Monday, April 21, 2014

The Fairytale Characters Have Escaped!

Help! Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, plus many other characters have escaped from the pages of their books, and they are hiding in the Children's Room. The Librarians are grateful for your help in finding these beloved characters, so we can get them back into the books where they belong. Stop by the Children's Room to collect your scavenger hunt sheet, and win a wee prize.

Please hurry because Rumpelstiltskin is causing quite a bit of mischief, and he is leaving straw in some of the books.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Family Board Game Night

Family Board Game Night is on Wednesday, April 16th, so stop by the library for some old-fashioned family fun! We are hosting two sessions to try and accommodate your evening schedule. The first is 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., and the second is 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. We will have an assortment of games for you to enjoy together as a family. Stay for just a few minutes, or for the hour. No registration is necessary. This program is appropriate for families.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Super Saturdays

The Super Saturday crew had a wonderful time reading about art, painting, and color mixing. Ms. Katie even took out one of her GIANT books for everyone to enjoy. After listening to the stories, we sat down to paint with some pretty unusual objects: cars, toothbrushes, pom poms, shells and pipe-cleaners were just a few of the items we used to create our masterpieces. Everyone contributed to a giant mural, that will hang in the Children's Room for the month of April. Make sure you stop by the Children's Room to take a look at what we made together!

We would love to have you join us for our spring Super Saturdays. For our upcoming April themes click here. To view all of the Super Saturday dates on our complete program schedule click here

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Waldorf School presents The Old Woman & The Mouse

Join us tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. in the Children's Room as the Cape Ann Waldorf School presents the puppet show, The Old Woman & The Mouse, a charming tale of kindness from Sweden. After the show, stay and create a soft toy using natural materials that your child can bring home.  This event is offered at no charge and is open to the public. No registration is necessary.

Tessie in the News!

Tessie and her friend Gavin made the front page of the Salem Evening News! Tessie, a certified therapy dog, regularly visits the Hamilton-Wenham Library, and patiently listens to children as they read. Paws to Read offers a unique opportunity for children to practice their reading skills, and spend some quality time cuddling with a very sweet pup.

Tessie visits monthly, so please call or visit the Children's Room, or check the blog for upcoming Paws to Read dates!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Turn Off Your Digital Device

Celebrate Brain Building in Progress Week by turning off your digital device, and join us for some family fun. Enjoy music with Peter Stewart, arts & crafts, and meet local early education specialists. Designed for children birth through 8 years and their families. This program is scheduled for Monday, April 7th from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Spring 2014 Programs

The weather doesn't exactly scream SPRING, but believe it or not, our spring programs are just around the corner. We have a fantastic line-up this season, plus we have a few extra special programs scheduled for April public school vacation week! Many of the programs have limited space, and registration must be in person in the Children's Room unless otherwise stated. Pre-registration begins on Monday, April 14th at 10 a.m., so please flag that day on your calendar.

For the full program schedule please click here. Hard copies are also available in the Children's Room.

Raindrops Contest Winners!!

Congratulations to

Henry, age 5
Lucy, age 10

Winners of our Raindrops Guessing Contest!
There were


"Raindrops" in the jar.