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Events & Activities

January 16th 10:15am

Sing Along, Dance, and Play

Coolidge Corner - Meeting Room

Doors will open at 10:05 AM. Come early and play until the singing begins at 10:30 AM. Space ...

January 16th 10:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose

Brookline Village - Children's Room Rabbit Hole

Drop-in lapsit program for children, ages 13-23 months, and their caregivers. Join us for stories, fingerplays and songs. ...

January 16th 11:15am


Coolidge Corner - Meeting Room

We have great big toys to play with and space to ride around, hide, draw, and build in. All ...



Staff Picks For Kids!


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Staff Picks Lists

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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 Public Library of Brookline for five 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 (one for two-years-olds and one for three-to-five-year-olds), our biweekly LEGO Club, our biweekly Mad Scientist Club (beginning robotics and circuitry), and our monthly crafts for ages six 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 the Coolidge Corner Library staff 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.

Batia Bloomenthal

Hi there. I’m Batia Bloomenthal, and I’m interim Putterham Library Supervisor and the Children’s Librarian. I’ve worked at the Public Library of Brookline for over 14 years. During that time I’ve led kitchen science clubs, story times, and creative writing workshops.

I currently lead two weekly story times one for two and three year olds, and one for three to five year olds. I love being a children’s librarian because we get to do the coolest things, like getting to hold a baby alligator, meeting a favorite author, or feeding Ralph and Henry our two Library Guinea Pigs.

Next time you’re in the library, ask me about my favorite book “It’s Duffy Time!” or why my favorite bird is the turkey.