Thursday, April 28, 2011

Live Ducks at Storytime!

Over 40 children and their parents gathered today for our Ducks Like Rain and Storytime!

Neither the ducks nor the children were afraid to get up close during this visit and fun was held by all.

A great thanks to Blackie, Samer and Peeps for having hands all over them and still staying calm and to their owner Elise for bringing them to visit! We can't wait for their next visit - in the meantime, check out some pictures from today.

 Children listened to just a few stories before the ducks made their appearance. Everyone was excited!

Children came up close to pet our friends Blackie, Samer, and Peeps!

Owner Elise holds one duck for mom and girls to see. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Massachusetts Children Book Award 2011

Massachusetts Children Book Award has been announced for 2011!

Come in to the Children's Room to check them out and view the complete list of winners for past years.


11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass

Amanda and Leo, best friends with the same birthday, had a falling out on their tenth birthday and have not spoken since, but peculiar things begin to happen as the day of their eleventh birthday repeats itself again and again.

Honor Books:

No Talking! by Andrew Clements

"Boys vs. girls" : The noisy fifth grade boys of Laketon Elementary School challenge the equally loud fifth grade girls to a "no talking" contest.

Savvy: by Ingid Law

Recounts the adventures of Mibs Beaumont, whose thirteenth birthday has revealed her "savvy"--a magical power unique to each member of her family--just as her father is injured in a terrible accident.

The Magic Half by Annie Barrows

Eleven-year-old Miri Gill feels left out in her family, which has two sets of twins and her, until she travels back in time to 1935 and discovers Moly, her own lost twin, and brings her to the present day

The Other Side of the Island by Allegra Goodman

Born in the eighteenth year of Enclosure, ten-year-old Honor lives in a highly regulated colony with her defiant parents, but when they have an illegal second child and are taken away, it is up to Honor and her friend Helix, another "unpredictable," to uncover a terrible secret about their island and the corporation that runs everything.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mother's Day Storytime and Craft

This year in the Children's Room we'll be celebrating Mother's Day (and Father's Day in June). Join us on May 7, at 11am to listen to stories honoring mothers and make a craft for the mother, grandmother, or special person in your life.

You can find more information here.

No registration necessary, all ages are welcome!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring Eggs Contest Winners

Congratulations to
Harry, age 3
Julie, age 9
Winners of the Hamilton-Wenham Library’s 
Children’s Room
Spring Eggs Guessing Contest

There were 410 jelly beans! 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Museum of Science Rocket Program Almost Full!

Our Rockets: There and Back Again program, being brought to you by the Museum of Science is nearly full. There are still a few spots available, but if interested you must come to the Children's Room and pre-register in person. Don't miss out on this great program!

If you are not able to attend this: make sure you check out Kite Day on Thursday, April 21. All ages are welcome and no registration is necessary - just stop by!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ducks Like Rain and Storytime!

Don't miss our special program Thursday, April 28 at 11:00 a.m for a chance to meet our special guests - the ducks! Peeps, Blackie, and Samer will be joining us with their owner Elise D'Ambrosio. There will be stories, songs and lots of time to meet our friends.

You can find more information about it here.