Welcome to our vibrant, warm Children's Department. We pride ourselves on friendly service, fun programming and something for everyone.
The Lincoln Public Library supports the American Library Association and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners in condemning racism. We are committed to making the Children's/Young Adult Department a space that strives to be anti-racist, acknowledges injustices, and keeps the dialogue open about race. Click here for resources.
Storytimes and More
Storytime! For All Ages
10am on Tuesdays beginning Sept 13
A lively story program that combines books, music, scarves, and shakers. Come prepared to dance! Recommended for ages 0-5. No registration required.
10:30am on Thursdays beginning Sept 8
Gentle stories and songs for babies and caregivers, followed by playtime. A great opportunity to connect and share experiences! Intended for ages 0-24 months and their caregivers (older siblings welcome.) No registration required.
Second Saturday Stories
10:30am on the second Saturday of the month beginning Sept 10 (9/10, 10/8, 11/12, 12/10)
Families with young children are invited to listen to some stories, learn some songs, and have juice and donuts. No registration required.
Lego at the Library!
2pm on the third Wednesdays of the month beginning Sept 21 (9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 12/21)
Build & create structures. We provide the Legos. You provide the creativity! For ages 4 & up. Drop in.
"Sulinha's Trio" Music Performance
10:30am on the first Wednesdays of the month beginning Oct 5 (10/5, 11/2, 12/7)
Sulinha Boucher, will be performing for children and families songs from her 4 previous albums. You will hear songs about being kind, pedestrian safety, movements, hygiene, 4 seasons, as well as some traditional songs. Originally from Brazil, her trio shows all the influence coming from their native country. You will hear songs in the style of Bossa Nova, Baiao, and you will see Brazilian instruments like Berimbau and bandolin. Her trio features Sulinha on vocals and acoustic guitar, Ian Coury on Bandolin and Erico Menino on percussion. No registration necessary. For all ages.
Special Events and Workshops
Coming in October:
Baby Sign Language
Fridays in October from 10:30 - 11:15 (10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28)
Audubon Nature Programs
- Get to Know Your Neighborhood Birds with Mass Audubon
Wednesday, Oct 12 from 1:00 - 2:00pm
Explore your neighborhood birds with the experts at Mass Audubon. Test out your observation skills with live birds, study their adaptations, and discuss why they look and act the way they do. You will leave this exploration with a nature journal we will begin together, and a sharper eye for what makes our local birds so unique. Intended for families and caregivers with young children. No registration necessary. This event will take place in the Tarbell Room at the Lincoln Public Library.
- Family Nature Walk with Mass Audubon at Drumlin Farm
Saturday, Oct 15 from 1:00 - 3:00
Are you interested in learning more about the natural world around you? Join one of Drumlin Farm’s field teachers for a family nature walk focused on observing, exploring, and appreciating our environment. We will guide you and your family on an outdoor exploration to help you deepen your understanding of local flora and fauna. Intended for families and caregivers with young children. This event will takes place at Drumlin Farm. No registration necessary.
Thank you to Mass Audubon and the Lincoln Cultural Council for funding this event.
Second Annual Pumpkin Palooza
Saturday, Oct 29 from 10:30am - 12:00pm
Wear your costume and join us on the library lawn for Halloween fun: pumpkin painting, fortune telling, games, and more! No registration necessary. Drop-in between 10:30 and 12 noon. Best for ages 6 and under.
Fall Book Groups
Together Time Tales
4th Grade Book Club
Meets once a month on the second Thursday of the month from 4:00 - 4:45. First meeting will be Oct 13th. Discussion and activities for 4th graders. Call the library to register and reserve this month's selection.
5th/6th Grade Book Club
7th/8th Grade Book Club
Homeschoolers Book Club: "Who Was" Book Series Discussion
Thurs, Oct 6 at 1pm
Do you have a fan of the ever popular "Who Was" biography book series? Or do you want to discover this fantastic series? Join us for our inaugural book discussion for homeschoolers! Choose an historical figure to read about from the Penguin Random House series, "Who Was." Caregivers and child(ren) can either read the same book or can read about separate people. (Let us know if you need help locating a title or requesting a book.) https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/series/DWY/who-was We will then meet to discuss our respective figures from history and partake in a couple of fun activities.
Thank you to the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library for their support.