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Story Times and Book Clubs


Introduce your child to books and reading at our fun , Story Times, Book Clubs, and Page-turning Pals!

STORY TIMES

We offer a variety of registration and drop-in story times:

Mother Goose  (10:30 - 11:15 a.m.) is a twice weekly, drop-in Storytime for babies - 36 months old. We hope one of the two offerings per week will fit into your busy preschool schedule! Join us in the Meeting Room for lots of fun.
Registration is not required.

Baby Lap Time (0-12 months) is a weekly, early literacy Storytime for parents and children held in our Story Hour Room.  We share songs, books and the latest baby brain research. See the table below for days, dates and times. Registration is required.

Wiggle Words (2-3’s), Book Bunch (3-4's) and Book Worms (4-5’s) are weekly Storytimes held in our Story Hour Room. Fun stories and activities are selected for our 2-5 year olds. See the table below for days, dates and times. Registration is required.

Free IN PERSON registration begins Monday, January 13th at 6:30 PM. Telephone registrations begin at 10 AM on Tuesday, January 14th.


Drop-In Storytimes
Winter/Spring 2014

Mother Goose (0-3 years):
Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
February 5, 12, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2, 9
 Attend with Parent – Drop-In

Mother Goose (0-3 Years) :
Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
  February 6, 13, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10
 Attend with Parent –-- Drop-In

Pajama Time (3-7 years)
6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Monday, January 27
Thursday, February 13
Wednesday, March 19
Tuesday, April 15
*Parents Choice --- Drop-In






Registration Storytimes
Winter/Spring 2014

Baby Lap Time (0-12 months):
   Monday, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
February 3 - March 17
  Attend with Parent–Registration Required

Wiggle Words (2-3 Years):
Tuesday, 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
February 4 - April 1
  Attend with Parent–Registration Required
FULL

Book Bunch (3-4 Years):
Monday, 1:15 - 1:45
February 3 - March 31
  *Parents Choice–Registration Required
FULL


Book Worms (4-5 Years)
Tuesdays, 1:15 - 1:45
February 4 - April 1
*Parents Choice–Registration Required
FULL

* Parents Choice =
Parents & Caregivers can choose
to stay in the Story Hour Room
with their child -- or wait for them
in the Children's Room!


BOOK CLUBS

Free IN PERSON registration begins Monday, January 13th at 6:30 PM and is open to 15 participants per book club. Telephone registrations begin at 10 AM on Tuesday, January 14th.

NEW!
We have added four new book clubs. Please scroll down for more details

  • 6th grade
  • Mother Daughter Book Club for grades 3 and 4
  • Mother Daughter Book Club for grades 5 and 6
  • Mini Masters Art Book Club for kids in grades 3-5
Book Clubs for Kids!
Winter/Spring 2014:
4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
in the Story Hour Room

Kindergarten Book Club - Tues. 2/4, 3/4, and 4/1 FULL

1st Grade Book Club - Wed. 2/5, 3/5, and 4/2 FULL

2nd Grade Book Club -  Thurs. 2/13, 3/13, and 4/10

3rd Grade Book Club - Wed. 2/12, 3/12, and 4/9

4th Grade Book Club - Tues. 2/11, 3/11 and 4/8 FULL

5th Grade Book Club - Thurs. 2/6, 3/6 and 4/3 FULL

NEW!
6th Grade Book Club - Thurs.  2/27, 3/27 and 5/1


Book selections for each grade will be available at the Main Circulation Desk four weeks prior to the club meeting. Read the book yourself or have someone read it to you then come to the meeting prepared to have some fun.

Please register your child for the grade in which they are currently enrolled.

Parents and caregivers must remain in the Children's area while the book clubs are in progress.
NEW!
Mother/Daughter Book Clubs
Winter/Spring 2014:
in the Story Hour Room

Grades 3 & 4 will meet Tuesday evening 6:30-7:30 pm
FULL
February 25
March 25
April 29

Grades 5 & 6 will meet Thursday evening 7-8 pm
February 27
March 27
May 1

Two new books clubs starting in February 2014 are open to girls in grades 3 - 6 with mom, grandma, or a teen/adult friend. Groups will meet once a month in February, March, and April and will be facilitated by a member of the Youth Services staff.

Registration is required and groups are limited to eight pairs  (16 total participants).



NEW!
Mini Masters Art Book Club
in the Story Hour Room
FULL

For kids in Grades 3-5, Wednesdays 4-4:45 PM
February 26
March 26
April 30
Do you love to dabble with paint, glue, scissors, pastels, charcoal, etc.?  Does the art in picture books or museums make you itch with creativity?  Then this is the book club for you!

The book selection for each month will be about the life and/or works of a famous artist.  When we gather together, we’ll briefly talk about the artist and playfully explore the style of that artist with a fun art project.

Registration is required.

If you are looking for our Winter/Spring PROGRAM & EVENTS schedule, please click on PROGRAMS in the menu to your left.



PAGE-TURNING PALS

Page-turning pals is a special program for children who need a little nudge to grow into their love for reading. Sophie – a dog belonging to our new friend Martha -- loves children and loves to have children read to her.

If your child would benefit from the gentle encouragement of these patient canine listeners, please consider signing up to give your child the chance to shine at reading.

There are four 15-minute time slots available on the first Monday of each month, February-Arpril, October-December from 4-5 pm. Call the Children’s Room at 978-399-2302 to reserve a slot, February through April. Parents & Caregivers are asked to wait in the Children's Room during the program.




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