Friday, August 31, 2012

Tessie Visits this September!

Monday, September 24
4:00 pm

Sign up and read to
Tessie the dog!

Tessie is a certified therapy dog,
through Therapy Dog Inc.

Readers who are in Kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to sign up to meet Tessie and read a book to her. 

Pre-registration is required. Sign up at the children’s desk for more information.

If you can't make this September date, don't worry. She'll be back in October, dates to be announced.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fall Program Information is Here!

Our Fall Schedule is now available online as well as in the Children's Room.

Registration for these storytimes is TUESDAY, September 25 at 10:00 am. Please note registration is Tuesday, a new day from previous sessions. Registration is required for several storytimes and must be done in person, in the Children's Room. For all storytime ages, dates and times please check the schedule, call or stop by the Children's Room.

In addition to storytimes for children from birth through Kindergarten we are also offering two programs for elementary age children. For children in grades 3-5 we are bringing back World of Wizarding, a Harry Potter Happening. For children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade there is a new program this fall called League of Superheroes. Both programs take place Wednesdays at 3:00 pm and alternate weeks.

We are also having several Saturday Drop-In Storytimes  and a Star Wars Symposium.

This is only just the beginning, look for more information to come on Holiday Storytimes, a Pumpkin Decorating Contest and a Story Writing Contest.

Summer Finish with Frisbees and Alaska Storytime

As this week marks the beginning of school for children in Hamilton and Wenham, last week concluded our summer programming.

On Thursday, Todd Brodeur presented a World Class Frisbee Show with a Playshop following so children could learn some tricks of their own. The beautiful weather allowed the children to try their hand outside. You can see some of learning below.

On Saturday, Ashley from Up with People joined us to share stories and facts about her native state Alaska. This was the third Multicultural Storytime Up with People presented at the library and children loved to learn all about their home countries/state.

With the end of summer, fall information will be coming shortly. In the meantime, enjoy pictures from throughout the summer on Facebook. Also be sure to check out our drop-in Saturday Storytimes in September.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Kite Raffle Winners

Congratulations to our Kite Raffle Winners!

Hannah, 4
Jack, 7
Tim, 10

Many thanks to Archie Stewart for the donation of the kites. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Up with People presents Multicultural Saturday Storytimes - One More Left!

Up with People has joined the Children's Room the last two Saturdays to present some stories, songs, and games from their native countries. Sergio joined us August 11 and shared some of his native country, Mexico while Malin read stories and taught a little Swedish to us on August 18. Check out the fun had below and don't miss their last storytime this Saturday, August 25 at 11:00 am as Ashley tells stories native to Alaska.

Eli, 7 spots Silverwing at Connolly's - Silverwing Flies Home to Children's Room

Silverwing spent his last week traveling throughout our two towns at Connolly's where Eli, age 7 spotted him. Congratulations Eli!

Silverwing has finished his travels for the summer and will be resting up in the Children's Room. Stop by to say hello.

To see all the locations Silverwing visited this summer click here.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bubbleology Highlights - Wow It's Wednesday Wraps Up Tomorrow Night

Last Wednesday, Keith Michael Johnson joined us to explore the mysteries, science and art behind bubbles. Children and adults alike loved his sense of humor and one lucky child was put inside a bubble. Check out the pictures from the event below. 

Tomorrow's Super Summer Ice Cream Party wraps up our Wow! It's Wednesday! programs for Summer 2012, but there are still some great events happening before the end of summer.

Be sure to join us for a Frisbee Demonstration and Playshop on Thursday August 23 at 2:00 pm

Join us Saturdays in August at 11:00 am for Multicultural Storytimes.

Last, but not least. Tessie the dog is joining us once again, next Wednesday, August 22 at 11:00 am. For more information on how to sign your child up for a chance to read to Tessie click here

Read to a Dog! Tessie is back next Wednesday!

Paws to Read!

Wednesday, August 22
11:00 am

Sign up and read to
Tessie the dog!

Tessie is a certified therapy dog,
through Therapy Dog Inc.

Readers who are in Kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to sign up to meet Tessie and read a book to her. 

Pre-registration is required. Sign up at the children’s desk for more information.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Ava, 8 spots Silverwing at Salem Five Bank!

Ava, age 8 found Silverwing while he visited the customers at Salem Five Bank in Hamilton. Silverwing is traveling for one last week - be sure to take a walk around the towns to find him. Then stop by to the Children's Room to write down your name, age and where you found him for your chance to win a prize.

For all the places Silverwing has visited so far this summer click here.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Congrats to the Photography Contest Winners!

Congratulations to all of the winners of our
Dream Big, Read! Photography Contest 2012

Children Grades 1 -3

1st Place           Cordelia           “Polka Puppy Comes Home”
2nd Place          Neve                “Llamas Dream Big”
3rd Place           Ian                   “It’s a Small World in my

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)

Hayden            “The Adventures of Bird”
Mary                “Walking into the Sunset”
Vanessa           “The Dog Days of Summer”
Eli                   "The Day I Got Lost at the Zoo"

Children Grades 4-6

1st Place           Nidhi               “Story of a Little
2nd Place      Ethan               “Life of a Pancake”
3rd Place          Amelia             “Story of a Flower          

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)

Sam                 “An Awesome Day at my Family’s Camp in
Kennan            “The Life of a Tree”

Monday, August 6, 2012

Silverwing Interrupted! Congrats to Taylor, 9 and Kaitlyn, 7

Silverwing began his week at the Hamilton Post Office where, due to circumstances beyond our control, he was removed from the window. Once we discovered that there was a problem, Dr. Pett came to the rescue and Silverwing spent the end of the week at the Hamilton-Wenham Veterinary Clinic. Due to this unusual circumstance, there are two winners this week! Taylor who spotted Silverwing at the Post Office and Kaitlyn who found him at the Veterinary Clinic. Congratulations to you both!

A Note: Silverwing does not typically visit two places each week. This week's change was out of our control and we apologize for the confusion. Please continue to look for Silverwing throughout this week and next in a single location either in Hamilton or Wenham. Once you have found Silverwing, stop by the Children's Room and write your name, age and place you spotted him. Remember, you can enter yourself once each day!

To see all of Silverwing's travel so far click here.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Vehicle Night Fun in Spite of Rain

Our 14th Annual Vehicle Night went ahead on Wednesday, despite the rain and fun was had by all who came out. All the favorite vehicles were still able to make it - police cars, fire trucks and ambulances alike. As well as our all time favorite K-9 from Homeland Security - Apache! Below are a few pictures from the night.

And summer's not over yet! Join us this Wednesday at 6:30 pm for Bubbleology.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Multicultural Storytimes - Saturdays in August

Saturdays in August! 11:00 am

Join Up with People as they present stories 
from their homeland. 

For three Saturdays, join a different member of 
Up with People for a Multicultural Storytime. 

All ages are welcome, no registration necessary. 

Join Sergio on August 11 to hear stories about Mexico

Malin will present stories from Sweden on August 18.

Listen to stories about Alaska from Ashley on August 25.