Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Thank-You Card Making

A season to say
Friday, December 30 &  Saturday, December 31
from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 This season, the Children’s Room is making it easier for children to write
 or make thank you cards for the gifts they have received from friends and family.

Please stop by and use our craft supplies to make a thank you card,
 or any other type of greeting card you wish to create!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

PAWS to Read

Have you read to Tessie?
Our favorite Therapy Dog has space available 
this Thursday, December 29 at 2:45 & 3:00 p.m.

Children K - 3 are welcome to register 
for this special reading opportunity.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Seasonal Stories & Craft

Winter Weather!
Saturday, December 17 at 11:00 a.m.

Join us for some chilly stories 
about winter weather. 
After the stories, we will create our own 
winter-ready snow friends.

Children ages 2 & up are welcome.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Art Club

Art Club 
meets this 
Thursday, December 15 at 3:30 p.m.
Drop in to complete a fun holiday art project with Betsy! 
No experience or registration necessary. 
Designed for children ages preschool and up. 

Friday, December 9, 2016

Story Writing Contest Winners!

Congratulations to our 2016
 Story Writing Contest Winners!
  

Five to Six Year Olds
1st Place: The Wind Fairy by Violet

Seven to Eight Year Olds
1st Place: The Crazy Apple of Num Num Land by Edward
2nd Place: Joe the Library Ghost by Claire
3rd Place: The Weird Campout by Eddy

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)
Big Guys by Jonah
The Puppy Kids: The New Puppy by Kate

Nine to Twelve Year Olds
1st Place: A Baking Connection by Lina
2nd Place: The Vampire Bat by Nicole
3rd Place: Expedition Everest by Stewart

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)
The Journey of the Dolls by Brooke
The Mysterious Mouse by Skylah
The Christmas Kitten by Sienna
Dino Boy by Jimmy
Stuck in the Past by Gian
A Singer with Dreams by Lily
Flaming Ghosts by Alex
First USAG Sanctioned Meet Gobble Wobble by Olivia
Celebrating Christmas by Lauren
Snorkeling in Turks and Caicos by Ava
The Lonely Polar Bear by Cooper
The Myths of Istorious by Ella
A Friend Can Be Anyone by Julia
The Hero Dog by Penelope

Want to get the full story? Read all the stories here.

Many thanks to our esteemed panel of judges:
Sarah Lauderdale, Head of Reference, H-W Library
Patricia Purdy, Hamilton-Wenham Library Trustee
Rob Pondelli, Assistant Director, H-W Library

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

December Programs

Don't miss these special drop-in
Music & Movement Classes
Wednesdays, December 7, 14, & 21
at 10:30 a.m.
Children ages 18 - 30 months are welcome
In addition,
Lego Club will meet 
Wednesdays, December 7, 14, 21, & 28
at 3:00 p.m.
Children grades K - 5 are welcome

Monday, December 5, 2016

STEAM into Science


STEAM into Science!


Join us for 
Magnet Magic
Tuesday, December 6 at 3:30 pm

Explore simple science, technology, engineering, art, and math-based concepts. 
Listen to stories and learn through hands-on discovery.

This program is designed for children 30 months - kindergarten. 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Corn Kernel Guessing Contest Winners

Congratulations to
 Nick, age 3
&
Caleb, age 7
Winners of our corn kernel
guessing contest!

There were
 1,763
 corn kernels in the jar!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Holiday Tales & Treats

 Saturday, December 3 at 11:00 a.m. 

Listen to stories and decorate a sugar cookie to celebrate the season! 
Children ages 2 & up are welcome.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Acord Food Pantry

Help us fill the cart! 
The Children's Room is collecting food items for the Acord Food Pantry. 
Can you lend a hand? 
Thanks!

Items Needed Are:
 Pasta
Spaghetti Sauce
Baked Beans
Solid White Tuna
Juice Boxes
School Snacks
Cake and Brownie Mixes
Condiments
Peanut Butter
Jam
Coffee

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Story Writing Contest


Entries for this year's Story Writing Contest 
must be handed in by
 Saturday, November 26 at 4:00 p.m.

Follow this link to check the guidelines


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Embrace Diversity



 The Children's Room is full of books that are useful 
in helping kids grow in empathy, understanding and acceptance 
of a beautiful and diverse world. 

Check it out!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Handfuls of Gratitude

Handfuls of Gratitude
Saturday, November 19 at 11:00 a.m.  

Join us for stories about gratitude and thankfulness as we look ahead to the celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday.
 Children may create a festive centerpiece to take home.

Gobble, Gobble!
 This program is designed for children 2 and up.

No registration is necessary.
Open to the public at no charge.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Art Club


Meets Tomorrow!
Thursday, November 10 at 3:30 p.m.

Drop in to complete a fun art project with Betsy!
We will explore a variety of art materials and techniques.
No experience or registration necessary.
Designed for children in preschool and up.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Chess for Kids

 1st thru 6th grade
Mondays in november!
3:30 or 4 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Join Sandra Stolle, former teacher and chess instructor, for some chess fun!
Come find out how to play the game, learn new moves, and sharpen your skills!

 Beginners are required to arrive at 3:30 p.m.for individualized instruction.
More experienced players may arrive at 4:00 p.m.

No prior experience necessary.
 Players of all skill levels are welcome.
Come to all the sessions, or just a few.
Free and open to the public. 



Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Young Writer's Workshop

In celebration of Massachusetts Family Literacy Month and
National Novel Writing Month, join our
Young Writer’s Workshop


Saturday, November 5 at 11:00 a.m.
Join us as we explore the elements of writing using
story maps. We will look at a classic fairytale and
then create our own stories.

No experience or registration necessary.
Designed for children ages 8 to 12.




Thursday, October 27, 2016

Special Halloween Event!

Here They Come!
 Saturday, October 29 at 2 p.m.


Local author and illustrator David Hyde Costello
pays us a special Halloween visit.
Join us as David adds music and puppetry to a reading of his 
book Here They Come!, a delightful
tale about dressing up for Halloween.

After the story, help David create a 
hobgoblin limited only by our imaginations!

Great for all ages!
 Offered to the public at no charge.
No registration necessary.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

New Playaway Launchpads

We've added many new Launchpads to our collection.


Launchpads are electronic tablets you can check out and take home. 

Come try out something new like,
Parade of Sounds or From Earth to Sky!


Friday, October 21, 2016

Pumpkin Decorating

Drop-In Pumpkin Decorating Party
Saturday, October 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
BRING YOUR OWN PUMPKIN
and decorate it with ribbons, stickers, sparkles, 
feathers, pom-poms, and more.
Be sure to leave it here for our annual contest!

This family program is open to children of all ages.
No registration necessary.
Open to the public at no charge.



Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Art Club

 Art Club
Thursday, October 20 at 3:30 p.m. 

Drop in to complete a fun art project with Betsy!
We will explore a variety of art materials and techniques.
No experience or registration necessary.
Designed for children in preschool and up.


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Seasonal Stories & Craft

Apple Harvest
Saturday, October 15 at 11:00 a.m.
Sweet & crunchy, apples signify fall harvest.
Come for a bushel of fun with stories of harvest time and  
 a fun, take home apple-stamping craft .

This program is designed for children 2 and up.
(craft will use water based tempera paint)

No registration necessary.
Open to the public at no charge.





Friday, October 7, 2016

Tales & Treats

Celebrating Mad Hatter Day!


 Saturday, October 8 at 11:00 a.m. 

You are invited to a very special tea party in honor of    
“Mad Hatter Day.” Join us as we read silly stories and create our own tea cups.
 Then we will put them to use as we enjoy some delicious treats.

Children ages 2 and up. No registration is necessary


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Star Wars Reads

OCTOBER is Star Wars Reads Month!


Celebrate Star Wars Reads all month at the library
 by completing Jedi training in our scavenger hunt!

READ MORE, YOU MUST


Friday, September 30, 2016

Special Halloween Visit

Here They Come!
 Saturday, October 29 at 2 p.m.


Local author and illustrator David Hyde Costello
pays us a special Halloween visit.
Join us as David adds music and puppetry to a reading of his
book Here They Come!, a delightful
tale about dressing up for Halloween.

After the story, help David create and draw 
a hobgoblin limited only by our imaginations!

Great for all ages!
 Offered to the public at no charge. 
No registration necessary.