Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Drop-In Programs

Drop-In Delights
Come join some of our wonderful drop-in activities this week! 
These programs do not require registration.

Drop-In Music and Movement
Wednesday, December 13 at 10:15 am. Designed for children 18-30 months. 
This hour long story class includes music and rhymes and is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. 

Drop-In Lego Club
Wednesday, December 13 at 3:00 pm. Designed for grades K-5. 
Create a LEGO masterpiece, share your ideas, and work individually or as a team. 

Process Art Workshop
Thursday, December 14 at 10:30 am. All ages welcome.
Explore art materials with a trained visual artist. 

Art Adventures
Thursday, December 14 at 3:30 pm. Designed for children preschool and up.
Come and paint with Pammy!

Family Tree House
Saturday, December 16 at 10:30 am. Designed for children birth - 8 years.
Explore the colors of the rainbow in this month's play-based program where we share stories, puzzles, games, and more.  

Monday, December 11, 2017

Story Writing Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2017
 Story Writing Contest Winners!

Five to Six Year Olds
1st Place: Junior Turtle Goes to the North Pole by Beatrice
2nd Place: My Bunny and Me by Mae
3rd Place: The Little Fox by Adeline

Seven to Eight Year Olds
1st Place: The Skunk and the Stinky Cabbage by Joseph 
2nd Place: The Little Dog by Eva 
3rd Place: The Wandering Eyeball by Eliana 

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)
Forever with a Horse by Kate
Nutmeg and Tumtum Meet the Boxcar Children by Matthew
Mystery in the Woods by Mallory
The Dragon Treasure by Violet
Over the River and Through the Thorn Bush by Isabelle
The Royal Mermaid Kingdom by Mia 
The Fairy Mermaid Princess by Charlotte
The Girl by Natalia

Nine to Twelve Year Olds
1st Place: Emmie: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl by Lucine
2nd Place: The Moon Thread by Brooke 
3rd Place: Organizing Your Home by Lauren

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)
Sophie Breeze by Chloe
Dress Up in Time by Margot
Changes by Abigail
The Day that Changed Everything by Lily
The Haunted Rescue by Jonah
I'm Rich by Grace
A Miracle for Me by Ella
Climb that Rock! by Gian
Sophil's Story by Claire
Detectives by Delia 

Want to get the full story? Read all the stories here.

Many thanks to our esteemed panel of judges:
Sarah Lauderdale, Head of Reference, H-W Library
Patricia Purdy, Hamilton-Wenham Library Trustee
Rob Pondelli, Assistant Director, H-W Library

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Seasonal Stories & Craft

Holiday Season
 Saturday , December 9  at 11:00 a.m.
Join us for stories and a special craft to
celebrate the holiday season.
This program is designed for children 2 and up. No registration necessary.
Open to the public at no charge.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

November Guessing Contest

November Guessing Winners!
Nick, age 4
Noah, age 8
Chloe, age 10
Weston, age 11

There were 1438 Pages in the
Mayo Clinic Family Health Book!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Tales & Treat

Winter Tales & Treat
Saturday, December 2 at 11:00 AM
Celebrate the coming Winter!
Listen to stories and decorate a sugar cookie!  

This program is designed for ages 2 and up.
No registration necessary.
Open to the public at no charge.

Monday, November 27, 2017


Into Science!

Tuesday, November 28 at 3:30 p.m.

Let’s take a closer look at the world around us! We will have various tools to try, including a Zoomy and handheld microscopes and lots of items to inspect! This program is designed for children ages 30 months - Kindergarten. Pre-registration is requested.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Story Writing Deadline Fast Approaching!

In celebration of Massachusetts Literacy Month and NaNoWriMo, join our
Story Writing Contest

While families are celebrating Thanksgiving, don't forget to be creating stories!

Cultivate your writing skills and create! Start writing your original story on November 1st, and submit a typed copy by Friday, November 24, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.
Emailed entries accepted! (see blog for details)

Your story will be displayed in the Children's Room and online.
Winners will be announced Friday, December 8
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes and honorable mentions will be awarded to winners from each age group:
5-6 years
7-8 years
9-12 years

All entries that follow guidelines will receive a prize!
Your submission, name, and age will appear on the Children's Room Blog.

**See Children's Room Website for more information and contest guidelines**