Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fall Program Information is Here!

The fall program information is now available. You can find it by clicking the tab above labeled Fall Story Programs or by clicking here. Registration is Monday September 26 at 10:00 am and story classes begin the week after on October 3.

In the meantime don't miss our two September Saturday Programs:
Dads and Donuts and the Autumn Storytime and Craft. More information can be found here.

If you have a child between 18-30 months don't miss this opportunity for two drop-in sessions of Music and Movement. Come and try out this program before registering for the fall session. More information.

Lastly, we are happy to announce a new program this fall: World of Wizarding. This Harry Potter themed program will take place four Wednesdays from 3-4 pm. It will combine readings from the books with activities and games. You can get all the information here.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Superb Saturdays in September!

Your favorite Saturday story programs are back!

Join us on September 17 for the return of Dads and Donuts. Then come back September 24 for an Autumn Storytime and Craft. All programs are free and open to the public and great for ages 2 and up. 

You can find all the details here

Topsfield Fair Passes Ready for Pick Up

If you signed up for the Topsfield Fair passes, they are ready for pick up. Come in to the Children's Room anytime we are open.

The passes MUST be picked up by September 16 or they will be returned to the Topsfield Fair. This is a requirement of the Topsfield Fair Read and Win Program.

Leni spends her last week at Grassy Roots!

Len's last week was spent visiting Grassy Roots in Wenham. Owen, age 7 spotted her there. Leni has now stopped traveling and you can visit Leni in the Children's Room. You can see all of Leni's adventures here.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Super Summer Ice Cream Party on Patch

The Hamilton-Wenham Patch has posted some wonderful pictures from our Super Summer Ice Cream Party this past Wednesday. Be sure to see all the smiles here.

Pajama Storytime finished with Dentist Lisa Murray!

This week concluded our Local Heroes Pajama Story Time as well as all of our Story Programs for the summer. It was a great session and we loved seeing all of you here. 

Our story programs concluded with the exception of our Terrific Twos and Threes. Drop in Sessions will continue Mondays at 11am on August 22 and August 29. 

We hope to have the Fall Session information out soon. We don't have any set dates, but registration is likely to be the last week in September. Check back with us at the beginning to middle of September for full information on all of our programs. In the meantime - get out and enjoy this last week of summer before school starts.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Super Summer Ice Cream Party a Hit!

Last night's Super Summer Ice Cream Party ended our Wow, It's Wednesday's for our One World, Many Stories Summer Reading Program. Children and parents alike enjoyed ice cream sundaes while awards for the Photography Contest were passed out. 

A reminder that the store closes for the summer this Friday. Your last two chances to collect your dinero are today, August 18 from 12-2 pm and tomorrow, August 19 from 12-4 pm. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Vanessa spotted Leni at Connolly's!

Vanessa, age 6, found Leni at Connolly's Pharmacy in Hamilton this week. You can see all of Leni's travels here

Leni is still traveling through Friday August 19 so don't miss your last chance to find her!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Photography Contest Winners!

Congratulations to all of the winners of our
One World, Many Stories Photography Contest 2011
Children Grades 1 -3
1st Place                 Meena                   “Anand Wins the Race”
2nd Place                Owen                    “The Birthday Cake!”
3rd Place                Eloise                    “The Adventure of Joey the Lobster”

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)
Vanessa                 “Learn to Read. Read to Learn”
Lily                        “Rockport”
Caralyn                  “Camping”
Amelia                   “My love for Dogs Took Me on a Journey to Gloucester
Libby                    “Animal Friends”
Oscar                    “The Glass Show”
Camilla                  “The Cute Dog, Fletcher”

Children Grades 4-6
1st Place                Camden                “Kyla’s Farm”                                   
2nd Place            Margaret            “My First Wedding: When Two
                                                     Cultures Come Together”                            
3rd Place            Bryn                   “The Story of Eggbert’s Life!”           

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)
Mackenzie             “The Ducks and Me”
Caroline                 “Summer Camp”
Amy                      “The Fourth of July”
Amy                      “Fourth of July: Busy at Work”
Amy                      “July 4, 2011: Celebrate!”
Amy                      “Fun in the Sun!!!”
Michelle                 “The Boston Breakers”
Emma                   “A New Family”
Annalia                  “My Photo Collaboration during Project Adventure”
Sophia                   “Enrico Caruso, My Amazing Cat”
Dimitri                  “Disappearing Watermelon”
Miranda                “A Day at the Races”
Haley                     “A Night on the Waters of New England

All the winners are invited to attend our Super Summer Ice Cream Party where prizes will be awarded. See you there!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Didgeridoo Fun at the Library!

Last night, Raihan Alam from Didgeridoo Down Under put on a wonderful performance for everyone. Children enjoyed learning about Australia and the Aboriginal culture. As a treat, Raihan even brought his Blue-tongued Stink along. Next week concludes our Wow, It's Wednesday Summer Programs with the Super Summer Ice Cream Party! You do need to sign up ahead of time - so stop in to the Children's Room. We want to make sure there's enough ice cream for everyone.

Children pretended they were crocodiles, lying in wait. 
Raihan teaching children how to play during the Aussie Funk Workshop.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Pajama Storytime - Next Week is the Last Week

If you haven't come to our Pajama Storytime on Monday Nights, you are missing out. This past week - Amy Job, owner of Jolie Tea Company came to read stories while children enjoyed tea and treats afterward.

Next week is our last week of Local Heroes Pajama Storytime and Dentist Lisa Murray will be wrapping things up for us. See you next Monday at 6:30 pm!

Leni visited the Post Office! In Wenham this time.

Last week Leni was visiting the Wenham Post Office. Jordan, age 9 spotted her this time! Can you find her this week? To see all of Leni's travels so far click here.

Last Day for the Topsfield Fair Pass!

Today is the last day you can cash in your Dinero from the Summer Reading Program if you want to get the Topsfield Fair Voucher. The store is open until 4pm and again from 5:30 -7:30 pm. Make sure you stop in if you were planning to earn this!

Although our store remains open for another week and a half you will no longer be able to receive the Topsfield Fair Voucher after today.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Vehicle Night on Patch!

The Hamilton-Wenham Patch was at Vehicle Night on Wednesday and got some great pictures of the event. I wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to see them here.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Vehicle Night Pictures and Didgeridoo Next Week!

Last night proved perfect weather for our 13th Annual Vehicle Night! Just warm enough and the rain held out for us. The kids had blast climbing on the equipment. A few pictures can be found below and more on facebook.

 Children loved climbing on the various diggers.
 Firefighter in Training.

Be sure that you don't miss next week's Didgeridoo Down Under. A performance for all ages beginning at 6:30 pm. 

And do you have a child 8 or older? If so sign them up for the Aussie Funk Workshop at 5:30 pm! Links below for more information. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pajama storytime a hit once again - don't miss next week's Tea Party!

This week, Mrs. Patton, owner of Green Meadows Farm came to read to the children. The children loved it, as usual.

Don't miss next week's special Pajama Storytime as we enjoy a Tea Party with Amy Job owner of Jolie Tea Company.Tea, Juice and cookies will be served.

Leni spotted at SalemFive! Terrific Twos and Threes in August!

Two exciting updates: First, Ashley, age 5 spotted Leni at SalemFive Bank last week. Leni has moved on to a new spot this week - can you find her? Track all of Leni's travels here.

Also, we are happy to announce Drop - In Sessions of Terrific Twos and Threes will continue through August. Mondays at 11am as usual: find the details here