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Welcome to the Children’s Room!
Tucked under the eaves on the fourth floor, the Children’s room has something for all ages. From reference books for your school papers, to the latest bestseller, there is a book for you. On a rainy day come by and play at our train table, color a picture, or do a puzzle. Find a movie to enjoy with the whole family. Our friendly staff is here to help.
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Would you like to volunteer in the Children’s Room?
Do you want to help the Youth Services Department? The Children’s Room is graciously accepting donations of any kind. We have wishlists at the following vendors and would love to accept a donation from you and your family. We would acknowledge your donation publicly and with a placard. Please contact Youth Services Librarian Danielle Masterson if you would like to discuss a specific donation! We are so appreciative of all donations!
Wishlists are always evolving:
- Oriental Trading
- Constructive Playthings
- Lakeshore Learning
- $5 and up gift cards to A.C. Moore
- $5 and up gift cards to Michaels
- $5 and up gift cards to Dollar Tree
- Stuffed animals
- Dry-erase markers
Thank you for your support and patronage!
Summer Reading Is Here!
Get all your Summer Reading details at our special page here.
Music With Dara
Our wonderful friend Dara will sing for us monthly! Music With Dara shows will be held on:
Friday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m.Friday, August 11 at 10:30 a.m.
Your library doesn’t just get you books, it now gets you free music. Download the Freegal Music app on your iPhone or Android. If you’d rather use your computer, click here. You’ll be asked to enter your zip code and choose your library. Enter your full library card number and from there, you’ll be able to download five songs per week and stream three hours of music a day.
Free books and music, and now magazines! It’s like your birthday and Christmas – but it’s all wrapped up in your library card. Browse for top magazines on your computer and then read them (and keep them) on your favorite device. Complete instructions and helpful hints are here.
Our monthly craft sessions are held on Wednesdays. Our next session is June 15 at 2:45 p.m. No registration needed.
Read to a Dog:
Lydia the Listening Dog will return to the library soon. We are working on a new schedule that works for both Lydia and our patrons. If you are one of Lydia’s regular readers, please let us know what time works best for you!
If you have a reluctant reader at home, this is a great opportunity to have them read aloud! Dogs are wonderful listeners and cuddlers.
Please register online, in Children’s Room or by calling 978-664-4942. This program is run in a way that each child will have some alone time to read uninhibited with Listening Lydia. While each child reads, the other children will wait their turn in another part of the room while taking part in a quiet activity. We appreciate everyone’s patience in waiting their turns!
Our popular Lego Club will be held on the last Monday of every month.
What Have We Read Recently?
I’m a huge fan of David Walliams’ TV work in the UK, so when I got an advanced copy of his first children’s novel for the US, I was thrilled.
The novel doesn’t disappoint. It’s funny, poignant and filled with adventure. You will love Alfie and Gabz. Although Raj is my absolute favorite of the whole crew.
But it does have a scary component, as well as some sadness, so it’s not recommended for little little ones. If you’re reading Goosebumps, you’ll be fine.
Visit The Children’s Room
- Audio books
- Book & CD/cassette sets
- Children’s Videos & DVD’s
- Board Books
- Children’s magazines
- Children’s Reference Area
- Parents’ Shelf