The Newton Free Library Children's Department is a vibrant place for the whole family! We strive to promote a life long love of reading through innovative programs and a high quality collection. The Department serves kids (newborns through 8th grade), along with their parents, caregivers, and educators.
Our expansive collection includes books, magazines, music, audio books, video games and movies. We also offer books, movies and music in a variety of languages, including Chinese, Hebrew, Korean, Russian and Spanish. The staff is here to help you enjoy your library, find materials and answer any questions.
Programs are offered for children of all ages. These include storytimes, writing, crafts, science, and many wonderful performances.
ALL OUR PROGRAMS ARE FREE!
Schools and Outreach
We collaborate with local early childhood educators, providing visits to preschools to share stories and loaning librarian selected picture book bags for classrooms and centers. We also work closely with the Newton Public Schools and visit every class to share great books and discuss summer reading.
We are happy to come to any classroom for an age-appropriate presentation or to present to parent groups or educators about literacy, book selection, or curriculum support. We are always interested in working with teachers to ensure that we have enough material to support research and reading assignments.