The Baker Free Library offers weekly, monthly, and seasonal programs for children of all ages and their families. For those events requiring registration, visit our online calendar to sign up, or call the library at (603) 224-7113. Programs that require registration will be noted in the description below.
 

Storytimes Begin September 9
Once again, the library will host three storytimes each week for our youngest patrons and their caregivers, with content designed for all age groups. Storytimes will run in 6-week sessions, with a short break in between. This year, registration is not required for storytimes. Simply join us whenever you can. The fall session runs from September 9 -- October 17.

 
Baby Stay n' Play: Mondays, 11AM
A play group for infants from birth to 18 months, in the company of a parent or caregiver. Enjoy rhymes, music and movement with your little one! We’ll end with plenty of open play time, utilizing our collection of toys and manipulatives.
 
 
Toddler Storytime: Thursdays, 10:30AM
For children from 18 months to 3 years of age, in the company of a parent or caregiver. We’ll share stories, songs, flannels and more, and end with an open play time, allowing parents and their children to socialize and play together.
 
 
Preschool Storytime: Tuesdays, 10:30AM
A storytime designed for children aged 3-5, in the company of a parent or caregiver. Spark your child's curiosity as we learn about a new topic each week through stories, songs, music and movement! Includes a simple craft at the end of each session.
 
 


Monthly Programs

       
 

Tinker Tuesdays
First Tuesday of the Month | 3:30PM
This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month, providing children aged 7-12 with an opportunity to explore scientific topics through hands-on activities. Registration is required for this event. Please register for every session you plan to attend. Children under 10 should be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
 
Tuesday, October 1 | 3:30 - 4:30PM
Potions & Slime

Krafts 4 Kids
First Wednesday of the Month | 3:00PM
An afterschool craft program for students in grades K-4, along with a parent or guardian. Create a new project every month! All materials will be provided by the library. Registration is required for this event. Please register for every session you plan to attend.
 
Wednesday, October 2 | 3:00 - 3:45PM
Blow Art Monsters
 

Bookaneers Book Club
Third Thursday of the Month | 4:00PM
The Bookaneers is a new book club for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students! This group will meet on the third Thursday of each month at 4:00PM. Explore new books and genres, and take part in a craft or project inspired by each book. Copies of each month's selected title will be provided by the library. Registration is required for this event. Please register for every session you plan to attend.
 
Thursday, September 19 | 4:00 - 5:00PM
At our first meeting, we'll talk about our favorite summer reads,
vote on titles for the upcoming year, and create a reading journal.
 

Escape Room: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Multiple Sessions October 10, 11 & 12
Baker Free Library’s Escape Room is back! Join your friends on a magical adventure to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where the Chamber of Secrets is open again. Only the brightest wizards will succeed in unraveling the puzzles, spells and enchantments needed to save the school from a terrible fate!
 
How it works:
Participants will work within a given time limit to explore a locked room in the library. Each session of the Escape Room contains 7-10 players, and children must register to attend. Parents and caregivers are welcome to join, but do not need to register. Children must be 8 years or older to participate. Costumes encouraged!

A special "Big Kids" session of the Escape Room, designed exclusively for teens and young adults, will run on Saturday, October 12 at 12PM.
 
Online registration is not available for this event. You can register your child by visiting the library, or by calling us at 224-7113 beginning Monday, September 23.
 
Available Sessions:
Thursday, October 10 |  3:30PM
Thursday, October 10 |  5:00PM
Thursday, October 10 |  6:30PM

Friday, October 11 |  10:00AM
Friday, October 11 |  11:30AM
Friday, October 11 |  2:00PM
Friday, October 11 |  3:30PM

Saturday, October 12 |  10:00AM
Saturday, October 12 |  12:00PM*
*Teens and Young Adults Only!