The Children’s Room

The Children’s Room serves infants through 8th graders, as well as parents, care-givers and educators, with books, magazines, reference materials, audiobooks, and videos.

Story Times
To learn more about Story Times for the programs visit our page: Story Times at the Elizabeth Taber Library.

It is never too soon to share the wonderful world of literature with children!

Tales for Twos is a nine week series of story times for children between the ages of 24 and 39 months at the Elizabeth Taber Library. The half-hour session of stories, finger plays and crafts takes place on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am. Children must be two years old to attend and must be accompanied by enthusiastic adult companions.

Storytime is for children between the ages of three and five in the Children’s Room at the Elizabeth Taber Library. Children are invited to enjoy stories, finger plays and crafts on Monday mornings at 10:30 am.

Lapsit Time is a nine week series exploring language and literature through rhythm and rhyme, finger plays and action games, and very simple stories and books for very young children (birth through 23 months) accompanied by their enthusiastic adult companions (one child per lap, please!). Each program lasts about 20 minutes, with time for parents and children to enjoy one another’s company and the library’s resources afterwards. The series are held Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am.

Registration is required. Stop by the library located at 8 Spring St., call 508-748-1252 or email Rosemary Grey, Children’s Librarian, at Information about library programs is also available on the library’s website at

Drop-in Activities

Everyday in the children’s room you will find an activity.  Children of all ages are invited to enjoy the activities.

My Own BackYard (MOBY) Grant


The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the public libraries in Rochester, Marion, and Mattapoisett for their grant to serve students in grades 3 through 8 and their families. The grant is one of 46 awarded across the state funded by the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).  The Elizabeth Taber Library, the Plumb Memorial Library, and the Mattapoisett Free Public Library worked together on a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) program, along with science educator Michelle Cusolito.  The grant, “My Own BackYard,” introduces children to the natural resources in their respective towns and allows them to explore, experiment and record data, with the help of local professionals.

Library resources and Explorer Backpacks, created by the library staff, will enable the young “citizen scientists” to learn more about the environment, weather, plants, and animals. The materials and programs will also expose them to a variety of careers and professionals. The themed Explorer backpacks can be checked out by families and caregivers, so stop into one of the tri-town libraries to get started in the fun!

Also be sure to like us on our MOBYfun Facebook page,  and follow us on Twitter (@MOBYfun), Pinterest, and Tumblr (mobyinthelibrary).


Links to Local School Libraries:

Sippican Elementary School Library

ORR High School Summer Reading Lists

Visit the Children’s Section on SAILS.





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