Beacon Library Parents

Beacon Library Parents is a Facebook group dedicated to connecting local parents through information about programs at the library and throughout Beacon and the surrounding area. For information on joining the group, please visit

Story Time at the Howland Public Library

Story Time at the Howland Public Library is a great way to encourage a love of reading in young ones in a fun, social environment. Story times involve books, songs, finger play and arts and crafts, depending on the age group. Run by Ginny Figlia, Children’s Librarian.
Story Time Schedule
Baby and Me: Tuesdays 10:30 – 11:30
Toddler Tales: Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:15
Pre-K Story Time: Thursdays 10:30 – 11:15

Come and Play

Wee Play Community Project and the Howland Library collaborate to use the library’s Community Room for a time of play and socializing for children ages 0-4 accompanied by an adult. The purpose of Come & Play is to provide a fun destination for active indoor play. The program runs year-round (check the library calendar for details). Come and Play Schedule
Wednesdays 9:45 – 11:30  (please check the Howland Library calendar for changes)

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Block Party

Wee Play Community Project offers a weekly playgroup with Imagination Playground Blocks. It is an interactive, transformable space that prompts children to manipulate their environment and create a playspace of their own. With Imagination Playground blocks and loose parts children can create their own narratives, activities and environments; build something and tear it down; or simply enjoy forms and textures.


Friday Block Party! 9:30-11:00am at the Beacon Rec Center (23 West Center Street)

Block play with imagination playground blocks
Kids ages 0-5 and their grown-ups
$1 suggested donation

For schedule changes, please visit the Wee Play Facebook page



The Library and the Wee Play Community Project invite children ages 4 and up to enjoy building with Legos together every Thursday through April. We will supply the space and the Legos. Come show off your building skills! For more information, please contact: Brienne Cliadakis
Lego Club SCHEDULE (please check the Howland Library calendar for changes)
Location: Howland Public Library (Adult Programming Room) When: Thursdays from November 7th – May, 3:45 – 5:00 PM Who: Children ages 4 and up (must be able to play independently with Legos and cooperatively with a group of children)