Storytimes2018-12-03T10:54:55+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.

Programs start December 10th.

Monday Babytime (3 – 23 months)
9:30 am, Mondays, 
December 10, 2018 through February 11, 2019
There is no Babytime on 12/24, 12/31, or 1/21 due to holiday observance.
Babytime is for ages 3 – 23 months 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.

Tuesday Toddlertime (2-year-olds)
9:30 am, Tuesdays,
December 11 , 2018 through February 12, 2019
There is no Storytime on 12/25 or 1/1 due to holiday observance.
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,
December 13, 2018 through February 14, 2019.
There is no Storytime on 12/27 or 1/3 due to holiday observance.
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)
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.

Monday Firststeps (13-24 months)
On hiatus, combined with Babytime.  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.