Take and Make Crafts

Have fun at home with our Take and Make Crafts!  Available to pick up at the Children’s Desk.  1 per child, while supplies last.

  • October 25th: Happy Otterween Sign
  • November 1st: Pom Pom Owl Ornament
  • November 8th: Painted Leaf Suncatcher
  • November 15th: Fall Ornament
  • November 29th: Snowflake Magic Scratch


Stay tuned for storytime updates.

Family Storytime

Family Storytime is our fun, all-ages storytime that incorporates movement, stories, and songs.  Registration is required;  unfortunately, we cannot accommodate drop-ins at this time.  For indoor children’s programs, masks are required for anyone over age 2, regardless of vaccination status.

Registration for this event will be available on a week-by-week basis.

Please register here for Monday, November 1st.

Reading and Craft Take-Out Bag

Tell us which kinds of books the child is interested in and we’ll surprise them with 3 library books checked out to them, paired with a monthly craft/activity. Return the library books, but keep the craft/activity or extra goodies!

October K-3 Take-Out Bag: Shrinky Dink Charms

October Tween Take-Out Bag: Washi Tape Canvas Art


The STEM Kits offer a wide range of STEM activities that cater to different ages and interests. Hands-on learning is central to these kits and most are complemented by additional books or literacy that are related to the theme of the kit.

Each kit circulates for three weeks, are non-renewable, non-holdable, and must be checked out and returned to the Circulation Desk of the Middletown Public Library. One kit per family at a time.

Click here to learn more about the kits that we have to offer.

Year-Round Reading Programs

Keep your reading journey going by logging 100 books read before High School! This challenge is meant for students in K-8. For every 20 books read, you’ll receive a free book.  This challenge can only be completed once.  Download the Beanstack Tracker to your phone or tablet, search for Middletown Public Library (RI), and follow the prompts to either create an account or sign in.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Challenge

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge fosters an early love of reading and builds early literacy skills.  Open to babies through preschool.  Find it on our Beanstack page!

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