Worcester Public Library New Children’s Room!

Worcester Public Library New Children’s Room! The New Pappas Children’s Center at the Worcester Public Library is ready for families!  Completed in August 2021, this new space is a bright and beautiful area for families to enjoy reading, playing and meeting new friends.

WCKC recently had a tour with Associate Director Sulma Rubert-Silva. We were amazed with what we saw. The Pappas Children’s Center is such a welcoming and fun space for kids, and in-person programming for families is coming back!

The Pappas Children’s Center is located on the 3rd floor.  A colorful 3 story mural by local artist Ryan Gardell leads visitors up the stairway to the children’s room. Take it if you can!

A big blue and silver rocket in the center of the room attracts kids to the screens showing rockets in flight and to the reading nooks at the base.

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WPL Rocket

The Bancroft Tower area is a wonderful spot for toddlers to play and provides a quiet area for nursing moms.

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WPL Nursing Area at Bancroft Tower


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Bancroft Tower Toddler Play Area

We loved all the areas to enjoy reading together

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Bright Reading Areas

Ms. Rubert-Silva in a Triple Decker Reading Nook

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Sensory Chair

Playscape – A changing area for kids to play, build, create.  When we visited we saw lots of materials for building.

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Playscape Area


Tween Area


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WPL Interactive Screens – FUN!

WPL Program Room Mural

WPL Program Room Elm Park Mural

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WPL Program Room

Here are some of the programs you will find this spring!


computer Area

Children’s Room Computer Area


The Worcester Public Library Book Store is open Tuesdays-Fridays 10am-5pm and Saturdays from 10am-1:30pm. Children’s books, CDs and DVDs are .50-$1.

Book Store

Library Hours

Sunday: 12 – 4 p.m. (Seasonally)
Monday: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


There is a Worcester Public Lot in back of the library that is $2 per hour. Scan your parking ticket at the library welcome desk for the discounted rate of $1 per hour. The library has an easy pay station at the entrance of the library, or use the pay kiosk outside.

Check out the Children’s Room at Worcester Public Library!  It’s a joyful place, you’ll leave feeling happy.

Worcester Public Library Main Branch
3 Salem Sq
Worcester MA 01608
(508) 799-1655

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