To ensure the safety of our members and staff during COVID-19, all of our Fall programs will be delivered through a variety of online platforms or as take-aways from the library. 

The Peterborough Public Library offers a variety of free literacy-based programs for children of all ages throughout the year. See our regularly occurring programs below, or check out our Events Calendar for a full list of library programs.

Golden Leaves with contest instructionsGolden Leaf Contest

We have hidden a number of golden leaves inside select books in our Children's Area. If you are lucky and find one of these in your library book - you WIN!  Bring your golden leaf to a staff member at the Children's Information desk and claim your prize! 

This contest ends on Friday, December 1. 

Story Time @ Home for ages 2 to 5 years

Every Tuesday morning, we will send you our weekly Story Time @ Home email including a video of stories, fingerplays, drama, felt games, or instrument play, all based on a theme drawn from the book of the week! 

We will also include links to activities, craft ideas, and other library resources to help encourage a love of books and reading in children ages 2 through 5 years

Register for weekly Story Time @ Home emails

Read Aloud Book Club for ages 6 to 8 years

Every Wednesday starting October 7 we will send out a weekly Read Aloud Book Club email which will include a video of Kelly reading a chapter or two.  The email will include discussion prompts, games, activities, printables and other fun library resources based on themes drawn from the chosen book. 


Register for weekly Read Aloud Book Club emails on our Events Calendar starting Wednesday, September 23. 

Grab & Go Craft Kits for ages 4+ years

Get crafting with our free Grab & Go Craft kits! Each kit will contain all the materials and instructions you need to make a fun craft or activity at home.

Kits will be available Saturday mornings, on a first-come-first-serve basis, in the Children’s Area starting September 26.   

Tween Book Club for ages 9-12 years

Our Tween Book Club meets virtually through Zoom one Thursday evening/month from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Read the book before we meet and then join together virtually for some laughs and fun discussions. 

Our upcoming meeting dates are: 

  • September 24
  • October 22
  • November 19
  • December 17

If you have any questions or wish to join the Tween Book Club, please send us an email

 PA Day Programs

Looking for something to do on your day off from school? Build, create, discover and play at our special PA day programs.

Check our Events Calendar for upcoming program dates.

March Break Events

If you are looking for ways to keep your kids busy during March Break, we offer fun, educational and free programs for all ages, all week long!

To see a list of upcoming programs visit our Events Calendar or check in our Children's Area for our annual March Break brochure.

Summer Programs and TD Summer Reading Club

TD Summer Reading Club 

To see a list of upcoming programs visit our Events Calendar or check in our Children's Area for our annual Summer Programs brochure.