Youth Library

Youth Library Hours

The Youth Library is temporarily closed for relocation.

While our temporary location is not yet open to the public, we are pleased to be able to offer our services "curbside" in the meantime! 
Stop in our entryway at 166 Boulder Drive and ring the doorbell for service. This week services will be available Wednesday and Thursday from 10am-5pm, and Friday from 11am-5pm.
Beginning next Monday 12/11, curbside service will be available during all of our usual service hours (Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm).
Our return bins are also now available outside the entrance, if you would like to return any materials.
As soon as we know the date we can open to the public fully, it will be announced here and on our website. We can't wait to welcome everyone in!


You can also request a Children's Book Bundle with this form.


Monday - Thursday 10am-8pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-4pm (Summer Saturday Hours are 10am-2pm in July & August)
(updated 6/1/22)

Please call the Youth Library directly at 978-829-1789 with any questions.. You may also email

Children's Programs in the YOUTH LIBRARY
See our event calendar for more details or to register online. 

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FREE Educational Resources

Aldrich Astronomical Society - Storytimes, links, and tips for backyard astronomy tips.  

Observing the Moon
Story time from space
Aldrich Cornerstones NASA URL links
Stuck at home learning links for kids and adults
Backyard Astronomy Links
NASA Space Exploration links - Educational games and videos, includes Sesame Street, Caillou, Arthur, Berenstain Bears. 

Sesame Street - Caring for Each Other - Content and resources you can use with your family to offer comfort and spark playful learning. - Printable preschool activities, word search puzzles, mazes, etc. - Engaging learning games, animated movies, and activities. Designed with relevance, depth, and humor to encourage kids on their unique learning paths. - Free programming language where kids can learn to create their own interactive stories, games, and animations. - Educational games, movies, books, songs. etc  - Find out how stuff works. - Easy science experiments for kids using household items. 

Little Bins for Little Hands - Slime, science, and Legos. 

WGBH - Distance Learning Center (PBS)

Boston Children’s Museum - Play & Learning Resources, and Museum Virtual Tour

​online resources

Access our databases at home! Click on the picture to access the Gale In-Context Elementary (Formerly Kids InfoBits) database - it includes fun scavenger hunts, lesson plans, projects and other educational resources.