Looking back on December in the Children's Room

Looking back on December in the Children's Room
Posted by Barbara Raab on Wed, 01/18/2012 - 5:04pm

December was a fun month in the Children’s Room.  We had lots of great activities. 

The Magic of Science came to the library.  The kids loved participating in the amazing demonstrations.

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The smell of sugar filled the second floor while the kids built gingerbread house with graham crackers, frosting and LOTS of candy.

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Food smells also filled the air during “New Year’s Snackin Eve”.  Kids made fruit kebabs, roll-ups, “hamburger cookies”, and snack mix, followed by a countdown and a toast with a glass of sparkling apple juice.


Here’s to a great 2012  in the Children’s Room!

Best of 2011: Children's Nonfiction

Best of 2011: Children's Nonfiction
Posted by Barbara Raab on Thu, 01/05/2012 - 10:22am

At the end of each year, newspapers and children’s review journals publish lists of the best children’s books of the year.  With thousands of children’s books published each year, it’s no surprise that there is not a consensus between the lists as to which the best books of the year are. 

 Here are three nonfiction books that appear on multiple lists.

Amelia Lost:  The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
by Candace Fleming

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This engaging biography contains photos, maps, and handwritten notes that make the story of Amelia Earhart come alive. (Grades 4-7)

Heart and Soul: The story of America and African Americans
by Kadir Nelson

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Narrated by a fictional woman who recounts the history of African Americans from colonial times through the last presidential election by telling personal stories, this beautiful book is illustrated with portraits of famous and forgotten people. (Grades 4 and up).

Can We Save the Tiger?
by Martin Jenkins

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Geared toward younger children, this description of endangered species and the impact that humans have on animals features illustrations of tigers and 27 other species. (Preschool-Grade 2)

Fall Issue of Star Mag available

Fall Issue of Star Mag available
Posted by Barbara Raab on Mon, 12/12/2011 - 1:57pm

This fall a group of creative kids ages 8 and up have been working on Star Mag, a quarterly magazine made by and for kids.  At our monthly meetings,  participants used markers, crayons, pencils, and latops to create artwork, stories and activities like word searches and puzzles. Click here to read Star Mag.  Printed copies are available in the Children's Room.  Our next meeting will be January 4 at 3:45 pm.   We would love to have more kids join us.  If you have any questions about Star Mag, please contact Barbara Raab either at 978 694-2098 or

Story Time Survey

Story Time Survey
Posted by Curtis Wyant on Fri, 10/14/2011 - 4:00pm

The library would like to determine the best days and times to offer Story Times for children from babies up to the time they enter kindergarten. Please complete the survey to let us know what is best for your family.


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