Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Story Writing Contest this November!

November is a great month to celebrate literacy in so many ways!

November is not only Massachusetts's Family Literacy Month, but also National Novel Writing Month. The library is celebrating these events with a community read and discussion of Tinker wish author and 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Harding and by hosting Write-Ins. See below for more information.

A novel might be a little hard for your little one to write so we've shortened the requirements for our Story Writing Contest. Children grades 1st - 6th can work on their stories throughout the month of November and turn them into the children's room. Prizes will be given in two groups: 1st - 3rd and 4th - 6th. Everyone receives a token of appreciation for helping us celebrate this great month.


Read about all the guidelines here!


For more information on the Tinker Community Read -click here!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Holiday Events in the Children's Room

Join us for these story time and a contest to celebrate the fall holidays!!

Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Decorate a Halloween pumpkin at home with paint, sparkles, feathers, paper, ribbon and anything else you can think of!

Don't carve the pumpkin or we won't be able to accept and display it!

Bring your pumpkin in to the library anytime between now and Halloween!

Everyone wins! Prizes for all! All ages welcome!!

Find more information here!


Halloween Drop-In Story Time

Saturday, October 30, 2010 11AM-12PM

Join us for not-so scary stories about Halloween and a craft!!

Come in costume and trick-or-treat your way around the library following the story time!

All ages are welcome. No regisration necessary.

Click here for more information!



Thanksgiving Drop-In Story Time & Craft

Saturday, November 20, 2010 11AM-11:45AM

Join us for a drop-in story time about turkeys, thankfulness, and pumpkin pie!

Craft time will follow the stories.

All ages welcome, no regisration necessary.

Please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Acord Food Pantry - Thank you! 

Find more information here.

 


There will also be Holiday Craft and Story in December. Check back for more details!

Fall Programs in the Children's Room

Our fall programs began the last week of September. We've had a great turn out and are happy to see so many of you here throughout the week.  


Please consider joining us at these programs still welcoming new members!


Chess for Kids:

Thursdays this Fall 4:30-5:30PM
October 21, October 28, November 4, November 18

This popular program just returned the Hamilton-Wenham Library and is welcoming new members.
The age range has expanded and Grades 1 -6 are now welcome! Join Sandra Stolle, former teacher and chess instructor for some chess fun! Come find out how to play the game, learn new moves, or sharpen your skills. Call or come in to sign up! 

Find more information here!


 

Pajama Storytime:

Mondays 6:30-7:30 Running September 27-November 15

Come in your pajamas and join Xenda Laramie! You will read stories, sing songs, enjoy finger plays and create a craft!! Designed for preschoolers and kindergartners! Call or come in to sign up! 

Pajama Storytime Flyer


Dads and Donuts

Saturday Morning 10:30
September 25, October 16, November 13, December 11

This storytime is designed especially for dad and children ages 2 years & up, but mom's are always invited. Snack time follow 30 minutes of stories! Great themes include exploring, creepy crawlies, fun with food,  and winter sports. No registration necessary! 

More information on Dads and Donuts

For more information and a complete list of all our fall programming please visit: http://www.hwlibrary.org/PDF/2010%20Fall%20Programs.pdf