Blog: Author: Rebecca Smith

Preschool Storytime (age 3+) starts Oct. 6

Storytime for preschoolers (age 3 and older) will be offered weekly on a drop-in basis on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning October 6. Each hour-long program will feature several picture books, songs and rhymes, and a simple craft. No need to register! Just come to the Children’s Room on Thursdays and arrive by 10:30 a.m.

(Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate preschool groups in the post-storytime craft activity, but groups are welcome to attend the picture book portion at the beginning of the program.)

Firefighter Storytime – Thursday, 10:30 am, September 22, 2022

Young children are invited to join us for this special drop-in storytime program on Thursday, September 22, at 10:30 a.m. Malden Firefighter Bill Sullivan will read aloud a picture book and talk about fire safety and what firefighters do. No registration required. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Preschool groups are welcome, but please call 781-388-0803 in advance.

StoryWalk®: Tiny, Perfect Things by M.H. Clark

This month’s StoryWalk® features the wonderful picture book Tiny, Perfect Things by M.H. Clark. “This is a book about how childlike curiousity can transform ordinary days into extraordinary adventures.” You are invited to walk around the library building and enjoy this story on days when there is no threat of rain or gusty winds.
StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children—and adults!—to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll along the walkway, you’re directed to the next page in the story.
StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
Our recent StoryWalk® programs are supported in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

ASL Storytime – Thursday, August 18, 10:30 a.m.

This signed story time will be led by ASL interpreter and teaching artist, Arlene Velleman. We will read a picture book, Arlene will interpret in ASL, and then Arlene will teach participants the signs for some of the key words from the story. A question-and-answer session will follow. All ages are welcome; this program is particularly appropriate for ages 4-6+.

To help folks practice some of the signs we’ll be learning, here are two videos:

Stanley’s Diner

Stanley the Mailman

This program is supported by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

Mayor Storytime, Thursday, September 29, 10:30 a.m.

Join Mayor Gary Christenson for a special storytime on Thursday, September 29, at 10 :30 a.m.  The Mayor will read aloud from some fun new picture books and be available to answer any questions that children might have about what a mayor does. This program is recommended for ages 3-5+. Preschool groups are welcome (just call the Children’s Room in advance).

 

Toe Jam Puppet Band – Wednesday, July 20, 6:30 pm

Families, bring your dancing shoes and prepare for lots of fun! The Toe Jam Puppet Band offers a special brand of hands-on children’s entertainment that grown-ups can actually enjoy. The performances are very active, encouraging kids and parents to sing and dance along with the band as they entertain with a unique combination of original songs, masterful shadow puppetry, storytelling and just plain old good fun! This concert is presented in collaboration with the North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network.
This program is supported by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.