Friday, December 22, 2017

Next week in the Children's Room...

Wednesday, December 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Drop-in for a time of open-ended exploring and creating using the objects
 and materials of our everyday lives. 
All Ages. No registration necessary.

Wednesday, December 27 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Ever curious about what the inside of technology looks like? Come explore the
 inner workings of everyday office and household items. 
Designed for children 8 - 12. Registration is required and space is limited. 

Friday, December 29 and 
Saturday, December 30 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM 
Want to take time to say thank you for gifts received during the holidays? 
We will provide card making materials and art supplies. Create something 
special for all of your family and friends.  
Designed for all ages. No registration necessary.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Paws to Read

Paws to Read with Tessie!

We still have slots open to read to Tessie the therapy dog on Tuesday, December 26!

Reading time slots begin at 1:00 p.m. and are 10 minutes in length. 

Designed for children Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Reading to Tessie boosts confidence and improves language skills. Pre-registration is  required. 

Monday, December 18, 2017


Into Science!

Tuesday, December 19 at 3:30 p.m.

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

This month's theme:

Join us as we explore magnets; how they work and what their uses are. 
This program is designed for children ages 30 months- Kingergarten.
Pre-registration is requested. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Drop-In Programs

Drop-In Delights
Come join some of our wonderful drop-in activities this week! 
These programs do not require registration.

Drop-In Music and Movement
Wednesday, December 13 at 10:15 am. Designed for children 18-30 months. 
This hour long story class includes music and rhymes and is presented by Lisa Davis of Cape Ann Early Intervention. 

Drop-In Lego Club
Wednesday, December 13 at 3:00 pm. Designed for grades K-5. 
Create a LEGO masterpiece, share your ideas, and work individually or as a team. 

Process Art Workshop
Thursday, December 14 at 10:30 am. All ages welcome.
Explore art materials with a trained visual artist. 

Art Adventures
Thursday, December 14 at 3:30 pm. Designed for children preschool and up.
Come and paint with Pammy!

Family Tree House
Saturday, December 16 at 10:30 am. Designed for children birth - 8 years.
Explore the colors of the rainbow in this month's play-based program where we share stories, puzzles, games, and more.  

Monday, December 11, 2017

Story Writing Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2017
 Story Writing Contest Winners!

Five to Six Year Olds
1st Place: Junior Turtle Goes to the North Pole by Beatrice
2nd Place: My Bunny and Me by Mae
3rd Place: The Little Fox by Adeline

Seven to Eight Year Olds
1st Place: The Skunk and the Stinky Cabbage by Joseph 
2nd Place: The Little Dog by Eva 
3rd Place: The Wandering Eyeball by Eliana 

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)
Forever with a Horse by Kate
Nutmeg and Tumtum Meet the Boxcar Children by Matthew
Mystery in the Woods by Mallory
The Dragon Treasure by Violet
Over the River and Through the Thorn Bush by Isabelle
The Royal Mermaid Kingdom by Mia 
The Fairy Mermaid Princess by Charlotte
The Girl by Natalia

Nine to Twelve Year Olds
1st Place: Emmie: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl by Lucine
2nd Place: The Moon Thread by Brooke 
3rd Place: Organizing Your Home by Lauren

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)
Sophie Breeze by Chloe
Dress Up in Time by Margot
Changes by Abigail
The Day that Changed Everything by Lily
The Haunted Rescue by Jonah
I'm Rich by Grace
A Miracle for Me by Ella
Climb that Rock! by Gian
Sophil's Story by Claire
Detectives by Delia 

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

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Seasonal Stories & Craft

Holiday Season
 Saturday , December 9  at 11:00 a.m.
Join us for stories and a special craft to
celebrate the holiday season.
This program is designed for children 2 and up. No registration necessary.
Open to the public at no charge.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

November Guessing Contest

November Guessing Winners!
Nick, age 4
Noah, age 8
Chloe, age 10
Weston, age 11

There were 1438 Pages in the
Mayo Clinic Family Health Book!