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Can we help?  You can contact the Children’s Department at 978-674-1529 or by e-mail at

For more information about events in the Children’s Department, check out our Facebook page or visit the library’s calendar. 

PJ Pals is a series of bedtime storytime videos.  Our first video of three will launch August 25, 2020.  We will post one a week over three weeks.  You can view the videos on our Facebook page or visit our Youtube channel or right here on our web page.
These storytimes are created with bedtime in mind so the stories and songs are on the quieter side. Come end your busy day with us. Join us for gentle stories and songs, selected to help your little one settle down for the night.
Sleep tight!

PJ Pals Session 1
PJ Pals Session 2

For parents who are looking for a listed of antiracism and Black Lives Matter related topics, the Children’s Department has curated a list of suggested books to consider.

COVID 19 Resources for Families

We Miss You!
Do you miss Storytime as much as the Children’s staff does?
Check out our Facebook page – Pollard Memorial Library Youth Services – for postings directly from our own Youth Services Staff – videos, photos, and more!  We are also offering some limited activities so check our Facebook page and the library’s online calendar of events.

This summer we are offering a Tuesday morning “Sidewalk Library” for kids where they can check out book bundles of library books.  Click here for more information.

And we’ve got a brand new YouTube channel!  Click here to see it.

Looking for a social story to explain Coronavirus?  Click here.

Have a hard time explaining social distancing?
Somerville issued 3 books about the topic for families to download and read together and express their feelings:

Caring for Each Other from Sesame Cares – Videos and songs about safe sneezing and hand washing featuring Sesame Street favorites.  The site also includes a tool kit for parents and caregivers.

National Public Radio recently aired a story about a comic created to explain COVID 19 to kids.  Click here to read about it.  The online story also has a link to download the comic.

Understood is an organization whose purpose is to provide resources for special needs people and their supporters to help them navigate the world. They have provided resources for special needs people and their families to explain the Coronavirus and what is happening as a result of the virus. This informaiton is helpful for all families, not just special needs families.
Understood also provide some tips about activities to keep kids busy at home.  Click here for that information.


AWE Early Learning Stations!

Thanks to the generosity of the Pollard Memorial Library Foundation and a grant from the Digital Federal Credit Union, the Children’s Department now has two AWE early stations.  These learning stations are computers that are loaded with over 40 educational activities geared for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary school children. To learn more about the AWE stations stop by the Children’s Department.  We can’t wait to see you and your children!

Muzzy Language DVDs and Muzzy Online

Does your child want to learn a new language?  Or is your child learning English as a Second Language?  MUZZY Online is an award-winning language program for children that provides a comprehensive, interactive, and fun way to learn a second language.  It features lessons, videos, interactive games and activities, and more!  The languages currently available are Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, and Italian.  MUZZY Online can be found on the Electronic Resources Page under Youth Oriented Study or click here to check out this amazing resource.

Muzzy Online