Thursday, February 27, 2014

Chess for Kids

Chess for Kids is back! Join Sandra Stolle, former teacher and chess instructor, on Mondays in March (3, 10, 17, & 24) from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm to find out how to play the game, learn new moves, and sharpen your skills. Sandra will give you tips to stump your opponents! We still have space, and all skill levels are welcome. Come to all the sessions or just a few. This program is designed for kids in 1st - 6th grade and is offered at no charge. For more information check out the schedule.


Monday, February 24, 2014

A Whale of a Tale

The Whalemobile came to visit the Hamilton-Wenham Library, and it was spectacular! Cynde McInnis taught us about some of the species of whales in our area, and we listened to the different whale sounds.  We also learned about humpback whale identification...it's all in the tail!




After the presentation we walked over to the Recreation Dept. Gymnasium where we got to climb inside the belly of Nile the whale, a life-sized 43-foot inflatable Humpback whale. It was a little dark inside, but we had so much fun! We explored the vertebrae, heart, lungs, stomach esophagus, and ribs. She let us hold real whale bones, teeth, and a huge piece of baleen and let us draw our own whale tails. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this unique and exciting experience.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Time for Teeth

February is National Children's Dental Health month, and we celebrated our beautiful bicuspids with local dentist Dr. Priscilla Magnuson. Dr. Magnuson read stories about visiting the dentist, and demonstrated how to properly brush and floss to keep our smiles healthy. Everyone had a chance to care for the teeth of Skylar the horse, and we sang songs about teeth. Thank you Dr. Magnuson for our brand new toothbrushes!




Legos, Legos, Everywhere

Our Lego Club kids are so creative! We are having so much fun digging through our giant buckets of Legos and making our ideas a reality. This is a drop-in program, so the more the merrier. Check out our Lego Club schedule, and join in the fun.








Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Winter Fun

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Take Your Child to the Library Day on February 1st! Willow the wallaby stopped by with author Sheila Cunningham, and shared the incredible story of Willow’s escape from the Stone Zoo. We had a wonderful time together!



Are you watching the 2014 Winter Olympics? We are hosting our own version of the Olympics in the Children's Room. Grab a scavenger hunt sheet over at our Winter Olympics display, and test your skills. When you finish, stop by the desk to pick out a prize, and make a personalized medal to take home. We already have several gold medalists. Great job!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Congratulations Snowball Guessing Winners!

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Stella & Paloma

Winners of the Hamilton-Wenham Children's Room 2014 Snowball Guessing contest!

There were 596 snowballs.