Events & Activities

May 01st 3:00pm

Mad Scientist Club

Brookline Village - Children's Room Rabbit Hole

Use LittleBits and Cubelets to build a booby trap, design an autonomous car, or take over the world…YOU ...

May 02nd 10:30am

Terrific Twos (and Threes!)

Brookline Village - Children's Room Rabbit Hole

Drop in stories and a craft for two and three year-olds. ...

May 02nd 2:30pm

Battle of Hogwarts: Intro to Spells

Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

On this day Voldemort was finally defeated at the battle of Hogwarts. Come celebrate by participating in an ...



Book Lists Just For Kids!

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Meet the Kids' Librarians

Caroline Richardson

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!

Paula Sharaga

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.

Kelly Unsworth

I’m Kelly Unsworth, the Putterham supervisor and children’s librarian. I have over 20 years of experience in both public and school libraries, much of that time as a children’s librarian. In addition to my Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College, I also have a MEd in Elementary Education.

Currently, I run the children’s programs at Putterham, as well as purchasing all children’s materials. I am always happy to help children with their reading needs, from infants through teens, and am a great resource for parents and teachers.