little girl reading a board book in the Children's RoomAll branches of the Somerville Public Library offer materials, programs, and services to meet the educational and recreational needs of children from birth through age 12 and the adults who raise, educate, and care for them.

Here you can check out books, music, and movies just for kids, attend storytime or a sing along, join a book discussion group, solve a jigsaw puzzle, play or work on a computer, do your homework, or attend a special event like a puppet show or a craft program!

Keep your eyes open for children's librarians in the community: you might see us offering storytime at a farmer's market, or at a SomerStreets celebration, or in your school. Teachers: you're invited to bring your classes in to visit - just call and we'll arrange it.

You can reach the Children's Department via email or by calling 617-623-5000 plus one of the following extensions:
Central Library: x2950
East Branch: x2970
West Branch: x2977