Saturday, August 29, 2015

Milkweed Seedpods

Our Monarchs are thriving! Make sure you visit the Children's Room to check them out and participate in our Monarch guessing contest. Would you like Monarchs to visit your yard? We have milkweed seedpods if you want to try your hand at attracting Monarchs to your garden next year. Stop into the Children's Room to pick one up!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Welcome Home Dyno!

Congratulations to all of our readers for another successful summer reading program! Dyno is back at the library. He had fun touring Hamilton and Wenham businesses, and enjoyed running into his library friends during his journey. Thank you for a great summer, and we hope you have a wonderful first day of school!

Make sure you check the blog, Facebook and Children's Room for updates as we prepare for a fantastic fall. Fall registration will begin on 
Monday, September 21 at 10:00 a.m.

Discover Dyno: Week 7!

Dyno visited Cumberland Farms in Hamilton for his last stop, and was seen by Finnegan, age 6. Congratulations Finnegan! Thank you to everyone who participated in the Discovering Dyno contest! We hope you had fun looking for Dyno.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Discover Dyno Week 6!

Dyno visited Connolly's Pharmacy in Hamilton, and he was discovered by Krisha, age 9. Congratulations Krisha! Where will Dyno visit for his last stop? If you find Dyno, fill out a raffle ticket in the Children's Room for a chance to win a special prize. Keep your eyes open, and good luck!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Summer Reading Ice Cream Party 2015

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! Congratulations to all of our readers for a job well done. Join us on Wednesday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m. for a summer reading celebration complete with ice cream and surprises. Special thanks go to Cherry Farm Creamery. You must register for this activity and bring your reading log as your admission ticket to the party. See you there!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Countdown to Kindergarten!

You've been counting down, and now it's time to celebrate!
On Monday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m., DW will be here to perform the play
  DW Counts Down to Kindergarten. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for children to enjoy 
"kindergarten ready" activities and games. 
 You can register in the Children's Room or online at 
We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Discover Dyno Week 5

Congratulations to Samantha, age 7, for finding Dyno at GrassyRoots in Wenham. Keep your eyes open around town for Dyno. If you spot Dyno, visit the Children's Room and fill out a raffle ticket for a chance to win a special prize. Dyno will return home to the library on August 21st. Good luck!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Diane Edgecomb, Storyteller

Celebrate your inner hero, and join us on Wednesday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m. for an evening of stories and songs. Award winning storyteller, Diane Edgecomb, shares fun-loving tales and songs to entertain and showcase heroes around the world. Families of all ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Science is Everywhere! Muse Magazine

Science is everywhere! Each month we are highlighting a STEAM-centric magazine available in the Children's Room. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. 

This month, we'll be looking at Muse. 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

Muse - Suggested for ages 9 - 14
Kids who can't help wondering whether video games really kill their brain cells, or what a gentleman ladybug is called, will find the answers here, in articles written by award-winning authors and accompanied by high-quality illustration and photography. This magazine is perfect for readers who are interested in science, history, and the arts.

July/August 2015 Highlights:  This edition is all about outbreaks. Ick!
  • Is a zombie virus coming?
  • How does hand-washing help you stay healthy?
  • Meet a super-sniffing rat who helps scientists detect disease! 
...and MORE!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Discover Dyno Week 4!

Congratulations to Vanessa, age 10, for discovering Dyno at Allied Conservation: Fine Art Conservation and Restoration in Hamilton. Keep your eyes open around town for Dyno. If you spot Dyno, visit the Children's Room and fill out a raffle ticket for a chance to win a special prize. Dyno will return home to the library on August 21st. Good luck!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Rolie Polie Guacamole!

Wednesday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m. 


Rolie-Polie Guacamole is ‘Kindie” music at its best! 
Come join this amazing duo as they bring family friendly 
rock n’ roll, Chips and Salsa style, all the way from New York! 
This event is free and open to public. 
All ages are welcome and no registration is necessary.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Toto the Tornado Kitten

Toto the kitten was caught in the tornado that hit Brimfield, MA in 2011. Join us on Monday, August 3 at 3:30 p.m. to hear Toto's extraordinary story of survival, and meet Toto and heroic owner Jonathan Hall! Jonathan and Toto have raised over $55,000 for animal shelters including the Animal Rescue League of Boston whose rescue services team were responsible for Toto’s survival.

Be a Hero! 
Stop by the Children's Room and donate to the Animal Rescue League of Boston or Therapy Dogs Inc. by filling out a slip of paper and taping it to our charity wall.