Monday, December 15, 2014


Congratulations to our 2014 Story Writing Contest Winners!

1st – 3rd Grade
2nd Place: The Magic Talking Monkey by Harry
3rd Place: The Missing Mask of Sellasville by Avonlea Jane

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)
Back in Time by Ben
The Park by A.B.
Sunny’s Talent by Charlotte
My Birthday by Cooper

4th – 6th Grade
1st Place: Mouse Cottage by Ellen
2nd Place: Empty Hand by Meena
3rd Place: The Perils of Time Travel by Jack

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)
The Lost Key by Sophie

Many thanks to our esteemed panel of judges:

Sarah Lauderdale, Head of Reference, H-W Library
Barbara Lawrence, Ed.D., Local Author
Janet Mackay Smith, Managing Editor, Gatehouse Media New England

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Helping Hands

We are still collecting non-perishable items for the Acord Food Pantry. Your donations will make a timely difference in helping local families in need. Please drop off your donations in the Children's Room shopping cart. Let's see how many times we can fill the cart before the end of December!

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Nutcracker!

Wear your favorite dance outfit to the library tomorrow, Tuesday, December 2nd at 10:30 am! The Boston Ballet School will be here to present the music and story of The Nutcracker. Families will dance together and will get to see real tutus, tunics and pointe shoes. No registration necessary.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Science is Everywhere Grant Kickoff

The library has won an important grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Beginning Monday, December 1, we will be celebrating science here with all kinds of cool displays, games to play like bingo and a scavenger hunt, newly purchased videos and books for borrowing, and the opportunity to sign up for the Winter and Spring STEM programs. View the upcoming schedule of events here and join the fun!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Story Contest Deadline

The last day to submit your original story for our story writing contest is approaching swiftly! All entries must follow the guidelines and be submitted no later than Saturday, November 29th by 4 PM. For details click here, or visit the Children's Room.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Acord Food Pantry

If you have visited the library recently you may have noticed a shopping cart parked in the Children's Room (thank you Crosby's Market). We invite you to drop off non-perishable items for the Acord Food Pantry. The cart will remain through December. Please note the Acord Food Pantry cannot accept expired food of any kind. Thank you in advance for your kindness. Your donations will make a timely difference in helping local families in need. Let's see how many times we can fill it!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

All Aboard!

The Friends of the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library have purchased a beautiful new train set for the Children's Room! Thank you so much for your continued support and generosity.

Please stop by the Children's Room to play with the new train. There is a helicopter, an airport, a construction site, a fire department and more. Choo choo and all aboard!