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What's Happening


We offer drop in storytimes five days a week in the Children's Room.  Come join in the fun!  Please select the times that best match your child's age.  For more information, please see our calendar.

Preschool Storytime: Mon.--10:00 am

For ages 3-5 years 

Step Into Music: Tue.--10:00 am

For ages 3-5 years

Bedtime Stories: Tue.--6:30 pm

Recommended for ages 2-7 years

Infant Storytime:  Wed.--10:00 am

For ages 0-12 months

Mother Goose on the Loose: 

Thurs.--10:00 am

For ages 12-36 months

Toddler Tunes and Tales: 

Fri.--10:00 am (Except first Friday)

Recommended for ages 12-36 months

1, 2, 3 Explore: 

First Fri. of the month--10:00 am

Recommended for ages 12-36 months

Clubs and Activities

Fun things are happening at the Derry Public Library!  Check our calendar for more information.

Ages 5-7 Fun Clubs!

Held on some Tuesdays during the month at 4:00.  

Ages 8-11 Clubs!

Held on some Thursdays during the month at 4:00

Also includes Minecraft Mondays--which runs each month for 3 Mondays--build together in our realm!

Other Activities:

Keep an eye out for other great events, like monthly Instrument Workshops from Let's Play Music, CONNECT with the Upper Room, School Vacation Week activities, and fun, seasonal events!


Here in the Children's Room, we strive to create a space that is inviting and fun for children and families.  Please drop in not only to find your new favorite book, movie or video game, but to engage in great activities and to play with family, friends, and other members of your community!  Your Children's Librarians are always here to help, so let us know how we can be of service to you. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Questions, comments, and suggestions are always welcome.  Please reach out to Ray Fontaine at rayf@derrypl.org.  


Read 1,000 Books!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a nationwide early literacy initiative that encourages families to read to their young children and to use the resources available to them at their public libraries.  Additionally, the program encourages family bonding through reading.  


Ask about it today at the Children's Room Desk!

Upcoming Events

03/20 - 10:00am - 10:30am
All infants and their caregivers are welcome at this lapsit storytime for babies (birth through 12...
03/20 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Find your rhythm! Learn to play a basic rock beat, the foundation of all pop music. Join us for a...
03/21 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Join Ms. Eileen for this exciting toddler storytime for children 12 to 36 months and their...
03/21 - 4:00pm - 4:45pm
The snow is melting, the rain is falling, the wet season is upon us!  Let’s figure out what we can...

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