Children’s Room

Welcome to the Stevens Virtual Children’s Room

  • Library Visits are by Appointment only at this time. To visit the Children’s Browsing Collection, click here. The Children’s Room is closed at this time.
    • There are “Grab & Go” bags organized by reading level available. Simply grab and limit browsing!
  • Curbside Pickup Services  are available for the foreseeable future. Learn more about Curbside Pickup Services here.
  • Need a book recommendation? Feel free to complete our Reader Request Survey for personalized recommendations.
  • Phone & Email Support are available. Click here for the Library’s Services Hours.
    • To reach the Library, email SmlRefServices@NorthAndoverMA.gov or call 978-688-9505


Check out these other online services:
The following sites are being shared by Mass. Dept. of Education, librarians, teachers and others.  Many sites do not require an MVLC Library card. So watch, listen, read, and enjoy!

Educational Resources?

What to Watch?

Listed below are links to fun and educational websites that you can explore with the whole family.

Try a Virtual Field Trip
Search the web for  #VirtualFieldTrip  to find more.

  • MightySurvival science & exploration, zoo & aquarium programs & webcams, museums & historical sites. Scroll down to videos.
  • FarmFood 360  tours of farms from eggs & milk, to pigs & sheep, or oats & grain
  • NASA STEM@home  activities for ages K-4th grade

Or try

  • Art at Home
    Draw & Paint Along videos for kids.
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga
    Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed especially for kids aged 3+
  • Crash Course Kids
    Science, engineering, and fun on YouTube (grade 5 level)
  • Create a Talking Animal
    Follow these directions from the British Library to create a talking animal! You can also browse other activities from the British Library here.
  • Easter Decorations
    Watch this tutorial to learn how to make a cute rabbit with a towel and paper!
  • Genealogy for the Next Generation
    Learn how to interview relatives, play scavenger-hunt and word-search games, create craft activities like making a journal or a family keepsake, and find information to help kids learn family-history terms and create a family chart or tree.
  • Home Safari Resources
    Create an at home safari with these videos and activities from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
  • James Dyson Foundation shares
    Engineering challenges designed specifically for children.
  • Jarrett J. Krosoczka shares
    Giving live drawing classes for free on YouTube, new at 11 am
  • Jarret Lerner shares
    A cartoonist with a bunch of tutorials, finish-the-comic pages, etc.
  • Kate Messner shares
    Tons of authors, illustrators, book talks, drawing stuff
  • KID smART shares
    Hands-on activities, read-alouds, movements exercises, and other projects you can do from the comfort of your house!
  • Mo Willems shares
    Lunch Doodles on the Kennedy Center YouTube page, new very day at 1 pm
  • National Geographic
    Boredom Busters, science and the virus. Links for children and parents.
  • New England Aquarium
    Virtual visits every day at 11 AM.

What to Read?

Children’s & Teen E-book Resources

Ready to read but need more books? Check out these digital books and audiobooks for kids.

Program News?

Stevens Virtual Programs

All programs are virtual for now. visit the Library’s YouTube channel for Miss Rhonda’s Story Times, Miss Charlotte’s STEM Tutorials, and other videos. Follow the Library on Facebook, Twitter, or the website calendar for announcements of new programs.

Other Virtual Story Times

  • Barefoot Books
    Barefoot Books shares storytime and sing-a-long videos, watch them on YouTube!
  • #OperationStorytime
    The #OperationStoryime hashtag on Facebook and YouTube will bring you to a growing collection of children’s book authors and illustrators reading their own works. Check back regularly, because #OperationStorytime is adding new items every few hours.
  • James Culbert
    James Culbert reads Mother Goose rhymes to his baby goats in an incredible series of videos. For a special treat, watch him read “The Three Billy Goats Gruff“!
  • JBrary
    This is an evolving list of online storytime resources for families, preschools, and day cares. It includes videos, websites, and podcasts.
  • The LivBits
    A growing list of information and links to authors reading live!
  • Sing-A-Long
    Laurie Berkener is doing live Facebook sing alongs every day “LIVE Berkener Break” while school closures last.
  • Storyline Online
    The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
  • Wes Tank raps Dr. Suess over Dr. Dre
    Listen to Wes Tank rap Dr. Suess stories including “The Cat in The Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham“!