Ongoing Story Hours and Playgroups

 

STORY HOURS AND PLAYGROUPS

Updated: September 26, 2016

The storytimes and playgroups listed are year-round unless otherwise specified. Please note that the programming and schedules are subject to change. Please check the library websites or call to confirm prior to your visit. Libraries are changing and adding new ongoing programs regularly. If a library or family center you are interested in visiting is not listed here you may always contact them directly. Find a comprehensive list of local libraries here.

AdamsAdams Free Library
413-743-8345. 92 Park Street

AgawamAgawam Public Library
413-789-1550. 750 Cooper Street
• Storytime for ages 3 and older Mon 9:30 – 10:30 am
• Toddler time for ages 19-36 months Mon 10:30 – 11:30 am
• Lapsit storytime for ages birth-18 mos Tue 9:30 – 10:30 am
• Storytime for ages 3 and older Tues 10:30 – 11:30 am
• Lapsit storytime for ages birth-18 mos Thurs 9:30 – 10:30 am
• Toddler time for ages 19-36 months Thurs 10:30 – 11:30 am

AlfordAlford Free Library
413-528-4536. 5 Alford Center Road

AmherstJones Library
413-259-3090. 43 Amity Street
• Sing with Your Baby Tues 10:30 – 11:30 am
• Preschool Story Hour Thurs 10:30 – 11 am
• Teen Lounge Fri 3 – 5 pm

Amherst Amherst Family Center
413-256-1145. 1200 North Pleasant Street
• Playgroup Mon – Fri 9 am – 12 pm (Follows Amherst Regional Schools schedule – check website for special events, closures, etc.)

AmherstNorth Amherst Library
413-259-3099. 8 Montague Road
• Story and Craft Time Wed 4 – 5 pm (check website or call to confirm)

AshfieldBelding Memorial Library
413-628-4414. 344 Main Street
• Saturday Storytime 10:30 am

AtholAthol Public Library
978-249-9515. 568 Main Street
• YMCA Nursery School Storytime Mon 11 – 11:30 am
• LEGO Club! Mon 3:30 – 4:30 pm
• Preschool Storytime Wed 10:15 – 11 am
• Knit Wits (ages 8 and up) Wed 3 – 5 pm
• Baby Time! Thurs 10 – 10:30 am
• Toddler Time! Thurs 11 – 11:30 am

BeckettBecket Athenaeum
413-623-5483. 3367 Main Street
• Storycraft Wed 10:30 am – 12 pm

BelchertownClapp Memorial Library
413-323-0417. 19 South Main Street

BelchertownBelchertown Family Center
413-835-5201. 720 Franklin Street
• Drop in playgroups for caregivers and children 0-5 years of age. Mon/Tues/Thurs 9:30 am -1 pm; Wed/Fri 9:30 am -12 pm

BernardstonBernardston Cushman Library.
413-648-5402. 28 Church Street
• Story Hour Wednesdays 4-5 pm (during the school year)

Blanford Porter Memorial Library.
413-848-2853. 87 Main Street

BucklandBuckland Public Library.
413-625-9412. 30 Upper Street

CharlemontTyler Memorial Library.
339-4335 ext. 1. 157 Main Street

CheshireCheshire Public Library
413-743-4746. 23 Depot Street
• Storytime Tuesdays 10 am

ChesterHamilton Memorial Library
413-354-7808. 195 Route 20

ChesterfieldChesterfield Public Library
413-296-4735. 408 Main Road

ChicopeeChicopee Public Library
413-594-1800 x107. 449 Front Street

ClarksburgClarksburg Town Library
413-664-6050. 711 West Cross Road

ColrainGriswold Memorial Library.
413-624-3619. 12 Main Street

Conway – Griswold Memorial Library.
413-369-4646. 1 Elm Street

CummingtonCummington Family Center
2 Main Street

CummingtonBryant Free Library.
413-634-0109. 455 Berkshire Trail

DaltonDalton Free Public Library.
413-684-6112. 462 Main Street

DeerfieldTilton Library
413-665-4683. 75 North Main Street
• Preschool Storytime Wed 11 am

East LongmeadowEast Longmeadow Public Library.
413-525-5400, ext. 1511. 60 Center Square
• Discover Time for ages 3-6 Mondays 1 pm or Thursdays 10:30 am
• Books and Babies! Mondays at 10:30 am
• Chess Club (K-8) Wednesdays 4 pm
• Shake Rattle and Read! (birth – 18 mos) Fridays 9:45 am (sign-up required)
• Shake Rattle and Read! (18 mos – 2.5 yrs) Fridays 10:45 am (sign-up required)

EasthamptonEmily Williston Memorial Library
413-527-1031. 9 Park St

EasthamptonEasthampton Family Center
• Playgroup Mon/Tues/Fri 9:30 – 11:30 am (follows Easthampton public school calendar)

EgremontEgremont Free Library
413-528-1474. 1 Buttonball Lane

ErvingCommunity Network for Children at Erving Elementary School.
413-423-3326. 28 Northfield Road
• Playgroup Wed 10 – 11:30 am

FloridaFlorida Public Library.
413-664-0153. 56 North County Road

FlorenceLilly Library.
413-587-1500. 19 Meadow Street
• Spin a Yarn Knitting Group Tuesdays 1-3 pm
• Mother Goose on the Loose Tuesdays 10:30 am
• Preschool Storytime Thursdays 10:30 am
• LEGO Club Thursdays 1 pm
• Drop-in Craft Fridays 10 am – 12 pm
• Informal Chess Club Saturdays 1 pm

GillSlate Memorial Library
413-863-2591. 360 Main Road
• Story hour with popcorn and activities Tues10 am

GoshenGoshen Free Public Library
413-268-8236, ext.111. 40 Main Street

GranbyGranby Free Public Library.
413-467-3320. 297 East State Street
• Playgroup for ages birth-5 yrs Wed & Fri 10:30 am – 12:30 pm (There will be no playgroup when Granby schools or the library is closed)

GranvilleGranby Free Public Library.
413-357-8531. 2 Granby Road

Great BarringtonMason Library.
413-528-1720. 231 Main Street
• Brain Builders! Play and Learn Playgroup Tuesdays 10:30 am
• Afternoon LEGOs Fridays 4 – 5 pm

GreenfieldGreenfield Public Library
413-772-1544. 402 Main Street
Greenfield Chess Club Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:45 pm
• Read Aloud Story Hour Thursdays 4- 5 pm
• Mother Goose on the Loose! Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 am

HadleyGoodwin Memorial Library
413-584-7451. 50 Middle Street

HadleyWhole Children
413-585-8010. 41 Russell Street
• Drop-in playgroup for ages birth – 5 Fri 9:30-11:30 am (follows public school calendar)

HampdenHampden Free Public Library
413-224-1596. 625 Main Street

HancockTaylor Memorial Library
413-738-5326. 733 Main Street

HardwickPaige Memorial Library
413-477-6704. 87 Petersham Road

HatfieldHatfield Public Library
413-247-9097. 39 Main Street
• Storytime and Craft Thursdays 11 am

HatfieldHatfield Playgroup at First Congregational Church of Hatfield
413-588-5568. 41 Main Street (enter through side door)
• Playgroup for children 0-5 and their caregivers Tues 9:30 – 11 am (closed when Hatfield elementary is closed)

HeathHatfield Public Library
413-337-4934 ext 7. 1 East Main Street

HinsdaleHinsdale Public Library
413-655-2303. 58 Maple Street

HolyokeHolyoke Public Library
413-420-8105. 250 Chestnut Street

HousatonicRamsdell Library.
413-274-3738. 1087 Main Street
• Time for Tots Fri 10:30 – 11:30 am

HuntingtonHuntington Public Library
413-667-3506. 7 East Main Street

HuntingtonHilltown Family Center
413-667-2203. 9 Russell Road
• School Readiness Program for parents with children aged 3 – 5 Tues 9:30 – 11:30 am (Registration required)
• Grandparent/Kinship Care Chat Group 10:15 – 11:45 am 4th Wed of the month (for people who are raising the children of others. Free and open to the public. Child care provided)
• Baby Steps playgroup for infants Thurs 10:30 – 11:30 am

Indian OrchardSpringfield City Library Indian Orchard Branch Library
413-263-6846. 44 Oak Street

LanesboroughLanesborough Public Library
413-442-0222. 83 North Main Street
• Storytime Tues 10:15 am

LeeLee Library
413-243-0385. 100 Main Street
• Toby (reading dog) on Tuesdays 4 pm
• Preschool Storytime Thursdays 10:30 – 11 am
• STEM! Every first Thursday of the month 10:30 – 11:30 am

LenoxLenox Library.
413-637-0197. 18 Main Street
• Story craft Thurs 10:30-11:15 am

LeverettLeverett Library
413-548-9220. 75 Montague Road
• Tales and Tunes Wed 10:30 am – 12 pm

LeydenRobertson Memorial Library
413-773-9334. 849 Greenfield Road

LongmeadowRichard Salter Storrs Library
413-565-4181. 693 Longmeadow Street
• Playgroup (3 and under) Mon 10:30 am
• Welcome Baby (first babies age 0-15 mos) Fri 12:30 pm

LudlowHubbard Memorial Library
413-583-3408. 24 Center Street
• Sing With Me! Music Program for Preschoolers Tues 10:30 – 11 am

MiddlefieldMiddlefield Public Library
413-623-6421. 188 Skyline Trail

Millers FallsMillers Falls Library
413-659-3801. 23 Bridge Street
• Music and Movement for Young Children Thurs 10 am (Sept-Dec)

MonroeMonroe Public Library
413-424-5272. 3B School Street

MonsonMonson Free Library and Reading Room Association
413-267-3866. 2 High Street
• Storytime Wednesdays 10:30 am
• Bounce and Rhyme Baby Time Fridays 10:30 am

MontagueMontague Center Library
413-367-2852. 17 Center Street
• Music and Movement for Young Children Thurs 10 am (Mar-Jun)

MontereyMonterey Library
413-528-3795. 452 Main Road

MontgomeryGrace Hall Memorial Library
413-862-3894. 161 Main Road
Mount WashingtonMount Washington Library
413-528-2839. 118 East Street

New MarlboroughNew Marlborough Town Library
413-229-6668. 1 Mill River Gt Barrington Rd
• Story Hour Wed 10-11:30am

New SalemCommunity Network for Children at Swift River School
978-554-5157. 201 Wendell Road
• Playgroup Tues 8:45 – 10:15 am

North AdamsNorth Adams Public Library
413-662-3133. 74 Church Street
• Toddler Storytime Tuesdays 10:30 am
• Preschool Story and Craft Time Wednesdays 10:30 am

NorthamptonForbes Library
413-587-1011. 20 West Street
• Storytime Mon 10:30 – 11 am
• Tummy Time! Mon 11 am – 12:30 pm
• Toddler Time Wed 11-11:30 am

NorthamptonNorthampton Parents Center
413-582-2636. 297 Main Street, Lower Level
• Playgroup for children aged birth – Kindergarten Mon – Thurs 9:30-11:30 am (mid-September to late May. Follows the Northampton Public School calendar for vacations and holidays. Music class on Thurs 11-11:30 am)

NorthfieldDickinson Memorial Library
413-498-2455. 115 Main Street

NorthfieldNorthfield Mountain Recreation & Environmental Center
800-859-2960. 99 Millers Falls Road

OrangeWheeler Memorial Library
978-544-2495. 49 East Main Street

OtisOtis Library and Museum
413-269-0109. 48 Main Street

PalmerPalmer Public Library
413-283-3330. 1455 North Main Street

PelhamPelham Library
413-253-0657. 2 South Valley Road
• Early Childhood Playgroup Mon 9:30 am
• Music for Little Ones Mondays 10:30 am
• Preschool Story Hour Fridays 10:30 am

PeruPeru Library
413-655-8650. 6 West Main Road

PittsfieldBerkshire Athenaeum
413-499-9480 x5. 1 Wendell Ave

PlainfieldShaw Memorial Library
413-634-5406. 312 Main Street

RichmondRichmond Free Public Library
(413) 698-3834. 2821 State Road

RoweRowe Town Library
413-339-4761. 318 Zoar Road

RussellRussell Public Library
413-862-6221. 162 Main Street

SandisfieldSandisfield Free Public Library
413-258-4966. 23 Sandisfield Road

SavoySavoy Hollow Library
413-743-3759. 720 Main Road

SheffieldBushnell-Sage Library
413-229-7004. 48 Main Street
• LEGO Club Tuesdays 3 – 4 pm
• Preschool Story Hour Wednesdays 10:30 am
• Art for All Thursdays 10 – 11 am

Shelburne FallsArms Library
413-625-0306. Main Street & Bridge Street
• Preschool Story Hour Wed 10:30 am

ShelburneShelburne Free Public Library
413-625-0307. 233 Shelburne Center Road

ShutesburyM.N. Spear Memorial Library
413-259-1213. 10 Cooleyville Road
• Tales and Tunes Mon 9:30 – 11 am
• Playgroup Fri 9 – 10:30 am

South DeerfieldTilton Library
413-665-4683. 75 North Main Street
• Preschool Storytime Wednesdays 11 am

South HadleyGaylord Memorial Library
413-538-5047. 47 College Street
• Family Game Night Thurs 4 – 8 pm
• Family Frolic Storytime Fri 10:30 am
• Teatime Fri 3 pm
• Knitting & Crochet Group Fri 3:30 pm
South HadleySouth Hadley Family Center
413-533-7096. 7 Woodbridge Street (lower level All Saints’ Episcopal Church)
• Playgroup Mon-Fri 9:30 – 11:30 am (follows the South Hadley Public School calendar)

SouthamptonEdwards Library
413-527-9480. 30 East Street

SouthwickSouthwick Public Library
413-569-1221. 95 Feeding Hills Road

SpringfieldSpringfield City Library
413-263-6853. 765 State Street

SpringfieldSpringfield City Library: Brightwood Branch Library
413-263-6805 ext. 359. 359 Plainfield Street

SpringfieldSpringfield City Library: East Forest Park Branch Library
413-263-6836. 122/124 Island Pond Road

SpringfieldSpringfield City Library: East Springfield Branch
413-263-6840. 21 Osborne Terrace

SpringfieldSpringfield City Library: Forest Park Branch
413-263-6843. 380 Belmont Avenue

SpringfieldSpringfield City Library: Library Express at Pine Point Branch
413-263-6855. 204 Boston Road

SpringfieldSpringfield City Library: Mason Square Branch
413-263-6853. 65 State Street

SpringfieldSpringfield City Library: Sixteen Acres Branch Library
413-263-6858. 187 Parker Street

StockbridgeStockbridge Library
413-298-5501. 46 Main Street
• Preschool Story Craft Fridays 10 am

SunderlandSunderland Public Library
413- 665-2642. 20 School Street
• Story/Crafts for Children aged 3-6 Fri 11 am

Sunderland – Frontier Regional Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program at Sunderland Elementary School
413-665-1151. 1 Swampfield Drive
• Drop-in playgroup for children 0-5 and their caregivers Tues & Fri 9:30 – 11:30 am (Through June 9)

Turners FallsCarnegie Public Library
413-863-3214. 201 Avenue “A”
• Playgroup Tuesdays 10 – 11 am
• Craft Time Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:45 pm
• Storytime Wednesdays 10:15 am
• Homeschool Science Wednesdays 1:15 pm (resumes in October 2016)
• Music and Movement for Young Children Thursdays 10 am (January – February)

WareYoung Men’s Library Association
• Storytime Ages 2-5 Tuesdays 10:30 am
• Crafty Saturday! Every Saturday morning there will be a drop-in craft in the Children’s Room

WendellWendell Free Library
978-544-3559. 7 Wendell Depot Road
• Playgroup Wed 10 – 11:30 am

WesthamptonWesthampton Public Library.
413-527-5386. 1 North Road.
• Visit their Facebook page for updates

West SpringfieldWest Springfield Public Library
413-736-4561. 511 Main Street
• Preschool Storytime Tuesdays 10 am
• Drop in Craft Wednesdays 10 am

WhatelyS. White Dickinson Memorial Library
413-665-2170. 202 Chestnut Plain Road
• Mother Goose on the Loose first Monday of the month 10:30 am

WilliamsburgMeekins Library.
413-268-7472. 2 Williams Street
• Storytime with Rochelle Wednesdays 10:30 am

WorthingtonWorthington Library
413-238-5565. 1 Huntington Road

1 Comment

  1. Mandy Gerry said,

    September 6, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Free Friday morning drop-in playgroup at Whole Children in Hadley. Hours are 9:30-11:30, we welcome children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers. Lots of free play, snack and circle time. We follow the public school schedule for school closings and vacations. Contact Mandy Gerry at 587-1471 or email @ mgerry@northampton-k12.us

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