Date Change: McCrae Marionette Puppets will be at NPL on Wednesday, July 20 at 1:30 p.m.

StoryTimes, Summer Reading Program, fun things to do during school breaks, and other special events are enjoyed by kids at Newton Public Library. Learn more by checking the Library Happenings or the online calendar.

2016 SRP brochure

Summer Reading Program 2016!

Research shows that Summer Reading Programs are important for maintaining reading gains made during the school year. And Summer Reading is free and fun! Sign up begins May 2. Some programs require enrollment and space is limited. On Your Mark, Get Set … Read!


Preregistered participants enjoy a weekly StoryTime with puppets, songs, rhymes, crafts, and, of course, stories!

Children ages 2 1/2 – 5 years old may enroll for Preschool StoryTime. Toddler StoryTime entertains children ages 6 months – 2 1/2 years old.

Fall StoryTimes begin September 14 and continue until December 18, except for the week of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Summer Preschool StoryTimes are:

  • Mondays @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays or Fridays @ 10:30 a.m.


Summer Toddler StoryTime is:

  • Friday @ 9:30 a.m.


What do the puppets do when the Library is closed?