Category: Children’s Services

Tween Book Club (Ages 10-12) Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 @6:30pm

night diaryThe book of the month is The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani.    It’s 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders.Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn’t know where she belongs, or what her country is anymore. When Papa decides it’s too dangerous to stay… Read more

T/ween Volunteers (Thursdays 3:15-4:30pm March 12-April 23): Become a Library Buddy!

  ‘Library Buddies’ is one of the events that has been bursting at the seams for the past decade! This crowd-pleasing event will be happening for 7 weeks on Thursdays from 3:15-4:30 PM March 12th through April 23rd. Each week teens (youth in grades 6-12) will be assigned to little buddies (kindergarten age through grade 3). T/weens can take the bus from school to arrive at 3:15 pm to prepare.… Read more

Kindergarten Coding JAM with Osmo: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 PM (Register Kindergarten Only)

Future engineers in kindergarten are invited to try out hands on coding with Gail Ramsay (Code & Circuit, Amesbury) and Kathy Watson (Kimball Library) with generously donated Blue-bots (robots designed for kids) and NEW coding with OSMO including Coding with Awbie, Coding Duo and Coding Jam. Coding Awbie teaches logic skills and problem solving, and it helps kids succeed in an increasingly digital world. Coding Awbie is the easiest way… Read more

Home with Chrome: Mondays, 2:30-4:30 PM (Ages 10+)

Home with Cchromeplughrome Starting Monday September 9th 2:30-4:30 PM Take the bus on Mondays and plan to spend time doing homework using either your own Chromebook or one of ours. Ages 10+ under library policy do not need a parent to accompany them so youth in that category may come and hang out in the Teen Room to use *Chromebooks and get homework done Supervision will be intermittent. We… Read more

STEAM Team (Register Grades 1-5)

STEAM_LOGO_redraw4Join us for this new after school club where you can ‘blow off some steam’ and explore S.T.E.A.M! Kids in grades 1-5 are invited to join us on Monday afternoons to have some fun with our many STEM toys and materials. A different STEM toy and challenge will be featured each week. Kids will be encouraged to work collaboratively to develop both their STEAM knowledge and teamwork skills. Youth may… Read more

Sensory Story Time (Ages 2 and 3) Thursdays @ 10:30 AM

Creative Words May 25 017 Join us for an exceptional exploratory class: Sensory Story Time! Some story times are too long! Some classes are too easy. Sensory Story Time is just right for your two or three year old who is almost ready for full story time but may still be challenged by so much structure. Join us for one story, followed by an opportunity to play with sensory and art activities that reinforce what… Read more

Register for Preschool Classes

Register your preschool children for classes.  We offer Mother Goose on the Loose for infants to age 3 on Mondays at 10:30am, Bitty Books for ages 2 and 3+ on Tuesdays at 10:15am,  Sensory Storytime for ages 2 & 3 on Thursdays at 10:30am, and Kiddie Lit for ages 3-6 on Tuesdays at 11:30am and Fridays at  11:30am. Registration is EASY on the event calendar icon, or just give us… Read more

T/ween Stitch-A-Bit: Thursdays 3:00-4:30 PM (Register Grade 5 & Up)

yarnWant to knit OR crochet a bit? Join other tween and teens after school on Thursdays from 3:00-4:30pm. Teens & tweens arriving from the 2:30 PM bus may opt to work on homework until 3:15 when the elementary school kids arrive.You need to bring your own supplies of yarn and needles. If you already know how to knit (or crochet) bring your project. If you are new to the craft,… Read more