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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.

Summer Reading 2022

Complete WPL’s Summer Reading Treasure Map by borrowing library materials, attending programs, completing activities & reading to earn raffle tickets! Raffle winners are picked every week for prizes like free ice cream, fidget poppers, LEGOs, & Squishmallows! 

Stop by WPL’s Children’s Desk anytime this summer to sign up and get your treasure map! 

Summer Programming

Join WPL on the #LibraryLawn- all summer long! Special programs include a Petting Zoo, Magic Workshop, Dance Party with surprise guests & bouncy house! (See complete brochure.)

Every Wednesday in July, join Seana, Emily & Plympton School librarian Ms. Halley at Drake Playground at 2PM for a special storytime & craft session.

Weekly Programming

Join active & engaging programs inside WPL’s MakerSpace, outside on the #LibraryLawn, or on Zoom! Visit our Calendar for more info!

PIE & #LibraryLawn

Play in WPL’s Play Imagine Experience (PIE) Room during library open hours or play with outdoor toys & games on the #LibraryLawn- open all the time! 

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
on the Library Lawn
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! In case of bad weather, this program will be moved indoors to the MakerSpace.

LEGO Club
1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month
4 to 5PM in the MakerSpace
Ideal for ages 5+

Build with friends at the library! Get creative and become an engineer at our bimonthly Lego Club in WPL's MakerSpace! Best for ages 5+ Lego Club will occur on the first and third Wednesday of every month.

Summer Storytime
Thursdays at 4PM
on the #LibraryLawn
Ideal for ages 0–7

Celebrate Summer on the #LibraryLawn with songs, stories, and dancing with your favorite librarians! In case of bad weather, this program will be moved indoors to the MakerSpace.

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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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