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Schedule Reminders

The Library will be closed Monday January 1, Monday January 15 and Friday January 26.

Want to learn more about the Children's Room Project? More details are available at

A StoryWalk® is a fun, educational experience for children – and adults – to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Take a walk along the trail and read and interact with the book as you go!

Lincoln Park

New title for January and February!

Ten Ways to Hear Snow by Cathy Camper

Continue the fun with activity ideas on our website

Parker Meadow

Current Title:

Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner

Continue the fun with activity ideas on our website!

New title coming in February!

Children's Programs

Block Party


(recommended ages 2 & up)

No registration required

Tuesday January 2

7 pm

Drop in and build with our LEGO® bricks!

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this program.


Brickbuilders' Challenge

Grades K-2

Registration now open

Friday, January 5

2:30 pm

Will you take the Brickbuilders' Challenge? Meet other kids who love LEGO® and work together in pairs or small groups to take on a challenge.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize, or endorse this program

Kids Cooking Green presents Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Grades 3 - 5

Registration opens Jan 2

Friday, January 12

2 pm


Let's learn how to make delicious chocolate crinkle cookies! We'll provide all the ingredients you need to cook.

This program is sponsored by a grant from Cary Library Foundation.


LHS Origami Club presents Origami

Grades K - 8

No registration required

Friday, January 12

3:45 pm

Come learn how to make fun folded pieces of art. Registration not required, space is limited.

This program is part of Cary Teens Lead the Way, a program designed to highlight the interests and talents of Lexington's teens.

Bring your favorite book and come practice your reading skills to certified therapy dog Lyric!

 Lyric Schedule 

Click on the time to register for that timeslot.

Tuesday January 9

Registration opens Jan 2

6:30 pm

6:45 pm

7:00 pm

7:15 pm

Tuesday January 23

Registration opens Jan 16

6:30 pm

6:45 pm

7:00 pm

7:15 pm

For Preschoolers

Story Social

Ages 0 - 5

No registration required

Saturday, January 6

9:30 am

Come for some stories and stay and play with new friends!

Dance Party

Ages 2 - 5

No registration required


January 10, 17, 24 & 31

10 am

Come dance with us! Grownups will dance too!

Tiny Tools for Tiny Hands: Fine Motor Fun!

Ages 2 - 5

Registration opens Jan 2

Friday, January 12

10:30 am

Join our friends from Family ACCESS Community Connections for a variety of Fine Motor Fun Activities! Inspired by the Boston Children’s Museum’s Tools for Tiny Hands Curriculum.

All Family ACCESS Community Connections programs are supported by a CFCE grant from the MA Department of Early Education and Care.

Sensory Playtime

Ages 0-5

No registration required

Friday, January 12

2:30 pm

Come explore our interactive sensory play stations.

Preschool Arts & Crafts

Ages 3 - 5

No registration required

Monday, January 29

2:30 pm

Explore, learn and create art!

Next session begins Monday January 8!

 Storytime Schedule 


10:30 am: Music Monday 

(ages 2 - 5)


9:30 am: Laptime (prewalkers)

10:15 am: Toddler Time

(walkers - 24 months)


10:45 am: Stories & More

(ages 2-5)


10:15 am: Preschool Storytime

(ages 3 - 5)

What Our Book Clubs Are Reading
Tadpoles (1st and 2nd Grades)

Meet Yasmin by Saadia Faruqi

Book 1: Yasmin series

Pakistani American second grader Yasmin learns to cope with the small problems of school and home, while gaining confidence in her own skills and creative abilities.

The Lost Stone by Jordan Quinn

Book 1: The Kingdom of Wrenly series

Lucas, Prince of Wrenly, and Clara, daughter of the queen's seamstress, team up to find a lost jewel and visit all of the land's main attractions as they search.

Bookmarks (2nd & 3rd Grades)

The Dragonsitter by Josh Lacey

Book 1: The Dragonsitter series

It had sounded so easy: Eddie was to look after Uncle Morton's unusual pet for a week while he went on vacation. But soon the fridge is empty, the curtains are on fire, and the mailman is fleeing down the front path.

Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seeweed Business by Lyla Lee

Book 1: Mindy Kim series

Mindy Kim just wants three things: 1. A puppy! 2. To fit in at her new school 3. For her dad to be happy again But, getting all three of the things on her list is a lot trickier than she thought it would be.

Next Chapter (3rd & 4th Grades)

The Dragon Warrior by Katie Zhao

Book 1: The Dragon Warrior series

As a member of the Jade Society, Faryn Liu dreams of honoring her family and the gods by becoming a warrior. Faryn just might be the fabled Heaven Breaker, a powerful warrior meant to work for the all-mighty deity, the Jade Emperor, by commanding an army of dragons to defeat the demons. That is, if she can prove her worth and find the island of the immortals before the Lunar New Year. With Alex and other unlikely allies at her side, Faryn sets off on a daring quest across Chinatowns. But becoming the Heaven Breaker will require more sacrifices than she first realized. . . What will Faryn be willing to give up to claim her destiny?

Julieta and the Diamond Enigma by Luisana duarte Armendariz

Julieta is off to Paris to help her art-handler dad collect pieces for a new exhibit at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Julieta sees the best of Paris: the Eiffel Tower, the Sacré-Coeur, and plenty of great art. But things go awry when she and Dad walk in on a thief stealing the Louvre's most prized piece, the Regent Diamond--a priceless cursed diamond with a shady history. When Julieta runs for help, she accidentally frees the thief instead! Now Dad's job is in danger and he's become a suspect. Can Julieta determine who the thief really is before it's too late?

Page Turners (4th & 5th Grades)

The Swifts: A Dictionary of Scoundrels by Beth Lincoln

On the day they are born, every Swift child is brought before the sacred Family Dictionary. They are given a name, and a definition. A definition it is assumed they will grow up to match. Meet Shenanigan Swift: Little sister. Risk-taker. Mischief-maker. Shenanigan is getting ready for the big Swift Family Reunion and plotting her next great scheme: hunting for Grand-Uncle Vile's long-lost treasure. She's excited to finally meet her arriving relatives--until one of them gives Arch-Aunt Schadenfreude a deadly shove down the stairs. So what if everyone thinks she'll never be more than a troublemaker, just because of her name? Shenanigan knows she can become whatever she wants, even a detective. And she's determined to follow the twisty clues and catch the killer.

Treasure Island: Runaway Gold by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Zane is itching for an adventure that will take him away from his family's boarding house in Rockaway, Queens. So when he is entrusted with a real treasure map, leading to a spot somewhere in Manhattan, Zane wastes no time in riding the ferry over to the city to start the search with his friends Kiko and Jack and his dog, Hip-Hop.

Through strange coincidence, they meet a man who is eager to help them find the treasure: John, a sailor who knows all about the buried history of Black New Yorkers of centuries past--and the gold that is hidden somewhere in those stories. As a vicious rival skateboard crew follows them around the city, Zane and his friends begin to wonder who they can really trust. And soon it becomes clear that treasure hunting is a dangerous business.

Books We Recommend

Looking for more staff recommendations?

Check out our Best Children's Books of 2023 list!

Eunice Recommends:

A Letter for Bob by Kim Rogers


A Letter for Bob is a beautiful ode to a well-loved family car. As her family is ready to let go of their old car, Katie looks back on all the adventures over the years and expresses her gratitude for everything Bob has seen them through. It’s a book that reminds you to appreciate the little things in life.

Alicia Recommends:

Greenwild: The World Behind the Door by Pari Thomson

A rollicking, cozy, portal fantasy reminiscent of The Chronicles of Narnia, The Bookwanders, and Harry Potter. A delightful combination of plant magic, friendship, a magic school in the trees, and a journey that takes our main on a journey of discovery.  


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