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Children's Room Updates

WPL’s Children’s Room is open! Stop by the library to explore with new books, tablets, take-home toys and more. For more information, follow us on Instagram @WalthamLibKids, join WPL’s Children’s Room Activities group on Facebook or email WalthamLibKids@minlib.net.

Weekly Programming

Join active & engaging programs inside WPL’s MakerSpace, Lecture Hall, or on Zoom! Visit our Calendar for more info!

Special Programming

Check our calendar for updates and Special Programming- including several upcoming seasonal programs! 

PIE Space (Play Imagine Experience)

Learn through play in WPL’s Play Imagine Experience (PIE) Room during any library open hours! Visit the Post Office, Ice Cream Shop, Park, and Grocery Store in WPL’s Around the Town PIE. 

Children's Programming

Virtual Pajama Storytime
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
on Zoom
Ideal for ages 0–7

Jump into your jammies and get ready to read, sing, and dance with your favorite librarians! Together, we'll read two or three picture books and sing songs to get the wiggles out before bedtime, such as Wheels on the Bus or Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes! This interactive storytime is great for kids of all ages. Join WPL's Children's Room Activities group on Facebook or email walthamlibkids@minlib.net for the Zoom link.

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Toddler Time
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
in the Lecture Hall
Ideal for ages 12-36 months

Join your favorite Children's librarians for stories, rhymes, music, and dancing! This program is recommended for children ages 1-3 but all are welcome!

Makers Club: LEGOS
Wednesdays 4 to 5 PM in the MakerSpace
Ideal for ages 4+

Build with friends at the library! Get creative and become an engineer at our weekly Maker Club featuring Legos in WPL's MakerSpace! Best for ages 4+

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Museum Passes & Discounts

WPL offers discounted passes to many local museums and family spaces, including Boston Children’s Museum, Discovery Museum, Museum of Science, New England Aquarium, & Zoo New England! Stop by the Children’s Desk to learn more or reserve your own passes online. Several of these passes are now emailed directly to you! WPL’s Museum Passes are generously provided by the Friends of the Waltham Public Library. 

"A new twist on learning."

The PIE Room is now OPEN! The Play Imagine Experience (PIE) Space is a museum-inspired, immersive environment where children play and learn interactively. Our current PIE Room theme is Around the Town, featuring a Post Office, Grocery Store, Ice Cream Shop & Community Park! 

Located on the ground floor of the Waltham Public Library, each PIE is designed on a theme with a variety of activities, props, and toys that promote learning-based play. Each installation includes STEAM activity prompts, book lists, and music. Children and their caretakers can drop by anytime the library is open for interactive play.

Visit piespace.org to learn more. Stop by the #LibraryLawn to play with our new lawn toys and some special PIE Room toys, like our Pirate Ship & Water Table!

Four kids dressed as astronauts play in the PIE room. The wall behind them shows a view of Earth from outer space.

Career Kits

Browse the career kit collection in the online catalog and find related activities and resources below.

Toy Collection

A colorful toy xylophone.

Visit the Children’s Room to borrow available toys! Toys circulate for three weeks. All Minuteman Library Card holders are welcome to borrow our toys, however they must be returned directly to Waltham Public Library. Toys marked browse in the online catalog are currently available to take home and you can place any toy on hold just like a book.

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