Monday, April 6th 2020

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Library Services Online

The Public Library of Brookline is here to help fill your days with books, stories, art, and so much more. Though our Library buildings are closed, we have many online resources--from virtual programs to answering your reference questions to digital books, movies, magazines, and more! Check out our website for a full list of resources and events.

Online Storytimes, Resources, and Activities for Youth

Stuck at home and looking for something to do? We’ve got you covered with our extensive list of family-friendly resources, activities, and storytimes! This page is being updated on a regular basis, so make sure to check back for new resources!

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, be sure to check out Harry Potter: A History of Magic, a virtual, in-depth exhibit courtesy of the British Library. If you’re a fan of the author Dav Pilkey, check out Dav Pilkey at Home where the creator of Dog Man and Captain Underpants will be providing drawing lessons, read-alouds, and more.

Want to listen to stories read by LeVar Burton? Check out his Twitter livestream for kids stories on Mondays at noon, YA stories on Wednesdays at 3 PM, and adult stories on Fridays at 9 PM.


We might be a little biased, but we can’t think of a better way to spend our time than by reading for fun. Kids, tweens, and teens, join our Read-At-Home-A-Thon as we try to spend 1,000 hours reading! And remember: there’s no wrong way to read.
Sign up here to join the Read-At-Home-A-Thon!
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Virtual Programs for Kids

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Kids and families, looking for activities to do? Monday-Saturday at 10:30 AM, our Youth Services staff is offering storytimes, art and LEGO challenges, and songs and rhymes on the Library's social media.
Mondays: Virtual Storytime on Facebook Live
Tuesdays: LEGO challenge on Facebook/Twitter
Wednesdays: Songs and Rhymes on YouTube
Thursdays: Virtual Storytime on Facebook Live
Fridays: Art challenge on Facebook/Twitter
Saturdays: Songs and Rhymes on YouTube

Short Story Virtual Discussion Group

book swap

TUESDAY, April 7 at 7 PM

Join us for a short story discussion group on Zoom. We will be discussing the story “Pockets,” by Amal El-Mohtar. Click here to read or listen to the story before the meeting, then join us on April 7 to discuss the story.

To set up Zoom, click here. Zoom Meeting ID: 294 788 462 Password: 078708

Virtual Girls Who Code

Virtual Girls Who Code


Join us for weekly Girls Who Code club meetings--virtually! As with our in-person meetings, the club is for members age 10-18 (in grades 5-12) only. While these sessions are being hosted for the Girls Who Code club members who have already been meeting since October, new members are welcome to join virtually.

Please register for club meetings be emailing our facilitator, Gina, at to be invited to the club Zoom. Participants will receive an invitation to join the Zoom room before the weekly club meeting begins.

ideaSPACE Craft-Along: Cardboard Loom Weaving


THURSDAY, April 9 at 7 PM

Join the ideaSPACE team in this virtual workshop and learn to make and use your own cardboard loom. Watch and try it later on your own, or bring your supplies and craft along with us! You’ll need:
  • A Piece of Cardboard
  • A Ruler
  • A Pair of Scissors
  • Yarn (or Unwanted Fabric Items)
To join the meeting click here or phone in at 1 929 205 6099.
Zoom Meeting ID: 986 986 782
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