Beginning this fall, the library will offer two weekly, in-person storytimes for our youngest patrons and their caregivers. Storytimes are offered in 7-to-8 week sessions with a short break in between. The next session begins on September 7, 2021
Shimmy & Shake Storytime | Tuesdays @ 10:30AM
A special storytime for movers and shakers! This 45-minute program includes music and songs, yoga and movement activities, and ends with a family dance party. Recommended for ages 3-6, but all ages are welcome.
Family Storytime | Thursdays @ 10:30AM
Explore a new topic each week through stories, songs and rhymes, and engage in literacy activities designed to spark your child’s imagination. Each session ends with plenty of open play time, allowing children and their caregivers to meet and socialize together. All ages welcome.
Baker Free Library takes part in the nationwide initiative 1000 Books Before Kindergarten to promote reading to newborns, infants and toddlers. Studies have shown that reading to children from an early age helps them gain the confidence and early literacy skills they need to become strong readers.
Stop by the library anytime to sign up for the program. Upon sign-up, your child will recieve a canvas library tote bag and their first 100-book chart, to track their progress in the program. Every time your child completes a 100-book chart, they may return it to the library for a small prize. When they complete the entire program by reading 1000 books, they will receive a certificate of completion, a free book of their choice, and recognition of their accomplishment on our website and social media pages!
Our library offers a variety of free programs for all age groups. Children can enjoy storytimes, literacy activites, and child-friendly orientations to the library and its collections. Older students can participate in book talks, library orientations and one-on-one introductions of the Library's databases and digital resources. Educators in the Bow School District are also eligible for FREE library cards from the Baker Free Library. Contact us for more information at (603) 224-7113.
What We Can Provide for Students
Our Youth Services Librarian, Juliana, is available to conduct school visits by appointment.