To register for a program, visit the Children's Department on the lower level or call 508-647-6522. Opening dates for registration are listed on the calendar.
We request that you keep sick children at home. Programs may be cancelled at the discretion of the library and will be cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.
Dig Into Summer Ice Cream Party
Thursday, June 27 at 2 pm
Drop in for story and tasty treat time for families with children ages 3–grade 4. We’re digging into summer reading with three scoops of good fun—stories, songs, and do-it-yourself sundaes. Yum! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Younger siblings are welcome in family groupings that include children of the targeted age.
Dig Into Reading is sponsored by the Morse Institute Library, the Massachusetts Regional Library Systems, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, as well as a generous grant from MathWorks.
Museum of Science Traveling Program: Dig Into Dinosaurs
Friday, July 12 from 10:30–11:30 am
Dig into the world of dinosaurs using real and model fossils, a simulated dinosaur trackway, and a replica field site. One dino-mite adventure for graduates of kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade. Registration required.
Origami Workshop with Andrew Anselmo
Friday, July 19 from 10:30–11:30 am
Dig into something new this summer. Learn the art of Japanese paper folding. For students entering grades 4–6. Registration required.
Dig into Cartooning with Jonathan Todd
Tuesday, July 30 from 6:30–7:15 pm
Cartoonist, Jonathan Todd, will demonstrate how a comic strip idea is developed, drawn, and inked. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their own cartoon character and create a comic strip. For aspiring comic book artists entering grades 3–5. Registration required.
Dig Into Art Drop-in Time
Wednesdays from 2–8 pm, starting July 3
On Wednesdays this summer from 2 pm–8 pm, stop by to dig into a variety of art activities. No registration required.
Language play for caregivers and pre-walkers. 20 minutes of songs, rhymes, and stretches for babies and grown-ups. No older siblings, please. Registration required.
Language play for caregivers and walkers under age 2. 20 minutes of songs, rhymes, stories, and stretches for toddlers and grown-ups. No other siblings, please. Registration required.
Storytime for grown-ups, two-year-olds, and first-time threes. 30 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and stretches. Siblings are welcome. Registration required.
Sing Me a Song
Musical fun, especially for children ages 2 and 3 and their caregivers. Fran Friedman performs for 45 minutes. Registration required.
Preschool Film Fest
30 minutes of films for preschoolers and their caregivers. No registration required.
A 45 minute storytime with rhythm activities for children ages 3, 4, and preschool 5. Registration required.
Storytime for Preschool Listeners
"All by Myself" 45 minute storytime for children ages 3, 4, and preschool 5. Caregivers remain in the Children's Room. No registration required.
Saturday Sit-With-Me Story and Craft Time
Listen to a story and make a craft together, for families with children ages 3–9. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.
Saturday Open Art
Crafting with recyclables for families with children ages 3–9. Drop in any time during the 2 hours. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.
Silver Apple Bedtime Story Hour
50 minutes of stories, songs, and simple crafting or activity for families with children ages 3–9. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.
One hour story and craft program for children in grades 1–4. Registration required.
Ready to Read Book Club
45 minute story and activity time for beginning readers in grades K–1. Children are asked to read or listen to the featured book before the group meeting. Registration required.
Opportunities for LEGO builders to design, construct, and display their own spectacular creations. Registration required.
Discover Science Club
A series of workshops for students in grades 3–6. Registration required.
Natick Kids Chess Night
Fun-filled chess night for kids ages 6+ accompanied by a participating parent. No registration required.