Hours: Mon - Thurs 10 am - 7 pm, Fri & Sat 10 am - 4 pm



Welcome to the Brooks Free Library Children’s Room!

We are thrilled to offer a wide range of books, audiobooks, DVDs, board games, video games, kits, pre-loaded tablets and much more! With an enormous children’s room well stocked with a variety of toys to spark creativity and imagination, a bank of computers for homework and gaming, as well as a wide range of programming for children of all ages, we invite you to join us in celebrating the unique joys and requirements of childhood.

For a full listing of all our library programs, visit our Library Calendar.

Special Programs

Big Ryan’s Winter Tales Saturday December 8th at 2:30 Big Ryan, a popular storytelller, brings the chills with a winter-themed storytelling extravaganza. All ages are welcome. This program is free. No registration is required.

Rainforest Reptiles Saturday, December 29th at 2:30 Rainforest Reptiles returns with a wide range of LIVE reptiles! All ages are welcome. This program is free. No registration is required.

Noon Year’s Eve! Decembe 31st at 11:30 Not old enough to stay up ’til midnight? Come celebrate NOON Year’s Eve at the Brooks Free Library. We’ll make noisemakers, play games, and ring in the New – er, Noon Year by counting down until the stroke of noon. All ages are welcome. The program is designed for preschoolers and elementary school students. No registration is required, this program is free.

Regular Programs 

All of our regular programs are free and do not require registration. All ages are welcome unless otherwise noted. For a full listing of our FREE programs, including special events and programs for ages 11+ visit our event calendar!

For babies, toddlers and preschoolers

Mondays at 10:30 – Mother Goose on the Loose Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers can sing songs and play with musical instruments.

Wednesdays at 10:30 – Preschool Projects We will do a variety of projects – art, science, etc. – designed for preschoolers!

Fridays at 10:30 – Story Time We will read stories and sing songs.

For Elementary School Students

Mondays at 3:00 – Harwich Junior Theater Explorer Emily Murray from the HJT will lead students in learning about improv and acting.

Tuesdays at 11:00 – Homeschooling Fun – The first Tuesday is Book Club, the third Tuesday is Activity Club. Alternate Tuesdays we work on our Destination Imagination Homeschooling Team projects.

Thursdays at 3:00 – Lego Fun The library owns huge tubs of Lego blocks! Come and free play, or choose one of our building challenge cards!

Children’s Room FAQ

For the answers to questions such as when children can be left alone in the library, who can use our computers, and other frequently asked questions, visit our Children’s Room FAQ.