Saturday, March 31, 2012

"Spring Eggs" Contest Winners


Ellie, age 5

Nora, age 10
Elizabeth, age 10






Community Read Author & Illustrator Visit

 On Thursday, March 29 Susan Roth and Cindy Trumbore, author and illustrator of The Mangrove Tree discussed their book and demonstrated the collage process used to illustrate the book. Below are a few pictures from the event.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Paws to Read is Back!

Please join us as we welcome
Tessie, a certified therapy dog,
through Therapy Dog Inc.,  
to the Children's Room. 

Readers who are in Kindergarten through 3rd grade
are invited to sign up to meet Tessie and read a book to her. 
Each session will last approximately 10 minutes.

Pre-registration is required. 
Please see a librarian at the children's desk to sign up. 
A parent's signature is required for participation.

Tessie's has 2 sessions in April! Sign up to read to Tessie
either April 17 at 10:30 am or April 25 at 4:00 pm.

Click for all the details.

Join the JCC for Fun with Puppets!

Fun with Puppets! 
Thursday, April 5
10:30 -11:15 am
 Join the JCC Early Childhood Center 
here at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
for a morning of puppets, stories and snacks .
Designed for preschool age children.
No registration necessary.
Open to the public at no charge.

Click for all the details.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Community Read Collage Workshop - Fun for All!

Today we kicked off our Community Read Events with a Collage Workshop. Children had a chance to create a piece of art in the same style as The Mangrove Tree. Below are a few pictures of the event, but if you missed out on this, be sure you make it tomorrow when the author and illustrator discuss their art at 3:00 pm here at the library. Then be sure to head over to Gordon College to hear Dr. Sato speak about his work with The Manzanar Project. Click for all the details on those events.

Some children left their collages so the Author and Illustrator could see tomorrow!

Friday, March 23, 2012

More information on Special Spring Programs

Full information about some of our special spring programs is now available.

The Museum of Science Traveling programming is joining us once again this April vacation. This time they are presenting One Sky, Many Stories. This fantastic program will be offered four times Wednesday, April 18. All the information about this program can be found here.
You can register for this program beginning today, March 23, but it must be done in person, in the Children's Room.

Thursday, April 19 will be our annual Kite Day. No registration is necessary for this great event, but you can find all the details here.

We are also having a special You Can Do Magic! Magic Workshop for kids ages 8 and up. Children will learn beginning magic tricks with cards, a wand, and other magic props. Children will get to take these props home with them to continue the fun after the workshop. This great program will take place 3 Wednesdays April 26 - May 10. Informational Flyer. You can also register for this program beginning today, but as always, registration must be done in person, in the Children's Room.

Stop by to sign up for these special programs or if you have any questions!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Schedule is Here!

Mark your calendars! The Spring storytime and program schedule is now available. 
Registration for this session is Monday, April 9 at 10 a.m. Registration for many of our story times is required and must be done in person in the Children's Room. For all the information visit here. 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Storytime with Buzz Lightyear!

Storytime with Buzz Lightyear! 
Tuesday, April 3
11:00 a.m.

Join UFund Start U. Reading at the
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
for a special story program
featuring space stories with Buzz Lightyear!

Designed to benefit children 2 years and older, participants will be asked to actively participate in the program by acting out books with this beloved Disney character! There will be lots of opportunities for pictures, so bring your camera.

Read all the details.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Drop-In Music and Movement Draws a Huge Crowd

This past Tuesday, the Kiwi Girl Studio previewed one of their Music and Movement classes for us. Over 50 children were able to join in the fun. Make sure you keep your eye out for our other drop-in programs. Currently, there is a drop-in Terrific Twos and Threes next Monday at 11am. Don't miss out on the fun - all the details are here.
Children loved climbing under the parachute.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Paws to Read with Tessie!

 Our favorite labradoodle, Tessie, was back again on Monday to hear children read her stories. We hope Tessie can fit us in her schedule for April - check back for dates soon so your child can have a chance to read to her! 
Tessie really wanted to see the pictures in Leo's book!
Tessie snuggled Sam as he read Charlotte's Web.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Drop-In Music and Movement - Next Tuesday!

music and movement class
Tuesday, March 13
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join Kellie Cormier and the Children’s Room for a   special preview of her music and movement classes.

This class is open to infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers.  Enjoy a morning of singing, dancing, movement, and instrument play.

No registration necessary for this class and it is
open to the public at no charge.

For more information on Kellie’s music and movement program, visit