welcome to the children’s room!


At the Blaisdell Memorial Library, children and their families are very important to us. We know that early introduction to books helps to develop lifelong readers! We offer story programs for children from the time they are born right up until they enter first grade.

Advanced sign-up is required to attend story times, so please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Babies & Toddlers – 11:00am

Toddler – 10:00am

Preschool/Kindergarten – 10:00am & 1:30pm

Story Time Session Calendar

Session 1: September 13 – October 20

Session 2: November 8 – December 22 (Thanksgiving break Nov. 22 – 24)

Session 3: January 17 – February 23

Session 4: March 14 – April 20

Session 5: May 9 – June 15

Baby Story Hour – Birth to 24 months – Tuesday 10:00am

Our baby story hour offers an opportunity for children and their caregivers to gather for rhymes, songs, puppets, and a short book. Each session concludes with time for parents to socialize and for children to engage in free play with toys and friends.

Toddler Story Hour – 2-3 year olds – Tuesday 11:00am, Wednesday 10:00am

The toddler story time offers a variety of nursery rhymes, songs and movement activities.

Preschool & Kindergarten Story Hour – 4-6 year olds – Thursday 10:00am & 1:30pm

Our Thursday story time is geared for the longer attention span of the preschool child. These 45 minute programs include stories, songs, felt board activities and movement. Each session concludes with a theme related craft project. Parents help out with this craft.

Story Hour Trifold 2016-2017


Nottingham families with children between the ages of birth and five years old can receive free books throughout the year as part of the “Nottingham Reads!” program.

To enroll, please complete this form and return it to the Nottingham School!

2017 Summer Reading Program:

Build a better world!

The 2017 Summer Reading Program is just around the corner!!! Sign-up for Summer Reading begins on Tuesday, June 27th, and the first Summer Reading activities begin immediately following the 4th of July weekend. Click on either of the 2 monthly calendars below to see what is in store this summer!

In Summer 2016, participants in the Summer Reading Program read for a total of 3,068 days! How many days will we read this summer?

looking for more great books to read? check out our “30 books” lists!

30 books to read in Kindergarten

30 Books to read in Grade 1

30 Books to read in Grade 2

30 books to read in Grade 3

30 books to read in Grade 4

30 books to read in Grade 5


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