*Following the WRSD school calendar, mid-September to mid-June
Music, movement, play, stories, and crafts.
All programs are outdoors in the library yard unless there is heavy rain, lightning, snowstorms, or extreme temperatures.
Dress for weather and for mess!
Richards Memorial Library invites families to join the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. Studies show that reading aloud to children strengthens language skills, builds vocabulary, and teaches skills needed for kindergarten success. Most importantly, it encourages a lifelong love of books and learning.
How Can I Read 1,000 Books?
3 books a day for 1 year = 1,095 books
1 book a day for 3 years = 1,095 books
- Read the same book over and over.
- Read in any language.
- Count books read in storytime, daycare, or anywhere!
How Do I Get Started?
The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is available to all families with children between the ages of birth and five years, as long as the child has not yet started kindergarten.
RML hosts occasional Wachusett CFCE programs for pre-K.
Parents and caregivers connect with their children, learn something new, and socialize with their peers, all while having fun!
For more information, please visit:
or call (508) 713-3581
School year programs follow the Wachusett Regional School District school calendar. Please note, there are no storytimes:
Enjoy this playlist of some of our favorite songs from our weekly storytime.
Must read picture books from the Massachusetts Book Awards long lists
CW Mars Overdrive kids collection features:
Art and Music
Fomerly called Gale InfoBits
Children's book catalog at the RML
New children's books at the
Richards Memorial Library
Databases are made possible by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and by the Massachusetts Library System.