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, or call the library at (603) 224-7113. Some of our most popular events, including storytimes, require registration with a valid card from the Baker Free Library.
 

Winter Storytimes Begin January 8!
Registration for winter storytimes opens on Monday, January 1st, with sessions running from January 8 to February 28. We will continue to offer three weekly storytimes, with content designed for all age groups. Please register on our online calendar using a valid Baker Free Library card. Please note: you do not need to register every week; your registration will carry forward after the first time.


Take Your Child to the Library Day!
Saturday, February 2 | 10:30AM-12:30PM

Saturday, February 2 is National Take Your Child to the Library Day! This year, we are celebrating all things Mo Willems. Willems is the author of Knuffle Bunny, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, and the popular Elephant and Piggie series. Stop by the library anytime between 10:30 and 12:30 to check out new items, take part in a scavenger hunt, or visit the craft buffet, where you can make an Elephant and Piggie puppet! Children aged 6 and older will also have the opportunity to sign up for a library card.

 

 
Family Fun Nights
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.

Wednesday, February 13, 6PM: Family Game Night
Game on! Join us for a fun, informal night of family gaming. Challenge friends and neighbors to compete in your favorite board and card games! Some games will be provided by the library, but please bring one or two of your favorite games to share. The library will also host several "Minute to Win It" challenges to get everyone moving. Registration is not required.

 

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.