Children's Department

cartoonThe Children’s Department at the Chelsea Public Library serves children from preschool age to middle school age, as well as their parents, guardians, teachers, and caregivers. The staff is here to help you explore the library, find materials and answer your questions.
Children may have their own card when they enroll in school. A child with a library card may check out up to 10 books at a time.

The library offers story hours, Internet access, tours, advice on books to read, as well as educational and entertaining programs. The Children’s Department holds a wide assortment of fiction, folktale, picture books, nonfiction, audiovisual materials, reference materials, and public computers, as well as online resources.

Books, CDs, books on CD, books with CDs and magazines may be checked out for three weeks. Children’s movies are kept upstairs with the adult DVDs. Books needed for school assignments may be limited in order to assure fair use of materials for each student.

Check out the Library Calendar to see the free programs coming up.
For Teachers or group leaders email: or call 617-466-4350.

Hours of Operation

Children's Department:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Friday: 9:00am -5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Phone: 617-466-4352
Fax: 617-466-4359

Additional Information