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.
The library hosts three weekly storytimes for our youngest patrons and their caregivers, with content designed for all age groups. Storytimes 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 next session begins March 10.
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.
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.