Free Events at the Library

Saturday Storytime for Families with Young Children

March 23 & 30, April 6, 13*, 20 & 27 at 10:30 am

Join us for stories, rhymes, songs and movement activities!


*Kids Yoga Storytime w/Ms. Sue

Saturday April 13 at 10:30 am

Kids Yoga Storytimes with Ms. Sue continue at the Library! Mindful Movement with Ms Sue helps young ones learn the importance of connecting their mind, breath and body. A fun way to discover Your Own Great Adventure (YOGA) with stories and yoga poses. Sponsored by the Friends of the Belding Library.


 Infant/Toddler/Preschool Playgroup

Families and caregivers with infants, toddlers and preschool children are welcome to join our new Playgroup in the community room at Belding Library on most Wednesdays from 2–3:45 p.m. and  Saturdays at 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.  The Playgroup is run by parents and caregivers and the idea is to follow the children’s lead for play, with table toys, dress up, building, and creative materials supplied and available. A light snack on Wednesdays and coffee, tea, and water available both days.

We will change as needs do — so please share your ideas and invite your friends!

Group leaders are Elizabeth and Jennifer. Email for Info:


3D Design & Robotics Workshop

Saturday April 6 ~ 1-3 pm

Recommended for ages 7-17 but free and open to all!

Sponsored by The Ashfield Cultural Council and the Friends of the Belding Library


Open Book Group Meeting at Belding Library: Monday, April 15, 4-6 pm

Book Selection ~ Death in Venice by Thomas Mann, translated by H.T. Lowe-Porter.

Are you an enthusiastic reader? Someone who likes to discuss books and ideas? Someone who is passionate about delving into fiction, non-fiction, international texts, poetry, plays, and off-beat literature?

Please join us on the second Mondays of each month from 4-6  p.m. at the Belding Library.

Any questions, interest or suggestions, please email Victoria at


“The Road Home”: A Talk with Kate Stevens

Monday April 8 @ 7 pm

Rev. Kate Stevens, UCC minister and current president of the Interfaith Council of Franklin County, will be giving a presentation on her 3 month trip last year to the U.S. South to learn in more depth about our country’s history.  The trip was called ‘The Road Home: a spiritual pilgrimage to the US South.’  Her talk will include photos and time for discussion. 


Library Exhibit: Rustic Clocks

Ashfield rustic-furniture maker Collin Ricketts’ display of his handmade “woodland clocks” continues at the Library. He uses native materials that he collects from our local forests.