5)
10:00 am, Wednesdays,
 September 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, October 17th, 24th, 31st, November 7th & 14th.
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.

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.