Saturday, December 28, 2013

Toto the Tornado Kitten!

Over 40 kids and their families enjoyed meeting Toto the tornado kitten and owner Jonathan. Jonathan shared Toto's amazing story of survival after a tornado swept through western Massachusetts in 2011.
Toto visits the Hamilton-Wenham library!
Toto and the kids listen to a story.

Toto gets lots of love.

To check out more photos from this fun event visit the Wicked Local Hamilton site.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Congratulations, Nicole!

Congratulations, Nicole on becoming Whitman Public Library's new Children's Librarian! Thank you for all that you did for us here! We will all miss you. Be sure to stop by this week (Wednesday afternoon through Friday) to wish Nicole all the best as she begins this new adventure!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Congrats to our Food Guessing Contest Winners!

Congratulations to

Caroline, 5
Lila, 4
Carter, 6
Sophia, 9

Winners of our food guessing contest!

There were


food items in our grocery cart!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Congrats to our Story Writing Contest Winners!

Congratulations to our Story Writing Contest Winners! 

1st – 3rd Grade
1st Place: Fuzzy Fox Goes to Bed by Gabriella
2nd Place: Artic Kingdom by Maya
3rd Place: Life Forms Discovered on a Planet in Alpha Centuri by Jack
Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)
Gavin and the Big Catch by Gavin
Ava’s Dreams Come True by Elizabeth
Wars in Space by David
The Sinking Ship by Rebecca
The Letters Take a Trip by Julia
Fudgy Wudgy Had a Cludgy by Nate
Juice Cubes Everywhere by Elsa

4th – 6th Grade
1st Place: A Cat Connection by Rosie
2nd Place: Rainforest Rescue by Michael
3rd Place: Drum Recital by Owen
Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)
Liam’s Pumpkin Pie by Lily
The Legend of Allo Hesha’s Kingdom by Oliver
The Perfect Christmas Tree by Sophie
Opposite May by Sadie
Beatrice and Olive and the Surprisingly Good Cookies by Annabelle
Adventure by Libby
The Day at the Beach by Lucy

Read all the great stories here.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

December Magazine Highlight: Ranger Rick and Babybug

Each month we are highlighting two magazines we subscribe to in the Children's Room. (For previous posts click here.) This month, we'll be looking at Ranger Rick and Babybug. All children's magazines can be checked out for one week, with one renewal. For a full list of our children's magazines subscriptions, click here.

December Magazines:

Ranger Rick: Suggested for ages 9 -12. 

This advertisement-free magazine is full of stunning photography, exciting animal adventures and articles as well as fun activities.

December/January Issue Highlights:

-Attack of the Meat-Eating Plants
    Fabulous pictures grab the readers attentions while the text educates children about carnivorous plants.

-Ends of the Earth
     Pictures and facts explore the similarities and differences of the land and animals on each end of the earth.

- A Tall Tale
     Learn about the tallest land animal on earth - the giraffe! 


Sturdier than other magazines, this is full of stories and poems to share with your littlest ones.

November/December Issue Highlights: 

Enjoy stories, rhymes and songs to go with the season, from giving thanks to baking gingerbread cookies.

Stop by to check them out today!