Children

The Watertown Free Public Library Children’s Room serves infants through grade 5 and their caregivers. We also provide services for educators. Please note: Children's Room services are limited during this phase of Library reopening. For the latest information, visit watertownlib.org/reopening. 

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Programs and Resources

Children’s Programming: Check out our events calendar to find more details about our programming. Children’s events are held in person both inside and outside. Outside programs are held on the front lawn of the Library, by Main Street. Please note that during Winter 2021/2022 there will be some logistical changes due to the ongoing pandemic. Always check the events calendar or call the Children’s Department (617-972-6435) for up to date information.     

Program Registration: At this time, many Children’s inside events require registration. Registration for programs begins 2 weeks in advance of the program date. Registration may be done in person, over the phone at 617-972-6435, or through the Library's Eventbrite page. There is no wait list for Children’s programs.  

Program Cancelation: If an inside Children’s program is canceled, the library will make every effort to contact registered participants as soon as possible and will update the events calendar. If an outside Children’s program is canceled, the library will update the events calendar and post on social media.  

Online programming: The Story Video Library is updated monthly with new books to share with your family.

Book a Children's Librarian: If your child wants recommendations for what to read next, a Children's Librarian can meet with you one on one! Fill out this online form, or send an email to Emily at emiranda@watertown-ma.gov to start the process. We can connect via Zoom, Google Meet, email, or phone.