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

Need books?
We are happy to set them aside for you. You can call us at 978-674-1529 or fill out an online form. We will get the books for you and then arrange a date and time for you to pick them up.

You can also download e-books and e-audio books to download to your device. Yes, even for kids! Visit the MVLC Digital Library to access Libby/Overdrive. You will need your library card.

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

The Youth Services Department now has a YouTube channel!  We have uploaded storytimes, craft videos, and more!

Follow us on Social Media – Click on the icons to link to our Facebook and Instagram pages!

Chilly Challenge 2021!
January 25 Through March 6, 2021

The Chilly Challenge is our online winter program and is open to kids in Grade 4 and younger. Through a combination of reading, submitting book reviews, and doing fun activities, earn digital badges. Kids that earn at least 8 badges will be entered into a raffle for our special prize bag.
Sign up any time between January 25 and March 6, 2021 but you must earn your badges by March 6 to be entered into the raffle.
Pre-readers can sign up too and have their grownups read with them and help them with the activities.
Questions? Call the Children’s Desk at 978-674-1527 or email us at

Black History Month Reading List

Our Children’s Department Librarians have created a list of suggested titles to read for Black History Month. Download the list here.

Winter ZOOM Mother Goose on the Loose!

Mother Goose on the Loose is a series of nursery rhyme programs for children from birth through age three. Big sisters and brothers are welcome too.
This will be a live Zoom storytime and sign up is required. Spots are limited. A Zoom link will be sent via email to patrons that register a week before the storytime date.
Fridays at 10:30 AM
February 5
February 12
February 19
February 26
To sign up click here.

Children's Department Instagram Account

PJ Pals

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
PJ Pals Session 3

Fall Mother Goose on the Loose Videos!  Fall 2020 Sessions
Mother Goose on the Loose are storytimes especially created for children age 3 and younger so there are lots of rhymes and songs.
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Session 6

Black Lives Matter

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.

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