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For Children

Story Hour

Chesterfield Library welcomes all children to the age of 5 to enjoy our weekly storytime program. Parents or caregivers come join the fun as we share stories, songs, and simple crafts. Story Hour is held at 10:30 am every Monday excluding holiday and weather related closures.  

Book Club

Kids from 4-6 years old are encouraged to join this book club, which meets about once a month. We discuss a book together and share an enrichment activity. It is a great way to share reading time with these emergent readers. Please inquire at the front desk about dates. This month's selection is Robin Hood And The Golden Arrow by Robert D. San Souci and Earl B. Lewis.

During recent Book Club gatherings children crafted little gingerbread houses (pictured here is Bella with her house),

and based on the January book selection of You Can Do It, Sam! 

the kids made adorable polar bear faces.

After School Program

We routinely offer self-guided activities for kids coming to the Library after school.

2017 Ladybug Picture Book Award

New Hampshire children have chosen Woodpecker Wants a Waffle by Steve Breen as the winner of the 2017 Ladybug Picture Book Award.

21,466 votes were cast this year at over 160 sites across the state. The winning book received 4,924 votes. A complete list of voting results is available at the Ladybug Picture Book Award website.

To check out a copy of the book, please visit the Library.

1000 Books
1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Did you know that children who are read to at an early age are more successful in school?

  • Reading aloud to infants and children encourages social, emotional and cognitive development.

  • The ability to learn language skills is greatest before the age of six.

  • Children who are read to have bigger vocabularies when they enter school.

  • If you read just one book a day with your child, you'll reach 1,000 books in less than three years.

Ask your librarian how to get started in the

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

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