The Baker Free Library offers weekly, monthly, and seasonal programs for children of all ages and their families. For those events requiring registration, please visit our online calendar and complete the virtual sign-up. Some of our most popular events, including storytimes, require registration with a valid card from the Baker Free Library.
 

Fall Storytimes Begin September 11!
Registration for fall storytimes opens on Tuesday, September 4th, with sessions running from September 11 to November 16. This fall, we are offering three storytimes with content designed for all age groups, including our youngest patrons! Please register on our online calendar using a valid Baker Free Library card. You do not need to register every week; your registration will carry forward after the first time. Please note: Two sessions of preschool storytime will be offered to accomodate demand, on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Please register for either one, but not both.


 

Preschool Storytime (Includes Craft): Tuesdays OR Fridays, 10:30am-11:15am
Tuesdays: September 11th-November 13th, Fridays: September 14th-November 16th
A storytime designed for children aged 3-5, in the company of a parent or caregiver.  Learn about a new topic each week through stories, songs, music and movement!  Preschool Storytime includes a simple take-home craft at end of each session.  Please note: due to demand, we have added a repeat session of Preschool Storytime on Friday mornings.  The content will be the same.  Please register for either the Tuesday OR Friday sessions, but not both.
Baby Storytime: Wednesdays, 10:30am-11:15 am
September 12th - November 14th
A new, thirty-minute storytime designed for infants from birth to 18 months, in the company of a parent or caregiver.  Enjoy stories, rhymes, music and movement with your little one!  This storytime will end witha an open play time, allowing parents and their children to meet and play with one another.  Registration is required.
Toddler Storytime: Thursdays, 10:30am-11:15am
September 13th - November 15th
A storytime designed for children from 18 months to 3 years of age, in the company of a parent or caregiver.  We'll share stories, songs, fingerplays and flannel boards, and end with an open play time, allowing parents and their children to meet and play with one another.  Registration is required.
Imagine That!
Monthly on Thursday Afternoons, Saturday Mornings (Registration Required)
 
A new, interactive program for families, Imagine That offers children the opportunity to engage in dramatic play at the library. Stop in for a story and a snack, then spend time crafting and playing with friends in our Children’s Room! Each month will feature new props and decorations to encourage your child’s imagination, with a different theme every month. Some sessions will feature a visit from members of the Bow community.

Imagine That meets once per month, with both a weekend and an afternoon session to accommodate busy schedules. When registering for this program, please choose either the Thursday time slot (4:00-5:30PM) or the Saturday time slot (10:30AM-12:00PM), but not both.


Thursday, October 11, 4:00PM & Saturday, October 13, 10:30AM: The Fire Station
In honor of fire prevention week, we’re learning all about the fire station! Listen to a story, make a simple craft, and race your friends in our fire safety relay.

 

Family Fun Nights
Monthly on Monday Nights, 6-7PM.
Bring your whole crew to the library for an evening of family fun! Each month will feature a different theme, with games, crafts, and activities to get your family playing and laughing together. Registration is NOT required for this event, but supplies are limited so please come early.

Monday, September 24, 6PM: Indoor Campout
Bring sheets, blankets, beach towels and more – each family will build their own fort! (Some building materials will be provided). Then, join us around the campfire for a story while enjoying your very own s’mores.

Monday, October 29, 6PM: Glow-in-the-Dark Night
Get ready for Halloween with a lights-out night out. Challenge your friends and family to a round of glow-in-the-dark bowling, or craft your own glowing slime!

 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten!
Ready Your Child for a Lifetime of Reading
Research suggests that children need to hear about 1,000 books before they begin to read independently. Reading to children increases their vocabulary and improves comprehension, listening and narrative skills, as well as building traits like self-awareness, confidence, and empathy. Prepare your child for a lifetime of reading by sharing books together! Sign your child up for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten at the Baker Free Library, and earn prizes for every 100 books you share together. This program is ongoing; register anytime.