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Children's Services

Hello friends! The Children's Librarians have rounded up some fun things to do to help you get through this challenging time. Explore the links below for some of our events, programs and resources.
We miss you, and hope to see you at the library soon! ~Katrina, Carly & Lindsay
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Surprise Book Bags

Want some new books to read, but not sure where to start? Let the librarians choose some for you!

Give us a call, email or fill out this form, and we will gather 10 surprise items, wrap them up and have them ready for curbside pickup, complete with stickers, bookmark and a bow!

Kits Available by Request
Request Brain Building Backpacks and Discovery Kits using our brand new Request Form. We will email you when your item(s) is(are) available and you can register for curbside pickup.

Virtual Storytimes, Resources & Fun Stuff

Northborough Library YouTube Channel: Missing storytime? We've created a couple of Music Mashup playlists, including familiar renditions of Zoom, Zoom, Zoom and The Elevator Song. Mother Goose on the Loose, Just 4s & 5s and Toddler Time live session are also archived here.
Winter Wish and Gratitude Tree: Send us a note or drawing with what you're thankful for to be featured in our end of year video!

Virtual Spookly Trivia: Try our Spooky Virtual Trivia to get in the Halloween spirit! 


Virtual Pirate Escape Room: Do you think you have what it takes to join the crew of fearsome pirates aboard the Plunderin' Princess? A treasure awaits you... if you survive. 

Children's Book Trivia: Brush up on your favorite children's books, then test your knowledge with our trivia game! 

Virtual Spider-Man Escape Room: Help your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man escape the Library with the Doc Ock's secret plans! 

Virtual Percy Jackson and Greek Mythology Trivia: Prove you have what it takes to survive Camp Half-Blood and show off your knowledge of the Percy Jackson series and Greek Mythology.

Virtual Disney Family Trivia: Are you a Disney super fan? Play our Disney Family Trivia game!

Virtual Harry Potter Trivia: Think you have what it takes to pass your O.W.L.s? Do you know the Marauder's Map like the back of your hand? Play our Virtual Harry Potter Trivia!

Virtual Star Wars Escape RoomThink you have what it takes to escape the Shadow Troopers and find safety on the forest moon of Endor? Try our Virtual Star Wars Escape Room and complete a series of puzzles to find Endor's hidden secret.

1,000 books before kindergarten logo
Our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is still going strong. Do you have an infant, toddler or preschooler? Visit our page for more information about our program, and to register using Beanstack, new software that makes tracking books simple. 

Common Sense Media's Wide Open School has pulled together a TON of high-quality learning resources in every subject for every grade level. They've also put together videos for movement, mindfulness, break time, and even a daily schedule to help you put it all together.

boston ecard iconNot finding what you need on Libby or Overdrive? Sign up for a Boston eCard! It's available to all MA residents for free. Get access to an enormous amount of eBooks and other eResources through the BPL. You can access Hoopla and RBDigital as other sources for music, video, magainzes, eAudio and eBooks.

wgbh distance learning logoWGBH has created a Distance Learning Center for families. This website contains high-quality, trusted and engaging digital resources with a range of science, math, social studies and English Language Assistance activities for Pre-K and grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8. 

Librivox logoLibrivox app: Free recordings of audiobooks in the public domain. Many school curriculum titles available!