Storytimes 2018-07-03T10:56:58+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, 
July 9 through August 13, 2018
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, 
July 9 through August 13, 2018
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.   At this time the program is full.  If you would like to be added to a waiting list please email jwhitehead@cwmars.org and you will be contacted if space opens up.

Tuesday Toddlertime (2 year olds)
9:30 am, Tuesdays,
July 10 through August 14, 2018
Toddlertime is for 2 year olds and begins @ 9:30AM. Registration is required (click on the name of the program, above). You do not need to enter a book title to register. Our story times 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 3-4)
9:30 am, Thursdays,
July 12 through August 16, 2018
Preschool Storytime is for ages 3-4 and begins @ 9:30AM. Registration is required (click on the name of the program, above). You do not need to enter a book title to register. Our story times feature age-appropriate stories, songs, finger plays and art activities. Must also register for summer reading program. Participation is determined by lottery. Participants will receive an email after registration closes.

Getting Ready for Kindergarten
9:30 am, Wednesdays,
 July 11 through August 15, 2018
Getting Ready for Kindergarten is a story time for just children; adults will remain in the building but not in the story time room. We will read books about going to school, sing songs, play games and create with art materials.
Registration is required (click on the name of the program, above). You do not need to enter a book title to register. You will receive an email from Wandoo reader so you will know you successfully registered. When registration is over, an email will be sent letting everyone know the lottery results.

Music with Pops (infants – age 7)
10:00 am, Fridays,
 July 6th, 13th, 27th, August 3rd, 10th & 17th
Music in the morning!  Sign-up online and join us for Music with Pops Hooten through the summer.  At this time the program is full.  If you would like to be added to a waiting list please email jwhitehead@cwmars.org and you will be contacted if space opens up.

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 (click here for the Teen Summer Reading Program).