Category Archives: Children

New Programs and Events

Are you ready for summer?! The Children’s Room is gearing up for another terrific Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is Build a Better World!  With this in mind, we have pledged our support to the The Heifer Project by Heifer International, an organization committed to caring for the earth and ending world hunger by donating livestock to communities in need…and you can do your part simply by participating in our Summer Reading Program! Each time you submit a children’s program reading log, you contribute one point to our running tally. When we hit our goal of 1,000 points, the library will make a meaningful donation to The Heifer Project on behalf of our library community. You can register for the program starting June 1st on our website or in person at the Children’s Desk.

We’re going to have all kinds of special events every single week this summer, such as LEGO Lunch, Kids STEAM Lab, Sparky’s Puppets, Jungle Jim’s Minecraft Madness, a special Boston Bruins Blades visit and much, much more! Check our calendar for specific dates and times.

 

More June Events

Ed the Wizard will be performing on June 27th at 2 PM. This fun show marries wizardly tricks and magic with a demonstration of how powerful and meaningful reading can be. All ages are welcome.

We have a new STEM program called Girls Science Interactive, which will be held on Saturdays from 10 AM to 12 PM on June 10th & the 17th and on July 1st & the 8th. The program is intended for girls in grades 3 thru 5. It is a drop in program, so no registration is required.Girls Science Interactive is a youth-led nonprofit organization that provides free STEM programs for elementary and middle school girls to spark their interest in science.The program aims to show young girls that science can be fun and exciting by performing hands on experiments to explore areas, such as energy and matter, global warming and renewable energy, astronomy, chemistry, and neuroscience.

 

Read to a Dog!

OdieHave you met Odie? He visits the library once a month with his favorite human, Rachel. Kids who want to practice their reading are invited to cuddle up with a good book and a nice doggie, and gain confidence in their reading skills.  Keep an eye on our Event Calendar to find our when he will be here next!

Clubs, clubs, clubs!

Do you like to read? Paint? Invent things in your secret laboratory? We have a club for you!  Stop by, have fun, and meet other kids who like the same things you do.

Older elementary students who are fans of fantasy may want to check out the Muggle Support Group, where we talk about a different fantasy book every month! For intermediate readers, kids can join Hooked on Books, which meets on the last Tuesday of each month, and get reading!

Budding artists can explore a different medium each month with Debby in The Art Club. Learn about clay, paint, felt, and more! Those more interested in STEAM might prefer to join Kids STEAM Lab, and experiment and create with new techniques and concepts. Builders should come to our weekly LEGO Lunch and see what they can create!

Some of our clubs require registration. Check our Event Calendar for details!

 

Successful Frozen in 4D Event!

We had a full house a few weeks ago when the community came out to our special 4D presentation of Frozen! Our teen Event Planners worked hard to enhance the movie with special sound effects, wind, water sprays, and light shows. Check out our video of the event below!

 

Story Times

Everyone loves a good story, and a good story time is even better. Not only do you get to hear stories and sing songs, but you also get to make new friends! Our children’s room has a story time for every age group.

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Halloween Themed Programs This Month in the Children’s Room

Please join us!haunted house

Saturday Halloween Craft
Saturday, October 18 10 am to noon
Make a haunted house with Stephanie this month!  For all ages with a caregiver.
No registration.

Afternoon Adventures – Mummies!
Thursday, October 16  4-4:45 pm
Learn about mummies with Stephanie and play games!  Call 508-624-6902 to register.

PJ Story Time- Halloween Stories!
Monday, October 20  6:30-7:15 pm
Join Meredith for PJ Story Time on the third Monday of each month.  Wear your Halloween costume!
30 minutes of stories, rhymes, and songs will be followed by 15 minutes of drawing and snack time.  Recommended for children ages 3 to 7 and their parents or caregivers.  No registration.