Due to a facilities issue, the Brookline Room is currently closed and its materials are unavailable.

Events & Activities

October 28th 10:30am

Friday Flicks

Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

Movies for preschoolers ages 2 and up & their parents and/or caregivers.  Drop in. ...

October 28th 11:00am


Coolidge Corner - Meeting Room

Got energy? Awesome! Come drive cars, crawl through tunnels, slide down our slide, play pretend in the kitchen, ...

October 28th 2:00pm

Literacy for Immigrant Families

Brookline Village - Children's Room Rabbit Hole

Literacy for Immigrant Families is a program where parents and students come together to read grade-level books and ...



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.