Meet the new Head of Youth Services: Rachel Overbeck!
She is from Omaha, Nebraska and has lived in the Boston area for 5 years. She is excited to hit the ground running with library services inspired by the spontaneity and bold, unfettered joy of children. She loves trying new and innovative things and getting a little messy in the name of having fun and building a stronger community together. Through years of working with children she has developed a passion for the ways in which reading and playing together builds empathy, collaboration, and curiosity about the world and the people we meet every day. You can find her in the Junior Room at the Stoneham Public Library, wearing bright colors and sporting an array of funky earrings. She loves talking about crocheting, the latest TV series, good podcasts, and of course books!
The Youth Services room in the Stoneham Public Library offer an extensive collection of materials including: books, magazines, ebooks through Overdrive, audio books on CD, music CDs, Playaways, and DVDs. We also have a section of materials for parents and teachers and offer a number of programs and special events for children of all ages. Please check our calendar of events for our schedule.
There are two computer stations for children to use for research and homework, including to look up books in the catalog and access databases. There are other computers and AWEs where they can play educational games.
Stoneham children are eligible for library card when they turn 5. A child’s application must be signed by a parent or legal guardian if they are in fifth grade or younger, and the adult must have a valid form of ID such as a license or utility bill so that staff can verify a Stoneham address.
When we resume Story Times, we will update this section!
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STORYTIME for Ages 0+ is a 30-minute program for caregiver and child together featuring songs, fingerplays, stories, followed by playtime. Adults are responsible for the behavior of any children they bring.
STORYTIME Ages 3 and up: Tales for 3s and up is a 30-minute program for children aged 3 and up, incorporating stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays, followed by playtime. Children attend independently of caregiver.
Grades 4-8: School Book Groups are book discussion groups that meet on a monthly basis during the school year for approximately 45 minutes. No registration is suggested. New Members always welcome. A relaxed fun atmosphere, light refreshments served.
TEEN Book Club meets monthly early evenings for approximately 45 minutes. New members are always welcome.
SCHOOL VACATION WEEKS and SUMMER PROGRAMS
Thanks to aggressive grant writing and generous donations from local businesses, quality fun-filled programs during vacation weeks.
To learn about upcoming programs, Visit our calendar.