Events & Activities
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Brookline Village - Children's Room
Drop off your second-favorite lovey for a special, stuffed-animal-only field trip to Fenway Park and sleepover at the ...
Brookline Village - Rabbit Hole
Come to the library every two weeks for a combination of free building and group challenges with LEGOs! ...
Lexi the R.E.A.D. dog
Putterham - Meeting Room
Lexi is an adorable, trained therapy dog who loves to listen to children read! Bring your favorite books to ...
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Meet the Kids' Librarians
Hi, I’m Caroline Richardson, children’s librarian at the Brookline Village library. Here are some fun facts about me:
I have been at the Brookline Public Library for 5 years; prior to that, I worked in children’s publishing and as the assistant children’s book review editor at a national, monthly book review publication.
I lead two weekly storytimes for 2 years olds and 3-5 year olds, our biweekly Lego Club, our biweekly Mad Scientist Club (beginning robotics and circuitry), and our monthly crafts for ages 6 and up.
I think Bark, George! is the perfect picture book. Do you disagree? Want book recommendations or have questions about what the Children’s Room has to offer? Ask me!
I have been a children’s librarian for 17 wonderful years, 11 of them at Coolidge Corner. Before that I was a preschool teacher, fueling my excitement and skills for working with children and the books they love. I make sure to liven up my storytimes with movement, singing, play, puppetry, yoga, nature, and process art that reflects developmental learning.
My evolving dream is to turn the children’s room into a center for self-directed play and creativity. I could not do any of this work without the genius of Maddi, Winnie, Jill and our amazing Simmons interns.
We may look busy but don’t be shy. Come say “hi” and ask us a question! Your interests are our priorities.