Programs & Resources for Kids

April Programs & Resources


Story Times + Meet & Greet

Join our new youth services librarian, Ms. KL, for virtual story time twice a week: Bedtime Stories on Tuesdays at 7:15pm and Morning Story Time on Thursdays at 10:15am. Tune in on Facebook and Twitter. We can’t wait to read with you!


Opportunities to Create

Doodling Workshop With Cara Bean For Ages 6-12

SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 11:00 AM—12:00 PM via Zoom

Like to doodle? Join cartoonist and art educator Cara Bean for this playful workshop, where we’ll draw and sketch in an open and relaxed environment. We’ll have fun with collaborative doodles and simple sketching games meant to inspire our imagination. As the session progresses, we’ll dive into worldbuilding and explore how words and pictures can come together to create a story.

Please bring doodling materials such as paper and pencils and/or pens.

Please note that some reading is required for this workshop; parents should stay present to assist any child who may require assistance with reading.

Please register for this event


Free Take-and-Make Crafts for April: Spring Chicken or Bunny Eggs

What better way to welcome spring that to create your own Spring Chicken or Bunny Eggs!  

Please note that the kits include small parts, so may not be suitable for very young children.

Kits can be picked up at the library anytime during regular pick-up hours.


Community Resources

News from Pathways for Children:

Pathways is excited to announce the launch of our new partnership with: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Through the Imagination Library, residents of Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, and Essex are eligible to receive a free, age-appropriate book mailed home every month for each child under five years old in their household. There are no pre-qualifications to participate, such as income or other restrictions. Parents or caregivers just have to complete a quick and confidential registration and have a mailing address in one of our Cape Ann zip codes. Find registration information here.